It's now clear that the latest must-have (and must-wear) accessory is the face mask. It certainly helps that getting caught without wearing one would bar you from entering any establishment, and incur a hefty fine of at least SGD300 if caught.
But hey, any form of COVID-19 prevention is better than putting your life and those around you at risk. Flouting a rule that's simply asking you to wear an accessory—of which, to date, we've been provided with at least four reusable ones for free—is not worth paying the fine.
Face masks were bound to be adopted by the fashion industry at large at some point. But let's also give credit where it's due. Just over half a year ago, it would have been relatively easy to score a face mask from streetwear brands the likes of A Bathing Ape and Off-White. These were of course, designed for ornamental purposes rather than a conscious intent on protecting others from large particles expelled by the wearer. Now that face masks have become part of our wardrobe essential, these sold-out masks are going for way above their original retail prices on the resale market.
Thankfully, we're now not short of options when it comes to stylish fabric face masks. They're not only washable and reusable, most are priced reasonably and are designed to fit disposable filters for added protection. Aesthetically, they're now an extension of one's personal style. Whether you lean towards something simple and minimal or printed and embroidered, there's bound to be a design out there that'll speak to you and complement your look.
To aid in your quest in looking good while staying safe, we've curated a list of fabric face masks that make wearing one less of a chore. And the best thing is, you can get them shipped right to your doorstep like the socially responsible person you should be.
Scroll through the gallery above to view the selections and click on the links below to add to cart.
1. Silk face masks, by The Outlierman (approximately SGD124 for a set of three)
2. Cotton face mask, by Casetify (from approximately SGD21)
3. Upcycled cotton face masks, by Liberty London (SGD76 for a set of five)
4. Cotton face mask, by Profound (SGD43)
5. Cotton face masks, by Maison Q (SGD18)
6. Cotton face mask, by Everlane (SGD40 for a set of three)
7. Cotton face mask, by CYC (SGD20)
8. Cotton face masks, by 69 (approximately SGD22)
9. Cotton face mask, by OliveAnkara (SGD19)
10. Cotton reversible face mask, by AL.MA.LU (SGD42)
11. Cotton face mask set, by BAGGU (approximately SGD45 for a set of three)
12. Toile face mask set, by Homesite (SGD65.26 for a set of three)
13. Cotton Barbara Kruger, 'Untitled (Better Safe Than Sorry)' face mask, by K11 x MOCA (approximately SGD57)
14. Cotton face mask, by Graye (SGD28)
15. SportsMask, by Under Armour (SGD35)
16. AIRism face masks, by Uniqlo (SGD14.90 for a set of three) *available from 24 August 2020
17. Polyester and polyurethane face masks, by Marcelo Burlon County of Milan (approximately SGD232 for a set of three)
18. Cotton vintage check face mask, by Burberry (SGD190)