COVID-19 might not be going away anytime soon (2020, what a year!) Seeing as we're swapping our favorite NARS lipstick for masks and hand sanitizer, fashionable face coverings have become the top #OOTD accessories. Luckily, our favorite L.A. designers are helping us adjust to the new normal — which is why we've rounded up 15 face coverings that will have you excited to get out of your sweatpants and venture out into the world of social distancing.
While some will complement your Saturday night wardrobe (rhinestones anyone?) others will remind you of the year's real MVP: The presidential election. So stock up, because the masks you never knew you needed might have you wearing face masks long after this pandemic is over.
It's worth noting that these masks are non-medical and we strongly suggest referring to the CDC's latest guidelines for more information on medical-grade PPE.
Blanka: Coming in hot with these statement-making detachable chains that are designed to make hanging onto your mask less of a hassle. Their satin face coverings are also a great addition to anyone's closet.
Lovers + Friends: Available for pre-order, this fun accessory is designed to be worn over your medical grade face mask to up the ante.
Masqd: This female- and minority-owned small business has been distributing free masks to healthcare workers through their partnership with Donate PPE and offers a variety of styles as well as mask filters and sanitizing cases.
Cotton Citizen: Always one step ahead of the tie-dye game, your favorite basics line is offering masks for every color palette.
Mother Denim: For those who have missed wearing their favorite jeans these past five months, this celeb-beloved denim brand has the face mask you've been looking for.
Katie May: Here comes the bride… Or maybe you just want to relive your favorite spring trend since that season was basically stolen this year. You'll be in good company as J. Lo, Jaime King, and Julianne Hough are just a few starry fans of the L.A. designer's masks.
Ripley Rader: So good, we had to pick two. One of the first to step into the fashionable mask-making game, the L.A. designer made headlines with her Look Good Do Good campaign which, for every mask purchased, donates two masks to at-risk patients and essential workers in need. BUT, it gets better. Ripley has partnered with When We All Vote (co-founded by Michelle Obama), which is dedicated to closing the race and age voting gap across the country, and will donate $2 from every "Vote" mask purchased to the organization. Photos: @ripleyrader
Onzie: The workout brand has developed these stylish, moisture-wicking masks designed to get you back to your fitness routine safely. Sold in a set of two, the fabric is breathable, stretchy, and sweat-sesh approved.
Busted: A black PVC face covering? Enough said. Except that the brand is donating 100% of the profits to relief for undocumented workers who've lost work due to COVID-19 and other organizations supporting the BLM movement. Photo: @bustedbrand
Carbon38: There's got to be a camo-lover in the group. This kit comes with two masks and a small laundry bag and, unlike many other options out there, is available in two sizes.
The Mighty Company: If you love a bright color, Lili Reinhart-beloved brand TMC is making masks from their fabric archives and there is glitter galore. They are also making a second mask for the Midnight Mission Shelter for every mask sold.
Citizens of Humanity: This limited-edition screen print was designed by L.A.-baed Wylie West Creative artist Boo Simms, who began hand-painting COH's cotton masks when COVID-19 hit.
Subzero: The hottest club in Hollywood right now. Subzero has designed a line of statement-spreading masks (as well as visors) to help you say what you want to say during a time when people can't read your lips.
Knots: This 100% cotton mask has reversible designs making it a great two-in-one addition to your wardrobe.