Thursday, December 09, 2021

Pandemic protection with style

PART of protocol for the new normal is wearing a face mask whenever we go out. For the more fashion-conscious crowd, a face mask isn’t exactly the most stylish accessory. But who says we have to compromise fashion over function? Luckily, there are more fashionable alternatives for this pandemic essential. Elevate your quarantine OOTD on your next errand run with these pieces:

Ia Coca | @ia.coca

Inspired by Filipino elements, the fashion designer created a face mask with the brand’s own piña jusi textile layered over a decorative mesh eyelet reminiscent of the traditional rattan pattern. Coca hopes this mask serves as a reminder for Filipinos to be “makabayan” and wear masks at all times.

Jean Yu | @jeancyu

Showcasing her knack for digital illustration and love for prints, the blogger-illustrator’s new face mask designs are now live on Society6, a global e-commerce platform for artists. Yu’s masks come in four chic designs: Terrazzo, Oranges and Lemons, Tropical Blush and Marble.

Shady Find Cebu | @shadyfind

Make a statement while keeping safe with Shady Find’s line of trendy eyewear. Aside from eyes and nose coverage, they add just the right amount of flair to one’s ensemble. Take a pick from the 15 colors available, from the classic mono tints to the more fashion forward multi-colored lenses.

Straightforward | @shopstraightforward

Initially used in the brand’s bestselling belt bags and parka jackets, the innovative OmniResist fabric finds a new iteration as a sleek face mask. It’s water-repellant and lightweight with a matte finish. It comes in four colors: Black, Stone, Army Green and Navy Blue.


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