Wear Masks with Panache!

face masks can enhance any outfit with the right colorsIf there is any spring trend you should be following this spring it’s got to be the mask. Not only is this item essential for your health, but it can also be used to make a fashion statement. With many states making it mandatory for people to wear masks when they go out, it presents the perfect opportunity for people to get a little creative with their outfits. Your Indianapolis Personal Stylist has some tips on how to make your mask display your personal style. Whether it be with a fun saying, funky pattern, or just a standard hospital mask.

Incorporating Your Mask Into Your Outfit

In Asia, masks have actually been trending accessory for some time now. It is not uncommon to see masks incorporated into street style looks in places like South Korea and Japan. Young Asian influencers often pair their masks with an oversized hoodie and baggy pants for the perfect comfy and casual look. But now with the spread of the coronavirus, the mask craze has become an international affair.

Indianapolis Personal Stylist encourages you to incorporate your facemask into your outfitNowadays, almost every major brand is using its resources to produce and donate masks to healthcare workers all over the world. But where can you find a mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19? Perhaps the easiest way is doing a little “Do it Yourself.”

There are plenty of tutorials online giving step by step instructions on how to fashion your own mask if you have a sewing machine. However, if you do not have a sewing machine it can be just as easy. Here are my Indianapolis Personal Stylist instructions on how to make a mask out of a scarf or bandana you probably already have in your closet!

How To Make A No-Sew Mask

  1. Find a scarf or a bandana that isn’t too long or thick. Then, fold it inward twice depending on the width.
  2. Slip two hair bands on each side of the bandana. Make sure the hair bands you use have enough stretch to them or else it will be too tight or too loose around your ears.
  3. Tuck each end of the bandana into each other and you have a stylish mask!

This is a fun way to change up your mask according to your outfit, and you also didn’t have to buy or make anything!

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Lots Of Styles Of Mask To Chose From

If you really want to make sure your facemask really flatters your skin tone and coloring, consider having a color analysis with Beth Divine Style. Then you will know your most flattering neutrals and “wow” colors for your clothing.

I’ve seen other masks sold at higher price levels on Facebook. They look more like scarves, but you can tell that the material is nicer than a hospital mask. It’s the perfect combination of fashion, comfort, and safety. Look at how some congresswomen have been coordinating their scarves with her blazers. Pairing patterned masks with that solid color suits of the same color.

As an Indianapolis Personal Stylist, I am always on the hunt for masks that add a little pizzaz. Masks come in so many colors that you can match them with any skin tone. You can also find a large selection of prints for masks and scarves. I see a lot of black and white patterned masks, but I really like the blue/green colored ones for a casual grocery trip.  But when I really want my outfit to turn heads, I’ll wear neutrals like soft pastels in pink, coral, light green, and even grey and pink. These colors are so fashionable and match my colors well. I bought a camel/coral mask And the blue/green mask. They will certainly complement my outfit, especially when I wear them to church!


Keep it sassy (and health), Indy

Libby, Indianapolis Personal Stylist Intern for Beth Divine Style