If you use public transport, or have been into work, you’ll already have been sporting one, but as of 24 July 2020, all of us will have to wear a face covering if we’re planning a trip to the shops. Aside from any political, scientific or health considerations (let’s keep this light hearted!), the most important question is, what style of mask are you going for?
I suggest going for a mask that suits you and makes you feel at least relatively confident wearing it. So, what do we look for? First up, obviously fit is important to cover your face. For someone who is fairly tall and larger scale, I have a remarkably small head, so I chose a small mask. It’s worth looking out for ones with adjustable straps, and a wire insert too so you get a great fit.
Pick a mask in a colourway that suits your skin tone, hair colour, and brings out your eyes – you’ll look great. If you’ve had a ‘colour analysis’ session with me, you’ll know your palette, and you’ll appreciate how much of a difference wearing good colours near to (or in the case of a mask, on it) your face makes.
Finally, the print can express a bit of your personality (and maybe your business brand) too – do you like simple and unfussy styles, or are you more creative? Do you want your mask to match your outfit, or is it important to have a designer brand? This is all about dialling into your ‘style personality’ here. Here’s me in my mask in one of my favourite trademark prints – leopard – handmade by the fabulous https://www.mamapeachshop.co.uk/
Perhaps you could get some masks made up in your business brand colours, with your company logo embroidered – a walking business card as you will! There are several companies out there who can provide branded masks and visors. Check out https://www.coprom.co.uk/ and https://www.smartvisoruk.com/
A final thought – the majority of the way we communicate with others, and get understood is the non-verbal clues we give out, what we’re wearing, our body language, our expressions, our eye contact etc. So, it’s worth thinking about how expressive we are when we’re wearing our masks – perfecting your ‘I’m happy to see you, shocked, concerned, interested in what you are saying’ expressions. Or, you could always pick a clear mask, or visor-style to maximise your visibility!
Feeling a bit lost with understanding what suits you best (and not just for your mask of course), book a style call with me and let’s see how I can help…