Face masks will be part of our 2020 wardrobe for a while, so we may as well invest in some pretty ones
With face masks now legally required on public transport, and soon to be compulsory in shops and shopping centres, if you don't have one, now is the time to stock up. Face coverings can now be found in high street fashion stores, as well as in pharmacies and online, so there's no excuse not to have yours ready.
There are a couple of different types of face masks to be aware of, but the majority of us will be using a basic face covering, made of cotton or another breathable material.
It's important to note that, although face masks are essential, they are not a substitute for other Covid-19 preventative measures, like social distancing and hand washing. If we use all of the tools at our disposal together, we'll be in a much better position to prevent a second wave of the disease.
If you fancy looking as stylish as possible on your next weekly shop, try these on for size. Remember to wash after each use, and try not to touch your face or mask with your hands.
ASOS DESIGN pink floral face covering with pouch & scrunchie, €16.99 from ASOS
2 pack reusable homologated mask, €9.99 from Mango
Non-Medical Face Covering 3-pack, €28 from Boden
Set of 3 Cotton Reusable Face Masks, €20 from Anthropologie
Multicoloured Rainbow Fashion Face Mask, €10 from Topshop
ASOS DESIGN 2 pack gingham and plain pastel frill face covering, €16.99 from ASOS
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