Shelter in place restrictions are lifted, but wearing facial coverings are required in some places and might be for the foreseeable future. While there has been some controversy over covering up, if masks are now going to be a daily wardrobe item, they might as well be stylish.
We found a number from local brands as well as some fitness companies who have switched gears to create stylish face masks.
With a wide variety of solids and fun prints for both adults and kids, this leggings company (that has a collaboration with Peloton) was one of the first to start making masks. They’ve outfitted first responders with their protective gear and are continually expanding their design offerings. From camouflage to bright pink lips with polka dot print, one of our favorite features is the pocket design that allows you to place a filter into if you choose. $15 single mask, $75 for 5, miamifitwear.com
Local bikini brand is using up-cycled nylon spandex from their previous collections to create facemasks with cotton/polyester blend on the inside in accordance with CDC guidelines. Like their swimsuits, the fabric prevents odor and growth of bacteria, fungi, and mold, and wicks moisture to keep skin dry and protected in active environments. We also love that 5% of every mask sale is being donated to Buddy Systems, a Miami-based organization that is working to provide food and supplies for the elderly, sick, and immunocompromised. And if you really want to take your summer swim fashion to the next level, match your Mahina swimsuit to your mask. $14, mahinabikinis.com
Wynwood-based Pitusa has donated 200 masks to doctors on the front line in Miami and now is selling their reusable cloth masks made from cotton. These machine-washable masks have a pocket to optionally place a disposable PM2.5 activated carbon filter inside. Featuring the brand’s Inca-trim detailing and elastic ear straps, these are great for everyday outings. $3.50 without filter, $5.50 with PM2.5 activated carbon filter. www.pitusa.co
Yogi favorite, Onzie, has also been resourceful in using upcycled fabric from their yoga clothes to create Mindful Masks, which are stretchy, comfort fitting, quick-drying, and breathable. They can be worn on their own or as a cover for N95 and filtered masks. Pack of 2, $24, onzie.com