Face masks have become an unexpected part of modern life. They have become mandatory on public transport and within shops, and are encouraged in other areas where social distancing is not possible.
We know that a face mask is certainly not a fashion statement; we wear them in order to keep ourselves and others safe, to help stop the spread of Covid-19. But while the most important thing is that we’re wearing one, who said we can’t make the whole process that little bit more pleasant by jazzing things up a little?
This can easily be done by picking out the mask itself. You’d be hard pressed to find a brand that doesn’t make face coverings these days, and whether you want a fun print, a classic Liberty style, or a sophisticated silk number, you can pick up all sorts of face masks for all tastes, face shapes, and requirements.
Another way you can make your face mask game that little bit stronger is by investing in a face mask chain. Face mask chains have skyrocketed in popularity, after first being mentioned by The Strategist’s Alison Freer, who was inspired by an Instagram post by jewellery brand Éliou, who had posted a picture re-imagining one of their sunglasses chains as a mask holder.
Ever since, face mask chains have become the accessory of the summer, and they don’t just look good. Having a chain means two things: masks are easier to remember and find, and they can also be more hygienic. You see, when you wear a mask with a chain, you actually don’t have to touch the mask itself while popping it on or off, making it easier to avoid the spread of germs from your fingers.
In short, these things are genius, and you should invest for more than one reason.
Etsy is the principle place to go for face mask chains, and have a huge range of options from all types of sellers around the UK and the world, but some eyewear brands are also showing you how to adapt sunglasses chains a la Alison Freer too. Here’s our pick of just some of the best so far.
Face mask chains to shop now
Gold box chain for mask I Chain Mask Holder, £18.71, Etsy