Accessorizing In The Time Of PandemicPosted: July 13, 2022
Since I already featured a face mask in my SIA post, I figured I’d just make that kind of a theme this week. I remembered back in 2020, when the pandemic first started, there was all this talk about how the face mask was going to become the next big thing in fashion. That went nowhere, because people still prefer to show their faces than cover it up. For me, though, the face mask has always been a staple – most of us in Vietnam wear face masks when we go out anyway, due to pollution, so after 2 years of the pandemic, wearing a face mask has become second nature to me. And since I’m wearing them so much, I decided to incorporate them into my outfits – I was partly inspired by the looks in The Great British Sewing Bee, where the models always have masks made from the scrap fabric of the garment they are wearing, and partly because I’ve discovered this shop that sells lovely embroidered face masks. They fit right in with my style, and they’re great for “function meets fashion” – always my favorite style spot.
P/S: This dress could’ve worked for SIA too, but I wanted to wear it because it matches the mask almost perfectly.