3 surprisingly nifty accessories for more practical mask-wearing with a touch of glamour

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Add a touch of glamour to your PPE. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)
Add a touch of glamour to your PPE. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)
  • We’re almost a full year into the pandemic life and having to adapt to the ‘new normal’ of having to keep our PPE on when it matters.
  • At this point, most of us are all too familiar with the necessity as well as the impracticalities of mask wearing.
  • Here, we share three ways to make your mask wearing a more practical and charming experience.   

Accessorise your most essential accessory and consider these three accessories for a better mask experience:

Mask chains

Large, retro style chain link and micro-beaded eyeglass chains have made a noticeable comeback in 2021. And this time, they are doubling up as essential mask accessories.

They’re emerging as a must-have for everyday use. Simply clip your chain of choice to your mask and you’ll never have to place your mask on an unsanitary surface again.  

Mask chain, currently marked down to R96 on Superbalist 

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Gigi glasses chain, R119 at Cotton On 

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Lightweight pins and brooches

Delicate pins and brooches are the perfect add-ons to your PPE.

Whether you’re in the mood for some colourful jewels or miniature chains or even a varied combination - these little additions will instantly elevate your mask style and mood. 

Safety Pin Chain Brooch, R18 on Shein 

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Colour Diamante Hummingbird Brooch, R119 at Woolworths 

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Barrettes to pin your mask back

Have a slightly oversized mask that’s not worth the boot just yet?

Then grab a collection of your favourite beaded or embellished barrettes to hold your sagging mask in place. It will not only save you the inconvenience and sheer embarrassment of a slipping facial barrier, it may also be the answer to agonising behind-the-ear irritation typically caused by plastic mask ear loops.

To achieve the ideal fit, simply snip the mask loops, cross the loose ends over each other and secure them place with your clip.

Laluna 3-Pack Moon & Star Clips, R199 at Poetry

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5-Pack Clips, R39.99 at MRP 

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