Let’s be real, face coverings are not going away any time soon. At some point, those blue paper surgical masks might cramp your style. Plus, with COVID-19 numbers on the rise in Florida, it’s best to leave those to the professionals and essential workers. Not to mention that a mask takes up a fair amount of real estate on your face — all the more reason to find one that speaks to you. With that in mind, we rounded up a few chic fabric options (including a swank face shield) from around town.
By the way, if you are not ready to go inside a store, yet, you may want to call ahead — some of these boutiques are happy to meet you curbside for pickup, like retail drive-thru.
Cap with Face Shield
This adjustable cotton cap has an easy-to-clean, removable, wide-coverage PVC face shield with sequined sliver patch. $36 at Molly’s: A Chic and Unique Boutique, 1874 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota. (941) 921-1221.
Lightweight and Pretty
Set of three Sanctuary lightweight ear loop reusable face masks (pictured at top), available in two color motifs. $18 at Anthropologie, 140 University Town Center Drive, University Park. (941) 306-4513.
Masks With a Message
Hand-sewn in Los Angeles, these ultra-soft, hand-knit fabric masks by Lauren Moshi are triple-layered, breathable, and washable. $45 at Lotus Boutique, 1451 Main St., Sarasota (941) 906-7080.
Positive Vibes Only
Check out downtown Sarasota's T.Georgiano's boutique to view the store's collection of witty and wise face masks crafted with dri-fit performance fabric that’s breathable and sweat-wicking. All made in the USA. $30 at T. Georgiano’s, 1409-B 1st Street, Sarasota (941) 870-3727.
Classic and Organic
For those with a classic sense of style, this dark gray, organic mask, crafted from Eileen Fisher’s soft and breathable fabric, is available in two sizes. $12 at Eileen Fisher, 1501 Main St, Sarasota. (941) 365-2435.