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Jun 26

Are you rocking this summer trend?

Posted on June 26, 2020 at 2:25 PM by Crystal Keener

We’re living in a time when the latest “must-have” (legally!) accessory is a face mask. Many people are adapting to this new norm and making face masks a fashion statement, while others are opting for functionality. So, I decided to highlight this new accessory to ensure you are reppin’ the hottest summer trend around North Wilkesboro.  1. The Surgical Mask  

The surgical mask is the most common and easiest mask to find these days. Though it is not the best mask for catching nasty air particles, it rates high on my comfortability scale. When paired with the proper scrub uniform, you can pretend you’re the new head surgeon in town.   2. The Bio-Hazard Mask 

 You may think I am kidding, but I have witnessed someone confidently modeling this geeky mask leaving my local Food Lion. These masks are used to prevent you from inhaling dangerous airborne pollutants and toxic gases. Needless to say, we should save these for the overly paranoid. However, we should not discount its powerful protective properties. I will give it two thumbs up for originality. 3. The N95 Mask 

The N95 mask is the Mercedes Benz of today’s mask market. If you’re one of the lucky ones who had one of these bad-boys stored far away under your kitchen cabinet pre-corona, I bet you could sell it now for three times the original price. You’re definitely no fashionista if you’re wearing the N95, but its utmost protection should provide a fool-proof barrier against the virus. It is also comfortable and easy to wear. You might want to check it out for yourself if these features sound cool for you.

4. The Beauty Mask
We have now arrived at my favorite mask of the bunch, the beauty mask. This mask is neither fashionable nor functional, but your skin will glow after a day with one of these slapped on your face. It is good for your skin, but it is not equipped to protect you from the virus. 
5. The Homemade Mask

These versatile masks are putting grandmas to work across the world. All jokes aside, local businesses across North Wilkesboro are working tirelessly to pump out a fashionable and functional accessory to match your personal style. Who says you can't look great while protecting yourself and others?

Check out Under His Wings on 10th Street for custom-made masks! Men and women’s designs are available in a pattern of your choice! These 3-layer washable masks can be ordered in-person, over the phone, or through their Facebook page @UnderHisWingsDesigns. Kids $6 & Adults $8. 

Fruit of the Vine is also selling masks! These double-layered t-shirt masks are super soft! Great for those who have to wear for long hours. While you’re there, grab one of these COVID-KEYS! It is a hands free door opener and button pusher tool to prevent contact with shared surfaces, such as doors and debt keypads. Visit their Facebook page for more information @FruitoftheVineonMain .

If you’re okay with a "Plane Jane" mask, the Town of North Wilkesboro is handing out free ones at its walk-up window on Main St.

Because North Carolinians are now required to  wear a face mask in public, it sure helps to pair it with a smile underneath! I hope you and your families are staying safe, washing your hands, and have plenty of TP.

Wear, Wait, Wash,