The mask has gone on to become the singular defining feature of 2020’s fashion zeitgeist. But have you ever wondered what makes you choose one mask and reject another? Read on to find out what your mask says about your personality.
The evolution of the mask from the banality of an essential object to the glamour of an accessory has been fairly smooth. A good many of us decided that since we were going to have to wear it anyway, may as well make it look good. Masks of different designs, shapes, colors, and prints have proliferated over the months. If you care about what you wear and how you look, you must already own at least half a dozen masks that ingeniously match some of your best-loved outfits. But as you choose your mask, picking this print over that, have you ever wondered what makes you do so? Note that there’s a lot to be read between the lines, or so says the psychology of fashion.
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Read on to find out what your mask says about your personality:
You Adore Animal Printed Masks
If masks with leopard, tiger, zebra, and snake prints are your first choice, you are ambitious, flamboyant, and outspoken. You are a super-confident person and make no bones about it. You enjoy being showered with attention and don’t mind a bit of drama now and then. Brimming with energy and charisma, you have all the qualities of a leader which naturally attract people towards you. Bold and beautiful – that’s you all right.
Fashion Tip: Masks with animal prints are in themselves statement-making pieces. Wear them with monochrome outfits – blacks, pinks, greens, whites, reds, and so on. This will accentuate the look of your mask and your dress.
Floral Print Masks Set your Heart Aflutter
If a mask with flirty, feminine floral prints catches your eye before anything else does, you are an idealist who is still hoping the pandemic’s an awful nightmare that’ll end when dawn breaks. You are thoughtful, artistic, romantic, and highly gullible by nature. Though you feel easily let down by people, you’ve also got a good deal of optimism that keeps you going and makes you see the innate goodness in people around you. Your personality type has been immortalized in dozens of Hollywood romances. Of course you knew that already.
Fashion Tip: Floral masks look lovely and lend oodles of feminine charm, so make sure you avoid an outfit with too many frills, ruffles, or too much lace. It’ll just take the focus off your pretty mask.
Plain-Vanilla Masks Speak your Style
Fancy a mask that isn’t fancy at all? Well, if plain-vanilla masks in solid colors are what you like best, your personal sense of style is low-key and so is your personality. Organized, responsible, and sensible, you have very little tolerance for chaos and disorder. You are revolted by hysterics, and sweeping abrupt changes can make you extremely uncomfortable. A thorough professional, you are mature, dependable, and a pillar of support for colleagues and family alike.
Fashion Tip: Notwithstanding the impeccable elegance of a solid outfit – we know you love these too – monochrome masks ought to be paired with printed outfits. Go for ditsy prints or minimalistic embroidery if larger motifs don’t appeal to you.
You Dig Aztec & Geometric Masks
Can’t take your eyes off funky Aztec and geometric prints? Tribal and dense geometric art prints are quirky, playful, creative, and so is the person who loves these. You are a spirited, no-nonsense person who detests patronizing attitudes and being told what to do. Free-thinking, fiercely individualistic, and expressive, you are filled with creative ideas that manifest in everything you do. Planning isn’t your forte; you thrive on spontaneity.
Fashion Tip: Get gorgeously colorful without overdoing it by picking color block outfits featuring any two shades that match the ones on your Aztec mask. So if your mask is an assortment of red, black blue, and green, go for a classic red and black color block outfit.
Polka Dotted Masks are Your Thing
There’s something indescribably cute about polka dotted masks. Polka dots exude fun and joy, and if you prefer polka dots to any other print, you are cheerful, sociable and an absolute delight to be with. A multi-tasker for whom the world is a playground, you love nothing better than a good conversation over coffee. Needless to say, your happy-go-lucky attitude and sanguine glass-is-half-full outlook endears you to most people you know.
Fashion Tip: Get stylishly wacky by sporting your polka dotted mask with a polka dotted outfit. Break the monotony using colour – blue and white polka dotted mask with a pink and white dotted outfit – and dots of varying sizes – a mask with large polka dots teamed with a dress featuring smallish ones or vice-versa.
You have a Soft Spot for Check Patterned Masks
Have a predilection for check patterns? There are many different types of check prints – gingham checks, buffalo checks, houndstooth checks, tartan checks, and what have you. If you adore one or more of these, you are forward-looking and unafraid of change. You have a magnetic persona, can inspire awe, are intellectual, and love all things associated with history and heritage. Though blessed with the enviable power to influence people, you aren’t the haughty kind.
Fashion Tip: The best way to up your style quotient in a check patterned mask is to pair it with a monochrome outfit whose color matches one of the colors of your mask. So if it’s a pale yellow and white gingham print mask, your outfit should be only yellow or only white.
2020 is probably the year least likely to be remembered in terms of fashion trends, what with a mighty pandemic and monstrous economic crisis haunting it from nearly the beginning to nearly the end. But fashion turned out stronger than we thought, manifesting its supreme importance in the year’s most indispensable accessory – the mask. Even as we petulantly resign ourselves to the idea of wearing a mask at all times, it has gone on to become the singular defining feature of 2020’s fashion zeitgeist.
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Now that you know what your choice of mask tells you about your personality, go right ahead and indulge your unique style that articulates who you are. Stay safe, stay stylish!