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Mask Accessories Are Trending — & Here Are 18 Must-Try Styles

Ever since the pandemic took hold, a number of interesting fashion trends have come to light. There was the QuarantinePillowChallenge, which involved influencers swapping out mini dresses for pillows and accessorizing with Gucci and Chanel belts and bags. Next up: JacquemusAtHome, a strangely satisfying viral trend, coined by designer Simon Porte Jacquemus, that involved making bras out of croissants and heels out of tropical fruit and toilet rolls. Then there was the nightgown dress trend, as if we needed yet another excuse not to get dressed in the morning. But the latest fashion item to garner attention during the pandemic is not entirely surprising: mask accessories.  If you’ve spent time on Instagram lately (or kept up with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s style choices), you’ve probably noticed an uptick in face masks that aren’t just protective and fashionable, but also feature additional accessories, from éliou pearl chains reminiscent of Croakies to oversize ribbons that come with Collina Strada’s version. Scrunchie-like “ties,” chunky acetate chains, and beaded designs that go over the masks are some of the other accessories that have come to decorate this essential item lately. Ahead, see accessories that are giving masks — that we should all continue to wear to curb the spread of the virus — a stylish twist. And while you’re at it, shop AOC’s mask, which comes with the chain accessory, designed by Second Wind. COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic. Go to the CDC website for the latest information on symptoms, prevention, and other resources. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Society6’s New Face Masks Support Black ArtHow To Wash Your Cloth Face Mask17 Bandanas To Shop Now For DIY Face Masks