With Fall temperatures dropping, it's time to break out the scarves (yay!). But you also still need to wear your face mask. Check out this hack that keeps you safe and looking great at the same time!
Let me start by saying how much I love scarves. They are cozy, comfy and can add a pop of color to an otherwise drab outfit. Traveling across Europe, the landscapes and languages may change, but the one constant is scarves! It's the reason that all the men & women look so chic and fashionable. Easiest way to spot an American tourist in Paris? They're not wearing a scarf!
Now that I've convinced you to wear a scarf, let's talk about your face mask. You know the drill: You are seated at your table in a restaurant and are now allowed to remove your mask. But where do you put it where it's not going to get dirty? You either have to put it on the table subjecting it to spills and the possibility of it getting knocked to the ground, or putting it in your purse with who-knows-what amount of germs. Who wants to put it back on their face after that? Yes, I'm aware that there are face mask chains, but this is way better - trust me.
Enter: A scarf with a hidden face mask! This hack is so easy and obvious it's one of those "why didn't I think of that?" situations. Here's what you need:
Scarf (pashmina type material works best)
Cloth face mask in a coordinating color
sewing machine & thread
Step one: Lay out your scarf on a flat surface. Use a measuring tape or just fold in half to find the center line and then mark the center.
Step two: Fold the face mask in half and align with the center point on the top edge of the scarf.
Step three: Unfold the mask and pin around the edges to prepare for sewing.
Step four: Simply sew the mask to the scarf. I recommend using a sewing machine for a straighter and tighter stitch, but this can easily be done by hand as well. Make sure to use color coordinated thread.
And that's it! It's a face mask when you need it, and a scarf when you don't! No more putting your face mask on a dirty table or shoving it in your purse or pocket.
This was so easy I made one for anyone who asked. Let me know what you think!