After over a year of living through a global pandemic, it’s safe to say that Team SELF has tested its fair share of cloth face masks and chains. From cozy versions that keep our faces warm to more breathable options ideal for workouts and warm weather, at this point, it’s safe to say we’ve fully embraced this new normal. As SELF previously reported, you should always look for a breathable mask (like one made of cotton) containing multiple layers of fabric that fits snugly, and doesn’t gape around the sides of your face. For added protection, the CDC also suggests layering your cloth mask of choice over a disposable medical procedure mask, provided that it’s still easy to breathe.
To give you new styling inspiration, and a closer look at some of our favorites, we’ve pulled together a few of the SELF-approved face masks that are worth adding to your collection. Many of these masks feature vibrant, bold patterns that help them stand out from other pieces, while some of our editors prefer more versatile sets that go with everything in their wardrobes. We also included a few lightweight picks we love wearing while running or training outside, or just taking a casual stroll around our neighborhoods. Here, 13 of the best cloth face masks to shop now—because you’re going to need an alternate on laundry day.
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