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The Best Breathable Face Masks to Wear Wherever You Go

They come in every design and price point.

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Before I leave the house, I do a quick rundown to make sure I have all my essentials: wallet, keys, and lip balm. Since March, when COVID-19 forced NYC into lockdown mode, my checklist has grown to: wallet, keys, lip balm, hand sanitizer, and a face mask. I admit, early on, I went through my share of disposable face masks before finally ordering my set of reusable cotton face coverings. But once I got them, I never looked back. Cotton face masks are breathable, typically lightweight, and hold up well through wash cycles and the heat of summer. Though the seasons are quickly changing, the wearing of masks will still continue into the fall/winter (you can read all about why you should mask up here). It's time to refresh your face covering selections with the cotton face masks, ahead. They come in every design and price point imaginable.

The 100% Human Tie-Dye Face Mask 5-Pack
Everlane everlane.com
$25.00

Keep the summer camp vibes going well into fall/winter with this pack of five cotton face mask.

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Face Masks - Set of 3
LOFT loft.com
$19.50

You turn to LOFT for appropriate workwear pieces and comfy loungewear, so why not add face masks to your checkout cart. Consider this your one-stop-shop kind of place. These reusable face masks are machine washable, made of 100 percent cotton, and currently on sale for $15 with the code HOORAY. 

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VTER Cotton Face Breathing Mask
Uniqlo Uniqlo
$14.90

Uniqlo's latest AIRism face masks have been designed for easier breathability and a more comfortable fit. The first layer wicks away moisture, the second layer has a washable, built-in filter, and third layer uses the same AIRism Mesh that blocks UV rays. Buy as a pack of three.

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Set of 3 Lucky Charm Face Mask
Lele Sadoughi lelesadoughi.com
$40.00

These reusable soft cotton face masks are hand embellished and have a two-layer design with an opening for a filter pocket, which is not included. 

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Printed Cotton Face Covering
Wedel Art Collective X Rashid Johnson matchesfashion.com
$40.00

The print on this mask was inspired by contemporary American artist Rashid Johnson's renowned Broken Men. The cotton mask is double layered and has comfy elasticated ear loops. 

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Cherry Face Mask
HVN hvnlabel.com
$14.00

Opt for a whimsical cherry print mask to brighten up your outfits (and day).

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Lightweight Shaped Mask 3-Pack
Michael Stars michaelstars.com
$42.00

These 100 percent reusable cotton face masks are lightweight and come in a pack of three neutral colors. 

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VTER Cotton Face Breathing Mask
Outerknown outerknown.com
$30.00

For the eco-conscious shopper, these face masks are made with a blend of virgin and recycled cotton in Guatemala by The New Denim Project.

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Wylie West Floral Mask
Citizens of Humanity citizensofhumanity.com
$16.00

This is a limited-edition screen printed cotton mask featuring a design by Los Angeles-based artist Boo Simms, founder of Wylie West Creative.  

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Wear In This Together Premium Cotton Mask - 3 Pack
Kenneth Cole New York kennethcole.com
$36.00

This face mask has a six-layer antibacterial filtration system and a flexible nose clip for a secure fit. For each item purchased, the brand will donate 36 cents to The Mental Health Coalition.

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A Cotton Fashion Face Mask
ARIAS New York ariasnewyork.com
$20.00

Each of ARIAS New York's cotton mask is handmade from upcycled fabric from previous seasons' collections. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to UNICEF USA to support frontline workers. 

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Fashion Cute Heart Face Protection
Yiiza amazon.com
$9.99

With over 6.9k ratings and counting, this cotton face mask with a heart is a style beloved by many.

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Adult Unisex Face Mask
GAP gap.com
$15.00

With 17 different three-pack face mask options available, you won't have trouble finding a pack you love. Every mask is made from triple-layer cotton.

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Leopard Face Covering
R13 shopbop.com
$35.00

A leopard print face mask to break up the monotony of neutral ones you have in your collection. 

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Baby Pink Face Covering
Gemelli shopbop.com
$25.00

This reusable gingham print cotton face mask comes with two PM2.5 replacement filters.

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Taupe Face Covering
Gemelli shopbop.com
$25.00

Not a fan of pink gingham? Go with this subtler taupe color instead.

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Pack of 3 Tie-Dye Unisex Face Masks
Fossil fossil.com
$20.00

Add some color to your outfits with this pack of three tie-dye face masks. The brand is donating 25 percent from each purchase to Team Rubicon.

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5 Pack Face Coverings
En Saison shopbop.com
$32.57

For those who don't crave masks with tons of prints and colors, choose a pack of classic striped options. 

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4-Pack Adult Contoured Face Masks
Nordstrom nordstrom.com
$20.00

You'll never get bored of the alternating patterns on these masks.

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Re-Usable Bandana Print Reversible Face Mask
Levi's amazon.com
$15.99

Bandanas can slip and slide down your face, so opt for this more secured face mask with a printed bandana pattern instead.

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Adult Four Layer Adult Mask Scarf
MALI + LILI nordstrom.com
$40.00

Your bandana keeps falling down. All that stops once you slip on this scarf meets face mask because it has elastic ear loops for a secure fit.

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Suay Remade Vintage Workwear Mask Blue
ética eticadenim.com
$30.00

These reversible, unisex masks are made using upcycled cotton fabrics and comes with a side opening for adding disposable filters.

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Pack of 5 Face Masks
Mavi mavi.com
$30.00

For $30, scoop up this assorted pack of five cotton face masks. 

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Reusable Rounded Woven Fabric Face Masks
Perry Ellis amazon.com

You'll have one for every day of the week (almost) with this pack of six face mask.

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Roopa Pemmaraju Ear Loop Reusable Face Mask
Roopa Pemmaraju anthropologie.com
$10.00

This soft, breathable cotton face mask features a bold yellow and black print with multicolored ear loops. 

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Suay Remade Vintage Workwear Mask Blue
MOTHER motherdenim.com
$32.00

This varying shades of blue face mask works for both men and women, so your S.O. can definitely borrow it (after washing of course).

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Reusable Face Mask Bandana
SCOUGH urbanoutfitters.com
$39.00

This 100 percent cotton face mask has an industrial-grade carbon air barrier tucked inside and offers more breathability than some of your other masks.  

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Mask and Scrunchie Bandana Pack
Free People freepeople.com
$20.00

Keep the hair out of your face with this matching scrunchie and face mask set.

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Anti Pollution Dust Mask Washable
UTRIPSUNEW amazon.com
$19.89

This one-size-fits-all face mask comes with four pieces of activated carbon filter and adjustable rubber O shape rings.

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Cotton Double Layer Patterned Face Cover
ililily amazon.com
$14.99

This double-layered cotton face mask is made in South Korea and features a pretty floral print.

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