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With classes across the country going remote — at least partially — sweats and slippers have ousted jeans and sneakers on many students’ back-to-school shopping lists, and instead of new backpacks, teens are spending their allowance on a different kind of school supply: face masks. We talked to 30 stylish teens and undergrads about the masks they’ve been wearing to keep themselves safe, both on campus (for those who have returned) and off (for the great many who have not). Here’s what they had to say.

Lisa Says Gah Knit Mask & Knit Scrunchie Set

Two students recommended Lisa Says Gah, the cool-girl L.A. label, for its baby rib knit masks. Boston University student Zoe Allen has it in lime and loves it “so much so, in fact, that I’ve already bought a second one in the color sage. It’s colorful, breathable, washable, and enviable,” she adds, noting that she’s received countless messages asking where to buy them. Wen Hsiao, a student at the University of Amsterdam, is particularly impressed by the brand’s knit mask and scrunchie set. “I love the color options and the idea of matching your scrunchie to your mask, creating a little silver lining through these trying times,” she says. Both Zoe and Wen point out that Lisa Says Gah is donating $1 to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank for every mask purchased.