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Allergy-Free Wardrobe Guide: Packing for Memorial Day Getaways

Allergy-Free Wardrobe Guide: Packing for Memorial Day Getaways

If you're planning to spend most of your holiday outside, thinking about your comfort should be part of the preparations. 

For people with skin allergies and sensitive skin who dread the bitter winter cold and heavy layers of clothing, the arrival of Memorial Day, which unofficially kicks off the warm months ahead, constitutes a much-needed refreshing change.

Many flock to parades and cemeteries to give utmost respect and recognition to the country's fallen heroes, while others will be found barbecuing outdoors, having picnics at parks, and traveling to other places — ultimately making memories with their families that are destined to last a lifetime.

However, with the three-day long weekend falling at the end of May, people must expect temperatures and heat indexes to rise. No matter what you have on your itinerary, one can’t help but feel summery in some areas.

While most people go the patriotic route and opt for a red, white, and blue, people with skin allergies and sensitive skin should stick with clothing choices that work for the weather, the occasion, and their comfort. 

Since wearing thick fabrics or too many layers of clothing while welcoming the warmer months ahead isn’t a smart move, we, at Cottonique, suggest you revolve your clothing choices around comfortable basics that can truly help you get into the spirit of summer.


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Since Memorial Day is a national holiday where most people take a break from work, you have all the perfect excuses for an easygoing picnic outdoors. 

Nothing screams comfort more than our soft and dependable Women's Racerback Tank Top, designed to become a versatile allergy-free wardrobe basic for workouts, layering, and relaxation. 

You may also want to keep things a little breezy down there by wearing our light and allergy-free Women's Drawstring Lounge Shorts. However, if you're worried about triggering your allergies by sitting too long under the grass, you can opt for our functional Women's Drawstring Pants with Patch Pockets, which bring ultimate comfort and itch-free protection. 

Thinking of having a little something to cover your bare shoulders from the sun? Use our mellow Women's Hypoallergenic Shawl, built to protect your neck and body from contact from allergens and other irritants. 

It's also crucial to protect yourself from pollen, virus-carrying droplets, and other irritants that can get into your system. Step into an allergy-free world using our Elite Hypoallergenic Face Mask with Adjustable Earloops and Nose Bridge.

There's no room for untidy and unkempt hair in get-togethers and family gatherings. Hold your hair in place without triggering itchy rashes and allergies using our Cotton Scrunchies. You may also slip on some sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun. 

As for your feet, if you're heading on a vacation, slip-on shoes are essential to get into the warm-weather spirit. Just make sure to slip our Latex-Free Adult Booties to prevent your feet from itching, swelling, and feeling dry. 


Men also like wearing layers any time of the year, but when the weather turns up the heat, are you sure you're safe from skin allergies and irritation? If you're looking for pieces to be comfortable with over the long weekend, we’ve rounded up all our warm weather wardrobe essentials for men to step outside in style and comfort. 

Put a modern twist to your casual get-up by switching out the usual tee for an elegant top, like our Men's Henley Shirt. This piece feels relaxing and gentle on the skin, giving that much-needed ease in movement perfect for outdoor meals, attending parades, or get-togethers with loved ones in the backyard.

As temperatures spike, it's time to break out the shorts! If you're in search of shorts that meet your comfort and modesty needs, look no further than our Men's Drawstring Lounge Shorts. Made without harmful materials, this pair of lounge shorts keeps men on-the-go cool, comfy, and allergy-free. 

Also, don't deprive yourself the opportunity to add accessories to your outfit. If you have sunglasses, bring them! They can be useful against the sun; put on a watch to add an element to your casual attire. 

No matter where your feet take you, shoes make the outfit. However, for Memorial Day, the last thing you would want to wear to a backyard barbecue or a picnic in the park is a pair of black leather shoes. Just make sure to don our Elite Elastic-Free 100% Cotton Socks, designed to fit perfectly and provide adequate coverage and protection for people with skin allergies and sensitivities.

Lastly, pollen-proof all your activities this Memorial Day weekend by wearing our Hypoallergenic Face Mask with Adjustable Earloops. Whether you're heading for the park or going out of town, this piece provides you with the protection you need without binding tightly to your face and causing irritation. 

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to an officially good time, with countless get-togethers, family gatherings, and travel getaways happening every corner. While everyone gets decked out in the colors of the American flag to commemorate the holiday, Cottonique reminds everyone to keep everything casual, easy, and comfortable – just like summer should be!

Celebrated annually on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day is a federal holiday honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. To know more about this day of remembrance, visit this resource here.

DISCLAIMER: The information presented on Cottonique is not, and will never be, intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content materials found on this site, from text, treatments, outcomes, charts, graphics, photographs, and study findings, are created and published for general informational purposes only. It should not, in any way, be construed as a standard of care to be followed by a user of the website. 

Thus, readers are encouraged to verify any information obtained from this website with other accurate references and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with their physician. As Cottonique strives to help those with allergies live with better days, the hypoallergenic apparel brand encourages everyone to always seek the advice of their physician or other qualified health providers with any questions they may have regarding a medical condition.

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