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All eyes on Argentina today as they battle for the win at the 2014 World Cup. For those of you inspired to visit this amazing country, we’ve put together the ultimate Buenos Aires fashion guide for summer travel inspired by some of our favorite local fashion bloggers. Read on to learn more about what to wear in Buenos Aires between the months of December to February.
For additional packing advice check out the Travel Fashion Girl Guide to Argentina Travel Packing List: What To Wear in Buenos Aires.
Summer in Buenos Aires
Written by Chantelle Mallin
Buenos Aires is a city that you can instantly fall in love with. The heart of Argentina’s capital lies in the diverse and distinctive barrios (neighborhoods), from the historical Recoleta barrio to the colorful sights of La Boca, it’s not difficult to see why it is often referred to as the ‘Paris of South America’. Let’s have a closer look at Buenos Aires fashion blogger style!
Summer in Buenos Aires runs from December to February. Be warned, it can get hot humid and sweaty! Make sure to stay hydrated and pack a good moisturizer to ensure your skin remains silky soft.
Don’t be surprised if you get caught in a sudden thunder storm as this happens frequently in the afternoon. Make sure to pack a travel umbrella that you can easily whip out and protect you from the downpour.
It’s all about the fabrics when considering Buenos Aires fashion in summer. It’s essential that you include garments crafted from fabrics that are lightweight, breathable and wick away moisture. The weather can drop cooler at night; make sure to include a lightweight jacket such as a leather or blazer to combat the drop in temp.
Dress code is largely influence by the humid weather: opt for a selection of tanks, camis and t’s in neutral colors that you can easily pair with colorful flowing skirts, a pair of harem pant and lightweight shorts, include a bold printed dress to add an feminine edge.
Please read this article for tips on choosing the best fabrics for travel.
Argentinians LOVE wearing jeans, yes, even in the summer – if you want to blend in with the Buenos Aires fashion and adopt the local’s style it’s essential you pack your favorite pair, choose a lightweight cropped style to endure the heat, go one further and opt for a pastel pair to add splash of color and guarantee you look super stylish this summer.
Read more about choosing the best jeans for travel.
Palermo is the place to be as the night falls, with so many hip bars and clubs you’re sure to find to somewhere to enjoy some alfresco dining and a tasty cocktail or two. Make sure to pack a party outfit, think fitted jeans and an embellished cami or a printed summer dress. Choose a comfortable yet fun ensemble that you can enjoy dancing the night away in.
Summer in the city is a great time to showcase your sexy sun appropriate sandals. Add a pair of ballet flats or cute and comfortable walking shoes for when you’re walking and exploring and you’re good to go. Try to avoid packing heels: cobbles + heels = disaster. If you don’t feel comfortable without a bit of height, opt for a low wedge shoe instead. Check out our top wedges for summer!
There’s no better place than here to play around with statement accessories and chunky jewelry. Take a leaf out of our local Buenos Aires fashion blogger’s books and complete you summer outfit with an oversized tote and stacked jewelry – totally chic!
Do you have any other tips on Buenos Aires fashion guide for summer travel? Please share in the comments!
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Suggested Travel Resources:
- Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring
- Lonely Planet Buenos Aires (Travel Guide)
- Latin American Phrasebook & Dictionary