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One of the best ways to choose the right clothing for travel is to research your destination and gain valuable inspiration from how the locals dress.
The chicest fashion bloggers share their top tips on what to wear in Budapest in the summer. Find out how to dress with local style!
For additional packing advice check out our Budapest Packing List!
The Ultimate Fashion Guide for Your Trip to Budapest in Summer
Written by Chantelle Mallin
The spectacular Hungarian capital is vast in grandeur and culture, making it the perfect place to visit for a city break away.
Especially in summer when the cafes and restaurants pull out their terrace tables providing the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by. Check our Ráday utca or Liszt Ference tér the perfect locations for some serious people watching.
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Style photograph courtesy of Mesi and Panni. Check out their awesome blog Style and Blog and Facebook Page
Hungarians tend to be fairly casual regarding style; comfort is commonly the number one factor, there is a slight fashion divide throughout the city between the older and younger generation, the former opting for more conservative wear whilst the younger favoring more casual western styles.
Summer in Budapest can get hot and humid due to its location on the river, pack a wardrobe that reflect the heat by including floral dresses, a pair of neutral capris and loose blouses and tank tops paired with flared skirts and lightweight shorts.
A visit to Budapest wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the city’s famous baths, don’t forget to pack a printed bikini or swimsuit and matching flip flops to enjoy this relaxing past time.
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If your planning on exploring the city by night to check out the opera or ruin bar gardens around Kazinczy street (these are lively in the summer months and are the best place to browse how the locals hang out).
Make sure to pack something a little dressier such as a embellished cami and flared skirt and light cardigan in case the weather turns cool, pair with some chic leather sandals and a bright colored scarf.
The historic city is definitely best explored on foot, the cobbled streets are not heel friendly (and most of the sightseeing in Buda requires climbing), it’s beneficial to pack a pair of sturdy and comfortable pair of sandals, ballerina flats or brogues to avoid any nasty accidents.
Do you have any other tips on Budapest fashion guide for summer travel? Please share in the comments!
For more tips, please read these Europe packing lists:
Suggested travel resources:
- Lonely Planet Europe on a shoestring
- Lonely Planet Hungary and Budapest (Travel Guide)
- Travel Shoes for Europe
- The Best Carry-on Suitcases for Europe
Are white or cream jeans worn in Budapest or throughout Europe?
Hi Patti, white clothes create a fresh and chic summer wardrobe and are a fantastic option for when the weather is warmer.
If you feel comfortable wearing white and usually wear them at home then pack your white jeans. This might help: https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/how-to-wear-white-clothes/
I would also highly recommend that you join our TFG facebook group and post your question there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/travelfashiongirls/ It’s a fabulous community of helpful female travelers that love to share their awesome advice and on-the ground feedback.
Have an awesome time on your travels!
Hi! i’m going to Eastern Europe from 28 AUG to 18 SEP, in a vacaction that includes prague-budapest-vienna-berling-cracrow-warsaw-st petersburg and moscow. I’m only allowed a 26kg suitcase. Is it too chilly? what would you reccomend please
Hi Eliana, thanks for the comment! It should still be relatively mild that time of year! I am posting your question on our Facebook Page to get you more feedback, keep an eye out there! Safe travels!