Got a winter trip planned to Argentina? Argentina can be fun to visit in the winter, but you'll want to make sure you're dressed right. The weather is mild and dry, with temperatures averaging around 60°F (that's 16°C). So what should you wear so you can stay comfy and fit in with the local vibe?
To make the most of your trip to Argentina, a good rule of thumb is to pack comfortable clothing that you can layer. Loose-fitting clothing in breathable fabrics will keep you cool in warmer weather, while a light jacket or cardigan will come in handy for cooler days or evenings. And if you plan on doing any sightseeing, be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Nothing like a nasty blister to ruin a good vacation, right?
In just a second, I'll share my specific recommendations for exactly what to wear in Argentina in winter—whether you're visiting Buenos Aires, exploring Tierra del Fuego, or visiting Iguazu Falls.
Editor's note: Argentina is in the Southern Hemisphere, which means the winter months are from June to August. If you're going to Argentina during the December to February period, you'll want to check out our summer guide instead.
What should women wear in Argentina in winter?
Argentina in winter is generally mild, and there are a few key items you'll want to pack. Here's what I definitely wouldn't go without: denim jacket, long-sleeved shirts, lightweight pants, sneakers or loafers, and pashmina. With these essentials, you’ll be all set to experience everything Argentina has to offer.
A denim jacket is great to have in Argentina. They are stylish and can be dressed up or down, making them perfect for any occasion. Denim jackets are also very versatile. They can be worn over a dress for a night out or with jeans and a t-shirt for a casual day exploring. Best of all, denim jackets are lightweight and easy to pack, making them ideal for travel. When choosing a denim jacket for Argentina, look for one that is comfortable and flattering. A classic denim jacket will never go out of style and can be worn year after year. For a more unique look, try a distressed denim jacket or one with embellishments such as embroidery or beads.
These are some of my favorites:
Long-sleeved shirts are an essential part of any travel wardrobe. They can be dressed up or down, and they offer sun protection on bright days. When choosing a long-sleeved shirt for Argentina, it's important to look for one that is comfortable and breathable. A lightweight cotton shirt is a good option, as it will keep you cool in warm weather and can be layered under a sweater or jacket when the temperature drops. It's also a good idea to choose a shirt in a neutral color that can be easily paired with other items in your suitcase.
If you're stuck for ideas, here are some of my favorites:
If you're planning a trip to Argentina that involves any sort of physical activity—hiking, climbing, biking, etc.—you'll want to pack a pair or two of lightweight pants. They're much more comfortable than jeans or khakis when you're sweating, and they'll dry much faster if you get caught in a rain shower. You can also roll them up and stuff them into your backpack or suitcase without taking up too much space.
Here's a few ideas to get you started:
Sneakers or loafers
Sneakers or loafers are essential for visiting Argentina. They're comfortable, versatile, and easy to pack. And, when you're on your feet all day, they can help prevent aches and pains. But how do you know which sneakers or loafers to pack? If you'll be doing a lot of walking, opt for a sneaker with good arch support and cushioning. And don't forget style! Sneakers and loafers come in countless colors and designs, so pick something that goes with the rest of your outfits.
These would be perfect:
A pashmina is a must-have accessory for a trip to Argentina. They can be used as a scarf, sarong, blanket, or even a headscarf. They are light and easy to pack, yet they provide warmth and color to any outfit. Pashminas come in a variety of colors and patterns, so it's easy to find one that compliments your personal style. When choosing a pashmina, look for one that is made from natural fibers such as wool or cashmere. These fibers are not only more durable, but they will also breathe better and keep you covered without making you sweat.
These are some of my favorites:
What should men wear in Argentina in winter?
For guys, here's the list of essentials I recommend you start with: jeans, cotton shirts, sweaters, loafers or dress shoes, and light jacket. With these in your suitcase, I guarantee you will enjoy your trip to Argentina in comfort and style.
You just cannot go wrong with a good pair of jeans. They're comfortable, versatile, and easy to care for—not to mention they always look great. Whatever you're doing in Argentina, jeans will always come in handy. Of course, not all jeans are created equal. Be sure to choose a pair that's comfortable and flattering. If you'll be doing a lot of walking, look for a light-weight denim that won't weigh you down. And if you're hoping to dress up for a nice dinner out, a dark wash denim will always do the trick.
Any of these should work:
Cotton shirts are a travel must-have for a variety of reasons. They're lightweight and breathable, making them perfect for a variety of climates. They're also easy to wash by hand or in a machine, and they tend to dry quickly. Plus, they can be dressed up or down, making them versatile enough to wear for just about any occasion. Choose a style that suits your needs—whether that's a classic button-down shirt or a breezy tunic top.
Here are some options I'd recommend:
Sweaters are super versatile and can be dressed up or down, making them ideal for both day and evening wear in Argentina. They also take up less space than other types of warm clothing, so you can pack more sweaters into your suitcase without sacrificing style. When choosing sweaters for travel, look for ones that are made of wrinkle-resistant fabric, such as Merino wool or cashmere. These materials will help to keep you warm without adding bulk.
These would be perfect:
Loafers or dress shoes
While most people focus on packing their casual clothes and shoes for travel, it's important to remember to pack a pair or two of dressier shoes as well. Loafers and dress shoes can come in handy for a number of different occasions, from wedding receptions to nights out on the town. And while you might not want to spend a lot of money on shoes that you'll only be wearing occasionally, it's still worth investing in a good quality pair that will be comfortable and last for years to come.
These options are both stylish and comfy:
A light jacket is always a good idea to pack for Argentina, even if the weather is forecast to be warm. You never know when the weather will change or you'll end up in an air-conditioned place. They're also useful for protection from the sun and wind. And of course, it can get chilly in the evenings. But not all light jackets are created equal. For example, denim jackets are great for everyday wear but they're not always packable because they can be bulky. A better option is something like a nylon windbreaker which can be rolled up into a small bundle.
Any of these should work:
Is winter a good time to go to Argentina?
Argentina has fairly mild winters so it can be a great time to visit—especially if you're looking to escape the harsh winter elsewhere. Just remember that other people will likely have the same idea, so you may not be the only visitor.
How do people typically dress in Argentina in winter?
People in Argentina dress in a variety of different ways depending on their personal style, the occasion, and the weather. However, many winter outfits you will see in Argentina typically include t-shirts, jeans or shorts, and sneakers.
What should you NOT wear in Argentina in winter?
There are no specific restrictions on what you should wear in Argentina. It's fine to dress casually when out and about, although it's still important to be respectful of cultural norms—especially when visiting sites of historical or religious significance. Some places may have their own dress code, so be sure to follow any local guidelines.
I hope these recommendations for what to wear in Argentina will help make your winter visit unforgettable. Now that you have a better idea of what clothing to take, it's time to pack your suitcase—and then go ahead and enjoy everything Argentina has to offer!