For a sophisticated city getaway, Hong Kong is a fabulous choice! It’s not too far away, but is home to a whole other world of cultural and delectable delights.
And don’t forget the shopping!! Fascinating street markets, like the Jade Market and Temple Street Night Market, and glamorous malls and department stores filled with fashion from budget to luxe.
And it’s where you’ll find the closest Disneyland to Australia! Woohoo!
If you were going right now, what would you wear? Summer (June-August) is hot and super humid, so now is the perfect time to think about what to pack for Hong Kong while the weather is milder and much more sightseeing-friendly.
Fairlie from Feet on Foreign Lands is a Melbourne-based travel blogger, who has previously set me the challenge of deciding what to pack for Japan and what to pack for Hawaii. This time she is off to Hong Kong on a kid-free trip with her husband. Yippee! They have quite a cultured itinerary planned, attending art fairs and trying out some fabulous restaurants, but, like most travellers, they will be spending a lot of time walking and sightseeing, so need to be practically as well as stylishly dressed.
I can’t wait to read all about their trip, but first she needs to pack her bags!
The weather in Hong Kong in March-April when they’re going is around 23°c, with daily temperatures ranging from around 18°c to 28°c. It will be a little humid, but nothing that will stand in the way of an intrepid traveller!
What to pack for Hong Kong
A variety of light t-shirts and blouses are perfect for hot days and as a base layer in cooler weather.
Nothing simplifies getting dressed in the morning like a dress. No co-ordinating necessary! Jeans are always handy if the weather turns cool and I love the stitching detail on these Rockmans ones. And get a bit of personality in your travel wardrobe with this amazing 70s-inspired maxi skirt!
The warm layers
Make sure you take some long sleeves for the cooler days and any after dark wanders. They’re always handy on the plane too, to combat the air conditioning and snuggle under while you sleep.
French Connection knit – Sportsgirl cardigan – Country Road tee
Fairlie has some lovely dinners arranged, plus a fancy art exhibition to attend, so she will need some smart outfits. The black pants can also be worn with flats for during the day, and the dress could be worn day or night.
Shoes are always key when deciding on your travel wardrobe, and for me autumn means ankle boots. You could walk all day in these tan ones, but it’s best to take sneakers for ultimate comfort.
With a zipped top and cross-body strap, this studded bag is big enough to use as a carry-on on the plane, but small enough to use day to day once you arrive.
This wardrobe would easily do you for a week, or two weeks if you have access to a washing machine!
Here are some of the outfits you might need …
On the plane