What to Wear in Shenzhen

Posted on Aug 10 2013 - 10:32am by Tyler Coleman
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Once it was just a small fishing village, but now Shenzhen has evolved into a tourist destination. Though it doesn’t have many historical attractions, the city makes up through its numerous theme parks and splendid shopping options. A visit to the city will include knowing what to wear in Shenzhen.

What to Wear in Shenzhen

Weather of Shenzhen

Shenzhen weather is prone to subtropical climate and is hence mild with plenty of rainfall and sunshine all the year round. It has wet & scorching summers and mild & sunny winters. The yearly average temperature is 22 degrees Celsius with plenty of rainfall, which is highest from June to August.

Spring – From March to May, the weather is a bit unstable, but generally warm and relatively dry.

Summer – Summers are pretty long here, starting from June and extending to mid-October. The weather is scorching and wet with frequent afternoon thunderstorms and occasional typhoons. With the highest temperature reaching up to 40 degrees, July and August are the hottest months; however, the average temperature is just 34 degrees, which isn’t much better. Rains are the most frequent from June to August; while from July to September, the city is hit by occasional typhoons.

Autumn – From mid-October to December, the weather is at its best, making it an ideal time to visit the city. The average highs are 28 degrees while lows are just 23 degrees, the weather is pleasantly sunny and cool.

Winter – Winters are shorter here and are mild and dry, too. Only January and February experience winters here. But, it is also a great time to visit the city as average lows are just 14 degrees and highs 19 degrees Celsius.

It should be noted that the city lies in the estuary of Pearl River and hence subjected to typhoons mostly from May to December.

What to Wear and How to Pack for Shenzhen?

The city has it all from branded pieces to street styles. You just have to find what fits you and is in sync with the weather, too. Here are some suggestions:

Women – The city is pretty casual and chic at the same time, but still stay away from wearing extra-short skirts or revealing dresses. Summers here are scorching, so knee-length cotton shorts along with half-sleeve tops or T-shirts would be fine. You can also go for long flowy skirts or khaki pants with T-shirts and blouses. Sundresses are perfect for summer and spring season, but if the temperature drops down a little, you might want to cover up with a light shawl or jacket. It is never too cold, so leave the coats behind; instead, go for cardigans and jackets and skinny jeans and full-sleeve tops in winters. It often gets windy, so get a windbreaker, too.

Men – Shorts and T-shirts are perfect summer attire. As it is going to be way too hot, stay away from synthetic fibers and opt only for breathable fabrics that can also be drenched easily. Full-sleeve shirts along with linen or khaki pants are also fine. For spring and autumn season, you should pack a light jacket and a windbreaker along with jeans and shirts. Winters will also need a heavier jacket and some woolen sweaters.

Kids – For spring and autumn, just pack trousers or jeans along with full-sleeve t-shirts and tops. You can go for shorts and skirts, too. Bermuda shorts will also be good and the same goes for capris too. Girls can opt for jumpsuits, which can be layered with shrugs and cardigans in the evenings while boys can go for casual jackets. Shirts and trousers along with some heavy woolen and jackets would be required for winters while girls can opt for tunics and woolen slacks along with heavyweight jackets. Also carry windbreakers for all seasons.

Footwear – Bringing comfortable shoes is as important as packing the right shoes. At least one pair of good and comfortable walking shoes is must. And, if you are a little fashion conscious, you can go for ankle booties which can be worn with leggings and jeans or flat ballets which will go with everything. Men can go for sandals and loafers.

Accessories – Do bring a nice bag and a backpack. Beware of pickpockets and keep your important stuff in your wallet and not in the backpack. You can carry hats and don’t forget an umbrella.