Let's get back to it! Melissa from Montreal is about to set off on a Greek cruise (as are, coincidentally, my parents). She's got all her formal outfits picked out but needs some guidance with other basics.
So, I figured I'd ask you since I'm beginning to panic about what to bring on my Greek island cruise, coming up this June. I'm a small Asian (only 5 feet), weight about 108lbs, and I have long dark hair. I love colour and I don't want to look touristy. Do you have any suggestions on what I could bring to get full usage for mixing and matching? The other issue, of course, is trying to keep things light--it's a 14 day cruise and we'll be staying on 2 of the islands (Santorini and Crete!) for 3 days each, so I'll have to bring my suitcase with me.Pack light! It's so much easier to mix and match a few pieces. I used to be a heavy packer, bringing all sorts of things I'd never wear outside a vacation. Things like hats. Instead pick a color palette and bring a few basics with more small pieces like tank tops for mixing it up. Forever 21 has inexpensive jersey dresses that are perfect for a trip like this. Here are a couple things I'd pack for Greece:
T-shirt -I love the cut of this shirt from Anthropologie. It's casual with during the day or dressed up with a skirt for dinner.
Trousers - They're not very practical but you simply have to take white pants with you to Greece.
Skirt - Inexpensive and bright from Zara.
Shoes - These are cute but also "comfort sandals" for hiking around steep seaside towns.
Bag - A seagrass tote from Target matches the trip and can be easily tossed if you find a replacement in Greece.
Bangle - Accessories! So easy to pack and so potent.
Sunglasses - Of course! A must-have along with your bikinis.
All that blue water, amber jewelry, ancient ruins, ouzo and moussaka...I'm more than a little jealous. Send me a postcard Melissa!