Let’s be honest: part of the fun of traveling is figuring out what you’re going to wear, right? So I was over the moon excited to see Lauren Craig’s vacation photos from Greece and Turkey on her blog, Perpetually Chic. In part because I have the meanest case of wanderlust at the moment, and in part because it brought back wonderful memories of the year that I went to school in Greece.
This lady gets serious style points for packing with versatility, comfort and cuteness in mind! Be sure to check out her blog to see the rest of the photos, and tons more fashion inspiration. If you’re planning a honeymoon to the eastern Mediterranean (you lucky ducks!) here are my two cents:
1. Many religious sites do not permit shorts, especially on women, and may even require that shoulders and/or head be covered. So think skirts and day dresses (you’ll look all the more adorable, anyway), and carry a lightweight, summer-friendly shawl. Guys, get your linen pants on! Or, those weird hiker’s pants that zip off into shorts?? Maybe not…
2. Pack a stylish hat and pair of sunglasses. The sun is BRIGHT in Greece, and the walls are white. It can be a bit blinding.
3. Anticipate a hefty influx of new sandals, and plan accordingly: leave room in your suitcase, and fly over with just one, extremely comfortable pair. I’m not kidding. Greece has INCREDIBLE sandal shops.
4. Send food home. I’d do anything for a few “Turkish Delight” candies, which are a handmade, melt-in-your-mouth rose flavored gummy, Peloponnesian olive oil, and a bottle of Mastika (mastic in a flavorful tree resin that comes from the Greek island of Chios, and is made into all sorts of goodies, including my favorite liqueur).
Photo Credit: All photos courtesy of Perpetually Chic