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Q. I am trying to decide what to wear for a 7-day honeymoon to Greece (specifically Santorini and Athens) in July. I want some flirty, sexy, stylish, yet comfortable outfits for the hot weather there. We will be doing a couple dressy dinners, sightseeing, laying by the pool and walking along the beach, and maybe going out to a bar/club. I want to look chic and hip—it’s my honeymoon! I am a 25-year-old size 4/6 with a larger bust (34D). Any suggestions on what I could buy and pack for this trip? Thank you so much!
-Honeymoon to Greece

A. I, too, am headed to Greece this summer for nine days so I’ll share some of my packing list along with a few suggestions regarding your specific needs.

I’m packing:

  • Three bikinis Maxi dress
  • White cotton sundress and a brown braided leather belt
  • Cotton patterned tunic to wear with shorts and as a cover up
  • Three pairs of shorts-two short in length, one mid thigh
  • Four tank tops-two solid, two striped
  • Two white v-neck t-shirts
  • White eyelet top
  • Patterned cotton camisole
  • Two skirts that are above the knee-one patterned, one solid color
  • One pair of lightweight cotton ankle skimming cropped pants (mine are teal color)
  • Wide floppy brimmed hat from Hat Attack
  • Flip-flops
  • Tan slip on flats from Cole Haan
  • Gold gladiator sandals
  • Lots of sunscreen

TIP: Be sure to pick up a handmade pair of sandals made to fit your feet while you’re there
Some more ideas:

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1. Silence & Noise Printed Maxi Dress, $68 at urbanoutfitters.com
2. Trina Turk ‘Pim’ Shorts, $178 at nordstrom.com
3. Milly Mykonos Tile Capsleeve Top, $234 at bloomingdales.com
4. Pura Lopez ‘M678’ Sandal, $245 at nordstrom.com
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5. Diane von Furstenberg ‘Tuvallu’ Print Dress, $325 at nordstrom.com
6. Milly Jungle Leaf Push Up Tank Dress, $326 at shopbop.com
7. Printed ruffle shift, $68 at jcrew.com

Q. I recently bought this pair of shorts from Anthropologie. I’m having trouble finding a shirt of the right length and style to go with them. Most of my t-shirts are too long, and look lumpy when they cover up the sash, but they look weird tucked in. Do you have any suggestions? I’m 5’ 4” and a size 4.
- Shirts for Shorts

A. I shopped multiple sites and found looks that were fitted enough to look smooth and stylish when tucked into your new shorts. I also made a point of shopping for colored tops to show you the variety of colors and patterns that will work with the shorts rather than playing it safe with white tanks and t-shirts. And a quick tip, be willing to swap out the belt once in a while (assuming it is not attached) and wear a different belt like a stripe or pattern to get even more mileage from your shorts.

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1. Airy ribbon washed favorite tank, $19.99 at jcrew.com
2. Polka-dot short-sleeve slim shirt, $58 at jcrew.com
3. Short-sleeve slim shirt in botanical Liberty Fabric, $98 at jcrew.com
4. Cap-sleeve ruched top, $39 at bananarepublic.com
5. Free People Sundial Racerback Tank, $24.99 at urbanoutfitters.com

Q. I have my 10-year reunion coming up and purchased a fabulous Milly zebra printed dress (I have attached a picture). I am only 5’3” so the dress isn’t quite so short on me, but with the sleeveless shape, I am concerned about shoes. I do not want to look too tart-y!
- Reunion Blues

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A. We all obsess over making a grand impression at our reunions. We want to look cool and hip, young and stylish. We want to make ex-boyfriends think of us fondly and the snotty girls jealous, and mostly catch up with the old crowd we haven’t seen in years while still looking good. I found several options that range from very hip to straight forward classy.

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Dress: Zebra-Print Shift Dress, $126 (sale) at neimanmarcus.com

1. Very Hip: Vince Camuto Alfie, $132 at piperlime.com
2. Still Hip: Lauren Ralph Lauren Women’s Aaralyn, $100 at shoes.com
3. L’Autre Chose Shoes Open Toe T Strap Pump, $310 at shopbop.com

Dressy:
4. GUESS by Marciano “Hutton” Strappy Sandal, $95 at bloomingdales.com
5. Chinese Laundry Women’s Colette, $69.99 at shoes.com
6. Franco Sarto Women’s Utopia, $74.99 at shoes.com

Q. I’ve attached a photo of my wedding dress by Maggie Sottero (color shown in Pearl Rose) and unsure of what color veil I should wear. In fact, I’m even questioning if a veil would be appropriate for this dress, as I’d be afraid it’s too overpowering. I have received so many opinions and I am completely lost! I’d appreciate your input.
- Overwhelm or Appeal

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A. My input is this: skip the veil. I agree with those friends who said it could be overpowering. I like the look of a flower, real or faux, or a jeweled or decorative hair comb. I had a milliner make a large, off-white fake flower with beautiful beading and attach it to a comb that could be hidden within my hair. I received many compliments and I was glad to have chosen something original.

Q. I have really enjoyed the new abundance of navy items in stores lately and particularly love to wear my low navy wedge/peep-toes with my jeans because they create such a long, lean look for my petite frame. However, the shoes are suede and I live in south Florida. Every time I put them on I wonder if they’re appropriate for summer in our very warm climate. Is suede a summer-appropriate finish? If not, can you recommend some cute shoes with a slight heel in navy that would work with my jeans? I love the Tory Burch navy flat, but that’s just it- they’re flat! I need a boost for my short self.
- Need a Navy Lift

A. Suede in the south Florida heat can be a bit of an irony in your wardrobe, but many designers have offered lighter colors in suede sandals for summer like powder blue, orange, etc. Since yours are navy, I’d suggest shopping for a navy wedge in another fabric for those 90-degree days and keep the suede for those slightly lower temps in October for when it’s a “chilly” 70 degrees. I found a few wedges that should keep you looking long and lean in your jeans.

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1. Fitzwell Anaya, $69 at zappos.com
2. Sam Edelman’s Women’s Finny, $79.99 at shoes.com

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