Posted May 12th, 2011, 11:40 PM
We just did a Mediterranean cruise mid-to-late April, and I would think the weather was comparable to what it'll be in October (70-75 degrees).
I wore capris a lot during the day, long pants a couple times, and shorts a couple times. Needed a lightweight windbreaker twice, wore short- sleeved cotton, knit tops a couple times, but really loved my three lightweight cotton cardigans. Wore them over tanktops - very versatile and I could take them off as needed, yet had my arms and shoulders covered from the sun, when going into churches etc.
I even wore my cardigans in the evening for dinner a couple times, with long white pants or a short black skirt.
Other outfits I wore in the evening were a black dress, a leopard print top with black pants, a gold lame top with white pants, a zebra print fly-away cardigan over a black top and black pants, a cream fly-away cardigan over a black top and black pants and so on... As you can see, I wore black a lot, accented with a bold top or cardigan. I did wear my white pants a couple times at dinner time as well, once with a black sequined tunic top and once with a silver-and-white lightweight knit tunic top.
I brought three pairs of dress shoes: a black strappy sandal, a silver and black strappy sandal, and a white sandal - all with a 1 1/2-inch heel.
I also had three evening purses: a black beaded one, a silver sequined one, and a black lacy one. Plus of course necklaces, earrings, bracelets to go with everything. I also changed my hairstyle a lot - headband, bun, sleek, curly etc. Use your imagination, and most of all, have fun!