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Clothing Mid-October for Trans-Atlantic

Old Mar 10th, 2005, 05:48 AM
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Clothing Mid-October for Trans-Atlantic

We will be cruising mid-October from Barcelona, going to Nice, Rome, Corsica, Malaga and the Azores..What will the weather likely to be... fall like, late summer or what.. I know I won't be wearing shorts or dungarees...and don't tell me layers...I don't want to dress completely like a tourist, but need to be comfortable. Do I need long sleeves or short sleeves...slacks or cropped pants?
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Old Mar 10th, 2005, 06:43 AM
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There are weather websites you can go to and check historical monthly temps. That might give you a start for the various places you mention.

I'm not sure your objection to "layers" people often mention that because it is the best way to be able to adapt to temp changes, during your trip or during a single day.

I would think nice pants outfits would serve you well (look at TravelSmith for ideas). They are comfortable and stylish both.
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Old Mar 10th, 2005, 06:51 AM
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Well,it will probably be cooler on the water, so you'll want to have a few light windproof layers.

I remember Italy in mid-October as being comfortable long-sleeve weather. At some times during the day, I could have worn short sleeves (but long was never too hot), and I wanted a lightweight jacket or windbreaker at night.

I'm a fan of twin sets for travel in almost all seasons (because sometimes it's boiling hot in an overheated theatre in winter, of freezing cold due to air-conditioning in summer). You can peel a layer off if you're outside in direct warm sunlight (or in a London theatre in January), wear both layers on normal days, wear the cardigan over a sundress, etc.

Also, it never hurts to bring along a pashmina. They don't take up much space, they're great for the plane (I don't let those airline blankets anywhere near my face) and if you suddenly face a cold snap, you can wrap in the pashmina to keep yourself warm.
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Old Mar 10th, 2005, 06:51 AM
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let's see what your demands are so far:
"don't tell me layers"
"what will the weather likely be"
"Do I need long sleeves or short sleeves...slacks or cropped pants?"

suze was very polite in her suggestions, no one here can give you weather forecasts
the best thing you can do is check the suggested historical information, check the forecasts for some of your stops just before you leave, and then, as is usually the case with weather forecasts, plan for alternatives anyway

some of the weather websites with historical info include

www.wunderground.com
www.weatherbase.com
www.worldclimate.com

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Old Mar 10th, 2005, 11:35 AM
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Barcelona- low 54, high 70, avg 62
Rome- low 56, high 71, avg 64
for the month of October

Since you mention cruising are there dress requirements for the ship?

I would think you could easily use one of each item you mentioned: long sleeve, short sleeve, slacks, and capris.
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Old Mar 10th, 2005, 01:18 PM
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Hi PM,

>I don't want to dress completely like a tourist, but need to be comfortable.<

You have two mutually exclusive requirements.

The weather will be not unlike NYC.

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Old Mar 10th, 2005, 01:56 PM
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Thanks...think I'll use long sleeved blouses with tanks or shells underneath. I'm not the pashima type...lol. The reason I was asking now is that I want to start shopping and picking up items as the summer/fall comes on.....that;s if we ever get rid of winter here.
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Old Mar 10th, 2005, 02:06 PM
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Walk around naked, i believe that the human body is currently in vogue, accessorising is always easy.
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Old Mar 10th, 2005, 02:08 PM
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Hi PM,

>... I'm not the pashima type...<

My Lady Wife has a wool cloak that she swears by for colder weather.

One night in Naples, she had left it at the hotel. I had to go to a souvenier stand and get her a "Go Naples" banner to put over her shoulders.

Even a light pashmina will work wonders.

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Old Mar 10th, 2005, 02:31 PM
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I'm even getting my husband a pashmina for the airplane!!...problem is he won't pick a color.

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Old Mar 10th, 2005, 02:44 PM
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<think I'll use long sleeved blouses with tanks or shells underneath>

Hate to break the news ParrotMom, but that *is* what "layers" means!
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