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A two-week vacation on a yacht in Greece is never the easiest of trips to pack for. Activities range from swimming, to rambling around ruins so being sartorially prepared for every eventuality is paramount. and yet, my luggage is limited. I take my two Rimowa suitcases and a Chloe carry-on – and fill them all to the brim.”

OLIVIA PALERMO SHOW US HER SUMMER STYLE WITH AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK INSIDE HER HOLIDAY DIARY:

8-14-2013 9-50-37 AM “I have a wardrobe of little sundresses picked up in local boutiques on my travels, such as this fun neon dress I found in Greece last year. Dayglo with a suntan is always a winner.”

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 “I love my Ella Moss black ruffled swimsuit (super chic, and it gives my frame curves) it’s ideal for snorkelling. I also love Tomas Maier bikinis, which I partner with Paige denim cut-offs or Marie France Van Damme kaftans.”

8-14-2013 9-53-54 AM The azure waters of the Mediterranean.

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 “A cheat’s way to instant style? Winter or summer, you’ll never see my toes or fingers painted in anything other than variations of red. That in itself is a great accessory – no matter what else I put on, I always feel properly dressed when my nails are done.”

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 “I know it’s a cliché on a sailing holiday, but I’m a sucker for nautical stripes. Stripy shorts and Breton tops are a staple, especially long- sleeved styles – it can get chilly when the sun goes down. Silk vest tops are another go-to. I buy them in bulk from Tibi in every colour. She revisits the same racer-back style every season and I adore the shape – whenever I find anything I love, I stockpile!”

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  “Switching sunglasses, belts or jewellery (Megan Park necklaces are a favourite) is a clever way of getting extra style mileage out of a dress – a new accessory can make something you’ve already worn look new again.”

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 “For the most part I like to keep things simple, but I admit I’m an accessories obsessive. I packed ten pairs of sunglasses with me for this trip (I like options!)”

8-14-2013 9-53-08 AM An arrangement of Olivia’s favourite holiday jewels.

8-14-2013 9-51-51 AM Olivia with friend and designer, Matthew Williamson.

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 Olivia snaps her postcard-pretty surroundings.

8-14-2013 9-54-34 AM “Regardless of where I’m heading, there are some clothes that come with me on every summer holiday, every year – like my favourite white ruffled dress by D&G. It’s perfect for day or night, and it’s super comfortable. I never want to wear anything restrictive on holiday – it’s vacation!”

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 Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl

8-15-2013 2-27-02 PM Valentino, Olivia and Johannes

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 A local street market.

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8-14-2013 9-53-33 AM At sunset.

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