After the success of the ‘What to wear in Marbella 2017‘ post, it’s only right that today we bring you a capsule collection of what to wear in Ibiza 2017. Over the last couple of days, you’ve seen we headed to Ocean Beach and on a Sunset Boats Ibiza’s private charter. We also dressed up as Beyoncés, with some of the ladies over on their 22kg case allowance for a 3-night break – yes I know outrageous can you believe it?!
Today we bring the Ultimate Ibiza Weekender Hen Party Special fashion guide. So you guessed it, it’s not as pretentious as Marbs, however, Ibiza is the home of beautiful people and high fashion. Think TOWIE, glitz and glamour. For the 3 night, hen party getaway cases were full to the brim of unnecessary clothing for some, whilst I stepped into the airport with a Tommy Hilfiger small suitcase which fit perfectly in the overhead lockers.
Having already been to Ibiza previously, I was at an advantage as it’s always hard to know what to wear when you’ve never been somewhere before.
For Ocean Beach I instructed the rest of the party that it was ultra glam, it was all about floppy hats, extravagant swimwear and the most beautiful kaftans teamed with chunky wedges.
I fell in love with this swimsuit from Simply Be which surprisingly (and unbeknown to me) start their ranges from a Size 12. This criss-cross number (£35) not only made my chest look amazing, it pulled me in in all the right places giving me the ultimate confidence to strut my stuff. As I’ve got older I realised it’s all about quality material and clever cuts. With the launch of their #wearecurves campaign the designers who have created the swimwear collection for this Summer really have taken into account women with a shape to them. Sometimes it’s a curse having boobs and bum when swimwear like this is concerned…it’s a blessing!
Teamed with a Kaftan from none other than Sainsbury’s half price sale would you believe it or not (it looks so extravagant) a big chunky cream choker and taupe wedges from Kurt Geiger and a Whistles clutch my outfit was absolutely on fire for the hottest beach club around.
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No Ibizan outfit is complete without a chunky pair of sunglasses. These gorgeous Cazal 671S in a tortoise shell and gold were from Smart Buy Glasses if you’ve not heard of this eyewear company you really need to check them out. With a price tag of £628.40 this pair had been reduced to £439.95, they have amazing designer sunglass sales and huge savings from some of my favourite eyewear brands including Tom Ford, Celine, Ray-Ban to name just a few. There’s a choice of over 31,000 different pairs to choose from and the site ingeniously offers a virtual try-on service to show you how you’ll look with the glasses on. They have a referral scheme where you earn £5 for every customer you send their way and student discount. Everyone’s a winner.
Massive thanks to the Smart Buy Glasses team for my Cazals they had so many compliments and really compliment my face. They were perfect for Ocean Beach and for keeping the glare of the sun out of my eyes but more importantly, they made me look great (and were amazing for people watching!)
Having arrived on the Friday afternoon we threw ourselves in the swimming pool at the villa to wake ourselves up, wearing the MAGISCULPT Convertible Swimsuit (£52) which again pulled in all the right places again from Simply Be and created this luxury look with the long ties which are designed to be adjusted to suit your individual style. One of the other girls, Ali rocked this swimsuit to Ocean Beach.
You’ll have to agree Ali worked those moves. Teaming it with an over the top black kaftan (£24) this outfit had our beauty queen feeling like a million dollars. Clever styling and wearing something that makes you feel super comfortable is half the battle with what to wear. When you feel great you look even better.
Talking to Wardrobe Provocateur and fashion consultant Nicola English about these outfit choices and styling she agreed that the cut was extremely flattering on my black criss-cross swimsuit and that the heavily beaded choker pulled the attention from my chest to draw the outfit in. Commenting on Ali’s day club attire she also agreed that the cut was extremely complimentary on the kaftan and slimming. These swimwear choices got Nicola’s seal of approval.
Both outfits were black on black, both very different but so gorgeous and oh so Ocean Beach worthy. Shame we didn’t notice Calum Best and Jamie O’Hara lapping up the champagne and the sunshine, sorry lads we were having too much of a good time to ourselves to notice you!!
Sunday day was about chilling out around the pool and heading for a spot of brunch at the beach cafe, trying to shake a hangover ready for the day ahead. Donning the MAGISCULPT black Convertible Swimsuit again while I caught some rays, before throwing on that trusty Sainsbury’s TU kaftan I purchased in their sale, a steal at only £10 and a pair of white jeans with some fuchsia Michael Kors jelly sandals.
For heading out on the boat I chose to opt for a more sophisticated and less glam look. This mustard floating floral midi dress was picked up from TK Maxx and was a steal at only £16.99. Lightweight it took hardly any space in my case and came out virtually crease free, thank goodness as there was a fight over the iron and even when I got a chance to use the iron it was useless.
I teamed this look with some calf hair Topshop sandals (they’re about 3 Summers ago, sorry!) and a pair of Michael Kors Aviator sunglasses which I picked up for $60 instead of $350 at the Black Friday Sale in Vegas a couple of years ago. This outfit was cute and girly, sophisticated and totally perfect for sitting back sipping champagne as we watched the sunset on a gorgeous weekend.
Heading back home I opted for my signature look; a teal Ralph Lauren shirt, picked up from the Grenta Outlet, white Sainsbury’s jeans (trust me when I say they are up there with the best jeans I’ve ever bought – I’m a massive TU fan, their clothes are amazing quality for the price you pay and they have that designer looking twist) and some Ralph Lauren white sneakers, again picked up Black Friday sales for about $20, this time in Boston.
Ibiza is what you want it to be, for heading to ultra glam places dressing up is essential, for hitting the West End anything goes but make sure banging swimwear and chunky sunglasses are order of the day as they are your Ibiza staples.