Fashion is not just what you wear but how you wear it - to quote Coco Chanel: "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with
ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
This ethos translates beautifully on Ibiza – a gypsy Island with a care free, rock n roll spirit of fun and hedonism!
From the moment you land on the island your body becomes enraptured by the heady scent of freedom and playfulness - it washes over you and you feel different. Shinier. Sexier. In tune with your own being and ready to play!
Ibiza is the right place to experiment with your look as the island doesn’t judge, do keep it chic and relaxed though – a suggestion of skin is always far more sexier than
everything on display! Throw on your boyfriends’ white T-shirt, add a handmade leather belt, bangles and a pair of Charlotte Olympia’s sky high stripped wedges’ and you’re ready for a
night out at Aura.
In the day the same outfit but with flats and a panama is great as a cover up on the beach. Glam it up rock chick style by teaming a beaded dress with cowboy boots - perfect for alfresco dinning followed by dancing in the moonlight at an exclusive villa party!
High street picks from Topshop, Zara, and ASOS stand as strong and as tall as high end designer wear such as Missoni, Gucci, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen.
My personal favourites are pieces from vintage shops worn with “borrowed” swirls of colour from my mother’s beautiful Indian scarves finished with an arm full of burnt bronze bracelets! Take lots of jewellery – the key to transforming your Ibiza outfit.
Better still…shop for it here on Ibiza.
Ibiza attracts a creative group all with their own particular type of "sorcery" with which they use to create beautiful artisan one off pieces that you can take home as memories of your time on
this magical isle. A visit to Las Dalias transports you to an exotic Kasbah of delights filled with sparkly, shiny, lovingly hand crafted goods.
Heavily influenced by the chic Ibizian lifestyle, internationally renowned lifestyle brand, Pacha, has joined forces with River Island to produce a collection of beach to bar wear full of gorgeous prints and fabrics.
Available within Pacha for 2 weeks only from Friday 1st June, you can also visit the pop up shop in Ibiza town open now until mid-October at Calle de la Cruz N, 23 Ibiza, Spain, 07800 or buy before you fly – check out the range at River Island
So what is Ibiza style? It is anything and everything....you decide.
That's the beauty. That's the magic.
To guide you with your boho-luxe Ibiza wardrobe, Ibiza Spotlight picks out some key pieces for you to experiment with – all the pieces can be transformed from beach to bar… glorious sun set to sun rise.
1. Denim hot pants – great with flats, heels and my favourite cowboy boots! These are super short but you can rock yours high waisted , white or in candy colours, customised
with studs or dip dyed for a hippy look!
Denim hot pants £25 (ASOS)
2. Spiders and spikes and pearls! Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee this year with jewels - Gun metal black, silver and gold all work together in this fierce necklace! Wear yours with a simple white vest.
Spider jewel and Spike necklace £50 (ASOS)
3. The “Wow” sandal – if you only pack one pair then make them these Swarovski Crystal Sandals. They will take you glamorously from day to serious night time clubbing
without any pain!
Swarovski Sandals £79.99 (Zara)
4. Fringed Kimono – A stunning beach cover up by day – rock it at night with denim shorts, heels and a flower in your hair or tie a belt around your waist and voila you have a sexy dress!
Fringe Kimono £55 (Topshop)
Discover the Ibiza spirit in you and have fun! See you soon on the dance floor or under the dreamy stars…!
Without a doubt, one of the best nights out on the island for family and friends, the Pintxa competition in San Antonio is a 'must do'!
Rated an excellent 9/10 by previous guests, the Arcomar Apartments in San Antonio Bay come highly recommended.
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