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Style monitor: Ibiza packing tips

Posted by Toni on July 31st, 2009

Another year, another summer season on the gorgeous, glamorous island of Ibiza. Each year the global fash pack head to the White Isle to get a heads up on the hottest summer trends. Resident Smith stylista Toni Jones hit the island to bring you her must-haves for the prettiest party animals…

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Ray-Ban mirrored aviators, around £110

Ray-Ban mirrored aviator sungalsses, £110It might be fun to be out dancing till dawn, but it’s NOT cool to look like you’ve been up way past your bedtime, so a pair of new season sunnies will be the most important piece of kit in your Ibiza wardobe. This summer Balearic beauties are going for classic, oversized aviators, and on an island full of poseurs, the mirrored Ray-Ban is king. An added bonus is that your mates can use the reflection to check their make-up on the dance floor!Antik Batik kaftan, £300

Antik Batik kaftan, £300

A sheer boho beach dress will keep you looking sexy from poolside to the Pacha roof terrace, just slip over a neon bikini and add of piles of bangles up both arms. I love Antik Batik’s VIP ready, maxi length designs, or try Monsoon for shorter, more casual cover-ups.

Silver bag, Autograph at M&S, £99

M&S Autograph bag, £99The beauty of Ibiza is that you never know where you might end up after a lazy day soaking up rays, and who wants to waste precious partying time rushing home to get changed? Make like a (very stylish) boy scout and come prepared for anything. A roomy beach bag means you can take along a hot pair of heels and a handbag as well as your trashy beach reads, and the multiple pockets in this boxy M&S tote will help keep you organised, too.

Azzedine Alaia wedges, Matches, £780Azzedine Alaia wedges, £780

The dance floor is not the place for spindly stilletoes, but if you and your cankles can’t face the thought of dancing in (*sharp intake of breath*) flat shoes, a pair of wedges will be your new best fashion friends.
These Azzedine Alaia babies are glamorous enough to impress the jetset Blue Marlin crowd and the straps mean that they’ll stay on your feet as you dance till dawn. Plus, the 5 inch platform means that you get the best views of the hot DJs.

Accessorize fan, £4

Wooden fan, Accessorize, £4

Another vital piece of Ibizan kit is a fan to keep your cool on the dance floor. As well as stopping your make-up sliding off and providing an excellent disco prop, having one of these in your handbag is the easiest way to make friends with all those sexy, sweaty, Euro ravers on the dance floor.

Silver swimsuit, Agent Provocateur, £125

Agent Provocateur Crystal swimsuit, £125The girls (and boys) of Ibiza take their swimwear very seriously, and last year’s fraying one piece is NOT going to cut it on the White Isle’s wild beaches. Agent Provocateur has the sexiest selection of poolside posing gear, and this spacey silver cut-out cossie is super flattering on girls with curves.

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One Response to “Style monitor: Ibiza packing tips”

  1. Ah! The kaftan is still a popular fashion accessory in the tropics. It is mostly light weight and easy to wear !

    By Candi

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