There’s no better feeling in this world than turning on your email ‘out of office’ setting and skipping out of work without looking back. Even if you have the best job in the world, nothing beats the promise of unlimited mojitos and the blast of hot air that hits you in the face as you step off the plane.
If your next holiday destination is Ibiza, well done, you’ve chosen wisely. White sand beaches, guaranteed sun and a world-famous club scene – what’s not to love? Even if your idea of a good time is falling asleep surrounded by crisps on a sun lounger, Ibiza is the place to do it.
Who needs the stress of deciding what to wear? Not you, you’re on holiday! That’s why we’ve put together a list of suitcase essentials to take you from the beach to the bar.
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Here’s what to pack for Ibiza:
The essential holiday dress.
Pretty in pink and pretty in print – see what I did there? There’s nothing to not love about this leopard print wrap dress, in fact, you might not take it off. If you can’t wear leopard print in Ibiza, where can you? The lightweight material is perfect for warm evenings and the waist tie keeps you comfy at all times. Another winning style option is to wear the dress open over a bikini – voila, two outfits in one!
Pair with a wooden bag and block-heeled sandals for an easy holiday outfit that you can wear time and time again.
What do you wear to a pool party? This!
Go bold or go home, this is Ibiza after all. This multicoloured kaftan is sure to turn heads, whether you’re living your best life by the pool or heading off for a day at the beach. Easy to slip on and off, this is the perfect holiday style for a pool party.
To take this kaftan to the next level, pair it with wedges to elongate your legs, bold jewellery (the bigger the earring, the better) and a statement bag.
The little white dress
This plunging white maxi dress is the perfect combination of length, colour and floaty fabric, making it a suitcase must-have. This dress will be your best friend during evening drinks at a beach bar, exploring the resort and heading out for a long, lazy lunch. White highlights a tan perfectly and is easy as can be to accessorise.Sliders are the comfiest option to pair this dress with and are also cobble-wobble friendly – exactly what you need when exploring, or after a few too many sangrias.
Wrap it up in a kimono.
Let’s face it, most of your time on holiday will be spent in or around a pool. So why not treat yourself to insta-worthy cover up? This kimono can be layered over a swimsuit or bikini, an easy style fix for when you want to cover up. It’s also pretty enough for a pool party, worn open over a bikini and paired with wedges.
A wrap dress will be your best friend.
Another wrap dress, another holiday favourite. This red floral number is the perfect all-rounder. Lunch in town? This dress. A day out sightseeing? This dress. Fancy date night? This dress. You get the point. Even if you’re wardrobe is normally pretty tame in terms of colour, holidays are the perfect time to embrace a brighter palette.
The going ‘out-out’ co-ord
Can you really go to Ibiza without hitting a bar (or five)? Nothing is off limits when it comes to the Ibiza party scene, so you can really indulge yourself in prints and colours. This top and skirt combo is sure to turn heads wherever you go. Even better, it can be mixed and matched with other pieces to create a variety of outfits – a definite plus if you’re only taking hand luggage.
Add statement earrings, killer heels and a bold clutch to create the perfect night out look.
A maxi dress worth packing
If head to toe print is a little too much for you, then this maxi dress is a great option. It’s plain at the top and bold at the bottom – some would say, a winning combination. Maxi dresses are great for holidays because of their easy, breezy fit. Also, if you’ve spent a little too much time in the sun and need to cover up, a maxi skirt is the way to do it in style (no baggy t-shirts here, please).