Summer clubbing style – What to wear in Ibiza
21st May 2017
It’s a legendary party location – there’s just no better spot for sun, sea, sand and shots than Ibiza. But if you’re a wide eyed newbie to the whole scene, you’re probably wondering what to wear to get noticed in the hottest clubs and at all the pool parties you’ll no doubt find yourself at. Here’s the lowdown:
What to wear in Ibiza
This year, it’s all about slogan tees, hot prints and personalised fashion. Don’t be afraid to embrace retro sportswear styles and mix these with modern everyday designs. When it comes to Ibiza clubbing outfits, go for key pieces that wouldn’t look out of place on the beach; so sheer cover ups work well for the girls and chino shorts are a good choice for you boys.
– Fashion swimwear – for the impromptu boat party
There’ll be more pool parties and boat events than you can shake a flamingo shaped inflatable at, so ensure you pack plenty of good looking swimwear.
For those spontaneous girls, swimwear that doubles up as eveningwear is a must, especially when you get invited last minute to a boat party that looks like it will carry on well into the early hours of the morning. Think tropical printed one-pieces and halter neck bikinis that can be casual with a pair of denim shorts and or be flirty and feminine with a skirt.
Lads, never doubt the power of a pair of good looking swim shorts – these be teamed with graphic tee or vest for a night partying on the waves before finishing up at a club back on the island.
Book tickets for:
Float Your Boat – Tickets €30 and include entry to club
This is the best party to get warmed up at and in 2017 is teaming up with nightclub Privilege with DJ Carl Cox and Hï Ibiza where Eric Prydz now has residency. Set sail from San Antonio and pre-party as the sun sets.
– Keep it casual – for sandy nights at Bora Bora
This is the place to go for a beach party and is perfect if you just don’t want to leave the sand. The parties start early, dancing on the tables is encouraged and the tunes play until the sun rises – ideal if you’re staying in a hotel nearby and can nip back for a quick freshen up before the evening begins.
Bodysuits and beach shorts are an ideal combo for a night dancing with sand in between your toes. Don’t be afraid to embrace summer festival trends like glitter roots or pastel hair to ensure you don’t look like a hot mess in every professional club photographer snap.
Throw on a vest but leave the swim shorts on and swap the flip flops for slip-on espadrilles before getting the shots in.
Book tickets for:
No need to book anything. Bora Bora is a free for all, which helps create that incredible party vibe all day long. Sunday beach parties are a must – keep an eye on the Facebook page to see what’s happening.
– Going out out outfits – for the VIP club treatment
The bigger nightclubs expect guests to dress up a little, so ensure you have time to nip back to your hotel to spruce up before making your way there.
Rock a bodycon dress and platform sandals for a night under the strobe lights, leave hair tousled with salt spray and enhance the tan with bronzer and highlighter on cheekbones.
Avoid shorts if you’re looking for VIP treatment – instead opt for lightweight chinos or even jeans and pair these with a plain fitted t-shirt – avoid taking this off later and waving it round your head or the bouncers will step in.
Book tickets for:
Pacha – prices vary per event
One of the hottest club scenes on the island. If you’re headed to Pacha, it’s a good idea to book now and get the VIP treatment. Sip champers while overlooking the dancefloor and enjoying a table reserved for just you and your mates – until that group of girls you’ve been eyeing heads over.
Where to stay in Ibiza:
Ibiza Town – It looks quaint – with its winding streets and tiny alleys – but Pacha, one of the most established clubs on the island, is located here.
Playa d’en Bossa – The main destination for revelers – here you’ll find the super clubs (Sankey, Ushuaïa and Hard Rock). It’s also where Bora Bora is located and there’s a whole strip full of hotels to head back to when the sun starts to rise.
San Antonio – One of the most happening locations in Ibiza, all the boat parties take off from here – plus it’s the best spot for evening drinks with Café Mambo, Ocean Beach and Café Del Mar all setting the party scene day and night.
Photo I.D. – Your youthful looks will be the end of you when you get turned away from the club if you don’t have your ID. Take your driving license though – you really don’t want to lose your passport on a big night out.
Tickets – The biggest events require pre-booked tickets so avoid disappointment and grab these now.
Sun cream for the day – No one wants to look like a lobster on the dance floor.
Travel insurance – Just in case you do lose something valuable after partying the night away.