Ibiza has long been famous for its hedonistic nightlife scene, but there’s another side to the party scene that you need to be a part of – the notorious villas parties taking place in glamorous locations all over the island. “My favourite places to go dancing are villa parties,” says Ibiza stylist and personal shopper Renu Kashyap of Styled by Renu. “They are rare, and exciting – you don’t know where they’re going to be held until the day of the party, when you’ll often receive the directions to the villa in a text message.” If you’re lucky enough to be on the receiving end of one of these invites, follow Renu’s tips to dressing for the occasion.
DO: Bring flat shoes, or simply leave the heels at home. Many of Ibiza’s villas are seriously huge and navigating your way around the party can mean covering a lot of ground – from steep staircases and multiple levels, to big grassy gardens and bumpy caminos and beyond…
DON’T: Ditch the heels and go barefoot (unless you’re poolside). It’s never a good look at a party.
DO: Pack your shades. Villa parties can go on many hours, and there’s a fair chance you’ll be there to witness the Ibiza sunrise… and they’ll be invaluable on the eventual drive home.
DON’T: Miss the sunrise (or sunset!) – such a beautiful moment also provides the most beautiful flattering light and makes everyone look their best.
DO: Keep your look simple, for example, opt for a cute mini or chic maxi dress, paired with some statement jewellery. Just the right amount to make you look fabulous.
DON’T: Go over the top – Ibiza villa party dress codes are chic and stylish.
DO: Bring a scarf in the months of June and September – you’ll be thankful for the extra warmth on the journey between club and villa.
DON’T: Expect to find a cloakroom at a villa party, so keep your bags and jackets minimal as you’ll have to keep them with you at all times.
DO: Bring you bikini, all Ibiza villas have a pool!
DON’T: Don’t jump in the pool with you nightlife glitter make-up on – a quick trip to the bathroom to freshen up your face before a dip is essential.