Although the general vibe here in Bali is very laid back I would say there is a lot of character with regard to fashion and I would best describe the style here in Bali as boho-chic traveller.
People flock to the island from all over the world bringing their own unique styles, however the bohemian theme is quite predominant. Don’t think along the lines of hippie (in fact just get that image out of your head completely) but think more towards the glamorous end of the bo-ho spectrum, kinda like festival style but a little bit more casual.
Must have details:
- Anything embroidered
- Delicate silver jewellery
TIP: I wouldn’t really recommend packing more than one pair of heels (I know, I feel your pain) but Bali is not dressy at all. So pack maybe one dressy outfit and one pair of heels to go with it – the rest casual.
If you come to Bali you will undoubtedly end up poking your nose into all the boutique shops (especially if you are in Seminyak) and bagging yourself a new bikini or two. When I came here for the first time I was suddenly made aware of the surf culture. The “beach babe” vibe is STRONG here so I find myself keeping up with trends by heading to these shops:
Blue Glue Bikinis
Blue Glue is a French brand based in Bali which oozes glamour! The designer has been designing swimwear for over 25 years and decided to launched in Bali in 2004 to show case her talent. They certainly have a presence here with designs that make each and every bikini irresistible. There is something to suit every woman. This is one super chic shop and I gotta get my hands on a bikini soon!
This Bali brand started off as an independent lingerie label in 2011 and has now delved into the depths of swimwear designing, thank god! Their swimwear range is to die for – delicate lace, Italian material and seductive styles. Gooseberry is slightly on the expensive end of the spectrum but still loved by all the sun-loving surfer babes out here.
This well established Aussie surf brand couldn’t be more at home here in Bali. They have everything you need to get out there and catch some waves but more so, they have some stylish bikini designs to make sure you look hot whatever you do. I’m loving the whole “high-neck bikini tanks tops” trend at the moment and Billabong’s paring them with tropical prints… perfect.
Another Australian surfing powerhouse here in Bali is Rip Curl. Their latest “My Bikini” campaign with the heading of ultimate surfer chick Alana Blanchard showcases bright, tribal and exotic swimwear that’s not only stylish but also totally surfer friendly (well maybe not the bandeau style). What I really like about their bikini’s are that most of them have interesting designs at the back that scream “look at me”.