Marbella is without a doubt one of the hottest and most glamorous spots for the sun. A regular destination for celebrities and the cast of The Only Way Is Essex, you’ll need to pull out your best fashion favourites to stand out from the crowd.

But what should you pack? Join designer footwear retailer, Daniel Footwear, as they outline the fashion essentials you should pack if you are planning to party amongst the celebs in Puerto Banus.

Poolside at Ocean Beach Club

You haven’t done Marbella properly if you haven’t attended a VIP pool party – and Ocean Club is the top destination if you want to soak up the rays whilst spraying champagne with the girls. The must-visit beach club is home to some great DJs that create chill-out vibes by day, before cranking up the volume for a party atmosphere by night.

You’ll need to up the ante when it comes to dress-code. Leave your standard bikini and flip flops back in the hotel room, and bring your glam swimsuit out to play. Think monochrome, bold prints and embellishments. Go all out with your swimsuit – you want to stand out. Cut-out detailing will help to wow your fellow party-goers and an elegant kaftan will add to your luxe look.

Glam doesn’t stop there; you’ll need to finish your beach outfit with a fabulous pair of shoes. Chic wedges are perfect to partner with a swimsuit whilst you strut around the poolside. If you’re not one for heels, opt for a pair of heavily embellished sandals. And, of course, don’t forget your designer shades and statement jewellery.

Night out with the girls

When the sun sets and the moon comes out to play, the glamour moves up another notch. Marbella’s biggest cocktail bars and nightclubs are full with glitz and glamour so you want to make sure you stand out for the right reasons. Whether you’re partying under the stars at Pangea’s rooftop terrace or dancing the night away at Funky Buddha, it’s important to get your evening look just right.

There is no such thing as casual on a night out in Marbella, so think glamour always. A chic dress is a great way to survive the heat, whilst looking effortlessly chic. Always pair with heels – leave your flats at home. Go for dramatic eye make-up, and some statement jewellery and you’ll be ready to hit any bar.

Shopping in Puerto Banus

You just won’t know where to start when it comes to Marbella’s designer boutiques. Featuring fashion heavyweights like Hermes, Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton, every shopaholic should find shade from an afternoon of sunbathing in these exclusive stores.

The shops are no exception to a dress-code. Beach and swimwear should be left behind – instead opt for a flowing maxi dress and big wedges for the perfect combination. Wear with some statement jewellery and you’ll stay cool while oozing glamour.

Whether you’re heading to a pool party, sipping cocktails with friends or enjoying a spot of retail therapy, you’ll need to pull out some of your best fashion investments – but make sure you remember to pack these Marbella essentials in your case:

  • Designer shades
  • Wedge sandals
  • Statement jewellery
  • Chic kaftan