Making a visit to the island of the gods calls for a full wardrobe change. Leave those smart, city clothes behind as the sunny outdoors and beachside restaurants call for a new look, something chic, tropical and relaxed. Here we share some summer-styles, for both the ladies and the gentlemen, that will have you looking fab as you enjoy island life.
Bamboo Blonde is an Island lifestyle brand founded in 2007 and is proudly produced in Bali. Throughout the years the brand has been growing on the magical Island of the Gods with Bamboo Blonde being the number one retail destination for trend-conscious girls. Fast forward to 2019 the brand now has 13 stores across Bali.
Bamboo Blonde is designed for the ‘babes’ who embrace each day, feeling beautiful, playful, fashion driven and knows how to keep the island spirit in the air! The brand’s fashion forward team selects the hottest trends each season and presents their customers with a range of styles, in fabrics, exclusive prints and colours that are fresh and exciting. Their looks cater to wherever you find yourself on the island: flowing outers and dress shirts to wear over your bikini at Bali’s hottest beach clubs; sultry playsuits and two-piece sets for a sunny stroll through Seminyak; and for those more sophisticated sunset sessions, their elegant maxi dresses and jumpsuits rise to the occasion, presenting a bold take on ‘resort chic’. Whatever look you choose, expect to be turning heads around the island.
Check out their instagram @bambooblondeindo for the hottest new arrivals and exciting expansions happening in 2019 – 2020. Visit their website to locate their stores across Bali, or to shop online with worldwide deliveries available.
Looking and feeling laidback does not mean having to compromise on style or comfort; on the contrary, if anything it calls for more of both!
A full day at the beach means kicking off your shoes and slipping into a pair of sandals, or flip flops depending on where you’re from. Surf and lifestyle brand Volcom have perfected the art of beach footwear: featuring a cushioned and moulded footbed, with reinforced toe posts that resist cracking, along with straps design for long-lasting comfort, the design of their sandals cater to a full day at the beach, or even a day-time stroll through town.
Where Volcom really excels is with their premium boardshorts, designed for comfort in the water all day long. For the surfers out there, their Mod-Tech boardshorts are constructed with a 4-way stretch fabric for ultimate flexibility and durability, made with Repreve® Recycled Fibre – and even for non-surfers, their water repellent finish means you’ll be quick to dry whether jumping out of the sea or the pool at your favourite beach club. For casual, stylish swimwear, Volcom’s ‘Sand Bar’ trunks add a little party vibe to the poolside sessions. Their swimwear presents wild designs and a vibrant colour collection that Volcom is known for.
Volcom stores can be found all around Bali, from Kuta, Seminyak, Ubud and Canggu.
Volcom Flagship Store
When it comes to summer fashion, the focus has long been tipped towards the women. Menswear brand Tropikal decided to change this. Understanding that men, too, needed stylish holiday looks and tropical beachwear, they created a line of clothing that both looks and feels great for those hot summer days.
Their shirts and t-shirts are beach-to-bar ready, featuring signature prints that speak of their love for Bali and island life, bringing together Balinese artists, screen-printers, pattern-makers and master tailors.
What is truly unique about this Bali-based fashion startup is their commitment to sustainable fashion. Tropikal’s shirt collection uses 100% organic bamboo fabric (certified Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex®). Beyond being eco-friendly, bamboo fabric is a heat-regulating, moisture-wicking and anti-microbial material, as well as being supremely soft to the skin. This makes it the ultimate hot-weather companion perfect for a day out at the beach, by the pool, at the bar or even on those hot summer dance floors.
Tropikal can be found in selected boutiques around the island, or you can shop and browse their collection online.
In Balinese families, children grow up learning artistic skills by nature. Whether it’s through sitting at their parents’ knee while they paint or listening to musicians perform at ceremonies. For over 30 years, Uluwatu has drawn upon these natural abilities to produce fine quality lace. The lace work or cutwork known in English is called krawang in Balinese. Uluwatu krawang is created with age-old traditional techniques: lace is stretched on bamboo hoops and sewn by hand on foot-powered machines that are now seen as antiques.
Presenting a whole line of lace dresses, skirts, shorts, nightwear, jumpsuits and more, Uluwatu has long been an island-favourite for those looking for a look that is clean with an understated elegance, exuding a soft, Balinese romance. With something for every occasion, from modern resort wear to stylish traditional kebaya, Uluwatu invites you to showcase a piece Balinese tradition whether at a 5-star moonlight dinner or a casual-yet-fashionable day out.
For a complete list of stores and stockists go to www.uluwatu.co.id.