What is it about wine tasting that calls to our inner fashionista? We envision a hill of rolling vineyards and a glass of chilled zinfandel in hand, and suddenly we’re concerned with piecing together the perfect ensemble that befits the occasion. There’s so many things you want to portray: classy, sophisticated, cultured with a refined palette… the list goes on and on. Need a little inspire on how to conjure the essence of a cute connoisseur? We have you covered. From a romantic getaway in Napa to an all girls trip in Paso Robles, you’ll love these looks down to the very last drop!
When you’re walking through rambling hills, admiring each grape on the delicate vine, comfort will be king. A lot of times, wine tasting turns into a multiple location, all-day event in which you’ll spend a lot of time up on your feet. Do yourself a favor with comfortable footwear that’s both functional and fashionable. Spoiler alert: you won’t find any high heels on this list!
You’ve seen that effortlessly cute look promoted by Toms, Vans, and Steve Madden slip-on sneakers. They’re the quintessential example of how to look stylish without trying too hard! If you want your feet to be smiling with joy, rock a pair of comfy slip-ons to wear from vineyard to vineyard.
If you want to step it up a notch and look a little less casual, these shoes are just the ticket. Loafers for women will lend a bit of elegance to your ensemble by making you appear sophisticated yet sassy. Added bonus: the absence of a heel means you’ll stay nice and balanced even as the wine starts to hit!
Rustic Ankle Boots
If there’s a shoe that screams “Wine tasting!” then a trendy ankle boot is the one. They do an excellent job at delivering that rugged aesthetic—picture-perfect for all that natural scenery behind you! To add a bit of oomph to your outfit, we suggest going with a pair of boots that have a small, chunky heel. They’re sure to elevate your ensemble (literally!), but be sure to step down that unpaved path with caution after your third glass.
Which pants you wear wine tasting depends on the weather as well as your location. Urban wine tasting, for example, might call for business-casual trousers while a tasting tour through wine country demands a more natural, casual look. Here are our favorites…
Harkening back to that rustic, country vibe, a pair of distressed denim jeans are truly a girl’s best friend. They strike the perfect balance between casual and cute, plus they make for the number one closet staple for your Fall wardrobe. There are a million and one ways to wear your jeans so when you find the perfectly fitting pair, make sure they’re high enough quality to withstand plenty of wear!
The only thing better than a great glass of wine, is drinking said wine while pounding in your PJs. We’re not going to encourage showing up to the party in pajamas, but we can nudge you in the direction of leggings if you’re looking to imbibe in ultimate comfort! Match a pair of black fleece leggings with an oversized flannel belted at the waist and no one will even be able to tell how luxuriously warm and cozy you are!
When the sun is shining and spring is in the air, a flowy, romantic skirt is just the number to make a splash of an impression. Have a few sips, do a few twirls, and imagine yourself light as a feather in this breezy piece! We recommend not overdoing it in terms of bold patterns and instead leaving it to the accessories to make a loud statement.
If you’re not going to sport a summer sun dress, you’ll need an adorable blouse to take wine tasting. Hint: Don’t wear white!
Cable Knit Sweater
If you’re heading to a vineyard in cooler weather, a cozy cable knit sweater will be your BFF. They pair well with nearly any ensemble, plus you get to feel indulgently warm while still looking stylish. Charcoal is our favorite color to rock because it looks impossibly good on every complexion.’
This material just exudes “classy wine drinker”. Show a little shoulder in a tank or spaghetti strap in earthy hues like olive, burgundy, or burnt sienna.
This one’s for the city sippers. If you’re going urban wine tasting downtown, an 80s style graphic tee will make you pop with a fashion-forward edge.