With the weather finally getting warmer, you’re more likely to venture into less travelled territory, and we highly recommend adding a winery visit to your list of plans! Whether you’re looking for a fresh date night activity or want to kick back with your closest girl friends, wine tastings offer something for every party. And, hey, if it's good enough for Beyonce, it's definitely good enough for us.
Though these events may seem intimidating at first, I can tell you from experience that you don’t need to be a grape expert—the whole point is to learn more, in the most relaxed way possible. The real conundrum here is what you should wear, as tastings are so infrequent and tend to tread the thinnest line between casual and dressy.
Well, the most important aspect of your look is comfort: you may be standing or sitting for a long period of time, so anything uncomfortably tight is a no-no. Not to mention the copious liquid (both water and wine) and snacks that are usually on offer. This is no time to restrict yourself! Next, you want to make sure that you aren’t too casual—skip the flip-flops and ripped jeans—but not overdone either. And definitely opt for flat shoes instead of heels, as you will likely be standing on grass at some point, if not the whole time. Our top picks? Easy maxi dresses, jumpsuits or cropped jeans. And to make your final decision that much easier, we’ve compiled three total looks centered around each piece, below!
Scroll down to see and shop our 3 favourite wine tasting outfits.
Stuart Weitzman ‘On the Run’ Leather Sandal ($435)
Circus By Sam Edelman Lena Mesh Espadrille Flat in White ($45)
Proenza Schouler for MAC Lipstick in Mangrove ($22)
Valentino Fringe-Trim Platform Wedge Sandals in Black ($695)
What would YOU wear to a wine tasting? Let us know in the comments!