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What Should You Wear to a Winery?

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10 Winery Outfit Ideas

Are you heading out to a winery soon and have no clue what to wear? No worries!

To get started, you should try searching for "winery outfit" on Pinterest or Google to get some ideas. And, of course, feel free to experiment and have fun with your outfit. After all, it's your day to relax and enjoy the wine!

I also like to check out the winery I am going to on social media and then gauge a feel over the attire that people generally wear so I don't feel overdressed or underdressed.

You can also ask your friends who might be going with you what they are wearing so you can get an idea of what the overall feel of the outfit will be. You don't want to be too dressed up or too underdressed for the occasion.

Here are 10 ideas to get you started!

1. Flowy Summer Dress, Sunnies, and Sandals

A flowy dress is always a good idea when visiting a winery. It's comfortable and easy to move in, plus it looks great with a pair of sunnies and sandals. If you want to go for a more bohemian look, try pairing your dress with a wide-brimmed hat.

2. Dark-Wash Jeans and Chambray Shirt

For a more casual outfit, pair some dark-wash jeans with a chambray shirt and add a pop of color with your shoes or scarf. This is a great outfit for exploring the grounds of a winery.

3. White Jeans and Crisp Button-Down Shirt

White jeans are perfect for a summer day spent tasting wine. Pair them with a crisp button-down shirt and some comfortable flats or espadrilles. Add a pop of color to your accessories to make your outfit stand out.

4. Midi Dress and Straw Hat

I love this outfit idea. A midi dress is a great option for a winery visit. It's comfortable and flattering, plus it looks great with a straw hat to keep the sun out of your eyes. Add some strappy sandals or wedges to complete the look.

5. Khaki Shorts and Striped T-Shirt

I think if you're struggling for something to wear, then I don't think you can go far wrong with just trying to pair some khaki shorts with a striped t-shirt. This is a great outfit for exploring the grounds of a winery. Add a pair of comfortable sneakers or sandals to finish off the outfit.

6. Floral Dress and Denim Jacket

A floral dress is always a good option for a winery visit. It's pretty and feminine, plus it looks great with a denim jacket. You can also add a few bracelets and a necklace to dress it up a bit.

7. Light Wash Jeans and Blouse

This is my pretty much go to for anything really, the trick is getting the right fit. So just try pairing some light-wash jeans with a blouse or button-down and adding a pop of color with your shoes or scarf.

8. White Jeans and Cropped Top

White jeans are a solid choice, just make sure you are really careful around the wine! Try pairing some white jeans with a cropped top. This is a great option for a hot day. Add some comfortable sandals or sneaks.

9. Wrap Dress and Wedges

A wrap dress is a great option for a winery visit. It's comfortable and flattering, plus it looks great with a pair of wedges. You can also add a few bracelets and a necklace to dress it up a bit.

10. Jumpsuit and Sunhat

This is one of my favorites! I've love jumpsuits, but I would make sure to that this is for those vineyards and wineries that are a little less formal. It's comfortable and easy to move in, plus it looks great with a sunhat to keep the sun out of your eyes.

Winery Clothing Accessories

Now that you know what to wear, it's time to talk accessories.

Here are eight things to consider when accessorizing your winery outfit:

  1. Sunhat or sunglasses: A sunhat or sunglasses are essential for a day spent outdoors tasting wine. They'll help keep the sun out of your eyes so you can focus on the wine.
  2. Scarf or shawl: A scarf or shawl is a great way to add a pop of color to your outfit and keep you warm if the temperature drops in the evening.
  3. Comfortable shoes: You'll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes, but not overly casual.
  4. Bag: You'll need a place to store your wine, so make sure you bring along a bag. I recommend a tote bag or backpack.
  5. Water bottle: It's important to stay hydrated when drinking wine, so make sure you bring a water bottle.
  6. Snacks: You'll probably get some food but just in case if you get hungry while you're tasting wine, so make sure you bring along some snacks.
  7. Notebook: You may want to take notes on the wines you're tasting, so make sure you bring along a notebook and pen.
  8. Camera: You'll definitely want to take some photos while at the winery, so make sure you bring a camera along.

How to Put Together a Winery Outfit

Now we have gone through some ideas for what to wear to a winery, it's time to put together an outfit.

Here is a step-by-step guide:

  1. Decide on the overall feel of your outfit: Are you going for casual or dressy?
  2. Choose your bottoms: Jeans, shorts, or a skirt are all great options.
  3. Choose your top: A t-shirt, blouse, or dress will work great.
  4. Accessorize! Add a sunhat, sunglasses, scarf, or shawl to your outfit.
  5. Make sure you're comfortable! Wear comfortable shoes and bring along a bag to carry your wine and snacks.

What Not to Wear to a Winery

Now that we've gone over what to wear, let's talk about what not to wear.

Here are a few things to potentially avoid when choosing your winery outfit:

  • Avoid clothes that are too tight or constricting: You want to be able to move and breathe easily when you're walking around the vineyard.
  • Steer clear of anything too casual or sloppy: Remember, you're going to a winery, not the beach!
  • I'd probably not wear heels: You might be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes.
  • Avoid carrying a purse: A tote bag or backpack is a better option for carrying your wine and snacks that you might pick up from the store.

Now that you know what to wear and what not to wear, you're ready to choose the perfect outfit for your day at the winery! Have fun and enjoy the wine-tasting experience.

And don't forget to take plenty of photos to document your day. After all, it's not every day that you get to visit a winery!

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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