Getting the outfit right is just as important as where you’re going; if you don’t look right, you don’t feel right, and then the whole day is a waste. Of course, certain events require certain types of outfit, and in the case of heading for a day’s wine tasting, if you’ve never been before, how do you know what you should be adorning yourself with?
Luckily, help is at hand!
It obviously depends on where you’re heading, but generally wineries tend to be out in the country. This fact doesn’t mean you have to wear tweed and be terribly well behaved, but it does mean you need to dress for comfortable sophistication, rather than six inch stiletto heels – getting stuck in the grass is not an attractive look.
Think comfort, but think style
Timeless and classic is the direction you need to be going in, so think capri pants and wedges, floral dresses and ballet flats, denim jackets, and blazers. One rule however? Avoid white and cream. If you’re sipping red wine there is bound to be a spillage of some sort, basically because it’s Murphy’s law, and you don’t want to be walking around for the rest of the day with everyone thinking you’re half-drunk already.
If you’re outdoors in the countryside, remember that it can get a little chilly as the afternoon wears on, or indeed early in the morning, so maybe a pashmina to wrap around your shoulders or around your neck to ward off the chill maybe a good idea. Be sure to color co-ordinate with your outfit and you’ll look like you just walked off a catwalk.
Keep accessories to a minimum
If you must wear jewelry, keep it classic and minimal. Too much bling is a little too nightclub for a day out wine tasting, so remember the saying that less is more.
The same can be said for make up. Your outfit, hair, and make up is going to have to last for a long day, and if it’s warm you don’t want slippages, and indeed, you also don’t want to be leaving your lipstick behind little by little every time you take a sip. Less is more is the mantra you need here too.
It’s all about how you feel
Despite what you might think on first impression, a day out wine tasting isn’t a stuffy affair, it’s actually quite a laid-back day, and the vibe around the winery will ooze that from the moment you arrive. Keep your outfit equally as chilled-out, but remember to wear something that you are comfortable in, which will last you all day, and that you feel good about yourself in, leaving you free to enjoy your day.
It’s true what they say, if you feel good on the inside, it shows on the outside!