By now, I am sure my readers know I truly enjoy going to vineyards and tasting wines. It is a favorite pastime. My husband and I were joking as we figured if we went every weekend we would almost make it as:
- North Carolina is home to more than 100 wineries. The number of wineries has more than quadrupled since 2001. The industry has two focuses – native muscadine grapes and European-style vinifera grapes.
Today I am going to be talking about what to wear to a Vineyard.
I know you may be thinking, why do I have to consider what to wear to a vineyard. I am not going to be stomping grapes! Or, I am a sipper, and I tend to not spill my red wine all over my clothes! However, I want to look put together, but still comfortable for the day’s outing. Jeans can certainly always be a great go-to look , but if I want to step it up a notch, I want to tell you about these pants I am wearing. Fabrizio Gianni calls them the Techno Stretch Cropped Pant, which provide a slimming effect with their stretch fabric, and a 27″ inseam, so if one does decide to stomp grapes, problem solved!! Don’t let the word “Techno” scare you! There is nothing to plug in, boot up, or store. The only memory is that of the material which holds its shape with its Fabric content of 74% Rayon, 23% Polyamide, 3% Spandex!
The pants are quite versatile, as one could wear them year round, with a light tunic in the spring, perhaps a longer sweater in the fall , as I have a burgundy cowl neck ribbed sweater with some pointed booties in mind. Whether going to wine taste at your local wine bar, or visiting a vineyard, these pants will take one from one season to the next.
I wanted to wear something light, as the weather is still quite warm here in NC, so this flutter sleeve top with its homage to grapes on the front in a purple and black pattern, seemed to work quite well giving it a feminine touch with the slimming slacks.
The shoes are a low heeled sandal, and comfortable enough to walk through the vineyard without digging one’s heels into the soil. They are Clark’s Artisan sandals which have an extra padded foot bed that makes it enjoyable walking around and taking in the views.
As since I am a bag girl, I brought out my lavender Coach satchel to add additional color to the look.The vine-like delicate purple necklace seemed aprapo and I picked it up at a boutique in Asheville.
So again for Visiting a Vineyard:
Make sure you have shoes you can walk in and are comfortable. Those 4 inch heels will dig into the grass and then either tripping or having someone pull you out wouldn’t make for a good time. Think comfort and style!
Wear a blouse or top that is easy to blot out that red wine that is accidentally spilled. An all white look is probably not your best bet!
Bring a lovely handbag and keep extra treats in their for your pets if you go to dog friendly vineyards like us. They wont be as interested in your picnic lunch this way!
Tell me How do you dress to a Vineyard?
Have a Great Labor Day!
Outfit: Top : White House Black Market ( Ebay)
Techno Stretch Cropped Pants in Black c/o Fabrizio Gianni *opinions are that of my own**
Sandals: Clark’s Artisan Line
Handbag: Coach Penelope ( Ebay)
Necklace: Boutique in Asheville
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