Wine tasting is high on the list of social activities we love. But when we learned that 38% of Americans actually avoid wine bars because they’re afraid of staining their clothes, we couldn’t believe it.* Partly because we have a whole guide for easily removing stains and also because, well, wine. But now that we’re all clear on how to treat possible stains—we can focus on the fun part: what to wear to a wine tasting. So whether you’re headed to wine country or a local bar, we’ll show you how to sip and swirl in style.
For the ladies
Over the years, we’ve learned that the perfect wine tasting outfit has a lot to do with comfort, more than anything else. And since you’ll likely be doing a fair share of drinking and eating and either a lot of standing or sitting, it’s best to take these factors into consideration. A soft, comfortable sweater paired with stretchy jeans is a good start. Go for a darker wash to give your look a more polished feel. Keeping with the theme, we added a sleek bordeaux colored jacket on top and finished off the outfit with neutral colored booties and accessories to bring it all together.
For the gentlemen
So what do you wear to a winery to showcase you’re well versed with the pour selection? We suggest leaning towards a casual cool look that’ll keep you at ease for a lively evening ahead. A bold printed button-down and colored chinos exude confidence without being too loud. And for chillier nights, a puffer vest makes for a stylish layer, adding just the right amount of warmth. Then complete the look with a few fall favorites: a pair of tall suede boots and a structured fedora.
*Survey results based on a poll of 2,000 Americans, conducted by One Poll on behalf of Nordstrom Trunk Club.