What to wear for a wine tasting weekend

IT IS possible to dress casually and comfortably without looking sloppy and messy. In this post I’m sharing ideas for outfits and how to pack for a long weekend of  wine tasting in the spring using one bag (a carry on size bag) without having to buy a new wardrobe. You have everything you need in your closet, you just need to look at it differently. Get ready to shop your closet.

Travel style tips – How to pack for a wine tasting weekend in the spring

  • Know how you travel and what you will be doing each day. When it comes a wine tasting weekend, there is generally not a lot of walking and a whole lot of relaxing. But it still pays to know what you’ll be doing each day. This includes if you’ll be at wineries during the day and walking to town in the evening. I advise that you know what you are doing (more or less) each day of your vacation or trip.
  • Check the weather. I wrote this post in the late spring for a trip to California – it’s always cooler than I expect it to be – I’ve learned! Check the weather before you go. I tend to check about 3 days before packing and again the day before for any drastic changes.
  • Start with the shoes. Do this even for a trip without a lot of walking. This is because shoes are heavy, bulky and take up valuable space in our luggage. So still start with the shoes. Why? Because when you start with the shoes, it automatically limits and refines what you will take with you. The shoes will dictate the style and color of the clothing you pack. You don’t want your entire closet to be available for packing. You have to narrow down the selection somehow. Start with the shoes. Also, when you start with the shoes, it helps limit the color palette.

Here’s a packing list to help

In this case I’m using all three of the camisoles as base layers beneath my lightweight jackets and layering sweater. Also, the layering sweater, one silk camisole and a pair of ankle pants are my travel day outfit (for both days of air travel) so I don’t have to pack the bulky sweater.

If you are traveling in the summer and it’s warmer than it is in the spring, consider adding a dress or another skirt and removing the jeans or ankle pants.

See how all of these pieces go together to create outfits:




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