Wine Tasting What To Wear – Him & Her

This memorial weekend R & I headed up to California’s wine country, Sonoma, for the weekend. Sonoma and Napa are the two biggest wine regions in California. Every few months, we drive up to enjoy some quality time surrounded by beautiful scenery… and wine! I’ve documented our adventures there before here, but this time I wanted to share something different. After some trial & error, I’ve finally found the best attire for wine tasting and so has R, and we wanted to share them with you!

Staring with the gentleman…

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As Sonoma is much warmer than the city and you will be walking in the sun most of the time, you should always wear something light. Bermuda shorts, light cotton T-shirts, polos or button up shirts should be your go to pieces. Keep the colors light and the material breathable during hotter days. As for the fit, find something that you’re comfortable in.

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Bermuda shorts are very fashionable for men. In Napa, almost everyone is wearing them. They’re sophisticated and perfect for the warm climate. These light grey shorts are one of my favorites. The tiny polka dots on them are extremely subtle but add a nice touch to rather simple shorts. To look casually smart in bermudas, you have to make sure they’re the right length and fit, too short & tight are a bit off putting, while too long & baggy will lose the “smart” impact. Knee length or just above is the perfect length.

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R styled his bermudas with a not your average white cotton shirt. The stripes and arrows makes the tee a tad more fashionable and on trend. The horizontal stripes are great for men, as they make the shoulders and chest area look broader. Even the least fashionable man can pull out an easy look like this!
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Dresses are always my number one choice for wine tasting and vineyard touring. Whether mini, midi or maxi, they’re always great idea! They help you move freely and are the fastest thing to throw on. I’ve notice that when the weather gets warmer I tend to wear dresses more than anything else. Also, make sure the material is light and breathable so you don’t get overheated.

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IMG_0382I bought this Ann Taylor strapless maxi a while back. I absolutely love the unusual pattern and the color combination. Also, I can’t even start to describe how happy I am that it’s the perfect length. Usually, I have to shorten every maxi I get, even those from the petite section! This one was the perfect length and shape. It’s tight on the chest area and then drapes down to ankle level beautifully without being too baggy.

Because it was so sunny this weekend, a straw hat came in handy! Not only did it bring the whole outfit together, but it also did a great job protecting me from the harsh sun!

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These outfits are great for any summer day in my opinion, not just wine tasting. R already bought himself a few bermudas and cotton tees for the warmer weather. As for me, I’m sure you’ve been noticing how much I’ve been loving dresses lately.

What’s are your go to outfits when your on a holiday?

Shop R’s look:

Bermuda shorts Banana Republic, T-shirt Banana Republic, Glasses Ray Ban Chris, Shoes Nike

Shop my look:

Dress Ann Taylor similar save or splurge, hat Forever 21, sandals similar save or splurge, bag Coach similar save or splurge

XoXo,

Tamara

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108 Comments

    • June 1, 2016 / 10:54 am

      Thank you Christianne!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 1, 2016 / 10:54 am

      Thank you so much Melisa from the both of us!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 1, 2016 / 10:55 am

      Thanks!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 1, 2016 / 10:55 am

      Thank you Steph, Im glad you do!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 1, 2016 / 10:55 am

      Thank you Keri!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:28 am

      Thank you Elise!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:28 am

      Thank you so much!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:29 am

      Thank you Shauna, we did have a blast!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  1. June 1, 2016 / 9:42 am

    You and your man are so freaking cute! Love his outfit but I love yours even more! Such a great read, too! What a fun memorial day weekend you had!

    Xox Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:30 am

      Thank you Dana, you’re so sweet!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  2. June 1, 2016 / 9:43 am

    You two look so cute! I love the print and colors of your dress and it looks so comfy too!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:31 am

      Thank you so much Lily from the both of us!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. June 1, 2016 / 10:05 am

    Very sweet! I love Napa so much. I did a similar post about what to wear and I totally agree with the dresses. It’s always so much easier to wear for wine tasting!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:32 am

      Oh great, I’m gonna go check it out now!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  4. June 1, 2016 / 10:21 am

    love the look! a maxi dress is always a good go-to for a winery.
    and the boater hat is perfect – my default style for this summer

    -Andréa

    A.Viza Style

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:41 am

      Thank you Andrea, this is practically my default look for the summer too!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:42 am

      What I love about this dress that it has a sticky film around the strapless area to make sure it stays put, and it totally works!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:42 am

      We did, it was great!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:43 am

      Thank you si much Yuka from the both of us!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:43 am

      Thank you Vanessa!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:45 am

      Thank you Violette, we had a blast!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  5. Amy Arnold
    June 1, 2016 / 11:23 am

    How cute are you two?! Perfect for a fun day at the vineyard. Loving your dress.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:45 am

      Thank you Amy Ann!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:46 am

      Thank you from the both of us Camila!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 1, 2016 / 11:46 am

      Thanks Lenya,I’m glad you like it!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  6. June 1, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    This is soo cute haha. I love both of your looks! I used to work in men’s fashion so I’m always drawn to what guys are wearing, and most people don’t blog about it. So I love this!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • June 2, 2016 / 11:06 am

      Thank you Emily! I’m always drawn to men’s fashion too!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  7. June 1, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    You two look fantastic! And what a perfect day and location… looks beautiful 🙂
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

  8. Gabrielle
    June 1, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    What a perfect location for wine tasting – and with such beautiful sunshine! You’re both dressed perfectly for the occasion, the print of your maxi dress is so gorgeous 🙂

    aglassofice.com
    x

  9. June 1, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    The Napa/Sonoma area is one of our favorite places to visit! These are great tips too — I always wear a dress and flat sandals when we go. Also, I have this Ann Taylor dress from like fish years ago?! It’s still one of my favorites too!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  10. June 1, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    You both look amazing, and I am so jealous of your weekend spent in Sonoma wine tasting!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  11. June 1, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    you both look adorable! i’ve been wanting to go wine tasting in napa. do you have recommendations for the best season to go ?

    Sher
    http://www.shershegoes.com

  12. June 1, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    You both look amazing! Your dress is perfect for a day at the vineyards!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  13. Biana
    June 1, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    I love the dress you wore to the vineyard! So pretty! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  14. June 1, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    What a beautiful pictures! You two look adorable. Love your dress so much!
    Kisses, Raysa

  15. June 1, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    I love those vibrant and fun colors in your maxi dress! Simple and clean lines; easy to wear yet it makes a statement.
    Red Reticule

  16. June 1, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    His white t-shirt is so cute and i love your maxi dress, it’s so bright and unique! The place looks fantastic and it looks like you guys had a great day 🙂

    Characters & Carry-ons

  17. Mili
    June 1, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    You both look so cute and comfy in your outfits! I love the straw hat you accessorized with 🙂

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  18. June 1, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    I am hoping to visit Napa next summer 🙂 That maxi is SO gorgeous alone, but paired with that bag and the pop of color from your sandals… WOW! Love his shirt!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  19. June 1, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    What an absolutely incredible set of photos. It looks so amazing & I really would love to go wine tasting xx Adaleta Avdic

  20. June 1, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    This post is simply gorgeous, can’t wait to visit California some day soon!

    Aicha | The Fashion Heist

  21. June 1, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    Loving both of the looks lovelies!!! Wine tasting is my favourite thing to do haha, I hope you had a wonderful time! Xx

    http://theemasphere.com/

  22. June 2, 2016 / 12:51 am

    Love your style!
    That summer dress make you looks so fab:)

    don’t forget to visit me back,

    heymarsya.blogspot.co.id

  23. June 2, 2016 / 2:56 am

    Great photos.

  24. June 2, 2016 / 4:55 am

    I love R’s shirt, such a cool pattern but not too in-your-face. Great styling, your dress if gorgeous x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  25. June 2, 2016 / 6:45 am

    What a great post! I absolutely loved both outfits especially your dress it’s beautiful and I think these are perfect outfits for wine tasting!

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  26. June 2, 2016 / 7:02 am

    You both have the perfect summer outfits!! Oh I understand those struggles with finding the perfect length maxi dress too well, it’s always a happy day to find something that is just right and you don’t have to spend time shortening 🙂 xx

  27. June 2, 2016 / 7:08 am

    Aw this is so cute, you two look so stylish! I absolutely love wine tasting, we actually got married in Napa, I love it there so much!

  28. June 2, 2016 / 7:42 am

    That’s a lovely dress and totally suitable for many occasions like wine tasting, casual date night and so on. I love the pattern of it 🙂 x

    Ela BellaWorld

  29. June 2, 2016 / 9:08 am

    This is such a great, helpful post, girlie! I’ve never been to a wine tasting at a vineyard before, but my hubby and I have talked about trying it out this summer! I love the the shirt your hubby is wearing, come to think of it mine doesn’t own anything like this, he tends to stick to solids at best, but I think he’d like it because it is indeed different with the arrows! As for your outfit, I adore that dress! I saw a glimpse of it on Instagram and instantly fell in love with the print and colors, so perfect for summer! I also love how you topped it off with a hat, which would not only be fashionable, but help with the sun, too! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a wonderful start to your June so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  30. June 2, 2016 / 9:33 am

    Love the relaxed but chic vibe here- and your maxi is gorgeous, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  31. June 2, 2016 / 9:45 am

    So beautiful landscape, so good that you went to this place, to wine tasting! And you and your husband look good; I loved your Ann Taylor dress and you are right, a good fabric to breath is recommendable, as well as the hat! You look very beautiful!
    DenisesPlanet.com

  32. June 2, 2016 / 9:48 am

    Wow, girl! I absolutely adore your dress! <3

  33. June 2, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    What an interesting post – love both of your outfits! x

    alicered.co.uk

  34. June 2, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    You both look great and the winery looks beautiful. I love his graphic tee!

    xx freshfizzle

  35. June 2, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    I love this post, you two chose such complimentary outfits, you look wonderful together!

  36. June 3, 2016 / 1:35 am

    I absolutely love this look on you, I wish my other half would let me style him, he has little trust haha

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  37. June 9, 2016 / 10:20 am

    This is such a sweet post! Living in NYC, I daydream about being able to take a quick day trip to Napa and Sonoma. I love how you styled both the his and hers outfits, and I’ll keep your tips in mind the next time we’re in the area. Hopefully we’ll make it back to wine country in the not-too-distant future!

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