What to Wear to Wine Country in the Winter
So you just planned your ultimate wine country vacation, but now you need to figure out what to pack and how to prep for your trip. Here are a few tips that should help you plan what to put in your suitcase this winter in wine country.
Mural, Double Breasted Jacket 40% off
Dressing in layers is something I learned the moment I moved to San Francisco. One minute it’s foggy and freezing and ten minutes later the sun is out and you are quickly removing your jacket only to find it cold again a couple hours later…
I have since learned to take my layering skills up north when I head to wine country. It is usually much colder in wine country compared to San Francisco in the winter so I’m usually bundled up, to begin with…AND once with wine hits I things usually start to get steamy and the layers are ready to come off.
That is why I always layer up.
Wine country layers for me equal a long sleeve shirt, sweater, jacket, leggings and boots with a beanie and scarf in my tote.
Faux leather leggings are my jam, especially during the winter. Why? They look and act like a pant but give you the freedom to eat what you want. However, all leggings are created equally, my friends. I learned this when another blogger recommended the Commando, Perfect Control Faux Leather Leggings. The tummy-smoothing panel sold me, but after two wears these leggings had a serious hole in them – NOT what you want to wear in wine country PEOPLE! I reached out to Commando hoping it was maybe a fluke, but haven’t really back -> SO stick with Spanx Leggings, my friends. They are pricey, but I managed to round up some sales from some of my favorite retailers.
30% off Spanx Leggings at Spanx.com $67.99 – Available in Rich Olive, Crimson, Bronze Metal, Antique Rose, Night Navy, and Wine
30% off Spanx Leggings at Macy’s $68.60 – Available in Wine, Bronze Metal and Rich Olive
I opted for a chunky boot <- but these boots might not be comfortable for everyone. If you are looking for a bit of a smaller heel I would highly recommend the Everlane, Day Boot. I don’t own them YET, but the description has me dreaming of them: Comfort has never looked this good. Made from buttery-soft Italian leather that molds to your foot, the Day Boot has an easy ankle height, walkable stacked heel, and back pull tab.
This is the most important tip! A tote is your best friend when you are wine tasting and the Cuyana, Classic Leather Tote is the perfect tote for wine tasting in the winter. Some say luxury and practicality don’t mix. This bag begs to differ. The silhouette is simple, but beautifully so. The pebbled leather is genuine Italian, lightweight and seriously soft, yet durable and sized just right for a weekend getaway to wine country in the winter.
What I Wore:
Jacket: Topshop, Piper Check Jacket
Sweater: Free People, Big Easy Cowlneck Sweater
Leggings: Spanx, Faux Leather Leggings
Boots: Marc Fisher, Women’s Waren Round Toe Lace Up Leather Boots
Bag: Cuyana, Classic Leather Tote
Sunglasses: Le Specs, Air Heart 51mm Sunglasses
Photos taken at the Hotel Yountville in the Napa Valley.
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