4 Key Pieces You Need If You’re Going Wine Tasting This Summer

Few things feel more decadent than spending a day tasting wine. Whether or not you can discern the subtle differences between different vintages of the same varietal or just enjoy taking a day trip with friends, you'll want to dress for the likely scenic experience. That being said, finding the ideal outfit for wine-tasting isn't always easy — reach for pieces that are both cool and comfortable when it comes time to make your sartorial selections for the day.

Realistically, any self-consciousness when it comes to selfies will be dissolved by your second glass, so you should be photo ready. And while it might be tempting to bust out a block heel, save your future self the trouble. You'll be walking on grass or gravel, and your center of gravity might be questionable by the end of the day. You're also probably either biking or climbing in and out of a vehicle, so flat shoes will increase your chances of grace. Opt for a delicate wrap style to add some flair, without threatening your vertical stance.

Whenever you get access to water, grab it with both hands. It's wise to tote a purse that can fit a water bottle, along with other essentials, which may or may not include a cheese plate. A raffia iteration will feel seasonally appropriate while also sturdy enough to stand up on its own, rather than precariously tempting fate by lying on the tasting counter.

Statement earrings, bracelets, and rings will get annoying, so opt instead for a delicate-yet-unique necklace. (Extra bonus: Any resulting tan lines will be minimal.) Tie your incredibly practical ensemble together with a playful dress in summer's favorite fabric — crochet. This tricolor version will also come in handy for July Fourth, without being too on the nose.

The Dress

Stay cool, stand out, and don't give your outfit a second thought in this piece by Ulla Johnson. If you're looking for the one dress you'll live in all summer, this just might be it.

The Shoe

Amanu sandals are designed to custom-fit your foot, meaning you can be sure of each and every step you take through the winery that's serving as your playground for the day, no matter what the terrain. See current available styles here.

The Bag

Grab a bag big enough to fit everything you'll need for a day outdoors with friends. This straw tote by Marina Raphael instantly pulls your summer look together and has ample amounts of room to carry your most necessary supplies. See its availability in other colors here.

The Jewelry

As far as jewelry goes, you're going to want something that doesn't get in your way but still adds a bit of sparkle to your overall look. This barely-there choker by Adina Reyter provides the perfect amount of glimmer.