While the days are getting colder and the vibrancy of Mad March feels like a far distant dream, there’s no need to go into winter hibernation just yet. Get ready to drink-up and dress-up, as May marks the start of Aussie Wine Month.
So the opportunity to celebrate some of South Australia’s finest produce sounds pretty good, so good you might even sacrifice your cherished weekend sleep-in. The real dilemma then becomes what to wear to both look smart and avoid frostbite as Adelaide transcends into the colder weather.
Whether you’re attending an event in the city or hopping on a bus to spend the day at a winery, here are some ideas to help you incorporate style and practicality.
Avoid fretting about the whereabouts of your clutch by opting for a bag with a shoulder strap. Your belongings will stay safely fastened to your side, and more importantly, you will have more hands to hold your wine with.
After a wine (or three), strutting through the vineyards in your favourite stilettos is unlikely to be the wisest move. Thigh high boots are making a defiant comeback this season, and will be perfect for any wine tour by keeping those pins looking glamorous while feeling nice and cosy.
Embrace the ‘lamp-shading’ trend and team your over-the-knee boots with a long knit. If the knit is looking dangerously short, opt for a leather or suede mini-skirt underneath. Alternatively, if you’re feeling a more bohemian vibe, consider a patterned maxi dress. This unexpected transitional piece can be worn regardless of the season – if Sienna Miller can wear it all year round, so can you.
A leather jacket is suitable for almost any occasion, and a winter wine tour is no exception. There are so many varieties available, but we love the detail on this one from Witchery.
Like everything in life, wine tours have their pros and cons. One of those cons is waking up at an unspeakable hour to board a bus that is bound for a winery where a long day of eating and drinking awaits you. If you’ve had a big Saturday night out, chances are you’ll need more than concealer to hide those dark circles. Disguise your hangover with the classic sophistication of these sunglasses.
To top off your outfit, swap your beanie for a hat. A hat can make even the simplest outfits all the more chic.
Boots: Tony Bianco Bono Boots, Tony Bianco Rundle Street, $399.95
Hat: 66 the Label Sonic Hat, $139.00
Sunglasses: Ray-Bans, Shades Rundle Mall, $280
Bag: Country Road Vivienne Cross Body, Country Road Rundle Place, $179.00
For a full list of Aussie Wine Month events in South Australia visit: http://www.aussiewinemonth.com/sa-events