5 Colorful Dresses to Wear to a California Winery

Sezane Albana Dress, Mullholland Scenic Overlook at Coldwater Canyon Park
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I know I should be thinking about fall right about now, but now that I live in Southern California, I’m in an endless summer state of mind. Especially with all the amazing colorful dresses I’ve been seeing recently!

September and October are pretty warm months here in Los Angeles, so I’m letting my colorful sundresses and sandals stay out a little longer this year (don’t worry — I’m headed back East this fall too and will enjoy my boots and sweaters then!) Lately, I’ve been having a blast exploring several different California wine regions. And I’m not talking about Napa either — luckily, there are several wine regions within a two-hour drive of LA to explore. Santa Barbara, Ojai, Temecula, and Paso Robles are some of my favorite AVAs to visit for a quick wine getaway!

If you’re looking to visit a California winery soon, here are five colorful dresses to wear (and tips on what to wear to a winery!)

Farm Rio Salt Island Drawstring Midi Dress | Colorful Dresses by popular LA fashion blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of Alicia Tenise standing next to a Agave plant and vintage green pickup truck and wearing a Farm Rio Dres, and straw fedora hat while holding a rainbow stripe Christian Dior bag.
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Colorful Dresses to Wear to a California Winery

While the weather does vary between AVAs, you can plan on warm, sunny weather for most of the year. However, definitely check the weather in advance — depending on what elevation you’re at, it can feel super hot or a bit chilly!

I always recommend packing an extra layer, just in case. It can get super hot in the daytime, but since California has a dry climate, it cools off pretty fast at night. 

My go-to is a midi or a maxi dress for a winery. You never know if you’ll end up sitting on a winery lawn or will have a picnic-style wine tasting experience, and I love that midi and maxi dresses allow me to get up and sit down with ease. Plus, they’re more eye-catching, in my opinion. However, if it’s super, super hot out, I’ll opt for something shorter (especially in Temecula and Paso Robles!)

Free People Park Slope Dress | Colorful Dresses by popular LA fashion blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of Alicia Tenise wearing. floral print maxi dress and straw fedora hat while walking through a vineyard.
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Farm Rio Pink Cocoa Forest Maxi Dress | Colorful Dresses by popular LA fashion blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of Alicia Tenise wearing a Farm Rio Coco print maxi dress, cork block heel sandals, and holding a glass of wine.
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Show Me Your Mumu Caroline Mini Dress | Colorful Dresses by popular LA fashion blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of Alicia Tenise wearing a Show Me Your Mumu Caroline dress while standing in a vineyard and holding a bottle of wine.
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Sezane Albana Dress, Mullholland Scenic Overlook at Coldwater Canyon Park | Colorful Dresses by popular LA fashion blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of Alicia Tenise standing at a overlook and wearing a mustard yellow Swiss dot maxi dress with a pink, blue, and purple stripe waist belt with studded strap sandals and a pair of sunglasses.
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What are some of your favorite colorful dresses?  Let me know in a comment below! 
 

Photos by Tom McGovern

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