4 Merlot-Inspired Outfits for this Weekend’s Wine Fests

Dressy and casual ways to wear your favorite shades of burgundy, blush, and chardonnay.

Alright ladies, no point in denying it. Last September we reported that DC ranks first in wine consumption, so we know we’ll see more than a few of you at the two major wine events going down this weekend: the buzzy, young professional-friendly Wine Riot at DAR ($50, tickets available at website), and the waterfront Wine and Food Festival at National Harbor ($40 and up, tickets available on location). In anticipation for this weekend’s festivities (is it Saturday yet?), we whipped up a few outfits in our favorite shades of vino. So go forth, sip, look stylish, and don’t feel too guilty about it–we hear red wine can prevent fat formation.

Clothing Credits: 1) Sleeveless shirt, $188 at Equipment; Aurelia necklace, $425 at Gemma Redux; Sam Edelman Yelena sandal, $105 at Bloomingdales; Calvin Klein Collection skirt, $150 at The Outnet. 2) Sporty maxi skirt, $60 at Topshop; Marimekko striped cotton top, $85 at Crate & Barrel; Libby colorblock necklace, $125 at Swell Caroline; Marc by Marc Jacobs gladiator sandal, $270 at Zappos. 3) Girls from Savoy ruffled dress, $168 at Anthropologie; Turtle earrings, $28 at Swell Caroline; Pour la Victoire wedge pump, $220 at Simply Soles; Notes of Cabernet Eau de Parfum, $84 at Kelly & Jones. 4) Two fabric top, $170 at Reiss. Cropped pants, $49.99 at Ann Taylor. Jessica Simpson Contempo Flap cross-body bag, $59.95 at DSW; Shelly pump, $328 at Kate Spade.

Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.