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What to Pack: Vermont

Posted by Bee Shapiro on November 08, 2013 at 11:30:57 AM EST | Post a Comment

Rustic lodges, snow-lined streets, and maple syrup as far as the eye can see, Vermont offers the kind of wintry charm found in storybooks. For the season, bring along your ski or snowboard gear to hit the slopes, or simply pack your cold weather pieces to soak in the relaxed setting. You'll look wintry chic in our top packing picks...

Women

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Dressing Slope-side

For strolling around ski towns like Stratton, think layers. A turtleneck sweater in a frosty ivory makes for an easygoing base ($44.95).

Add a technical layer but without the bulk, like this ultra-light hooded vest ($49.50).

Keep the look sleek with classic skinny denim ($128).

Tuck them into shearling boots, like this handsome pair made of waterproof leather, which are a godsend after a day on the slopes ($378).

Tired of the usual dark winter coats? Try one in peppy cherry red, like this duffle moleskin style ($198).

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Steak Nights

Hearty and often with a homemade touch, Vermont dining is ideal for the season. Tuck into American fare and sip a bourbon cocktail at the Harrison in Stowe, perhaps in tights and this dressy but low-key plaid dress ($258).

Or jeans, a tee, and this romantic cardigan in mustard ($98) would also feel at home.

Given the country vibe, stick with simpler jewelry like this bracelet set ($102).

A coat is a must, of course, but so is this luxe cashmere scarf in brown heather ($198). (At least we think it's a must.)

Fend off the biting chill with these quilted leather gloves ($39.99), which you can keep on even when fussing with your smartphone. Genius!

Men

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Outdoorsy Days

Depending on the temperature, you might have a few opportunities left for late fall hikes. Dress warmly, and be ready for all kinds of action, in this camo-print fleece ($89.95).

Go with lined track pants below, or if you're headed into town, these straight leg blue jeans ($185).

The usual sporty puffer vest gets a dapper makeover when rendered in tweed ($265).

When it comes to mountain duds, a cotton-wool blend thermal henley is practically a basic ($55).

Protect ears from biting winds with this cashmere beanie ($70), which works well for both day and night.

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Lodge Scene

Come sundown, there's usually a buoyant scene around ski lodges. If you're in Killington, look for local live music or more international-level bookings at the Pickle Barrel, where this slim-fit flannel shirt ($79.50) is an easy choice.

On colder evenings, add a layer, with this light gray cashmere crewneck ($120).

Your daytime jeans are a no-brainer. Or for another option that's not too outré, choose these navy pants with a subtle herringbone print ($175).

Keep toes cozy, while keeping a grip on the icy terrain, in these shearling-lined rugged boots ($285).

Lastly, throw on a wintertime parka, or this more pulled-together pick: a military-style peacoat in unconventional burgundy ($250).

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