Countryside Chic: Blogger-Approved Packing Tips For The Ultimate City Escape

Carolyn Hsu, the face and fashion phenom of The Hsu Closet, is pretty much the ultimate city girl. Just flip through a few of her oh-so-metropolitan looks, and you'll recognize the signs: stylish, sensible flats, trenches, leather jackets, sharp slacks, and scores and scores of sunglasses. It's funny though, while Manhattanites are known for their ability to navigate the streets, find the best coffee in a five-block radius, or out-dress and out-style natives from any other burg, they also know how to get out of town when the gettin's good. Really, you're not doing New York right if you don't run away to the woods for a romantic day (or three!) once in a while. And that's exactly what Hsu is up to here. Preparing for a romantic weekend at her favorite Vermont hideaway, Hsu lets us in on what makes her little corner of paradise so special, and how she's prepping her bag with her favorite Clarks and staying stylish even when she's up in the mountains. Read on, this is how a real New Yorker escapes the city.
Photographed by Bek Andersen; Styled by Haley Loewenthal; Hair and Makeup by Andrew Colvin