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POSTED: Aug 30, 2016

Vogue - Take a Hike! All the Essentials for Your Next Chic Outdoor Outing

Any child of the ’90s worth their Tamagotchi remembers that squirmy scene fromThe Parent Trap in which gold-digging city slicker Meredith Blake goes camping with the (Lohan) twins, comes face-to-face with a lizard, and just about loses her mind. With her itty-bitty designer knapsack and flimsy sneakers, the evil stepmother-to-be was just a little too city-oriented for a forced mountain-climbing trip with her fiancé and co.—a plot vehicle that helped display her less than openhearted approach to nature. Sure, for the urbanite, the only use for hiking boots would be a journey to Burning Man or a runway-approved iteration for daily wear, but with summer winding down, now is as great a time as ever to put them to their actual intended use on some rough terrain.

First thing’s first, any type of rocky trek requires a practical pair of shoes, but there’s no need to sacrifice style just because you’re dressing for the great outdoors. Turn to Prada’s leather cap-toe platform boots with touches of gold hardware for a grip that’ll hold your ground and cliffside footing. Stock up your olive canvas Kaufmann Mercantile backpack with some essentials to last you through the day—a hefty refillable water bottle, and some Go Raw snacks to keep you energized. For the girl who doesn’t know Greenwich Street from Greenwich Avenue, a handheld Garmin GPS will be your best friend. And should your climb take you past dusk, a flashlight is an absolute must.

Yes, Mount Everest may be out of the question, but for a weekend adventure to the nearest hiking path, we’ve got all of your necessities below.

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