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New England is a region comprising six states in the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. It centers on coastal-northeastern life. Some themes associated are both maritime and mountainous landscapes and activities, New England famous foods, and a unique charm that brings about a cozy feeling.


New Englanders typically prefer a classic, timeless and preppy look. Conservative styles and colors are the go-to.

Some staples of New England fashion include:

  • Dark and light denim
  • White jeans
  • Trench coats
  • Button-down shirts
  • Sweaters

Earth tones and muted colors are the typical choice for this aesthetic.

Accessories are kept simple and don't distract from the rest of the outfit. Sunglasses, a belt, and simple jewelry are all you need.

Layering is another New England trend that is used, especially during chillier months.


Vineyard Vines Patagonia Lacoste Hunter
Sperry North Face Barbour Brooks Brothers
Ralph Lauren L.L. Bean Lauren James Smathers & Branson
J. Crew Tommy Hilfiger Kate Spade Tory Burch



  • Lobster
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Whoopie Pies
  • Blueberries
  • Brown Bread
  • Boston Cream Pie
  • Cranberries
  • Fluffernutter
  • Moxie (Soda)
  • Steamed Hamburgers
  • Maple Syrup


  • Sailing
  • Apple Picking
  • Leaf Peeping
  • Hiking

Media & Art[]


  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
  • The Poetry of Robert Frost
  • 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • Our Town by Thornton Wilder
  • A Treasury of New England Folklore by B.A. Botkin


  • Jaws (1975)
  • On Golden Pond (1981)
  • Clue (1985)
  • One Crazy Summer (1986)
  • Beetlejuice (1988)
  • Funny Farm (1988)
  • Mystic Pizza (1988)
  • Mermaids (1990)
  • What About Bob? (1991)
  • The Spitfire Grill (1996)
  • Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Para-Norman (2012)
  • Kill Your Darlings (2013)
  • Knives Out (2019)

Publications (with Websites)[]

Art and Artists[]

  • Norman Rockwell
  • Schooner Fare
  • William Billings
  • Edward Hopper
  • The Wyeth Family: N.C., Henriette, Carolyn, Andrew, Jamie, and spouses
  • James Welling

Music and Songs[]

  • "Nantucket" by The Longest Johns
  • "Chester" by William Billings
  • "When Fall Comes To New England" by Cheryl Wheeler
  • "Portland Town" by Schooner Fare


  • Yankee magazine
  • Down East magazine
  • Bert & I records
  • Family Guy (1999)