I feel so inspired by Dalai Lama`s thinking and I couldn`t agree more that <<Once a year you should go someplace you’ve never been before >>. So, those days I am heading to Iceland.
Today`s post it`s about packing… Keep reading to find out how to be fashionable in snow land. Fjalladrottning it is one of the names used to refer to Iceland and it means <<queen of the mountain>>. How beautiful is that? Here is what I packed for meeting the queen.
- Waterproof/ Winter Jacket
You shouldn`t let the weather ruin your trip, so you better do your research first. It`s true that you can`t rely on forecast all the time and it’s well known that Icelandic weather is capricious. In the end, it will all work out okay or how the Icelandic people are saying “þetta reddast”. Don`t forget to match your gloves with your jacket: Just kiddin`…don`t forget to pack your gloves…like me. Thanks to blogging, now I am safe. My selection: snow jacket from Trespass and Sports Direct ski gloves.
- Hiking Boots
New boots, new adventures with Karrimor… The perfect choice for all the activities I`ll try: walking around, hiking, running to catch up on aurora borealis…hopefully (fingers crossed for me).
- Outdoor trousers
I am not a fan of trousers, but hey I can`t hike in a fancy skirt! So I needed outdoor trousers in my life. Believe me, so do you! Comfortable and waterproof, they are a perfect choice!
- Layers? Yes, pleaseeee !
One of the reasons I like autumn/winter is that I can play with textures, patterns, materials and create beautiful layers that will keep me warm. Did I say warm and fashionable at the same time? Hoodies, fleece sweaters, cardigans, gilets…feel free to mix whatever you want and like.
- Walking socks
Explorer, walking, IsoCool, Ultra comfort, double layer, woolen socks…I was confused and I hate why I have to choose the perfect type. When in doubt, buy them all J or ask for assistance.
- Neckwarmer/ Buff
I adore versatile pieces like neckwarmer or original buff. This piece can be worn in more than 10 ways which is awesome.
- Beanie hat / headband
If you already chose a buff you might not need a beanie hat or a fleece headband because the item can be worn as a hat too.
- Swimming suit
When fire meets ice… stunning sceneries are born. And Iceland is the perfect place for exploring geothermal features. Swimming suit is a must unless you want to swim naked!! Next stop: Blue Lagoon…I`ll keep you posted!
- Sunglasses/ Sunscreen
You need them because of the reflection coefficient is also known as <<albedo>>. The temperature might be below zero but the sun is watching.
- Chic outfit
This choice is optional. But if your inner screams for style, all you need is a casual item and lots of layers over…yes, you can be fashionable in the mountains, too.
PS: Don’t forget your camera, your lip balm, a good book and your headphones…and you`re good to go!! Take time to create great memories and live free !!