At the beginning of January, my better half and I decided that we’d take on Iceland to start 2017 in style! Going on a trip somewhere colder than home was new territory for me, and going somewhere that was regularly dropping 15 degrees below what I’m used to at home? That was very new territory. So, to prepare myself, I read a bunch of posts by other bloggers on what outfits they took and what clothes worked best in the country of snow: only to find that nearly all of them recommended clothes into the hundreds of pounds and I don’t have that kinda money.
So, a quest was born: to find and style some great Iceland outfits and effectively save a hump of cash doing so. Kind’ve like a Thrift-It show. Except I didn’t go to any thrift stores. Bummer.
BASE LAYERS & THERMALS
An essential part of any outfit you’re going to wear in Iceland would be thermal clothing and base layers. It’s just too cold to go without! The brand my thermals are from is called Heat Holders, and they’re honestly some of the cosiest thermals I’ve ever worn! It felt like I was wearing fleece pyjamas under my clothes and it kept my feet so warm too when we were walking around in the arctic weather! They made it feel like I was as warm as I’d be if I was back in England, which if you compare the temperatures in both places then you’d know that’s a big difference!
I’ve legitimately gotten so attached to the snug feeling that I wear the thermal socks around the house, too. Just ’cause.
For other thermal and insulated products by Heat Holders, you could also check their website: here.
When exploring Iceland, you’re going to need a good pair of snow boots. The term snow boots may send a shiver down the back of your wallet – but fear not – I actually got mine from Trespass and they were only £35!
Originally retailed at £80, Secret Sales (aka the holy grail of expensive brands for less) were selling Trespass gear on their site for prices as low at £20! These boots are incredibly comfy, too. They’re faux-fur lined (because why would you ever want to wear an animal – seriously) and they made my feet feel like toasted marshmallows when I was crunching my way through the deep snow. Absolutely brilliant!
You can check out Secret Sales and any brand sales they have going on here.
Now that we’ve got the essentials out of the way, here’s my two go-to Icelandic outfits!
I picked up this awesome graphic tee from Etsy! You can pick it up: here for £13.24!
I picked up this lovely mustard jumper from ASOS a few years ago! Unfortunately, since then, they’ve stopped stocking the same one – but I found this great mustard jumper: here and it’s on sale for £22!
My jeans are from Primark, who don’t actually have an online store (yet) but they were £10 and they’re the stretch skinny denim in navy blue!
Also, my coat, which can be seen in both outfits, is from Soul Cal & Co. (stocked at Sports Direct) and was in the sale for £25! It’s waterproof and so cosy with faux fur lining, and I have absolutely no complaints about it! Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the exact coat I got online, but you can browse their collection here.
This brilliant graphic tee, which I have an undying love for, is from Rad.co! You can buy it here for £13.50!
This cosy black jumper is from Topman, and you can get it here on sale for £25!
My jeans, again, are from Primark – and are the £10 stretch skinny denim in stone!
I’d love to hear about the coldest place you’ve ever visited! Where’s the coldest you’d go!? Comment below or tweet/Instagram at @mileinmyglasses!
I hope you have a wonderful day,
This post is sponsored by Heat Holders but all opinions expressed are my own.