Hello from Iceland! We made it here in one piece and so did our luggage. But I have to be frank with you, packing was not fun. I dare you to try walking into a Los Angeles mall in 100 degree heat and ask where the parkas are, you’ll get a snicker or two.
Now let me clear something up: I’m usually the queen of packing. Seldom will I actually check a bag, even when flying internationally for 2-3 weeks with a toddler, but this time was different. Not only was I shopping out of season, but I was shopping for clothes that I won’t get a lot of use out of. In it’s coldest state, LA will never be cold enough to wear a parka down the street when taking a walk. And have you seen the prices of winter items these days?
My solution? ThredUp! I found the most adorable red Zara jacket (reg. $150, purchased for $32.99) and matching Xhilaration scarf (reg. $16.99, purchased for $9.99) for me, and Fox kept warm in brand new Head mittens (reg. $21, purchased for $4.99) and a Baby Gap beanie (reg. $17, purchased for $5.99). Overall, I saved $151.03.
Here are a handful of other items that I found right on ThredUp that are perfect to pack on a trip to IcelandWhen packing your bag, roll up your clothes; this helps to minimize wrinkles and also saves a ton of space. I treat the pieces I pack like a small capsule wardrobe in order to get multiple uses out of a small amount of items.
When packing a sweater, think neutral or color blocked to layer over a flannel, turtleneck, or thermal. Bringing a parka, light jacket, hoodie, and vest will ensure you are covered for any weather that is thrown your way.
Bring black thermal leggings and dark skinny jeans. They’ll go with everything and still look good tucked into your footwear.
Even though it will be cold, don’t forget to bring a swimsuit for the Blue Lagoon or any hot tubs/springs you may stop at. Hats, scarves, gloves, and a multi-purpose tote bag are staples that can help you show your style through otherwise covered up winter clothing.
For your feet, skip the flats and heels and bring two pairs of boots: both fashion and snow. Think about bringing a pair of hiking boots if you’ll be adventuring on glaciers or through waterfalls.
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What’s your must-have item to pack for cold weather?