Super tired after a long day of travel. So I’ll let pictures so the talking today. First things first. Everybody is wearing Icelandic sweaters — locals, tourists, young, old, everybody. If You visit Iceland you too will eventually give in and get one. I did.
Here’s the thing about Icelandic street style. The people of Reyjkavik are fashion conscious. I wouldn’t say it’s cutting edge (it borrows heavily from Scandinavian, American and Japanese Design), but it’s perfectly adapted to the geography, culture and climate. It doesn’t take long to succumb to its charms.
If you were planning a trip to Iceland, I’d recommend layers over layers over leggings. And a knit toque and a blanket scarf. It doesn’t take long until you succumb to this looks’ charms. On the flight home, the plane was packed with tourists who had adopted the hipster national costume. Although as Mr. Andrew pointed out, to buy into the look wholesale might be like a bit like getting a Hawaiian print shirt — it makes sense on vacation but doesn’t quite fit in at home.
Wool is a big thing in Iceland, and aside from the sweaters, there were a lot of felted and boiled wool fashions. Fine, merino wool undergarments and shaggy shearling vests and coats abounded. The local ladies were also fond of furry textures such as fox, sheepskins and long-hairedgoat get ups.