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Spring has sprung, at least the spring trends
Do you know that old country song “Springtime in Alaska is forty below?” Browsing fashion and style blogs in spring reminds me of that song. You can see how spring makes it up North, or to be more precise, how the Sun makes it up North. The fashionistas from the South present already their new spring wardrobe additions in a real spring styling. The farther north a fashion and/or style blogger lives, the more winterized versions of the new trends you can see at this time a year.
Here the statement belt is one of my spring wardrobe updates. Actually, I bought also another one with the long belt trend for spring. You saw already how I wore the knit dress in the post at this link. Other spring updates are a pair of statement shoes and an embroidered shirt that was on my spring wish list. I haven’t worn them yet due to the snow on the ground.
For the record, it wasn’t -40F (-40oC) when the outfit photos were taken, but -27.4 F (-33oC). Anyhow, it was cold enough for me that day. 😉
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What I love about spring in Alaska
The time of daylight plus civil twilight now is more than 12 hours. Thus, it is longer bright outside in Alaska than anywhere in the mid latitudes at this time a year. Fairbanks has still about 5 hours of light in winter. Up here the length of days (and in fall nights) increases faster in Fairbanks than in mid latitudes. Did you know that?
Typical Alaska spring outfit
Today’s outfit is a typical spring outfit in Alaska, but it would work as a great winter look in the South. Well, may be down South the zipper would be more zipped up in winter. 😉
How is spring progressing where you live? Can you already wear the new spring trends alone or do you have to “winterize” them? I am curious.
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… and the winner of the styling contest spring transition is …
Jennie Hopkins. Thanks to all of you who submitted an outfit photo to the styling challenge. You all had lovely outfits deserving to win the contest!
Jennie Hopkins won the HLS Styling Contest with her take on spring transition. Photo courtesy to her
Congrats Jennie. Grab your trophy. 🙂
Welcome to the 101th Top of the World Style linkup party
Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past and make this party great and exciting with your inspiring outfit ideas. Welcome back! You are an awesome crowd!
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The winner of this week’s feature is Jacqui, the blogger at Mummabstylish who submitted her winning post at the 99th linkup party. One of her favorite things to do is shopping. She loves wandering round the shops, seeing the new season’s clothes, checking out the new color choices and trying things on. I so hear her! I miss the trying out when browsing the online malls. 🙁 What about you?
Charlotte, the 70s model at Jodie’s Touch of Style, became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav was on the thumbnail of the post and you clicked this post the most. She presented the spring trend velvet in a very modern way: Casually. Isn’t it funny that it took so long for velvet to have a moment again? Interestingly, back then in the early 70s and 80s, it was Sunday’s Best and Bohemian/Romantic Style, respectively. Today velvet conquered the casual world! The graphic Tee with the three models of the blog sketched by Anne Bray of Spy Girl is a cool take. I got a Tee of the sketch of me for my hubby. <3 Full disclosure: I also bought two mugs with her sketch of me too. So, it’s not only Charlotte!
Gail Hanlon, the blogger at Is this Mutton?, became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. I first thought her dress is a skirt! I like the idea to look at a dress to be also a skirt and a shirt. It provides so many additional outfit possibilities to your wardrobe! Try it out! It’s fun!
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