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GNW Luxe sweater, Halogen tweed skirt, GNW tight, Harley Davidson booties,statement belt, Be By Black Noir down vest with hood (all own) and multi-color baroque pearl necklace c/o Pearl Claps

An outfit inspiration what to wear in spring in Alaska and resources where to find outfit ideas for work and ply for all spring months, plus musings about spring in Alaska.

Contents
  1. Spring Has Sprung, at Least the Spring Trends
  2. My Spring Wardrobe Updates
  3. What I Love about Spring in Alaska
  4. Typical Alaska Spring Outfit
  5. Where to Find Looks for March, April, and May
  6. … and the Winner of the Styling Contest Spring Transition Is …
  7. Welcome to the 101th Top of the World Style Linkup Party

 

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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.

 

My Spring Wardrobe Updates

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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Back view of outfit with GNW Luxe sweater, Halogen tweed skirt, GNW tight, Harley Davidson booties, statement belt, and Be By Black Noir hoodie down vest

 

 

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?

 

fashion blogger over 50 donning a casual winter office look with a puffer vest outfit
GNW Luxe sweater, Halogen tweed skirt, GNW tight, Harley Davidson booties, statement belt, Be By Black Noir down vest with hood (all own) and multi-color baroque pearl necklace c/o Pearl Claps

 

 

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. 😉

 

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Zoom-in on outfit details: GNW Luxe sweater, Halogen tweed skirt, statement belt, Be By Black Noir down vest with hood, and multi-color baroque pearl necklace c/o Pearl Claps

 

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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Where to Find Looks for March, April, and May

Since temperatures tend to increase as spring progresses, but still vary, I created lookbooks for each month. They contain outfit ideas for the typical temperature ranges for work and play.

 

 

 

 

… 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!

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Jennie Hopkins won the HLS Styling Contest with her take on spring transition. Photo courtesy to her

 

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Congrats Jennie. Grab your trophy above. 🙂

 

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!

By linking up you agree that I may feature you as Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav, Top of the World Style Winner or Top of the World My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you.

Top of the World Style winner Jacqui
Jacqui at Mummabstylish became the winner of Top of the World Style. Photo from her post

 

Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Charlotte
Charlotte, the 70s model at Jodie’s Touch of Style became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from Jodie’s post. 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!

 

Top of the World OOTD My Fav Gail Hanlon
Gail Hanlon at Is this Mutton? became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

 

Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button from my Linkup Page.

Now let’s party. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their fashion and style posts.
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