Alaskans don bare legs in winter

Chinook leads to slightly warmer winter weather in Fairbanks

While thanks to the positioning of the Rossby waves the Lower 48s have had a terrible cold winter, Alaska has had a relative mild winter so far. Well at least, what I call mild. By living in Alaska, I sort of got adapted to the cold. When i first came here, I did not understand why many Alaskans run around in shorts, bunny boots, and T-shirts when temperature are just below the freezing point. I could not imagine to be able to don bare legs in such temperature conditions. Well, at Sourdough status of 13, I am.

Mature woman wearing street style
Oversize cable-knit sweater belted with Paloma Picasso xo belt for shape worn over a Halogen leather skirt accessorized with a silk Gucci scarf, Longchamp pilage bag, Clark booties (all own) and boot toppers c/o Top of the Boot
midlife women wearing boot toppers
Front view of the outfit of oversize cable-knit sweater over leather skirt. Bag Longchamp pilage, belt Paloma Picasso, scarf Gucci (all own), boot toppers c/o Top of the Boot

Keeping feet warm

Why big boots? The warm feet conduct heat to the boots that themselves conduct heat to the colder surface. Thus, sandals or flip flops are a no-no. Way too cold.

I solved that problem of heat conduction by wearing my boot toppers again. For those who have not read my Top of the Boot review post, boot toppers are socks with a nice faux fur top. One can adjust the position of the faux fur top to any position from ankle high to knee-high. They come in different animal prints and even in bright colors for the daring fashionistas and younger ladies.

boot toppers c/o Top of the Boot
Zoom-in on the boot toppers c/o Top of the Boot

Wearing a shearling jacket just for style

Just for style I added my shearling motorcycle jacket. It provides that stylish element of warm climate bloggers when they wear their coats open. However, I believe them that they feel cold and that they close the coat as soon as the photo shots are taken. I believe that for them it is like having taken my indoor outfit photo outside on a -30F (-34.4C) day. See the link for an outfit inspiration with shearling motorcycle jacket and a plaid shirt see the post at the link.

Midlife woman in street style outerwear
Andrew Marcs shearling motorcycle jacket worn over oversize cable-knit sweater belted with a Paloma Picasso belt over Halogen leather A-line skirt, Gucci scarf, pliage bag (all own) and boot toppers c/o Top of the Boot
Winter look for mature woman
Shearling motorcycle jacket with tan leather skirt, cable-knit sweater matching belt, scarf, bag, booties, head band (all own) and boot toppers c/o Top of the Boot

Interested in other “ood” Alaska street style. What about Alaskans weird relationship with PJs or  why Alaskans get rain days, but no snow days?

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Photos: G. Kramm

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