Alaskans don bare legs in winter

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

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.

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

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

Photos: G. Kramm

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