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Max Mara ponyhair zebra print coat, Landsend sweater dyed turquoise, London Jean boyfriend jeans, Ralph Lauren pumps, Prada satchel, statement belt (all own), shirt c/o Ethyl Clothing and wooden sunglasses c/o Winkwood

This is the April lookbook illustrating what you can wear in the breakup month of the Interior of Alaska. The snow melts, and rainboots or the Fairbanks It XTRA-tuffs are in order. Read and see what else you can wear in the Interior for work and play at this time. Get inspired. Have fun.



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Weather in Interior Alaska in April

In central Alaska, spring is short, if there is spring at all. It is unbelievable, but often there is still a foot of snow in our backyards! Nevertheless, the air has been dry and warm so one feels very comfortable outside here in the Interior. Therefore, in April, it’s best to mix of summer and winter clothes. Layering is key.  More on stylish layering.



styling with brooches
Closing a wrap-style top with brooches


fashion over 50 woman in a work outfit with dress
Karina Dresses V-neck dress, Calvin Klein shoes, fishnets, Celine tote, Burberry London coat worn over the shoulders, and Paloma Picasso shades


On dry, “warmer” days, a jersey spring dress with panty hose works well at work in the conservative field. For the commute a leather coat is fine.



midlife style blogger looking professional in color block jersey dress
Front view short sleeves work dress


older woman in boxy leather coat
Boxy leather coat over color-block dress c/o Ronen Chen with own GNW Luxe sweater wrapped around the waist, Tissot stone watch, Hermes collier de chien cuff, Ray Ban sunglasses, Liz Claiborne open-toe pumps, three strings pearl necklace, and Akoya saltwater pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source (upper most)


What I Wore at Work in the Film Studio

At work, I am producing an online physical hydrometeorology class. On film days, I have to consider which kind of video we have planned. When a PowerPoint slide show is to be added blue and green are no-nos because the green background is later replaced by the slides. When we use the Learning Board, black is a no-no as the background is black. It would look like my hands and head float alone over the screen. Sounds spooky and like to pick an office appropriate look for Halloween.

In case you don’t know what a learning board is, I didn’t before using it. It’s a glass on which I write like on a whiteboard in class. The software turns my writing around so the students can read it.

Well, also any busy pattern on the top like hounds tooth, pinpoints, glen check are No-Nos as well. Below are the movie looks. More on what to wear or not to wear when livestreaming.


over 50 years old style blogger in a business casual spring office look with cardigan and skirt in teal and fuchsia
Side view skirt with cardigan office look


Alaskan style blogger in colorblock work outfit with teal skirt and fuchsia cardigan and pumps
Details of the look: Fuchsia Sofia cashmere cardigan, teal science campaign graphic Tee, Anne Klein floral print silk scarf, Ray Ban sunglasses, Prada pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, citrin and cat engraved in bone statement necklace, pantyhose, and teal skirt c/o Lilysilk


blogger Nicole in orange skirt, gray footwear and sweater
Outfit details: Brooks Brothers gray short sleeve cashmere sweater, Max Mara Weekend orange pencil skirt, DIY bangle, Covington gray ankle strap pumps with visible sole painted orange with nail polish, Ray Ban sunglasses, pantyhose, cat eye and orange gemstone statement necklace, and Hermes collier de chien bangle



April Lookbook What to Wear at the Office

The look below is a classic work dress from summer adjusted to the temperatures with a layering top.


fashion blogger over 50 in a layered work outfit with summer dress for a chilly spring day
Side view floral print dress


mature blogger in floral summer dress styled for work
Front view of Alaska spring outfit



April Street Chic

The following looks with prints would be too busy for the studio. However, they were fun to wear on other work days. I found the global print inspired T-shirt dress for $10 two or three years ago. Back then the color combination caught my eye. I was like well you easily get 10 wears out of this dress this summer and when you don’t like the “crazy print” anymore next year, you just wear it as a PJ. Well, the dress made it thru several closet overhauls. This time I added polka dots picking up on the mixed print trend. I went with a pale pink lipstick to not go overboard. A red lipstick would be too much.


blogger in mixed prints
U-Knit T-shirt dress, DIY slip, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, Anne Klein polka dot print silk scarf, Hermes collier de chien leather band, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Gloria VanDerBilt pumps


To wear my embroidered summer dress in spring, I added an underskirt and a sleeve camisole to obtain the right insulation to feel comfortable.


over 50 years old woman in black dress with floral embroidery
Front view sheer embroidered dress


blogger in summer dress styled for spring



In April, spring is still in stealth mode here in Alaska. However, the heavy coats can make their way to the dry cleaner. The look below features a street chic leather pants with a layering top and a motorcycle jacket look.

motorcycle jacket
Zoom-in on details


over 50 years old fashion blogger in casual work outfit
Jacket Society motorcycle jacket with Moda International leather pants, Salvatore Ferragamo pumps, Jaeger tote, statement belt, and Adea layering top




In April, temperatures were still below the freezing point in the mornings. Thus, outerwear was a must. Fortunately, a light winter coat or cape provided enough insulation, and I could put the heavy shearling and down coats back into storage. My shoulders are so much happier with the lower load on them than in the down-coats I wore in deep January. You just don’t go outside in a bikini at 40 below unless you do it for a blog post.


blogger Nicole in red cape
Side view of look with cape


midlife woman in cape, sunnies and heels
Outfit info: Armani cape coat, gemstone statement necklace, Ray Ban sunglasses, Max Mara skirt, pantyhose, Clovington ankle strap pumps, barrette, Hermes collier de chien bangle


street style look with animal print coat, window panel button-down, white denim pants and mirrored sunnies
Max Mara pony-hair zebra print coat, Landsend sweater dyed turquoise, London Details of the look: Jean boyfriend jeans, Ralph Lauren silver pumps, Prada bag, DIY necklace, ethnic statement belt, button-down c/o Ethyl Clothing and wooden mirrored sunglasses c/o Winkwood


leather lady in trench coat and print dress
U-Knit block print inspired T-shirt dress, DIY slip, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, Anne Klein polka dot print silk scarf, Hermes collier de chien leather band, Hermes collier de chien bangle, structured bag with purple silk flower for decoration, Gloria VanDerBilt pumps, and GAP leather trench coat



More on wearing white after Labor Day and before Memorial day. When you visit early  or later in April, you might also consider the March Lookbook or the May lookbook, respectively.


Photos of me: G. Kramm

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. donnadoesdresses

    The embroidered dress is just gorgeous and the other outfits are beautiful for the purpose!! Thank you for sharing and it’s great to not be invisible!! Donna ❤️🧚🏻‍♀️🙏

  2. Super outfits Nicole, I love what you wore at the film studio, the coat is so glamorous! Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday.

  3. bingingonabudget

    Thanks for sharing, what’s your favorite fashion trend for spring?

  4. stu

    You look so wonderful and classy in those carefully chosen outfits. In particular that Spence embroidered dress is really eye catching, along with red cape coat and the black leather trench coat.