What to wear in Alaska in August is a question that I often get. This post answers this question with example outfits for various dressing situation and typical weather.
- Alaska in August Asks for Rain Gear
- What to wear in Alaska in August at Work
- Interior Alaska August Weekend and Leisure Looks
- Going Out in Fairbanks
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Alaska in August Asks for Rain Gear
August is the rain season in Interior Alaska. The Chena and Tanana Rivers are pretty swollen from the rain in their upstream catchments. Temperatures drop and by mid August we have already the first real dark nights after about 84 days of only white nights and days. The first fog creates spooky morning sceneries and we had the first frost in the hills.
The first leaves already turned their colors by the mid of the months. At the beginning of August, the birds started gathering at Creamer’s Field – a wildlife refugee in the Fairbanks metropolitan area – and in the fields of the University Experimental Farm in College. Sandhill cranes, Canadian geese, ducks, seagulls, robins, and co. are already gone to their southern winter quarters.
In this post, I show what to wear in August in Fairbanks. To avoid that this post gets super long, I will not add the looks I already posted. Start at the following link and move forward in time to catch those looks in case you missed them.
What to Wear in Alaska in August at Work
At the university in the sciences, the dress code is pretty casual. However, I prefer to dress more formal than actually expected.
The next photo show a work dinner outfit. The scuba cropped jacket makes the pretty summer dress a little bit more casual. Moreover, it covers my arms that I prefer to “hide” when at work.
The next look shows a faux twinset with linen pants. This business casual work outfit could be an example of wearing summer items in fall, i.e. a transitional outfit. August is the rain season and often humid with temperatures in the 50s (10 to 15oC).
August Weekend and Leisure Looks
I had the first two weeks off. As a result, this post features a couple more leisure looks than those of other months. I wore the blouse, jeans and Keds look for running errands at the mall. At the mall, they still had their solstice advertisement. It’ll probably not change until Halloween.
Going Out in Fairbanks
In the look below, I am wearing my tiered skirt again that I made from hubby’s old shirts. I wore the look for a social dance. The leather jacket is my coverup in case that it’s raining after the dance.
I wore the look below for romantic date night.
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Photos of me: G. Kramm
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