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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.


  1. Alaska in August Asks for Rain Gear
  2. What to wear in Alaska in August at Work
  3. Interior Alaska August Weekend and Leisure Looks
  4. Going Out in Fairbanks


Updated: 8/16/2022


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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.


mature Alaskan in orange, black, blue and blus casual look with skirt, Tee, jacket, sandals
Halogen quilted leather jacket, Hermes collier de chien bangle, gemstone cuff, Bellorita designer fish satchel, Moon landing and Mars mission T-shirt, statement citrine and cat-eye necklace, Michael Kors patent leather cork plateau sandals, and button-down skirt c/o Fashom


On a rainy, windy day, my chinos and favorite blazer served as a Casual Friday outfit. I love this steel blue color and linen fabric of the blazer. The sandals are a recent score in a thrift store.


Alaskan woman in chinos, blazer, sweater on a rainy August day
Side view Casual Friday look


over 50 years old fashion blogger in chinos, blazer, sandals, v-neck top Casual Friday fall outfit
Outfit details: Oliveo chinos, DIY bag, statement belt, Anne Klein oblong scarf, Vittoria Vernai blazer, Ann Taylor Loft silk short sleeve V-neck knit top, Franco Sarto sandals (all own)


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.


Nicole of High Latitude Style in abstract floral print work dress, cropped scuba jacket and ankle strap pumps
Banana Republic sleeveless abstract floral print summer work dress, Covington ankle strap pumps, Modalu Pippa bag, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and DIY brooch (all own)


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).


midlife woman wearing linen pants and a cardigan for the office
Side view linen pants look


dagwood statement necklace
Zoom on necklace and abstract floral print


belt buckle and wood watch
Details of wood watch and belt


midlife woman in unmatched twin set and linen pants
Front view of casual work look with short sleeve cardigan


mature woman in a summer to fall transitional office outfit
GNW short-sleeve cardigan, Vintage Silk top, Dagwood necklace, Kieselstein Cord belt, Navajo buckle, Oliveo linen pants, Anne Klein open toe pumps, Jaeger tote, and wood watch c/o Jord


style over 40 woman in leopard print dress
DvF leopard print wrap dress worn as skirt, Isaac Mizrahi cardigan, BGBD belt, Camel bag, and Musse & Cloud sandals c/o Coolway



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.


fashion blogger in floral print blouse, bf jeans, cardigan, Keds, Gucci bag and red belt
Moda International cardigan (dyed), polka dot Keds, Gucci bag, Kieselstein Cord belt, floral print blouse c/o Ethyl Clothing and Katherine boyfriend jeans c/o Kut of the Clothes


Alaskan style blogger in casual outfit with long wide pants, knit sweater, gemstone necklace, pumps and eccentric bag
eShakti wide pants, Gloria VanderBilt pumps, gemstone statement necklace, Festina sports watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Moda International short sleeve cashmere sweater and DIY shearling bucket bag (all own), best girlfriends bracelet c/o Chicos


style blogger in mixed print weekend look with maxi skirt and long
Ruby floral belt buckle, amber necklace, sun-protective tunic worn as top and maxi skirt c/o Coolibar



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.


Alaskan woman sitting on the bumper of a Jeep Wrangler in heels, tiered skirt, top, heels and motorcycle leather jacket
Graham and James motorcycle leather jacket, Michael Kors heels, Sak bag, statement necklace and cuff, Hermes collier de chien bangle, statement belt, Hermes enamel bangles, DIY tiered skirt (all own) and top c/o Covered Perfectly


I wore the look below for romantic date night.


older woman in blush lace top and layered tulle skirt with leather corsage, slides and gray bag
Bandolino slides, Modalu Pippa bag, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Eclipse watch bracelet, hair pin worn as brooch, Trouve leather corsage, blush lace halftee c/o Halftee and double layer mesh skirt c/o Lookbook Store


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Photos of me: G. Kramm

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This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. shelbeeontheedge1

    Nicole, you have so many great pieces and I really love your willingness to think outside the box with your fun combinations! Those eshakti pants really are brilliant. But so is everything you are wearing in this post!


  2. Amy Johnson

    So many great looks! Love the long Chambray skirt.

  3. mummabstylish

    Hate the rain, prefer anything else – thanks for sharing your looks and for hosting the #linkup Jacqui

  4. Lana

    I didn’t realize you were already getting into your rainy season! Lovely outfits!

  5. Ahh, rain is not my favorite… but, I guess we need it. 🙂 I love those denim/chambray wide length pants with the tie waist. So many lovely outfits! I can’t believe August is almost gone.


  6. mireilleftm

    I like the diversity in your outfits: you don’t wear the same type of clothes all the time!

  7. --Grace Liang

    So many wonderful looks! I love the Banana Republic floral dress – so pretty on you!

  8. dousedinpink

    The last outfit is my favorite! I love the mix of feminine and edgy!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  9. Linda Cassidy

    Happy almost Labour Day, love seeing your full range of August posts. And yes internet was spotty in Iqaluit and it was a tad chillier than I like for summer lol

  10. fiercefashion

    Thanks for the feature, Nicole. I really like your outfit roundup, it’s nice seeing you in some casual outfits. The blue wide pants are *so* fabulous!

  11. stinedurfdl

    I love the blue blazer with the white pants…the blazer is beautiful! Some of our leaves have started to change a bit. The temperatures have been cooler although they usually soar again through mid-September.

  12. donnadoesdresses

    Those eshakti pants are soo nice!! Lots of cute looks, Nicole!! Love your humour about the solstice … sounds a bit like rural Australia!! Lol
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

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