August lookbook (What I wore in Alaska)

style blogger waving with her flowy dress skirt

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, segals, robins, and co. are already gone to their southern winter quarters.

In this post, I show what I wore this month. 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.

Alaska work outfits

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 citrin and cateye necklace, Michael Kors patent leather cork plateau sandals (all own) and button-down skirt c/o >Fashom

On a rainy, windy day, I wore my chinos with my favorite blazer for a meeting on Casual Friday. I love this steel blue color and linen fabric of the blazer. The sandals are a recent score in a thrift store. Do you have a Casual Friday culture at your office? What do you wear? Just jeans and a Tee?

Alaskan woman in chinos, blazer, sweater on a rainy August day

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)

I wore the outfit in the photo below to work and then as a work dinner outfit with a colleague. 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 I am at work.

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

August weekend and leisure looks

I had the first two weeks off. Thus, there are a couple more leisure looks than usually. 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 (all own), 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 excentric bag
eShakti wide pants, Gloria VandDerBilt 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

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 date night. The slides are another find at a thrift store.

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

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Top of the World Style Linkup party

Welcome to the 221st Top of the World Style linkup party! Tanks for coming. Let’s first see who are the awardees from last week.

Style winner

Top of the World Style Winner in white booties, turquoise floral skirt, white tee
Gail of Is This Mutton became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

Gail of Is This Mutton is the Top of the World Style Winner. She wrote about a skirt to wear year round.

Top of the world style winner of the week

Readers’ Fav: Tiina

Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Tiina in polka dot pants, swirl top, solid cardigan
Tiina gance Revisited became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

The post by Tiina of Elegance Revisited was clicked the most. Thus, she became Top of the World OOTD readers’ fav with her interesting mixed prints fall outfit.

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My Fav: Kim

Top of the World OOTD My Fav Kim in laterne pants, tired top
Kim of Fierce Fashion became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

My favorite look was that of Kim at Fierce Fashion. She showed how to style latern pants with a tired top. What a brilliant idea.

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12 thoughts on “August lookbook (What I wore in Alaska)

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

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

  3. 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.


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

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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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