August lookbook (What I wore in Alaska)
  1. Alaska in August asks for rain gear
  2. Interior Alaska work outfits
  3. August weekend and leisure looks
  4. Going out in Fairbanks
  5. Top of the World Style Linkup party

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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.

Interior 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 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

dagwood statement necklace

belt buckle and wood watch

midlife woman in unmatched twin set and linen pants

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

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 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 (all own), 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 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
Bandolino slides, Modalu Pippa 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 No. 275

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Welcome to the Top of the World Style linkup party. The featured bloggers from last week’s party are:

Melody Jacobs of the blog with the same name as Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav
Melody Jacobs of the blog with the same name became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav
Top of the World Style Winner Terry of Meadow Tree Style in self made palazzo pants
Terry of Meadow Tree Style became Top of the World Style winner
Chrissy of Granola and Grave became Top of the World Style My Fav
Chrissy of Granola and Grace became Top of the World OOTD My Fav

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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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