In Interior Alaska, temperature can fall more than 40F (20oC) within less than 10 hours, which can make dressing a challenge. This sudden temperature change is often related to the down break of the Chinook/Föhn that can lead to temperatures above the freezing point even in January (Read more about Chinook warming at the link.). When the wind direction changes, the air does not flow over the mountain range anymore, and temperature drops fast.
We had a relative nice fall with several Chinook events allowing people to wear Bermudas and t-shirts around lunch time, and many did. Doing so is fine, when you know that you will be out only around the warmest time of the day. But if not you must dress with additional insulation in mind to avoid catching a cold later in the day. 😉
This OOTD shows an example of how to do it in style. I wear a denim shirt with rolled up sleeves, a denim vest and tank top underneath. This outfit allows to take off the shirt, knot it around the hips, and put the vest over the T-shirt for extra style. In the evening, the leather vest and rolling down the sleeves hinder cooling of the body. Thus, you won’t have to pretend to be on a rush when you meet your former neighbor in the grocery store parking lot. You can catch up on the newest gossip of your former neighborhood instead. 🙂
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