Danger of spring: Clear ice in the dark

#over50fashionblog Alaskan blogger Nicole in a cute camo outfit with blush jacket standing in front odangerous clear ice in spring

Spring is in Interior Alaska brings some danger

The sky is blue in Interior Alaska. Temperatures are just around the freezing point. The air looks very clear, i.e. it probably has a low water vapor content. One can literally watch the snow going. Puddles are everywhere and freeze in the late afternoon when temperatures fall below the freezing point again. The dangerous part is that in the dark, you cannot see whether it is dark ground or ice on dark ground. I nearly made some ground contact yesterday by stepping on clear ice.

Watch your steps in clear spring nights when temperatures go back below the freezing point. #safety Click To Tweet

Blush is a spring color that works well with camouflage

Not only nature shifts towards spring here in the Interior. My OOTD also shows some first spring trends, a pastel pink quilted leather jacket. Since I am more a dark and bold color person, I paired the jacket with my camouflage cargo pants and a black cashmere sweater plus double HH lace-up booties.

#styleover50 street style blogger with plush pink trend and camouflage cargos
Street style look of London Jean camouflage cargo pants, Anne Klein cashmere sweater, blush quilted Halogen leather jacket, opera length pearl necklace in pink, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, statement smoky quartz belt, and Double H lace-up booties (all own)

You can wear a hat with camo pants

While during lunch break the above outfit is just warm enough (remember Alaskans have odd sensitivity for temperature), it is still in the mid to upper 10s (-12C) in the morning and evening. Thus, a coat for insulation from the ambient air is a must. Here I am wearing my lightest (read the one with the least insulation) shearling coat with my Russian scarf and my beret. I have to admit that it is warm enough (for me) that I could skip on the head protection, but I love wearing hats even when the sky is Bavarian blue and white , when I wear black shorts for white summer nights. My absolaute favorites are my green beret, my husband’s driver cap for a style statement.

#fashionover50 midlife blogger in fashion camo pants and a shearling coat with fuchsia bag
Shearling coat with Russian Pavlova scarf, LeatherCoatsEtc beret, 3.1 Philip Lim bag, London Jean camouflage cargo pants, Paloma Picasso sunglasses,and lace-up Double H booties (all own)
Up your style with a hat. #springtrends Click To Tweet

Have you already started wearing spring items? What are the dangers of spring where you live? What are your spring style challenges?

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Photos: G. Kramm

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