Spring is in the air in Interior Alaska and 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 the 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 temperstures go back below the freezing point. #safety Click To Tweet
Start wearing the spring trends
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.
Keep the beret for style
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, black shorts for white nights, a green beret, men’s cap, an artfully made shearling hat) for a style statement.
Have you already started wearing spring items? What are the dangers of spring where you live? What are your spring style challenges? Let me know so I can help to solve your problem. Just send me an email.
Photos: G. Kramm
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