- Easter in Alaska
- The dress code
- Easter outfit suggestions
- What colors to wear
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Easter in Alaska
In Fairbanks, going out for Easter Brunch is a big dress-up thing. No matter how cold it is still outside, ditching the tights and boots and going bare leg in sandals or pumps is a Must for Fairbanks women and girls of all ages. The new spring dress gets its first appearance. Boyfriends and husbands alike drop the female part of their party at the door of the brunch place because it is impossible to walk in heels or sandals in the muddy dirt parking lots. Furthermore, it is still way too cold for their ladies’ outfits.
The OOTD resented in the photos below is actually what one should wear in Alaska for the occassion. 😉
Actually, one should still dress like in the photos above and at the end of this post. On Easter, however, any cold gear is so yesterday and the catwalk for the new spring outfit is the queue at the buffet!
The dress code
To dress your best for Easter Brunch is a challenge. On one hand, it is a family and religious event, on the other hand, a brunch and social event. The squaring of the circle so to speak. 😉 Take the usual brunch dress code of the restaurant in mind and dress it up a notch.
Tons of pictures will be taken. Thus, last year’s dress won’t do the trick because family members most likely see you only so often. They will remember it! Moreover, the outfit should not cause a major laugh attack of your kids, grand-kids – you name it – when looking at the photos in ten, twenty, thirty years at a family reunion.
Easter outfit suggestions
Now what to wear? Go for a classic spring skirt-top combination or dress with floral or other timeless print and an “office appropriate” (read modest) neckline. Add no more than one trendy statement piece. The best “trendy” part would be some of the colors of the year. Go for slingbacks, pumps or classic sandals with a heel no higher than 2.5 inch (5 cm). They are easier on your feet when standing in line at the buffet for a long time. Have a cardigan in a color that matches the dress to cover up. At this time a year, it actually is still too cold for the dress you will wear. You also need the cardigan to stay warm as you want to wear a light transitional coat. Wearing a winter coat with spring/summer shoes looks plain ridiculous! Remember, you don’t want to be the family clown or the family’s fashion victim.Steer away from any solid color dress in pastels. You don't want to look like a walking Easter egg! 😉 #Easteroutfit Click To Tweet
Below are some inspirations of outfits that would fit the bill.
Calvin Klein striped sheath dress with GNW cardigan, Hermes enamel bangles, Ray Ban Jackie O. sunglasses, and L.K. Bennett wedge patent leather heels (all own)
Striped Jones New York cardigan with Ralph Ralph Lauren polka dot skirt, Notations cardigan worn as top, Modalo Pippa bag, Kieselstein Cord belt, and Christian Louboutain pumps (all own)
Shein blue and white print dress, philosophy blue cardigan knotted for style, sunflower yellow Longchamp pilage de cuire, Anne Klein nude pumps (all own)
Michael Kors cork plateau patent leather sandals, Coach shearling bag, metal belt, eShakti floral print dress and Winkwood wooden frame pink mirrored sunglasses (all own)
Banana Republic floral print coat worn over the outfit for the commute to work with a Coach bag (all own)
Victoria Victoria Beckham silk print dress with Moda International cardigan, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Gloria Vanderbilt pumps (all own)
Victoria Victoria Beckham silk cat-print dress with GNW cardigan, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, and Esprit bag (all own)
Shein striped floral print dress, Gucci bag, Studio sandals, Kieselstein Cord belt, statement buckle, pearl necklace (own), and wooden sunglasses c/o Winkwood
Outerwear: Armani cape, Prada satchel, Gloria VanDerBilt pointy toe pumps, pantyhose, silk rose pin, puma buckle belt, G-III above-the-knee skirt, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own) and gingham button-down c/o Whistle River
Sheath dress c/o Lookbook Store accessorized with own pin, charm necklace, silk scarf and worn with Salvatore Ferragamo Vara pumps
What colors to wear
Even tough it may be still cold, go for the pastel colors of your color palette. Caramel dress pants with a white blouse and a floral print scarf in pastels make a cute spring-inspired look. When pastels wash you out, stay with the lighter colors of your color palette. Salmon pink looks great on almost everybody.
Stay away from Easter egg colors.
What is your Easter tradition and what will you wear? What are your Easter dressing challenges?
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