Interior Alaska street chic in summer
This week we had a couple of nice warm days. Temperatures were in the mid 80s. I was standing in line at the groceries store. In front of me was a couple of tourists. They had the typical tourist clothes, i.e. Birkenstocks, plaid shirts with the long sleeves rolled up, Gortex jackets knotted around their hips, bucket hats, biker sunglasses, and Gortex long hiking pants also rolled up. I overheard that they had rented a four wheel-drive camper in Fairbanks to go up the dirt road to Dead Horse to see the oil fields and Arctic Ocean, a peacefull place. The cashier had just finished packing the merchandise and checking out the Fairbanksan customer in front of them when she raised her head, looked at them saying “I hope it is hot enough for you today.”
In Fairbanks you get noted when you are not wearing the typical Alaska clothes and/or they do not know you. Recall my story when the employee of that grocery store scared the heck out of me just because I shopped at the wrong time in the wrong outfit and he was new at the store and did not know me. If you missed it, here is the story about what happened when I wore the wrong attire at the grocery store.
Now to my OOTD. I am wearing my red suede skirt with a leather shell. Yes, you can wear leather in spring and summer as you can see in the photos of today’s look of the day.
I was so looking forward that it would be warm enough to bare the entire arms. Finally, in August, which is usually our rainiest month it happened. I paired this classic look (except for the fact that it is all leather 😉 ) with my multi color sandals to give the outfit an even more street style touch. I like to go a little “wilder” when the outfit is not for going to work. You can see an inspiration of how I styled this skirt as a monochromatic all red outfit in fall.
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Photos: G. Kramm
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