July lookbook (What to wear in Alaska)
Pineapple Moon floral print Hawaiian shirt, Hermes Constance bag, Moda International cardigan dyed), gemstone cuff, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Franco Sarto sandals, statement garnet necklace (all own) and dress pants c/o White House | Black Market
Contents
  1. Weather in Interior Alaska in July
  2. What I wore in July in Fairbanks
    • Alaska summer business casual outfits
    • Summer leisure time looks suitable for Alaska
  3. In a nutshell
  4. References

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Weather in Interior Alaska in July

July is one month into the fire season. Thus, we can have often some (theoretically nice) days, but gray skies due to air pollution from wildfires.

Well, summer is halfway gone in Interior Alaska. The days are getting shorter again which we don’t see here yet in the Interior due to the midnight sun. The dogs days are about to come, at least in the mid-latitudes. There it’s a huge challenge to dress for the dog days because it is hot and muggy. This means everything sticks to your skin. However, this is not the case in Alaska in July.

Here in the Interior, mid to end of July is the onset of the rain season. Guess, I am not looking forward to it. Temperatures then are in the 50s to 60s (10-15oC), and the air is humid. Also wind speed is still high, but on average less than in June (see the June Lookbook). The slight wind and high moisture at temperatures in the 50s and lower 60s (10-15.6oC) make you feel cold. I find it worse than -20F (-29.7oC). 😉 For the latter, you can dress, but the wet moist cool air goes everywhere, especially when there is some wind.

over 50 years old fashion blogger in dress pants and blouse

midlife blogger in black, white and red business casual summer look

style blogger in pants, shirt and cardigan Casual Friday outfit

Nicole of High Latitude Style in a Hawaiian shirt, cropped trousers Casual Friday look in July
Outfit details: Pineapple Moon floral print Hawaiian shirt, Moda International cardigan dyed red), Hermes Constance bag, statement cuff with gemstones, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Franco Sarto sandals, statement garnet necklace (all own) and dress pants c/o White House | Black Market

 

Dressing-wise these typical weather patterns mean dressing to avoid slight heat stress on those days with temperatures 77F (25oC) and higher. You want to wear clothes that permit sweat to wicker and cool the body. Flip flops, short sleeves or tanks plus shorts or Bermudas do the trick for most locals.

On those rainy days, locals wear the same but with a slight wind breaker. However, tourists usually wear long sleeve flannel shirts or sweaters (that why they are called long sleeves by the locals), sneakers, socks, rain jackets and baseball or bucket hats.

What I wore in July in Fairbanks

Those of you who follow my blog already for a while, know that for me

Outdoors is the space between buildings. #quote #Alaska Click To Tweet

However, this doesn’t mean that I stay inside in summer. While I am not into hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating, I enjoy sitting on the deck in our yard or at the river and dressing up for it.  Think along the lines of outfits for a garden party, BBQ, dinner party or picnic. And, of course, summer business casual work outfits are in order.

Alaska summer business casual outfits

The outfit photos at the top of this post show an example of a business casual outfit for a rainy day in July.  The next photos illustrate what to wear on a cloudy day to the office in the Interior.

woman in warm season teal shirtdress, purple belt with sunflower yellow bag

fashion blogger in teal shirtdress, multi-color sandals and purple belt summer office look
Outfit details: Express shirtdress, statement gemstone belt, Studio gladiator heels, statement necklace and cuff, Hermes collier de chien bangle, amethyst and pearl barrette, Longchamp cuir pliage (all own)

The easiest way to dress for the quickly changes between cloudy and sunshine is layering. Thus when wearing a dress have a jacket handy. Tie it around your waist for style when the Sun shines. Wear it or throw it over your shoulders like Melania when the sky is grey. Note the last trick looks professional with dresses, while the former trick looks more casual and hence the weekend.

Nicole of High Latitude Style in purple, red, blue black and neon yellow fit-and-flare dress

mature woman in jersey multi-color fit-and-flare short-sleeve dress

midlife woman in jersey dress with elbow length sleeves
Outfit details: Liz Claiborne croc imprint pumps, semi-precious gemstone bead necklace, Ray Ban sunglasses, amethyst with pearl barrette, Hermes collier de chien bangle, gemstone cuff and LulaRoe fit-and-flare jersey dress (all own)

Don’t let the right outfit be a random thing. Wear the right look in every situation by looking up what to wear when in How to Dress for Success in Midlife. Buy my book now.

Summer leisure time looks suitable for Alaska

Weekend looks were in order for Independence Day, of course in the best patriotic attire look of red-white and blue, despite there is no firework on the 4th in Fairbanks. Of course, there was again the Summer Arts Festival, and the Golden Days Parade. The latter required Gold Rush Clothes that I shopped from my closet. Here are weekend outfit ideas for July in Fairbanks.

Alaskan woman in sequin skirt, graphic Tee, cape hoodie and slides

Alaskan weekend look with sequin skirt, graphic T-shirt, hooded jacket
Outfit details: H&M sequin midi skirt, Coach bag, horse-bite slides, dagwood bead necklace, graphic Tee (all own) and cape hoodie c/o Tricia Tanaka
Alaskan blogger in peasant skirt, T-shirt, studded pumps and leather jacket
Newport News leather jacket, DIY peasant skirt, Valentino studs, Coach bag, pearl opera pink necklace, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own), baroque multicolor pearl necklace c/o Pearl Claps and T-shirt c/o Covered Perfectly
over 50 years old Alaskan in abstract print sleeveless maxi dress
Madden thongs, Hermes collier de chien bangle, gemstone cuff, straw hat (brand unknown), leave earrings (all own) and maxi dress courtesy to Fashom
Fairbanks woman in Hawaiian print jumper
Hermes collier de chien bangle, Very Fine sandals, leave earrings (all own), layering shirt c/o Halftee and jumper courtesy to Fashom
mature woman in posh chic blue skirt and top for July
fashion blogger over 50 in denim skirt and trendy top
fashion blogger over 50 in blue trendy statement sleeve top pencil jeans skirt
Oliveo denim pencil skirt, Anne Klein pumps, Prada bag, Kieselstein Cord belt, snake tail buckle, Hermes collier de chien, Jord bamboo wood watch (all own), Murano beads ring c/o Uno Alla Volta, and bell-sleeve v-neck top c/o Covered Perfectly

Like these July outfit ideas? If so, please feel free to pin them to your own Pinterest board.

fashion blogger over 50 floral bomber, knit top and denim pants

style blogger weekend outfit with floral bomber, sequin top and flared jeans

Alaskan lifestyle blogger in July outfit with floral bomber with flared jeans
Rebecca Taylor floral bomber with Brook Brothers top, sequin top, DIY necklace, Loft flared jeans, Coach bag, and L.K. Bennett wedge pumps (all own)

In a nutshell

In July, the weather in the Interior can lead to both, slight heat stress and slight cold stress. Locals are adjusted to their environment. Thus, when visiting the Interior, bring summer clothes that you can layer. Typically, 50F (10o do not feel as cold in central Alaska like they do in maritime temperate humid climate in the Pacific Northwest or western Europe.

Don’t let the right outfit be a random thing. Wear the right look in every situation by looking up what to wear when in How to Dress for Success in Midlife. Buy my book now.

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References

Mölders, N. (2019) Outdoor Universal Thermal Comfort Index Climatology for Alaska. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences9, 558-582. doi: 10.4236/acs.2019.94036.

Photos of me: G. Kramm

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This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Rosemary Davis

    All great outfits! It’s hard to pick a favorite. You have an amazing collection of shoes and accesories to complete every outfit!

  2. overthehilda

    I love that fit and flare dress Nicole.

  3. Cheryl Shops

    Where have you been hiding that gorgeous Constance bag?! 😀
    Cheryl Shops

  4. dousedinpink

    So many fabulous outfits! I love the green shirtdress with the colorful strappy sandals!

    Jill

  5. stinedurfdl

    Since I’ve never been there, the weather in Alaska fascinates me and I didn’t realize there was a wildfire season there either. I have probably said it before, but I absolutely love that sequin skirt…I drool every time I see you wear it!
    Debbie

  6. I enjoy reading about the climate there in Alaska. So many beautiful looks! I really love that sequin H&M skirt, you can really find some lovely items at H&M at a great price sometimes!

    Carrie

  7. Jennie

    So many stylish looks, Nicole! You look stunning in that purple dress.

  8. Amy Johnson

    Thanks so much for the feature! That’s awesome! Love your looks, especially the first one: very Audrey Hepburnesque.

  9. Martina Berg

    Hello Nicole,
    WONDERFULL AND THANK YOU SO MUCH that I am became your TOP of the World OOTD 🙂 – you really makes me so happy!
    XO Martina

  10. shelbeeontheedge1

    Nicole, I love all of your colorful outfits! That first outfit though is one of my favorites of yours, I think of all time! I love the floral print top and those purple sandals are so sassy! Your shoe game is strong, my friend!

    Shelbee

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