Springtime in Alaska is below freezing
Two weeks ago temperatures were around freezing and it was warm enough to go to work in the outfit shown below. Last week we had temperatures as low as 0 F (-18oC). The weather reminded Alaskans that Alaska has only summer and winter, sort of. Spring in Alaska means below freezing temperatures.Springtime in Alaska is temperatures below freezing. #Alaska Click To Tweet
Leopard print looks great with red
Here I wear again a cardigan with another cardigan on top to build an appropriate insulation layer. You may have seen this trick of cardigan as a top for layering in this post. I love the color combination of leo with red. At this link is another leopard print with red outfit idea.
It was sort of windy. Thus, I put my suede leather skirt on. At least what an Alaskan living in the Interior thinks it is windy. 😉 Leather is a great material to keep the wind from reaching the skin. A suede skirt is as easy to style than a regular skirt. See this post for another look with this suede leather skirt.Wearing leather is a great way to keep the wind out. Click To Tweet
In the Interior June is the windiest month
In Interior Alaska, the month with the highest average wind speed is June with just a little more than 3m/s. We sometimes get strong wind when a low in the Gulf of Alaska is in the right position to produce the Tanana Valley wind due to channeling of the wind. Other strong wind events are related to storms entering the Interior from the Bering Sea. These storms also bring a lot of snow and often outages because of trees that fell in the power lines. Last winter some households were without electricity for nearly a week after a Bering Sea storm. In summer, strong wind typically can be associated with gust fronts of thunderstorms.
Layering is key to stay comfortable even in summer
Therefore, I like to put outfits together that still work when I take a layer off when it becomes too warm. This outfit of a white leather skirt, striped T-shirt and washed out jeans jacket fills that bill perfectly on a weekend. During the week, I would replace the jeans jacket with a blue blazer to look work appropriate. At work, I would wear the blazer to fight the chilliness of the AC and I would take the blazer off when going outside during the lunch break.
Layering is key year round in Alaska to stay comfortable during all hours of the day. #Alaskatravel Click To Tweet
How is spring progressing where you live? Are you still styling winter items for spring? What is your favorite spring trend or item you are looking forward to wearing? Let me know, I am curious.
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