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Max Mara denim coat, Söfft shearling booties, Esprit shoulder bag, and GNW tight (all own)

Alaska October loobook showing what you can wear in Alaska in October for various dressing situations and weather conditions.

Contents
  1. Chinook Permitted Many Fall Looks
  2. What I wore in Interior Alaska in October
    • October Business Casual Outfits
    • Weekend Style in October
    • What to Wear for Snow
    • Date Night Out
  3. Top of the World Style Linkup party No 332

 

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Chinook Permitted Many Fall Looks

When you are a regular reader you may already know that the transition from summer to winter and vice versa is usually less than a months or so. Thus, this post has many fall outfit ideas to try including some summer to fall transition outfits.

Living in Interior of Alaska since nearly two decades taught me that snow falling after October 10 typically lasts until spring. We got the first snow in September, but it lasted. Later in Occtober, we had some Chinook events. Despite chinook translates to snow eater, the snow remained in the shadows. However, for running errands pumps still worked (see photo below). 😉

influencer in October outfit for running errands
Armani Exchange cap, Hipstik pantyhose, Ivanka Trump pumps, DIY belt, Chanel bag, Banana Republic skirt, buttondown shirt c/o LilySilk, and sweater vest c/o Femme Luxe

What I Wore in Interior Alaska In October

Fall Business Casual Outfits

The navy blue coat dress in the photos below is a thrift store find for $15. I like the tailored cut. It gives my straight-up-and-down body some shape. Despite I wasn’t in need for a work dress, I bought it because the cut is very classic, and the color is a neutral. Thus, it seemed a good find and opportunity to stock up on high quality work gear. It is also great to pack for a business trip.

 

fashion blogger in navy blue coat dress and leopard print pumps look in October
Coat dress front view

 

Style blogger in knee fitted sleek belted dress and heels in Alaska October Lookbook
Outfit details: Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, unbranded pantyhose, Aldo leopard print pony-hair pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, bangle from my late mom, Hipstik nude panthose and Kasper coat dress (all own)

 

Early in October, I used the colors of my new sweater for an outfit idea. The green circles inspired me to pair it with my A-line style silk skirt and the navy cardigan. I bought this all neutral color piece on sale when on a business trip in DC. The salesperson tried to sell me also the matching cardigan, but I resisted. Why should I buy it, when I have a navy cardigan that also make a need faux twinset with the sweater. More is just more, and not necessarily better. It’s so important to know when to splurge or bargain, don’t you think so?

 

stylist in faux twinset and teal silk skirt
Outfit details: Nine West pumps, Gucci bag, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Eclipse watch bracelet, unbranded pantyhose, pearl studs, philosophy cardigan (all own), silk skirt c/o Lilysilk, scarf c/o Uno Alla Volta, sunglasses c/o Eagle Eyes, and baroque multicolor opera length pearl necklace c/o Pearl Clasp

 

The look below feature a fit-and-flare knit-dress with leather jacket. The bold colors and pattern were what made me buy it. Ok, I am also a fit-and-flare dress kind of gal. I really love my Karina Dresses. The black stripes inspired me to wear the piece with a black leather jacket to the office.

midlife woman in fit-and-flare dress, bomber jacket and pumps
Front view of dress with bomber jacket look

 

Nicole of High Latitude Style in multi color fall dress and aviator jacket
Outfit details: LuluRoe fit-and-flare dress, Pippa bag, unbranded pantyhose and pumps, silver barrette, peridot beads and pearls necklace, layering top (similar here), Moda International leather bomber

 

 

Weekend Style

The look in the next two photos served for shopping on a weekend. I don’t remember how long this tunic dress already has a place in my closet. Early on, I wore it without tights even on rainy days in summer. Recall summer rainy days have temperatures around 50 to 60 F (10 to 15oC) in the Interior. However, today, it’s a fall weekend favorite with tights, pants or leggings. I like my hems about 4 inch longer than this dress’ hem when going bare legs. Dress-over-pants is a big Do this season. Has your comfort-hem length also moved south over time?

 

over 50 years old woman in tunic, tights, leather trench and sneakers
Front view of look described below

 

style book author in print dress, black leather coat, Adidas sneakers, tights
Outfit details: Victoria Victoria Beckham dress print tunic, Gap leather trench coat, Modalu Pippa bag, Adidas sneakers (all own) and tights c/o Hipstik

The look below is another weekend casual, but this time with tunic and jeans.

mature woman in casual weekend look
Prada pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, headband, unbranded panty socks, statement smoky quartz flower belt (all own), bootcut jeans c/o Ethyl Clothing and tunic c/o Coolibar

 

 

What to Wear for Snow

The following outfit ideas work well on days when the first snow is on the ground. Typically, temperatures are just a couple of degrees below the freezing point.

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posh chic winter look over 50
Layering outfit front view

 

woman over 40 in sequin embellished denim jacket with glen check skirt
Other view of look described below

 

 

 

 

mature woman looking posh chic in outerwear
Outfit details:  Max Mara denim coat, Söfft shearling buckle-up booties, Pendleton wool skirt, college graphic T-shirt, GNW tight, vintage Esprit shoulder bag, and sequin patch denim oversize jacket c/o StyleWe

 

 

Date Night Out

The look below shows a pink striped dress that I wore going out with my husband.

midlife blogger in pink Missoni dress with black tights and pink pumps
Side view pink striped dress

 

style book author in leather coat, knit dress, tights and suede heels
Outfit details: Missoni dress, statement beads dagwood pendant necklace, headband, layering top, Hermes collier de chien bangle, DIY bangle (all own), tights c/o Hipstik, and Ivanka Trump pumps c/o Wikipay

 

When you want to see more of October’s outfits just click the previous post button at the bottom of this post. Read more on  how to have awesome on trend fall style.

 

Top of the World Style Linkup No. 332

Top of the World Style linkup party logo showing the Earth from Alaska

Welcome to the Top of the World Style linkup party.

 

Top of the World Style awardees Imogen, Shelbee and Karen
Awardees of last week’s party from left to right: Imogen’s post at Insideout Style Blog became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Shelbee’s post at Shelbee on the Edge became the Top of the World Style Winner. Karen’s post from Lady in Violet became the Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photos from these ladies’ posts

 

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This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Nadine

    Dear Nicole, I love your feminine and elegant outfits so much. You look adorable in all looks.
    It’s funny, the last time I went shopping, I wore a black and white skirt suit that is a bit similar to your first outfit with the Banana Republic skirt and the sweater west 😉

    Greetings from Vienna to Alaska, Nadine

  2. shelbeeontheedge

    Aw, thanks so much for the feature, Nicole! I really enjoy how creative you get with your style as your transition into the winter months. We have a very short fall here as well. But the October snow still melts, thankfully. But once the November and December snow comes, then we will see no grass until late spring.

    Shelbee

  3. Some great outfits! I love the Victoria Beckham dress print tunic and the green skirt work look.

  4. The Grey Brunette

    You have some lovely clothes, Nicole! I’m really drawn to the green skirt and navy blue outfit, in particular—absolutely gorgeous! I also love your leopard print Aldo pumps!
    Hugs
    Suzy x

  5. Nadine Fei

    So many beautiful looks, dear Nicole! Love all of them, especially the classic navy blue dress, the green skirt outfit and the Karina dress. You look geourgeous!

    Liebe Grüße aus Wien,
    Nadine

  6. aquamarinastyle

    As always, Nicole, you have great style. I especially love the green silk skirt outfit. Perfectly styled! And I’m glad you got to enjoy some warmer fall weather!

    xx Darlene

  7. Theresa

    Love how you add touches of bold colors to make your outfits pop. The Missoni dress and the leopard pumps are my top favs!

  8. Monika Faulkner

    Love your fit-and-flare Karina dress and your new navy and green sweater, Nicole!! We had a rather sudden change from summer to autumn in Vancouver, too; but the upside has been the most vibrant fall foliage I can ever remember seeing here!! XO Monika

  9. That pink striped dress is just GORG on you! I love the pink heels, too! I am glad you got some fall weather before the snow… we just got our first round of flurries in St. Louis today!

    Carrie

  10. lorena

    Yay! thanks 🙂 by the way my fave of your looks is that of the Missoni dress, just beautifuL!

  11. Hi Nicole
    Great looks! I am glad to hear that you were able to get the wine/stains out of your pretty pink dress! Love it with the layered sweater underneath.
    jess xx

  12. mireilleftm

    I love your colorful collection of heels. While I do not wear pumps, I really love the look!

  13. Hilda Smith

    Love that Lulu Roe fit and flare dress. And what wonderful winners. Lovely seeing ladies I follow in there.

  14. shelbeeontheedge1

    Nicole, I love all of your vibrant prints! So many great outfits here!

    Shelbee

  15. stinedurfdl

    I love all of the color you injected into your fall looks and I especially love the green silk skirt. Thank you so much for the feature!
    Debbie

  16. Suzy Turner

    You’ve worn some super outfits this month! And I can’t decide which one I like the best because I love them all!!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

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