Spring work outfit South vs. North- Northern look

over 50 years old Alaskan style blogger wearing a spring work outfit with faux wrapdress and boots

Two blogger style a spring office look

Since winter solstice, the Sun is slowly making its way North. Match 21 marks the official date of spring begin, and the Sun will pass the Equator. There the day and night time will be off same length, for which it’s called equinox. However, due to the angle of the Sun and the Earth’s curvature and its angle to the planetary disc of our Sun system, in the Sun is longer up in the sky, but at a lower elevation the farther North you get. This means there is now more daylight in the North than the South, and that due to the higher zenith angle of the Sun and shorter path of the light thru the atmosphere, it is already warmer in the former than the later.

What the heck has that to do with lifestyle, fashion and work outfits? My lifestyle blogging friend Nina of Sharing a Journey and I partnered up to show you a spring work outfit example styled for the South – she lives in Florida – and the North – I live in Alaska.

blogger Nicole in pantyhose, white booties, and blue white print dress spring office look
Back view of Pantyhose, Fendi boots, graphic brooches from my late Granny Hannah, Judy Goom rabbit brooch, baroque and mixed size pearl necklaces (all own), Akoya saltwater pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source Inc., layering top c/o Halftee, and Samantha Brown faux wrap dress c/o HSN

Climatology of Florida March weather

Climatology of Fairbanks March weather

Springtime in Alaska is 40 below.” The older babyboomers may still remember this song. Indeed there is something to it. On March 14, 2007 around midnight, -37F (-38.3oC) were observed at Fairbanks International Airport. Brrrr! I still remember that springbreak. The highest daily mean temperature observed on March 21 was 29F (1oC).

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Spring work outfit – North

While I once wrote a post about how to avoid discomfort when aurora watching in March, here I will feature a spring work outfit.

Nicole of High Latitude Style walking in professional blue and white clothing
Outfit details: Pantyhose, Fendi boots, graphic brooches from my late Granny Hannah, Judy Goom rabbit brooch, baroque and mixed size pearl necklaces, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Festina sports watch (all own), Akoya saltwater pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source Inc., layering top c/o Halftee, and Samantha Brown faux wrap dress c/o HSN

Fashion blogger in sophisticated faux wrap print dress with layering top and trendy white booties
details of outfit showing the biker shorts worn for insulation
Zoom-in on the flexees biker shorts worn to stay warm in the below freezing temperature in the morning and evenings of March in Interior Alaska

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Office gear also includes outerwear

Spring work gear also includes outerwear as in the morning and evening temperatures are still below freezing and hence your car is cold inside when ist stood outside the whole night or in the parking lot at day.

over 50 years old fashionista in work dress, pantyhose and downcoat in March
Pantyhose, Fendi boots, baroque and triple-string necklaces, structured briefcase (all own), Akoya saltwater pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source Inc., layering top c/o Halftee, downcoat c/o Happy Goat Lucky, and Samantha Brown faux wrap dress c/o HSN

professional in downcoat with briefcase and booties
Pantyhose, Fendi boots, barette, structured tote (all own and downcoat c/o Happy Goat Lucky

white Fendi shoe beauties
Zoom-in on the Fendi footwear. Since there are still many areas that are snow covered, boots or booties are a must. Pumps would be a recipe for getting cold feet and catching the cold. The ground is still frozen, thus, insoles are a Must too.

Pristine outerwear is especially important for those who may visit clients. Even if you don’t work outside the building, it’s important how you look when you enter the office building. Colleagues and even the higher-ups may see you in the elevator, on the stairs, the aisle when you walk over to your desk. When there is no closet, but a hook at your cubicle everyone sees what you wore on the commute. Therefore your coat shouldn’t be the same that you wear to put your trash into the dumpsters at the transfer site or what you wear for play and fun on the weekend.

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Spring work outfit – South

Now let’s go South and take a look at Nina’s Southern spring work outfit.

P.S. Like these outfit inspirations? Please feel free to pin them to your own Pinterest board.

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