What I wore in Alaska (March Lookbook)

over 50 years old fashion blogger presenting an office look in Alaska in March
Contents
    1. Weather in March in Interior Alaska
    2. Collection of outfits I wore to work
      • Fake suit for a meeting
      • A fur skirt is a Do
      • Socks with skirt trend
      • Leather joggers with blazer
    3. Working from home outfit
    4. Top of the World Style linkup No. 254

 

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Weather in March in Interior Alaska

March is typically the driest month of the year here in the Interior. Nevertheless, we also got a lot of new snow. At this time of the year, the sublimating and/or melting snow looks pretty dirty, gray, brown or black. Thus, powdering it with new snow looks like a spring cleaning. Just kidding.

Temperatures can still be in the double digits below freezing. However, even then March’s dryness attacks the snow and reduces the snowpack. That’s what makes the remaining snow look so dirty.

I know I am late this time with the March look book. But better late than never, right? Here are some of my favorite looksthat I wore in March.

Collection of outfits I wore to work

Fake suit for a meeting

Here I show the outfits in temporal sequence and give some remarks about the weather. I wore the work outfit below in early March. It was one of these dry cold days. The jacket served at a blazer. In the morning, a leather coat on top of it provided the required insulations. When I went to a meeting in the afternoon, the blazer was sufficient. I bought this jacket to serve as a blazer. In Alaska, a real blazer often looks too formal.

over 50 years old Alaskan style blogger in tweed skirt with down blazer and polka dot tights

zoom-in on accessories and orange down blazer

fashion blogger in orange jacket, gray skirt and boots in Alaska
Outfit details: GNW polka dot tights, Vince Camuto slouchy boots, Eddie Bauer tweed skirt, Max Mara jacket, quartz emerald pendant rubber band necklace, silver studs with ruby,  and Judith Leiber chain belt (all own)

A fur skirt is a Do

This combination in all black is the perfect canva for my geology class inspired statement belt. It’s a gift from my husband. Did I ever tell you that I have a minor in geology? This photo was taken early in the month. For the photo I took my diamond leopard jacket off. A Russian Doll look so to speak was still required to stay comfortable. In other words, I felt pretty cold when we took the shots.

Nicole of High Latitude Style in fur a-line skirt, turtleneck sweater in all black

fashion blogger with belt of geological finds

mature fashion blogger posing in front of a store
Outfit details: Tesori turtleneck cashmere sweater, DIY achate choker, Prada skirt, GNW tights, Harley Davidson booties, Hermes collier de chien bangle, geology bracelet and Rebecca Collins belt (all own)

Btw, like these outfit inspirations? Please feel free to pin them.

Socks with skirt trend

When I was in my twenties and thirties, you would never see me in a skirt with socks. I always thought it’s such an ugly look with flats or sandals. In Europe in the 80s, black sheer tights was a thing in winter, and bare legs in summer. The 90s were bare legs year round. Brrr. You wouldn’t have gotten me near pantyhose in the 90s.

In recent years, I pair pantyhose with socks and high heels. Pantyhose so nicely hide a lot of flaws and bumps. The socks provide great insulation from the frozen ground and permit donning shoes with thin soles like these camouflage beauties. Living almost two decades in Alaska I learned how to avoid cold feet. 😉

I love the socks with heels trend. So cool (and perfect for springtime in Alaska). It was a cloudy and humid day with temperatures around freezing like winter in Germany. I prefer 40 below over this kind of weather. Why the sunnies? Towards the east a small area of the sky was cloudfree and to get to this location we had to drive against the rising Sun.

midlife blogger donning the skirt with socks and heels trend

Nicole in loden coat over work outfit

midlife woman in loden coat, pantyhose, socks, booties and skirt with sweater
Outfit details: Burberry loden coat, Lapis and malachit beads necklace designed by my husband, jade earrings, Banana Republic skirt, Judith Leiber belt, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Hermes enamel bangles, nude unbranded pantyhose, Puma socks, Yes Saint Laurent bag, Anne Klein polka dot scarf and Nine West booties (all own)
A trend to try, skirt with socks. #fashiontrends Click To Tweet

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Leather joggers with blazer

Finally, its warm enough to wear leather pants without long underwear. Sure this opportunity has to be taken to get my leather joggers out. They are ok for Casual Friday with a blazer, cardigan as top (instead of a button down shirt) to stay warm and – of course – high heels.

Nicole Mölders in Casual Friday outfit with leather joggers and down blazer

Nicole in black leather jogging pants and orange jacket

midlife woman in femine polka dots and edgy jogging pants
Outfit details: Max Mara down blazer, GNW polka dot cardigan, statement necklace, Vince leather joggers, Harley Davidson motorcycle booties, DIY amber bangle and amber ring (all own)

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Working from home outfit

If you work from home, dress up like you would when you would go to work. There could be an unexpected emergency phone conference and you would be in trouble. You wouldn’t want to sit in front of the camera in a neglige or PJs. No matter how great the pieces look. On the other side of the line, there is your boss and may be your “underlings”. Not only that you would look totally unprofessional, but also feel absolutely uncomfortable.

Another reason, you have all those nice clothes. Why not wearing them? What to save them for? Sure you can dress a notch down, but stay in the rules of your office dress code. When you go a bit more casual, don’t go further casual than your would on Casual Friday at work. The photos below show one of my “working from home” outfits of last month.

stylist walking in snow donning camo pants, booties, belt, and knit top as shelter outfit
Unbranded purple cashmere sweater, Festina watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, smoky quartz flower buckle belt, D&GM sunglasses (all own) and camo pants c/o Femme Luxe

Alaskan fashion blogger in casual camo pants, purple sweater, sunnies and statement belt

style book author in camouflage trousers, sweater, boots, sunglasses stay at home lotd
Outfit details: Unbranded purple cashmere sweater, Festina watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, smoky quartz flower buckle belt, D&GM sunglasses, Fendi boots (all own) and camo pants c/o Femme Luxe

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Top of the World Style linkup No. 254

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Welcome to the 254th Top of the World Style linkup party.

Readers’ Fav Alison in blue cable knit sweater, jeans, desert boots and shoulder bag
Alison of Midlife and Beyond became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

Alison became the Top of the World OOTD Readers Fav. She blogs at Midlife and Beyond.

Lucy Bertoldi of Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva in mixed print coat and skirt with white cropped top and pumps spring look
Lucy Bertoldi of Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva … became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

I picked Lucy Bertoldi’s posts with her various stay-at-home outfits. So Carrie Bradford. She blogs at Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva … .

Top of the World Style Winner Robin LaMonte in a monochromatic white layered spring outfit of pants and tops
Robin LaMonte of Hello I’M 50ish became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

Robin LaMonte of Hello I’M 50ish became the Top of the World Style Winner.

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21 thoughts on “What I wore in Alaska (March Lookbook)

  1. I am amazed at the clothing you can tolerate at these low temps. I think I’d have to dress like the Michelin Man to feel warm. LOL! But then, I am used to 115 F in the summer.

    All of your outfits are super cute, Nicole!

  2. Nicole, what I truly appreciate is the fact that you know fashion exceedingly well, but also how to use small details to make a greater impact.
    In all your shots, you utilize a belt, and not to keep the trouser up!
    Texture, color, and width of each selection are incredibly paired with each outfit to make the best of the entire outfit, like that gold metal and jeweled piece to break up the black sweater/ b&w plaid skirt to make the entire outfit pop. And using the Rebecca Collins stone belt to stand out against the black dress.
    These are the masterful strokes of a style expert who knows what they’re doing!
    Well done, Nicole!

  3. I’m quite surprised that a lot of your looks are included a skirt. I like that you keep a very feminine style even in this harsh and cold environment. I’m afraid that I would be in trousers all the time. o)

    Anna

  4. You always dress so stylishly, Nicole. I really love that puffy jacket as a blazer!! And the color! Love it!

    xx Darlene

  5. Love the camo pants with that fab belt!! God, I don’t know how you wear bare legs in such a cold climate – I’m in tights already because it’s only 20°C here at the moment and find it chilly!! Good advice regarding standards of dress and as always you look stylish and appropriate!! Have a great Easter, Nicole and stay safe and thank you for organising the linkup!!
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  6. HI!! And Thank you so much for featuring me here!!! I love your blog and I have to admit that I’m loving all these looks you’re styling. I especially love that Judith Lieber chain belt- can it be more perfect? I love that you live in Alaska- my husband and I always say we will do a cruise there- apparently it’s awesome there. xx

  7. These are all fabulous looks with some fantastic details. I especially like the orange jacket (that color is so in right now) and the “geology” belt. Well done.

    Rena

  8. belts really make an outfit dont they. Loving the coats and jackets

  9. Hi, Nicole-I so appreciate your ability to mix and match garments and accessories to create completely different looks. And thank you for being faithful with your link-up-much appreciated.

  10. You have some great belts! My favorite outfits are the belted puffer worn as a blazer and the socks with skirt!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  11. So many cute outfits, Nicole! I love how creative you are with accessories. Speaking of camouflage pants, I am wearing some on the blog today!

    Shelbee

  12. Fabulous outfits Nicole! I love the unusual belts!

    Emma xxx

  13. Wore my sock boots yesterday – so comfortable and look super cute too. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  14. Thanks Nicole for the feature, how exciting! I love your orange puffer coat withthe fancy belt! You look great! Still lots of snow around I see!
    jess xx

  15. Love these look :). love the pencil skirt and the puffer jacket.

  16. I love that jangley belt and the orange puffa. Heels with joggers is something I’m yet to master.

  17. I really love that charm belt, so pretty and unique! I didn’t know March was your dry month there, but I guess enjoy it! 🙂

    Carrie

  18. So many great outfits, Nicole! I am loving the polka dot tights!

    Shelbee

  19. I love how you used your belts! I really need to wear mine and I actually need to buy a new leopard thin belt since I had to throw mine away.

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