Are you new to Interior Alaska or just visiting in March and wondering what to wear? Then take a look at this March Lookbook for Alaska to see what is best to wear when and in which temperature range.
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March is typically the driest month of the year in Interior Alaska. Nevertheless, we also got a lot of new snow. In March, the sublimating and/or melting snow looks pretty dirty, gray, brown or black. Therefore, covering up the dirty old snow with new snow looks like a spring cleaning. Just kidding.
Temperatures can still be in the double digits below freezing. However, due to March’s dryness sublimation reduces the snowpack prior to the melting season in Fairbanks. Therefore, the remaining snow look so dirty.
Outfit details featured photo: B3 bomber jacket, Eddie Bauer tweed skirt, Hipstik tights, Modalu Pippa bag, and pumps c/o Vivaia.
On weekends, go casual when you stay inside due to the low temperatures. But still style your looks. Wear your “office” sweaters and tops. Why not? What to save them for? Just dress them down a notch down for more comfort. Typically, I go for less accessories on weekends than weekdays.
When shopping on weekends, dress nicely. Sales persons are more likely to find what you are looking for when they see your personal style.
March is the best time for aurora watching because of its dryness. See what to pack to watch the aurora in March.
Here I show business casual outfits that I wore in March, and provide information about the weather.
I wore the work outfit below in early March on 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 going to a meeting in the afternoon, the blazer was sufficient. In Alaska, a real blazer often looks too formal. See another northern spring work look.
The look below works on a day with Chinook with temperatures around the freezing point. The panther belt buckle is a gift from my husband. How sweet is that? <3 It’s a real statement piece. This belt is great for accessorizing.
This combination in all black is the perfect canvas for my geology-class inspired 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. I felt pretty cold when we took the photos.
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.
I love the socks with heels trend. So cool. Perfect for springtime in Alaska because the socks provide great insulation from the frozen ground. Consequently, one can don light shoes with thin soles like these camouflage beauties. After more than two decades in Alaska I learned how to avoid cold feet. 😉
It was a cloudy, 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 cloud-free and to get to this location we had to drive against the rising Sun.
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.
A wool sheath with sweater is always appropriate. For the commute, a shearling is still a Must.
Have you seen February’s Lookbook?
Photos of me: G. Kramm
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