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.
- Weather in March in Interior Alaska
- 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
- Working from home outfit
- 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 prior to the melting season in Fairbanks. That’s what makes the remaining snow look so dirty.
Collection of outfits I wore to work
This section focuses on business outfit. See this post when you are coming to watch the aurora in March.
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.
You can find another corporate style northern spring work look at this link.
The look below is an office outfit that works on a day with Chinook. When temperatures are around the freezing point, it’s “pantyhose weather”. 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.
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.
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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.
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.
A wool sheath with sweater is always appropriate. For the commute, a shearling is still a Must.
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.
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Top of the World Style linkup No. 254
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