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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Weather in March in Interior Alaska
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.
March Lookbook for Alaska: What to Wear for Play
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.
Collection of Work Outfits for the March Lookbook for Alaska
Here I show business casual outfits that I wore in March, and provide information about the weather.
Fake Suit for a Meeting
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.
A Fur Skirt Is a Do
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Photos of me: G. Kramm
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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!
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!
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)
You always dress so stylishly, Nicole. I really love that puffy jacket as a blazer!! And the color! Love it!
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!!
I just adore that bright cheerful jacket with those cheerful polka dotted tights!
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
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.
belts really make an outfit dont they. Loving the coats and jackets
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.
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
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!
Fabulous outfits Nicole! I love the unusual belts!
Wore my sock boots yesterday – so comfortable and look super cute too. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish
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!
Love these look :). love the pencil skirt and the puffer jacket.
I love that jangley belt and the orange puffa. Heels with joggers is something I’m yet to master.
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! 🙂
So many fabulous looks! I especially love the plaid skirt.
So many great outfits, Nicole! I am loving the polka dot tights!
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.