June Lookbook (What to wear in Alaska in June)
Double brim and feathers straw hat c/o Tenth Street

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What the weather was like in Interior Alaska in June

In June I took a staycation. When the weather and the air pollution from the wildfires allowed I spend a lot of time working in the yard. At this time in the year, the daylight is stil 24/7. Thus, everything grows like crazy. This means mowing the lawn twice a week and pulling weeds. I still have not made up my mind whether wild roses, rasberries, dandelions, iris or delphinium are the worst. The dryness meant watering the plants at least every second day. Temperatures reached the 90s (32.2oC). In the mornings they were already above 60F (15oC).

Staying cool inside is a challenge

Most Alaskan houses have no air condition. The houses are build to keep the heat. Thus, Alaskans open their windows in the very early morning hours to let cool air in and close them later when the outside temperature goes up. This method works fine, when you can open the window. However, in the last 14 days or so the smoke from the meanwhile three big fires around the Fairbanks metropolitan area forbid opening the windows. The house feels warm like a sauna and outside is no snow to roll in to cool your body.

Summer Sunday brunch outfit

We went out for brunch on one Sunday. I took the opportunity to dress up. I styled my black with leopard print insets wrap dress with sandals and a black straw hat. I went for a non-boring all neutral look with tan, white, black and brown. The wedge sandals’ colors pick up the colors of the print.

over 50 years old blogger on a deck in a DvF wrap dress with hat

style blogger in black with leopard print dress, coin belt, hat and wedges at Pike's

mature woman in fit-and-flare black dress with leopard print hem and insets
Outfit details: Diane von Fürstenberg silk wrap dress, Aigner wedge sandals, coin belt, leaf earrings (all own) and straw hat with feathers and bow c/o Tenth Street

Summer date night outfit

On a hot summer evening, a tank top and skirt is always a good idea, even for date night. I wore a feminine flare skirt and a floral print knit top and heels. We had planned to go out for dinner at the river.

midlife woman in posh casual summer look with flare skirt with knit top and heels

midlife woman in green skirt, printed top Sunday brunch look

midlife fashion blogger in flowy skirt, printed top with bold bangles and belt
Outfit details: Pineapple Moon abstract floral print Silk knit top, statement belt, Salvadore Ferragamo snake pumps, statement necklace, smoky quartz flower belt, vintage wide bangle, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own) and skirt c/o Lilysilk

Summer cloudy day outfit

There were a couple of rainy days. On one of those days, I sew a tiered skirt from old silk shirts. Its colors go well with my olive boatneck shirt. Going outside required a jacket. Olive looks great with pink. The skirt has some turquoise in the print. So I picked that color up with the pumps. The bag ties the colors of the print, jacket and shoes together.

Fashion blogger in self-made tiered skirt styled with top, leather jacket and studded pumps

style blogger in pink leather jacket, olive top and peasant skirt

midlife woman in printed skirt with leather biker and striped bag on a cloudy summer day

over 50 years old woman in below the knee skirt, motorcycle jacket, braided ponytail and studded pumps
Outfit details: Newport News biker jacket, Hermes collier de chien bangle, multi gemstone bangle, DIY tiered skirt, Valentino studded pumps, Coach bag (all own), baroque multi color pearls c/o Pearl Claps and boatneck top c/o Covered Perfectly

Warm summer day outfit

I wore the same skirt with a graphic short sleeve T-shirt on a warm June day when temperatures topped at 77F (25oC). This shirt is the same as I wore in my history of the graphic T-shirt post. The Tee picks up the light blue in the print of the skirt and the navy of the espadrilles. The skirt’s print also has the color of the wedge.

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fashion blogger Nicole in graphic T, tiered skirt, statment belt and espadrilles

back view of OOTD with college Tee, peasant skirt, wedge sandals, and snake print bag

Nicole of High Latitude Style showing the movement of the DIY skirt

mature woman in self-sewn skirt styled with graphic T-shirt, statement belt
Outfit details: Graphic college T, DIY skirt, statement belt, Doney and Brooke top handle snake print bag, Esprit neckerchief, studded headband, BP espadrilles (all own) and green wood watch c/o Jord

Other things to wear in Alaska in June

When gardening I wore my kuspaks for protection from the mosquitoes. I just don’t like to be lunch, dinner, a midnight snack or breakfast. You have seen these Native Alaskan sewn clothes in various posts. They are my “garden uniform” sort of. Well, I also did some vitamin D-building, i.e. laying outside on the deck in the bikini that I wore outside at 40 below in winter.

What the weather is typically in June

In summer, the diurnal temperature cycle in the continental interiors may be quite large. This means it is chilly in the morning as the nighttime temperature minimum is around 6 am local time on a cloud-free day. Thus, you need a cover up when you are out early. In the afternoon, it may be 18 to 27F (10 to 15oC) warmer than at 6 am. In the evening, it may get chilly and again a cardigan comes in handy. What do you schlep with you to keep comfy in the early morning, AC at work and late evening?

mature woman in stripes, floral and polka dots summer style

stylist in polka dot pleated skirt and striped cardigan and Tee
Outfit details: Striped Jones New York cardigan,Lauren Ralph Lauren polka dot pleated skirt with floral geometric silk scarf, striped The Limited T-shirt with shoulder zipper details, DIY pendant necklace, Hermes collier de chien bangle, lapis and malachite beaded necklace, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, Medor watch, unbranded bag and studded flats (all own)

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Top of the World Style Winner Suzy Turner in distressed jeans, vest and tee sandals with a cool bag
Suzy Turner, the blogger at the blog with her name, became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

Suzy Turner of Suzy Turner is the Top of the World Style Winner. She is a big fan of vests. Isn’t her bag interesting? So cool. Great look, Suzy.

Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Linda of A Labour of Life in a multi color coat
Linda, the lifestyle blogger at A Labour of Life became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

Linda, the blogger at A Labour of Life  linked a post that featured her multi-color coat. I knew this look would become a favorite among my readers. Which woman doesn’t love a statement coat. This one has such a classic A-line cut, one can wear it for years to come. Great find, Linda!

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Top of the World OOTD My Fav Darlene of Aquamarine Style in a LBD
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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. aquamarinastyle

    Nicole, you have such a great sense of style! You look like Audrey Hepburn in that black dress and hat!! SO cute. And you are so clever at creating these cute skirts–love that! Finally, I am here two days late and just saw you featured my post! Thank you so much for the shout-out, my friend!!

    Stay cool,
    xx Darlene

  2. Sabine Gimm

    Tolle Outfits liebe Nicole. Der Hut ist ja der Hammer!

    Liebe Grüße Sabine

  3. fiercefashion

    I’m glad you’re getting some warm weather. Although, dealing with the heat and wildfires is no good.

  4. You are so cute twirling in that pretty skirt. I love the look with the pink blazer! It is interesting how some people in the US don’t have a/c in their homes. I hope the temperature gets more favorable soon and I’m sure the bad air makes it extra challenging!


  5. dousedinpink

    All of these outfits are so chic! Your tiered skirt is so cute! I’m so impressed that you made it from old shirts!


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