Love your layering look on cold beautiful spring days

#fashionover40 Style blogger Nicole in office look with layering of a leopard print top under a cardigan

Springtime in Alaska is below freezing

Two weeks ago temperatures were around freezing and it was warm enough to go to work in the outfit shown below. Last week we had temperatures as low as 0F (-18C). The weather reminded Alaskans that Alaska has only summer and winter, sort of. Spring in Alaska means below freezing temperatures.

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Leopard print looks great with red

Here I wear again a  cardigan with another cardigan on top to build an appropriate insulation layer. You may have seen this trick of cardigan as a top for layering in this post. I love the color combination of leo with red. At this link is another leopard print with red  outfit idea.

It was sort of windy. Thus, I put my suede leather skirt on. At least what an Alaskan living in the Interior thinks it is windy. 😉 Leather is a great material to keep the wind from reaching the skin. A suede skirt is as easy to style than a regular skirt. See this post for another look with this suede leather skirt.

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#maturefashion Style blogger layering two cardigans for a business casual work outfit on a chilly, windy spring day
Office look with GNW leopard top cardigan, G-III suede skirt, Moschino belt, Festina watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, D&GM sunglasses, and Apostrophe ankle strap pumps (all own)

In the Interior June is the windiest month

In Interior Alaska, the month with the highest average wind speed is June with just a little more than 3m/s. We sometimes get strong wind when a low in the Gulf of Alaska is in the right position to produce the Tanana Valley wind due to channeling of the wind. Other strong wind events are related to storms entering the Interior from the Bering Sea. These storms also bring a lot of snow and often outages because of  trees that fell in the power lines. Last winter some households were without electricity for nearly a week after a Bering Sea storm. In summer, strong wind typically can be associated with gust fronts of thunderstorms.

#over40fashion Alaskan woman wearing layers in spring for a casual work outfit with plaid blazer and denim skirt
Burberry plaid blazer, Oliveo denim skirt, LV bucket bag, Hunter booties, silk scarf and Ray Ban sunglasses (all own) for an office appropriate spring outfit

How is spring progressing where you live? Are you still styling winter items for spring? What is your favorite spring trend or item you are looking forward to wearing? Let me know,  I am curious.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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