Hope y’all enjoy the guest posts while I’m on vacation! Jen
Last, but certainly not least, is Nicole from High Latitude Style, here to showcase her expertise in layering. Thanks, Nicole! :)
Hi! Nope, you are not on the wrong blog. I am Nicole Mölders, and Jen gave me the great honor to guest blog here. I usually blog as High Latitude Style, a blog that features how to dress stylishly in cold climate without freezing to hypothermia.
I am blogging out of Alaska, a man’s country. The choice on fishing poles is larger than the choice of women shoes. Can you imagine that? Given this fact, I also once in a while write about odd Alaska facts/things like a transfer station or the haul way to the oil fields. Of course, never ever without the newest OOTD.
I love fashion, and I love style. My style is American classic with a twist to street style. When I moved to Alaska and saw the clothing in the stores — did I already mention that there isn’t any clothing store — I said to myself, “I don’t want to look like a leftover from an Arctic expedition.” Therefore, I started experimenting with layering to get the insulation I need to stay warm with the style I want.
On my blog an important category hence is the temperature range. Did you know that in Fairbanks the temperature range between summer and winter is more than 130 degrees Fahrenheit (70C)? This temperature range is a real challenge for any closet — space-wise and for every woman — style-wise! You need everything from a down coat to a strapless top to fit in the same closet space in which your sisters have their clothes in LA or wherever the climate is fashion-friendly. Is that a word?
My strategy is only to buy clothes that I somehow can use year-round, either alone or as part of my layering strategy. Let me illustrate this concept by the example of a pair of leather shorts.
The following two photos illustrate how I dress on a winter day when temperatures are way in the negative double digits. The uppermost shows the “outer wear” and the lower one shows what I wore under the coat to stay warm. The low sun in the sky and snow require sunglasses in winter!
And yes, when temperatures reach the upper 80s (~32C), it is too hot for me. Stay in style and enjoy the rest of your summer, and swing by when you need inspiration when temperatures drop.
Photos: G. Kramm (2013, 2014)