I am making my Alaska debut later this week and have gone packing crazy. We’re talking detailed lists of which outfit for which day plus shoes and jewelry to match.
So I made a how-to guide where I break down a few key pieces and include outfit suggestions for appropriate fashion when traveling to Alaska or similar colder destinations.
Airplane: I tend to stick with soft knits, like leggings and open cardigans + flats or easy shoes to slip in and out of + a large scarf. The scarf can work wonderfully as a shawl (because it’s always freezing on flights) or as a pillow.
Outdoor activities: I purchased a strong rain jacket from Eddie Bauer, I highly recommend a waterproof jacket with a hood if you’re heading here in the summer. I slid the jacket on over a crew neck sweater and duck boots. For wherever you’re headed, a solid pair of rain/snow/water boots is always a good idea plus thick socks.
Casual day outfits: Jeans + tee+ cardigans + wide belt
OR: Leggings + loose blouses + pull over sweater + booties.
Going out: Knit skirt + long sleeve tee + jacket and booties
Shoes: Casual booties for going out, duck boots or rain boots for outdoor activities, black flats for airplane/going out, moccasins (or other casual shoes like boat/toms) for lounging, finally a pair of sneaks for anything else–I’m bringing my cornflower converse.
Finally I added my red capris for a fun night out. Tip: fold pants and sweaters over tissue to minimize creases. And as a cheap trick, save your tissue from your latest shopping excursion so you always have some on hand.
Between the weather and the all around casualness of Alaska, I kept my wardrobe fairly basic. But fun ways to punch it up include adding a jewel toned cardigan, pastel jeans or fun moccasins–like these cute limited edition Wren for Minnetonka Mocs! Also accessorizing with jewelry or scarves is a great way to merge color and fun into your outfit.