Layer It Up for Alaska!!

“Dress in layers because the weather can change at any moment!” That’s what everyone told me before my trip to Alaska. Prep for rain, snow, cold, hot; you get the idea. These are the layers I wore in Icy Strait Point, Alaska. Even though there was super light rain, I wasn’t cold at all. This outfit was perfectly functional! My boots were just right for all the terrain we covered too! It was a really fun day!!

20130718-183926.jpg YELLOW THERMAL: Target // JEANS: Abercrombie & Fitch // BOOTS: Sorel, Caribou // BELT: American Eagle Outfitters // PINK JACKET: Forever 21 // VEST: Columbia // INFINITY SCARF: Lulu Lemon.

We had an amazing 5 mile hike in Icy Strait Point. My husband took this photo of me among the trees.

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Anchorage had far less rain and mud, plus it was a little warmer! So I changed up the outfit with different pants, hiking shoes and dropped the scarf. It was great for another 5 mile hike! BELOW: JEANS Abercrombie & Fitch, boot cut vintage wash // HIKING SHOES: The North Face.

20130718-185814.jpgI’ll post more outfits from my trip, and if you ever go to Alaska, it’s TRUE: Dress in layers!

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What to Wear: Cold Trip to the Mountains

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My husband and I went up to the mountains. It was sunny, but COLD!!! If you’re in the mountains, you can look chic, while maintaining great comfort and practicality. Put a warm vest over some flannel and jeans, and you’re there! Easy as 1, 2, 3. The key is not to wear tons of baggy clothes – you’ll lose any feminine shape, and look messy. For more chilling climates, I recommend the Columbia omni-tech 3 in 1 jackets. I LOVE them (countless features)! Columbia makes their jackets with a little extra length in the back; an invaluable quality in cold weather! I find competitors’ jackets to be cute in appearance, but lacking in overall versatility and length in comparison to the Columbia ones. (That’s just personal preference!)

I love being outdoors. What are your favorite wardrobe essentials to bring on your ski and snowboard trips? Keep warm, and don’t forget to bring warmer clothes for nighttime. Be smart about weather and attire!

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