This is the only real “outfit” post I have. I mostly wore casual everyday clothes that you can pick up on throughout my previous Alaska posts. But, this one was the perfect
Alaska outfit. When I was packing for the trip, every website online said to dress like an onion. That is… layers. Lots of layers. That advice couldn’t be more spot on and I have the pictures to show just how important layers ended up being for the trip. They sort of seem off-season, but considering this week here in NYC was in the fifties and raining, it’s sadly not terribly off from what I wore just a few days ago! Watch as the day goes on layers come and go! Definitely another plus to driving because we could stash a coat in the back or grab a pair of gloves if necessary.
We started off the day by checking out of our hotel in Homer. We spent a good amount of time just standing outside taking everything in and the weather was deceptively warmish.
Then we drove down the Homer Spit to find a spot for breakfast and to do a little bit of exploring. It was way chillier here I’m guessing because we were totally exposed to the water on both sides. Everyone, even the boys, reached for gloves. Puffer coats were donned and noses grew red.
Our trusty Hunter boots. Julia and I both wished that we had brought multiple pairs!
Didn’t quite need the full puffer here later in the morning… and then we jumped in the car to drive to the next destination. We didn’t stop for a while and by the time we emerged from the car (to take some photos in the amazing, albeit super soggy, field), it had warmed up considerably. No scarf or puffer needed. I even took the vest off when we got back in the car and just drove around in my t-shirt.
I think the trick to the perfect layers was to have two separate colors that worked together well (red and navy here) with one piece that incorporated both (the scarf). Everything tied together and I was comfortable no matter which way I wore the outfit.
Do you have any layer-like-an-onion tips?