Alaska is cold. I'm pretty sure that's not a newsflash to anyone. We have gorgeous summer weather which inspires people from Florida to wear lightweight jackets. We can be stubborn about what is shorts weather. If it's 45 degrees, you will see people in shorts. Even if it's an unexpected "heat wave" in January.
My daughter and I wear leggings a lot, generally with sweaters or even under skirts or dresses that are just a little too short to be comfortable. No nonsense leggings are inexpensive, come in a lot of colors, and are really easy to find in food and drug stores as well as big retail stores. My daughter likes bright colors, I prefer basic black because it's easy to grab and go in the morning.
I got black No nonsense leggings to write about for this post. I like the softness, the fit and the ease of having them in my wardrobe. They are true to size with a nice stretchy comfort that bounces back well in the wash.
Here in Anchorage, this would be a typical outfit for going out shopping. The styles and colors suit me, my daughter dresses almost the same even though she would deny it. Just updates the look with brighter colors and patterns.