My first pregnancy related post since I announced we’re expecting! Honestly I still can’t believe it. I will definitely put together a post on our journey but for now I’m really excited to share some of my favorite maternity style tips for Fall and beyond. Its been 6 years since I last dressed a bump and in so many ways this pregnancy has felt like the first time all over again. You forget things! My biggest piece of advice is not to go out and spend a ton of money on maternity. The most important piece of the puzzle is to starts with the right basics : t-shirts, tanks, and denim, and then build from there. Once you have your foundation do as much as you can with non-maternity wear and then fill in the gaps with brands like Hatch. I’ll be updating this post throughout the next few months with ideas for evening and events but for now I wanted to focus on where to begin!



m a t e r n i t y b a s i c s

My go-to for maternity basics has always been H&M. The pieces I purchased when I was pregnant with Luke 8 years ago are still in great shape (and in style) today. They have the best t-shirt packs (neutral one here, black and white here) and coordinating sets for lounging like this ribbed pant and matching t-shirt. It’s my best kept secret! I can’t tell you how many clients I styled during their pregnancies that were blown away. Don’t spend $$$ on these items! Instead invest in items that will take you beyond birth and into fourth trimester. A few other great basics: this 5-pack of nursing tanks, this Calvin Klein nursing bra, this lace nursing bra (I’ve already started wearing and so comfortable!), and this t-shirt and legging set for all those lounge-y days around the house.

One place I will say it’s worth it to spend is on a great pair of denim. Right now that style I’m reaching for most (in general) is a more casual mom jean silhouette that is slightly cropped at the ankle. I got this pair from Paige and love them (more sizes here). I really love this wash and they feel just like my non-maternity denim.

s w e a t s h i r t s & s l i p s k i r t s

I’ve always loved the combination of a sweater or sweatshirt layered over a slip skirt or dress for Fall. It’s so feminine and chic and looks great paired with your favorite sneakers or berks for a casual look or with a pair of suede flats for a bit more modern elegance. I love the idea of a slightly oversized sweatshirt but you can also style with a chunky knit like this one (use stephanieT15 to save).

e a s y d r e s s e s

My goal for this Fall is to continue to wear the oversized knits and open cardigans that I love and layer them over maternity basics. This cardigan is basically a 3 season piece where we live. I reach for it multiple times a week and its been a great staple in my closet. If you’re looking for a lighter weight this cotton cable is perfection!

t h e s t r i p e d s w e a t e r

There is nothing more classic than a striped sweater for Fall. One of my favorite brands, Toteme makes a beautiful turtleneck style in two color ways: black with an ivory stripe and ivory with a black stripe. The slightly oversized silhouette is perfect for a growing bump and looks great styled back to a pair of leggings or denim. Under $150 version here and here. If your third trimester lands during the winter months like mine here’s the look: throw a trench on and pair with sneakers and a classic handbag.


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Posted on August 2, 2022 .