One of the things that I actually like about being pregnant is the limited wardrobe. It may sound totally silly, but it really illustrates how little you need to get by day to day with some semblance of style- no endless options, no scouring through your closet among all the items you have barely worn– you are limited to the few things you buy (in my case, lots of affordable basics) that you can pair with cool shoes and accessories. It really dawned on me this morning when getting dressed that I really should approach my normal wardrobe with this kind of strict edit as well. Of course, you want to buy some fun, seasonal additions when the weather changes- but maybe 2020 is my year of the capsule wardrobe- both in maternity and regular clothing?
So I pulled together a collection of most-worn, completely timeless basics that I like to wear into this little wardrobe. Missing is outerwear, a larger variety of accessories and some essentials like white tees and tanks, but overall- I really could get a lot done with just these items! (note: the earrings aren’t linked in the image, you can find them here.)
And now that I’m pregnant and no longer fitting in my pants, these are the items I bought to fill in the gaps- my favorite maternity jeans (three pairs), leggings, slightly roomier and longer sweaters and tops that can grow with me and a couple dresses that can be dressed up or down. Oh, and the most comfy undies because I’m uncomfortable enough, thankyouverymuch. Again, adding a variety of fun shoes, accessories and jackets that don’t need to button makes getting dressed pretty darn easy these days.
Do you dress this way? If so what are your most loved and worn pieces?
Who is the maker of the non-pregnancy jeans!? I keep looking to see if this info has been updated!
Sorry here it is! https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dy58w6nxe6
Yes, yes, and yes. I marveled at how easy it was to get dressed while pregnant because my wardrobe was composed of only clothes that I loved. On a similar hand, have you noticed how uncomplicated life is on vacation? When all your whole family needs to exist can be packed up and rolled behind each of us? Makes us look in our closets and say …?
I keep with same colors that look good on me. That way , my scarves , belts , shoes etc all coordinate very easily. Please let us know the link or where we can find those regular jeans. I prefer an ankle length for all seasons !! Glad you are feeling well!!
Love this! It would be great if you could give some ideas like this for each new season to build on this!
The link for the non-maternity jeans doesn’t seem to work – help!
Yes, i would like the non-maternity jeans link too!! I’m a minimalist myself!!
Sorry! Here it is! https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dy58w6nxe6
Loved this post! Currently pregnant and was looking for some of the essential items you listed! Will definitely buy. And yes, I tend to dress like that, good point. We should all consider this year sticking to our basics and maybe buying less just smarter. Thanks for posting!
I thought I was the only one who thought it was easier to get dressed while pregnant for the same reason!
Erin I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe! Love the dark skinny jeans but for some reason the link works on all the items except the jeans! I am on the hunt for a flattering comfy pair of jeans and these look like they fit the bill.
I’m loving the t-shirt (long and short sleeve) under a structured jacket for casual with jeans or dress pants for work. I’m an adjunct college professor and this look gives me comfort and style. You are one of the influences for my wearing structured jackets, and I’ve bought a couple based on your recommendations, so thank you for that!
That looks like a fantastic capsule wardrobe that you can move with you once your baby arrives. I moved to not so much a capsule wardrobe but I limit the colors I buy, so de facto it kind of turned into a capsule a couple years ago. One of the best things I ever did for myself. And, not surprisingly, everything you posted is classic and pretty timeless.
Funny and timely. During my recent January closet purge, when I got rid of all the unnecessary pieces, and asked myself if there was anything I was actually missing, I thought back to my maternity capsule wardrobe. That was exactly the time I actually instituted the “strict edit” as you describe and in the end was happiest bc I only had pieces I truly wanted and needed to choose from.