Tuesday, October 17, 2017

How to Add Variety to Your Maternity Wardrobe & Confident Twosday Linkup

navy striped top, navy blazer, burgundy pants,nude heels, Kate Spade plum colored bag, fall maternity work outfit
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When I initially was doing shopping for my maternity wardrobe I made a list of basics that would be super versatile and were items that I wear often but couldn't make work for maternity. Wardrobe basics in short. My list included items like a black tee, skinny jeans, black pants, neutral colored skirt, and a few plain dresses that could be dressed up or down. But I also made sure to include a few colored bottoms. Why? Because after wearing the same items over and over again for so long it gets boring! Colored or patterned bottoms can help mix up your other maternity basics.


navy striped top, navy blazer, burgundy pants,nude heels, Kate Spade plum colored bag, fall maternity work outfit

navy striped top, navy blazer, burgundy pants,nude heels, Kate Spade plum colored bag, fall maternity work outfit
Tank (save maternitysplurge maternity, savesplurge) | Blazer (savesplurge) | Pants (save maternitysplurge maternitysavesplurge) | Bag (savesplurge) | Heels (savesplurge) | Necklace (exact

navy striped top, navy blazer, burgundy pants,nude heels, Kate Spade plum colored bag, fall maternity work outfit

navy striped top, navy blazer, burgundy pants,nude heels, Kate Spade plum colored bag, fall maternity work outfit

navy striped top, navy blazer, burgundy pants,nude heels, Kate Spade plum colored bag, fall maternity work outfit
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For summer I got one pair of light pink shorts to help add variety and I wore them at least once a week. The light pink paired well with yellow, blue, mint green, plum, and all neutral colors. Even being a pair of colored bottoms, they were pretty versatile and were fun to wear. For cooler temperatures, I got a pair of burgundy (almost berry colored) pair of pants from LOFT (very similar pair here). I knew how versatile this color would be because I have a pair of burgundy pants I've worn almost to death (see 10 Ways to Wear Burgundy Pants post) and the fit is amazing. The belly band on these is thick and supportive and the fabric stretches nicely without stretching out throughout the day as many maternity pants do.

To me, wearing colored bottoms feels more purposeful and deliberate than a typical denim. I can pair them with a simple sweater and have an outfit that works for a day off or work day and it looks like I put more effort in to choosing my outfit than I actually did. Part of that is colored bottoms appear less casual than jeans, but are often just as comfortable! Whether it's for a maternity wardrobe or not, I highly recommend adding a pair of colored bottoms to your closet!



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36 comments:

  1. You look lovely, when I had my children (years ago) there was only ten dresses to wear! I did manage to get some leggings that I wore nearly all the time - lol. Thanks for the link up and have a great week. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  2. I'm with you on the colour! this is one of my favourite AW shades xx You look fabulous btw
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  3. I think you have the cutest maternity wardrobe! You've dressed so well and super stylish, you are adorable. You did a great job planning and mixing things up and adding color!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  4. I love this work-appropriate yet still chic outfit on you! Those pants of yours are my new favorite on you :)

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  5. Laura, I love this rich color palette for fall! So beautiful. And I love that you are keeping your maternity wardrobe so chic and bold!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  6. I agree with you on colored pants; just a comfortable but more dressed up than jeans. I'm looking for a pair of burgundy pants to love!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  7. I love this color mix of burgundy and navy! So chic and you are going in these pics. Thanks for the link up Laura!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  8. You look gorgeous, Clare! I love the colour of those pants and the handbag - beautiful <3
    Suzy x
    www.suzyturner.com & www.yogadocious.com

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  9. These are beautiful pants on you, and I agree! Maternity wardrobe or not, colourful pants are a fun addition and can be surprisingly easy to wear! :) I'm going to have to get my burgundy pants out again now, thanks for the inspiration!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a lovely start to the week and your weather is better than ours, haha! Cold and rainy here in Brisbane.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  10. You are definitely styling maternity wear well! LOVE all the pretty fall colors in this look.

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  11. I really love that bag, Laura! Such a pretty color and I love how it complements your blue top here!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  12. You have done such a good job of mixing things up and keeping it from getting boring while also not spending a ton!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  13. I totally feel the same way about colored jeans. In fact I only have many 4 pair of blue denim because I like variety so much!!
    You really look fabulous Laura---pregnancy must agree with you!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  14. Laura, you look fabulous!! I love your colored jeans, I wish I had more. Such a beautiful Fall look!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  15. These shades look so good on you! I love the colored denim too!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  16. Great color combination for fall! Burgundy pants/jeans are so versatile and look great with so many other colors.

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  17. Your style looks gorgeous, Luara!
    Tatiana

    https://myfabforties.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love your maternity style, and these burgundy pants look great on you! I love the shade paired with the navy!
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  19. You are looking great! I have been branching out to colored denim more and have really been liking it. That's a great idea to also incorporate it into your maternity style. Beautifully Candid

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  20. Love the color of your pants and how you've styled them, Laura! So chic! Just beautiful!

    Mary
    http://marymurnane.com

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  21. Hi Laura! I absolutely loved the combination. I agree with you when you say that there are just some pieces that cannot be missed in every closet! For me, a basic T-shirt with stripes in basic colors like navy&white, or b&w are my go to, and I couldn't help but put a couple of them in my luggage to move abroad. I think a couple of colored pants or trousers are also to be never missed!

    Thanks for the comment in my blog, by the way :)
    Best!
    Amanda
    www.somethingfashion.es

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  22. These burgundy pants are so lovely on you, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  23. I'm loving those pants paired with the blazer! Such a great color combo and style! xo Jana | http://www.janastyleblog.com/2017/10/velvet-embroidery-summit-fair.html

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  24. I love the blazer and pants! The colors go so well together!

    Mary
    https://www.themarycurator.com/

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  25. Oh I love the mix of colors in this outfit! The burgundy shade with the navy blue is so so pretty! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  26. I love the burgundy trousers, they pair so well with the navy jacket. When I was pregnant I only had one pair of jeans and a few dresses. The jeans were very ill-fitting and kept falling down! Maternity fashion has improved so much over the last few years.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  27. Hello Laura. It's lovely to meet you. Gosh when I was pregnant, swing dresses and leggings were my staple. You look fabulous! Mimi xxx

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  28. Seriously, you have the cutest little bump ever!

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  29. I think colored denim does give an outfit a little more impact. I really love my burgundy denim, too! I have been wearing it a lot this fall so far.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  30. I wore something so similar today but with jeans! You look great!

    xo Jules

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  31. you look amazing!!!! Love your maternity style!

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  32. You've done such a great job making unique and stylish outfits while you've been pregnant!

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  33. I love colored jeans! You look adorable.

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  34. Love your outfit! Stripes are always best and you're combo looks super stylish.

    Xo, Sara | missesviolet

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  35. I only owned very few basic pieces in neutral colors while pregnant but I wore many items from my regular non-maternity closet all the way till the day I had to go in for her birth. I love these deep plum pants. Plum or burgundy is always a winner paired with navy. =)

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