10/10 – I’m currently 24 weeks pregnant and as a full time Project Manager I’ve had to figure out how to dress my ever-changing body for the office each day. As I’ve gotten bigger over the past months I have tried to apply the remixing principles I use to pack for long business trips in my approach to buying new maternity clothes. I tried to focus on the balance between figuring out what I already owned that could be re-used and supplementing those items with smart, basic, versatile pieces of clothing that could be mixed and matched into a large number of work outfit options.
In case you missed – it the previous posts in the series can be found here:
- Maternity Business Casual Capsule Wardrobe – 16 Clothing Pieces
- Outfits 1-5
- Outfits 6-10
- Outfits 11-15
- Outfits 16-20
- Outfits 21-25
- Outfits 26-30
- Outfits 31-35
- Outfits 36-40
Here is a checklist graphic of all of the pieces in this capsule (this would also be a good checklist for a starter work wardrobe too!):
And finally, here’s how I put together my maternity business capsule wardrobe –
- Basics – First step was putting together the basics pieces to lay the foundation for the wardrobe. I tried to choose very basic, very re-wearable clothes. Clothes that I knew I would be wearing over and over so they would need to be simple enough that they coordinated with everything else in the capsule and I didn’t get bored if I wore them multiple times a week for weeks on end.
For the basics in this capsule wardrobe I chose two pairs of maternity pants (bootcut & ankle), two simple tanks, a stretchy pencil skirt and a simple black (non-maternity) suit jacket.
For this set of interest pieces I picked three maternity dresses, a striped stretchy non-maternity skirt, three non-maternity cardigans, two maternity blouses and one non-maternity blouse.
For this capsule wardrobe I chose three necklaces, one scarf and one gold watch. For shoes I picked a basic pair of black wedges.
Hope you enjoyed!!