A maternity capsule wardrobe is all about keeping it simple. I like to choose pieces that can go through most seasons.
This just so happens to be my third pregnancy so I have learned the hard way that less is more when it comes to maternity clothing.
Get the items you know you will wear, and pick comfort over style! You will thank me later.
Minimalist Maternity Capsule Wardrobe Plan:
Start with a plan! Look at all the seasons and what you will be doing while pregnant.
With my first son I worked full time in an office so of course, I had to have work clothes and casual clothes.
This time around I am a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom. Now I have the luxury of picking clothes that are all casual.
By making a plan it will be easier to see what you really need and find options that will fit your lifestyle.
Keep it Simple
Try to remember that you are only pregnant for 9 months. Keep it simple and find things that can be mixed and matched.
I don’t want to invest in a lot of clothing that I will have to donate after I give birth.
Everyone is different, but in my situation, I ended up wearing some of my maternity clothing a few months after I gave birth.
It ended up being about a year of wearing this wardrobe, something to keep in mind.
This time around I am working with about a week’s worth of clothing. Around 5 shirts/tanks, 3 pairs of shorts, 4 pairs of pants, and 3 dresses.
Everything can be mixed and matched and yes I wear my pants more than one time a week.
Find Things That Go Through All Seasons
To stay as capsule and minimalist as possible I have tried to pick colors that will look good through all the seasons.
Look at when you are going to be the biggest the longest. So for instance I started to really show at the tail-end of summer. Because of that, I am avoiding a lot of extremely summer-colored shirts and going with shirts that will look ok in Fall and Winter.
Even though I am starting with tanks I am keeping in mind that a sweater over a tank will work fine all the way through winter.
By layering your summer capsule wardrobe it could take you through to winter.
Look for secondhand maternity clothing. This saves so much money!
On average a pair of shorts is about $30 where I live, but I was able to find some secondhand shorts for $6!
Most secondhand maternity clothing is in excellent condition because people wear it for such a short time.
Some great places to check out online are eBay, and Facebook Market Place plus all the secondhand apps that are out there.
Maternity Capsule Wardrobe Summer
I am starting with a few pairs of shorts and because of where I live these will be worn all the way through Fall!
Capsule Maternity Shirts
When choosing maternity shirts I kept in mind color choice and the fact that layers can be added for cooler months.
Imagine an open sweater over a tank and now you are ready for Fall.
Minimalist Pregnancy Capsule Dresses
When it comes to dresses I picked one that will still fit even after I am pregnant and 2 that were more summery.
The idea here is when it gets colder I can add some leggings under them and possibly a bulky sweater over the top.
In this scenario, they will end up looking like a skirt and shirt, giving your capsule wardrobe another look!
Here is an example of a daily relaxed minimalist wardrobe outfit below.
This is what I wear most days when I am working around my house or hanging out.
Maternity Capsule Wardrobe Video:
In this video, I show you everything that I got and how I intend to wear it.
Mom Capsule Pregnancy Wardrobe Conclusion
Hopefully, this gave you a few ideas on how to make a pregnancy minimalist wardrobe for all seasons.
I like to always keep in mind that this is a wardrobe for a limited time, think about what things you have in your wardrobe that can still be used.
Mix and match and have fun!
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