I’m just about at the end of this crazy trip, and I thought it would be nice to reflect on the clothing items that were really there for me throughout this whole process. I came up with a capsule wardrobe plan at one point, and I more or less followed it – so everything in my closet has been worn a lot at this point. However, there have been three pieces that have really stood out as the MVPs of my maternity wardrobe:
If I had to go through all of this all over again, but with only one pair of pants, I would pick these black skinny jeans. Hands. Down. They worked for casual outfits and for all but the dressiest work occasions. It doesn’t hurt that this particular pair is super comfortable.
Jersey Knit Blazer
I’m sure I could have gotten away with wearing normal blazers… but… these are stretchy. And that means comfy while still looking more professional than yet another cardigan. Being able to look several degrees sharper without sacrificing comfort has been invaluable.
Beyond being a straight up wardrobe staple, a great pair of skinny jeans goes a loooooooong way towards making you feel like you’re still a normal person wearing normal clothing. Sure, you’re going to feel like crap, and things are going to hurt, and you’re going to be super tired, but you can take a huge amount of comfort in knowing that you can still grab a pair of jean and at least *look* more or less like a regular human being for a change. I reach for mine so often, they’re about 2 threads away from developing a massive hole in a sub-par location. Worth every penny.