Your Pregnancy Wardrobe
When it comes to
your pregnancy wardrobe, it can be hard to spend the money
on a wardrobe you will use for such a short period of time,
especially when you know you also have all the upcoming baby
expenses too. But if you are working, you can't easily spend
the last four or five months of your pregnancy in sweat pants
and a "Baby on Board" maternity shirt your girlfriends
gave you as a joke. Here are some tips to stretch your wardrobe.
Avoid prints. People
will remember if you wore the same blue floral print shirt
three times this week, but won't remember you wore the same
solid navy blue shirt three times in a row, especially when
you accent it in different ways.
Stick with the
same colors. If people are used to seeing you in bright pink,
they won't notice that you wear the same shirt as frequently
as if you went out on a limb and bought your first lavendar
shirt. The color would be so different a choice for you that
people would notice it more... and notice every time you wore
belts are out of the question, the same navy blue shirt will
looks so different if you accessorize it differently each
time - a scarf one day, a chunky necklace the next, and a
pin with coordinating earings and shoes the third. Focus on
bright colors and patterns, and it will stretch your plainer
wardrobe pieces further.
Focus on shoes.
The same pants look different depending on the style of shoes
you are wearing, so don't always wear the same shoes - or
wear your comfy pair to the office, but change to a more stylish
pair for the day once you get to your desk.
By following these
tips, you can seem to stretch your wardrobe much further and
spend far less on maternity clothes than you might otherwise
have to, meaning more money for baby stuff!
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