I just put the finishing touches on my Summer maternity capsule wardrobe and it only took me 20 minutes to pick out everything I want to wear this Summer! I chose my staples: shorts, tanks, khaki dress, and a couple of nice dresses to wear on special occasions. Every piece is in the neutral color palette of denim, tan, black, white, gray and stripes.
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Summer Maternity Capsule Wardrobe Video
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Summer Maternity Capsule Wardrobe pieces
The idea of the capsule wardrobe has intrigued me ever since I heard of the concept. I have been doing it in some form for the last several years without even realizing it. My husband calls it my “uniform”. I basically just wear the same two or three outfits over and over for an entire season. I’m not a very high maintenance girl.
For this pregnancy, I decided to do a capsule wardrobe, so that I could still be simple and minimal with my wardrobe, yet have more options. Goodbye uniform and same outfit 25 days in a row! Haha.
My style is casual, neutral and hopefully slightly trendy (i.e. not super mom-ish). My whole goal with fashion is to look put together with minimal effort. For this collection, I went with a neutral color palette, of black, white, tan, cream, gray, a little stripe.
When Thredup contacted me to a video for them on my youtube channel, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to spend a little time putting together my very first maternity capsule wardrobe.
Tips for Putting together a capsule wardrobe
- Create a Pinterest board with outfit inspiration.
- Decide on a color palette.
- Pick staple pieces that will last for many years.
- Choose items that can mix and match interchangeably. The goal is to swap out one item to have a whole new outfit.
Tips for shopping thredup
I was a little skeptical of Thredup in the beginning because it is all secondhand clothes. Thrift shopping has historically been a waste of time for this busy, business-owning, mom of 5. Walking into 18 thrift shops to find one decent sweater for a bargain price, just isn’t worth it. I would rather pay full price, and spend more time working on my business or reading to my kids.
I have shopped at Thred a couple of times now and I have always been ridiculously pleased with my Thredup experiences. (By the way, Thredup sponsored my Youtube video, but they did not pay me for a blog post. I just had such an awesome experience putting together my maternity collection that I wanted it to live in more places!) The whole process of putting together this wardrobe took about 20 minutes on a Friday evening, the clothes all look brand new, AND I bought quality staple pieces that will last me for years to come.
- Set your sizing- This tells Thredup not to show you the size 0 jeans if you’re a size 6 petite. Less search results= less time spent.
- Search specific brands- This way you can trust the fit and quality of the pieces you choose.
- Search specific pieces- Searching for “denim Levi’s vest” will narrow the search results even more!
- Tanks (Black, White, and Gray)- 3
- Black shorts- 1
- Khaki shorts- 1
- Purple Dress- 1
- Khaki Dress- 1
- White and Gray Striped Dress- 1
- Faux leather purse
I’m not much of an accessories girl, can you tell?! I literally own one watch and I never wear it. I bought a necklace for an event once and it broke, and that is the extent of what I own.
- White Tank with the Black Shorts with Sandles or Tennis Shoes
- Grey Tank with the Black Shorts with Sandles or Tennis Shoes
- Black Tank with the Khaki Shorts with Sandles or Tennis Shoes
- White Tank with the Khaki Dress with Sandles or Booties
- Purple dress with Wedges or Sandles or Booties
- Gray and White Striped Dress with Wedges or Sandles or Booties
Ok, you get the idea! There are about a dozen ways I could mix these pieces up for a new outfit every day of the week!