Maternity Style: Mix & Match

We've said it before – the maternity wardrobe doesn't last long – but there is that great possibility that it may last longer than the duration of your pregnancy. Don't fret mom, you're not alone in having to extend your maternity wardrobe through a few post pregnancy months. I say take advantage of this time, because maternity clothes can be pretty comfortable and, let's face it, you are going to be  busy after baby arrives and likely to welcome those loose fit clothes.

Today I'll show you how to mix and match these items to achieve a few maternity looks using a pair of denim jeans and a pair of comfortable white linen pants combined with four different tops.

Maternity Style Mix and Match
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  • This maternity striped, split-neck top is perfect for those casual days.  The top also has  ruched sides for added comfort. Kick your trendy style up a notch with a great pair of ankle boots.
  • Mint green was all the rage this spring through the summer and now it's just as popular in the fall months.  This front banded top is the perfect shirt to accentuate the growing baby bump, not to mention its versatility will go a long way. Wear it ultra-casual or dress it up with a statement jewelry piece and maternity skirt for a night out.
  • The ruched, striped v-neck is the perfect top for both maternity and post-pregnancy.  It's fabulous with a pair of jeans, sweat pants, skirts, you name it. Another priceless wardrobe staple.
  • There is nothing like a warm turtleneck on those cooler days.  This is a great look for work or an evening out.  Dress it up with some jewelry and, again, those trendy ankle boots.

The jeans are a must-have wardrobe staple that can be paired with so many tops to stretch your wardrobe.  Swap those jeans for a pair of comfortable white linen pants as seen below.  All of the tops will work perfectly with these pants and, not to mention, will stretch your maternity and post-pregnancy wardrobe once again. 

Mix and Match
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The linen pants will provide a professional look and yet are still very comfortable. Expand your accessories so that you can create several different outfits. These are all great options to keep around for those first couple of months after baby arrives.

To view other ways to mix and match your maternity wardrobe, click here.  

Which of these combinations is most your style? Share in the comments! 

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Maternity Style: Mix & Match

Sherry Fahrenwald is freelance writer and events planner with a passion for fashion and interior design who lives in beautiful Hawaii with her husband and two kids. She enjoys lunch dates with the girls, walking the gorgeous beach of Kailua and most of all spending quality time with her family. In her free time you will find her blogging about life, fashion, interior design and parties at The Life of the Party blog or setting trends with the Polyvore community. ... More

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