Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

Casual & Comfortable Maternity Essentials

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When you’re a transitional mom, the most important thing about finding the right maternity clothes for you is comfort. Accommodating a growing bump needs a lot of TLC, from your head to your toes. The problem is you don’t want to sacrifice style for comfort, and get out of touch with the latest trends. PinkBlush Maternity is here to help you solve that problem with an easy solution: comfortable, and fashionable maternity lounge wear. We know that sounds crazy, but with a few simple essentials, you can have versatile and stylish looks for every occasion.

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Essential #1: Casual Sweater

What is more comfortable than a casual and maternity sweater? We love this maternity sweater with a layered detail for a stylish look that any transitional mom can wear at home or out on a casual occasion. This sweater pairs beautifully with maternity leggings or jeans as shown above. Luckily this new arrival comes in three different colors to choose from, all gorgeous in their own way!

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Essential #2: Maternity Yoga & Lounge Pants

The best three words you will probably hear during your entire pregnancy: maternity yoga pants. Yes, there are comfortable maternity yoga pants out there that will gently accommodate your growing bump. You can go with a basic maternity yoga pant with a colored and foldable waistband for a simple style with a pop of color. For a more sophisticated look, try a linen maternity pant for literally any casual or semi-formal occasion. Last but not least, a printed maternity lounge/pajama pant is something fun and whimsical you can have for those days spent indoors.

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Essential #3: Comfortable Accessories

Now that you have your basic top and bottoms covered, we can’t let you go without a couple of comfortable accessories. A soft felt hat is perfect for those warm, sunny days when you need to stay cool and keep your face out of the sun.  Trendy compression socks with an argyle print are perfect to keep your toes warm and help keep your legs comfortable all day long. To complete your maternity accessories, a nursing cover that doubles as an infinity scarf will be your new favorite versatile piece. With just a simple adjustment of the fabric, this soft nursing cover transforms into an infinity scarf, making this accessory one you can use during and after pregnancy.

We hope you enjoy these casual and comfortable maternity styles to make your pregnancy the best it can be!

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Versatile Looks For Every February Event

Now that January is over and February is here, there’s a lot of different activities going on this month. With the Superbowl coming up this weekend, and Valentines and President’s Day the following weekend, we need to raid our closets in search of maternity outfits for every event. We’ve picked out a couple of versatile outfits that every mom can wear to any event or occasion this year. These maternity looks are perfect for casual or semi-formal occasions, so mix and match them up according to your style! Check out what we’ve picked out on the blog today:

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Sports Attire

It’s always fun to get dressed up and partake in Superbowl festivities, so we’ve come up with a casual and comfortable look for transitional moms this football season. We love layers for modern moms, so we chose a long maternity cardigan layered over a basic cami and maternity leggings for a simple, everyday wear ensemble. Complete your look with a neutral loafer or your favorite flat and you are game day ready!

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Feminine Flair

We love the neutral tones of this maternity outfit with just a splash of mint green and pink in the accessories. Starting with a basic maternity maxi dress and then styling it with chic accessories, this outfit is perfect for a day and night look for Valentine’s day or city exploring over the extended President’s Day weekend.

Both of these looks can be worn over and over again, for any game-day festivity or casual occasion. These simple styles are basic enough for every transitional mom to easily replicate with her own wardrobe. We hope you enjoy these next couple of exciting weeks in style!

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Transitional Styles for the Modern Mom

Jump from one season to the next with a few transitional maternity styles every mom can rock once spring comes into full bloom. The air is still chilly with some lingering winter storms, so warm layering pieces are essentials that we are continuing to use every day. We are also digging boots of all kinds from booties to long boots in neutral hues, which will still be easy to wear with a lighter wardrobe once bright hues are trending in the spring season. If you are a lover of florals 365 days of the year, then transitioning into spring with your favorite floral items will be a cinch.

Take a look at some of the transitional maternity pieces we’ve put together for all you modern moms out there that want to stay on top of the trends all year long. With the start of a new month, we’re also bringing out some of our favorite pink pieces in honor of Valentine’s day.

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Stripes + Bright Hues

The great think about stripes is that they are always in, no matter the season or the weather. For warmer spring days, a striped maternity top is a perfect go-to piece for everyday casual wear. If you have striped long sleeve tops in bright hues, like light pink or light blue, then those are perfect for the spring season when bright pastel colors are trending.

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Floral Prints, Cardigans, + Kimonos

Of course, anything floral that you purchased in winter or the year before is perfect for the spring season. Floral maternity tunics with bell sleeves are one of our favorites as the long sleeves will keep you warm and the floral print keeps you in style. As the weather transitions from cold winter days into warmer spring sunshine, maternity cardigans and kimonos are great layering pieces that can be easily taken on and off. Whether you have a printed kimono or a solid cardigan, these can be dressed up for spring attire with an added felt hat and simple jewelry.

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3/4 Sleeve Maternity Dresses

A perfect seasonal transition piece is anything with 3/4 sleeves. Particularly, we like 3/4 sleeve maternity dresses because they are versatile in any kind of weather, and are great for for casual or formal occasions. There’s nothing like wearing a comfortable, flowy maternity dress all day. If you’re at a loss of what to wear as you transition into spring, we can assure you that any 3/4 sleeve maternity dress you have will be your new go-to.

We hope you enjoyed this post and are excited about jumping into spring with us!

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Fun DIY Projects for Transitional Moms

We know that being a transitional mom isn’t easy, and sometimes, it’s fun to have a project or hobby to take your mind off things when you’re pregnant. While recently talking with a friend entering her second trimester, she told me she finds herself at home with a lot of time on her hands. This got us thinking about fun DIY projects we would want try during our transitions through motherhood.

Where did we go to search for these projects? None other than the infamous Pinterest, know for their beautiful, enticing photos and DIY project galore. We found a couple of fun and easy DIY projects that can be useful during and after pregnancy. Check them out and let us know which ones you like best!

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DIY Maternity Sash

We think these DIY maternity sashes are absolutely adorable, and just in time for the spring months ahead! These are cute ideas for maternity announcement photo shoots or accent pieces for a baby shower outfit. Here is the link for the step-by-step tutorial on how to make these darling accessories.

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DIY Nursery Mobile

How cute is this colorful nursery mobile?! It’s a perfect gender neutral project for those who don’t know the sex of their baby yet. This project costs as little as $12 and takes about 2-3 hours + drying time, according to the online tutorial at Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine. Check out this easy project here and get crafty!

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No Sew Door Latch Cover

Since we’ve given you a couple fun DIY projects, we thought we had to throw in at least one functional one. This door latch cover will help muffle the sound of the door clicking shut, or slamming shut so that your newborn can sleep more soundly, and so can mom. With just a couple of basic materials, you can have a simple, brilliant mechanism that solves an annoying household problem. Read the tutorial and materials needed here.

We hope you find some joy in trying out these fun DIY projects!

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Gorgeous Maternity Occasion Dresses

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Dressing for your bump can be stressful just for everyday casual wear, so we can imagine dressing for a special occasion can be even more difficult for transitional moms. Depending on the event you’re attending, what is and isn’t appropriate will vary.  But when you’re pregnant, all you want is to feel comfortable in what you wear. Finding something appropriate, comfortable, and cute with a bump in the mix? Now that is hard. But not to worry, because we’re here to show you some gorgeous maternity dresses that have all the components of mom-approved evening wear for every occasion this year.

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The Work Party

A fitted maternity dress is a beautiful choice for a work party. This lace fitted maternity dress is soft and stretchy so it is comfortable to wear, and can easily accommodate a bump. We styled this maternity dress with a classic heel, jeweled statement necklace, and a black clutch for a complete look appropriate for a work party or event. You can always throw on a black maternity blazer to make this look a little more professional.

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Maternity Shoot/Baby Shower

A long chiffon dress is the perfect choice for a maternity announcement photo or a baby shower event. We love this lace accent evening gown that beautifully accentuates a baby bump. Chiffon is a soft, lightweight material that is comfortable to wear during a shoot all day or show off in at your baby shower. Chiffon’s dramatic, flowy effect instantly adds a formal look, and with a touch of lace on the shoulders, we couldn’t find a more perfect maternity evening gown for any formal event.

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Casual Day Out

When you have to attend a semi-formal occasion, a printed wrap dress is any easy go-to, especially for transitional moms who are nursing. A v-neckline like the one on this paisley printed maternity wrap dress makes nursing easy with a stretchy material. This gorgeous print and a long maxi style can be dressed up with a stylish hat for casual day events like a tea party, or you can add a statement necklace and heels for a dinner date with your SO.

No matter what occasion or event lies ahead, we are confident every transitional mom can find the right dress to make her feel beautiful, comfortable, and stylish. Check out more of our PinkBlush Maternity occasion dresses here.