Shopping for clothes when your body is constantly changing can be challenging — and expensive. So we asked fashion stylist and mom Rachel Matthews how to put together a great-looking maternity wardrobe without spending a bundle. Her advice? It's all about six key pieces. Here's what to buy, how to mix them with what you've already got — and the secrets to reworking them over and over again.Photo: aldomurillo/iStockphoto
Buy: Black pants
To go with: Your pre-pregnancy blazer
A well-tailored blazer shouldn't be stashed away for the next nine months. You can keep wearing it — unbuttoned — right through your pregnancy.
Shoes and bag, Winners.ca
Bracelets and necklaces, HM.com
Buy: A long cardigan
To go with: Your pre-pregnancy leggings
An on-trend cardi will take you through several seasons. Wear it like this now, and then layer over another thin sweater and add a scarf when the snow starts to swirl.
Tip: No one will notice you're wearing the same pants on Thursday that you did on Monday. The secret to reworking your staples is wearing them in different ways using accessories, shoes and bags to transform your look.
Cardigan and tank, Winners.ca
To go with: You pre-pregnancy oversized t-shirts
Skinny jeans can be paired with flats or heels, and they slip easily into a pair of boots. When shopping for classic riding boots, like the ones Amber is wearing, look for elastic panels and zippers to accommodate foot and calf swelling, and make it easier to get them on and off.
Burgundy t-shirt, ThymeMaternity.com
Green t-shirt and sunglasses, Winners.ca
Buy: A little black dress
To go with: Your pre-pregnancy cropped black jacket and heels
Add padded insoles to your pre-pregnancy shoes for extra cushion. In the market for something new? Opt for a style with a platform, which gives you the illusion of extra height. (This three-inch heel will really only feel like one!)
Black dress, KickMaternity.com
Buy: A blouse
To go with: Your pre-pregnancy stretchy black skirt, tucked under your tummy
Transforms a simple style with accessories. Use bracelets, necklaces, scarves and belts to create different looks you can wear to work or for an evening out.
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Top, skirt and shoes, Winners.ca
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