Today is the next installation of the Beauties on Fire Collab. The topic is Summer Styles. Now, given that we just announced yesterday that there will be a new addition to our family in March, I figured it would be a good time to write up a fashion post!
Because of this, I’m in the middle of my first trimester and it’s all about comfortable fashion right now. I’ve been pretty sick, so that’s why you haven’t seen a seen any video posts recently.
Okay, so with my first, the end of my pregnancy was at the beginning of summer which made it absolutely miserable. I am grateful that this time around summer will be long over before I start feeling like a whale. My fashion staples so far have been super relaxed, flowing, and non fitted (around the waist) garments. Fitted around the boobs, but loose around the waist is my motto. Because it has been so hot here in Colorado (but yay for no humidity!), I’ve been living in tank tops and my short swing dress, as well as a pair of shorts that have a lot of stretch.
Sorry the picture’s so dark, but this is my favorite summer dress. It’s loose, comfortable, and will work for many months to come. When fall comes along, I can wear this with my leather jacket, maybe tights/leggings, and boots! My theme this pregnancy is to make non pregnant clothes work as well as taking advantage of our local thrift store’s maternity section!
First trimester styling is rough. It is definitely easier in the second and third trimesters when you actually have a bump to show off. The first trimester is often the most miserable, the one when you’re most sick/nauseated/claiming the toilet at your best friend. I, as always, turned to Pinterest to see what I could find. I came across this article, and found it helpful.
While it was helpful, I found another article that referenced this e-book. After getting it from my local library (yes, this is a thing now!) I found it hilarious, helpful, and gave me a different take on pregnancy fashion.
(click on the picture for a link to the actual page on Amazon…or just look it up in your library’s resources!)
Alright, so what are some of the best things to wear for the rest of the summer??
Sandals – I found an amazing pair of durable, fashionable, and goes-with-just-about-anything sandals at Target . I prefer sandals to flats in the summer because my feet can breathe. I do wear flats in the fall and winter, but I sometimes/usually wear boots more.
Loose fitting dresses – like the picture above, and maxi dresses. I have several and while I feel too overheated to wear them when it’s 90+ degrees outside, those will be come staples once the weather starts to get cooler.
Maxi Skirts – again, this is something that will feel a little more comfortable when the weather’s cooler, but these are also a lifesaver when you don’t feel like having anything tight around your waist.
Sleeveless tops/tanks – My favorite tank tops are from Old Navy and are the fitted and long style. They’re super stretchy and long and are allowing for my changing belly.
Remember, during the first trimester, it isn’t time to wear fitted things, you don’t have a bump to show off yet, and I guarantee it’s not going to be comfortable to wear things tight around your waist. This is also a good time to remind everyone, no matter if you’re pregnant or not, to stay hydrated at the temps reach record highs and stay lathered in sun screen and try to avoid being in the sun for extended periods of time.
Tomorrow I’m hoping to get up my next installation of the Curly Hair Routine series I’m doing, so keep an eye out for that!