3rd Trimester Maternity Style
Stylish Bohemian Maternity Outfit for Fall
The end of September means two things. First, Fall is here! Layers, plaid, scarves, boots (and yes, those infamous Pumpkin Spice Lattes). Second, it’s baby time! Any day now this little rainbow baby will be in my arms and out of this big ole belly! Don’t get me wrong, I love fun maternity style, but I am so ready to be able to see my toes again.
My pregnancy with H fell way more into Fall and Winter than this one has, and I’ve gotta admit – maxis are fun and all, but I loved being able to dress my bump in the cooler months. Yes, I had to recruit my husband to help me put on or take off my boots, because bending over in the third trimester to try and tug on or take off shoes is no easy feat, but Fall and Winter style has always been my favorite.
An added bonus of cooler weather? Way less hormonal hot flashes (do they talk about that in the pregnancy books? If not, be prepared – it totally happens!), which means wearing clothes doesn’t immediately make you feel like you’ve stepped into a sauna!
I shared an outfit last week featuring non-maternity clothing from BohoBlu that still worked for my very rotund Third Trimester self, and this week I’m doing the same thing! Nothing I’m wearing here is maternity clothing, but it all works for a growing belly (and hips, and thighs, etc), and is not only affordable, but also easy to throw on and look good!
This Evelynne Oversized Top (c/o BohoBlu), is everything right now. No, it’s not maternity, but it is very generously sized (seriously, I’m wearing a Medium, and still have enough length and width to cover my bump, which was about 35 weeks during these pictures), and is a relaxed, somewhat babydoll style top, so it glides over everything.
The top portion is button up, which means that I’ll have easy access for breastfeeding when baby Bear is born, and the lightweight gauzy fabric will be easy to wear postpartum while my body is in recovery mode and getting it’s shape back. And the combination of the slight puff to the sleeves, and the oversized top’s pleats make this perfectly bohemian, without being overwhelmingly so.
I’m wearing it with skinny jeggings, because jeans are a laughable experience right now, but it looks really cute with my B.D.A leggings from Belly Bandit as well, and I’ve even thrown it over a fitted tank dress when I needed a little more coverage and loved the look. Because its such a neutral color, it goes with everything, and at $39.99, its an easy “yes!” piece.
A good scarf is basically my BFF for the Fall and Winter seasons. This Lennon Woven Square Scarf fulfills my need for a little something extra to add to an outfit, without being overwhelming, and because it’s an oversized square scarf, I can wear it in a ton of different ways! Because my belly is distracting enough, I wanted to keep this look pretty neutral.
I love that the Lennon Woven Square Scarf has a fun pattern on it, but the burgundy and navy colors are more on the muted side so they aren’t “loud” against the cream coloring of the scarf. Those fringe details give me all the heart eyes, and I love the extra texture they provide. It definitely still has some bohemian flair, but isn’t overly hippie, so its an easy scarf for anyone to wear!
I went with skinny Jeggings to make this an easy enough outfit to wear any day – to class, out to coffee, or just running errands, and the dark wash denim still flattering on my slightly more rotund self. I’ve been a little self conscious of the growth of my thighs this pregnancy, which is far more easily hidden by maxi dresses, so whenever I wear Jeans (or in this case Jeggings), I make sure to keep the bottom portion darker than the top.
Want to know my secret for wearing non maternity jeans while pregnant? A hair tie! I buy a size (or two!) up, and as my belly grows, I just loop a hair tie through the button hole and over the button so that the top stays closed, and make sure to wear longer tunic tops to hide the fact that my jeans don’t button.Because I wanted to stick with the bohemian vibe, these Ray Earrings were the perfect addition. They are simple enough to not distract, but the hammered silver and bronze disc earrings are a delicate way to add a little more texture and pick up on the circular pattern in the Lennon Woven Square Scarf.
I’m totally obsessed with these Steve Madden Corryn Pointed Toe Ankle Boot shoes that I found at Nordstrom Rack in Portland. The perforated suede with leather back panel, leather ankle strap and stacked wooden heel makes my texture loving self so happy (have I talked about texture enough yet?) I love the mixture of the different components and they are the perfect ankle boot for fall! I can rock them with tights, skinnies, dresses, and so much more, and I always get compliments from random people when I wear them out!
Bohemian inspired tunic tops and perforated / cut out booties are two of my favorite Fall / Winter trends this year! Check out some of my favorites below:
Toni, the owner of Sydney Studios & Co is my favorite ever for these gorgeous photos! Not only is she super sweet and always willing to work around my crazy schedule, but she’s one of my favorite people in this entire world! Toni is a total #GirlBoss and runs her own business, while also managing a new “My Style Boise” fashion project, and being a super mom to her three kids! And here I am at 11:45 on a Tuesday morning and still in my PJs…
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