I’m a planner by nature. That’s just who I am and what I do…for a living and otherwise. During my pregnancy, I loved knowing what to expect by reading and signing up for every single newsletter. I took all the pre-labor classes and gabbed with other expecting moms, comparing notes. Despite all the planning coursing through my milkshake-laden blood, I just could not bring myself to do a birth plan.
The thought of the birth plan just seemed ridiculous to me. Is it realistic for my husband stop the chaos of labor and say, “now – just hold on a second, let me reference your laminated birth plan. Section 4b clearly states you do NOT want an epidural.” I mean really.
We are coming up on the official start of summer and that means fun in the sun and time to sport our casual and cute apparel. That being said, when you’re expecting, it can be challenging to take advantage of the trends. Our friends, Natalie and Casey, at Buttoned Up Style, a style consultation firm in New York City are here to help us navigate the ins and outs of summer fashion. They have highlighted some of the hottest summer trends and how to translate them to preggo-approved wear. There are so many super-chic stores (physical and online) to help you look your best while you boost your belly.
The first trend that is all the rage is color blocking. Using bold pops of colors is a great way to draw the eye in to certain areas. This trend is also helpful for post-partum fashion, as you can use darker colors to help make certain areas appear smaller. You can mix bright tops, like this Gap Pure Body Tank with a pair of colored jeans or a colored maxi skirt. With the summer heat and humidity fast approaching, maxi skirts and dresses are a must!