Black Skinny Jeans + The Softest Tie Back Tee

casual maternity styleAs I inch further along into my pregnancy, comfort has become increasingly important when choosing wardrobe pieces. While comfort and function are gaining leverage, form must not be forgotten either. There’s nothing worse than feeling a little awkward adjusting to a growing belly and changing body and adding in having clothes that I don’t feel good about. Okay, there are worse things in life, but when it comes to clothing, this one is pretty bad.

I bought these maternity jeans (worn in this post) from Gap at the end of my first trimester, and I’ve worn them so much. They’re my only pair of denim that isn’t cropped. So, you can imagine when I say I’ve worn them so much how much I’ve actually been wearing them. 🙂

I found a similar pair from Gap in black denim, and with fall around the corner and my limited wardrobe starting to feel a little repetitive, I decided to order these.

For some reason the length is a little shorter than the regular wash denim, and in my opinion they fit a little more loosely around the waist, but I love the overall fit and it’s been nice to add another pair of pants (in addition to these chinos I wore in Wednesday’s post) to my wardrobe.

I’ve been talking up how much I’ve loved LOFT for maternity wear so far, but I’ve also found a lot of great items (both maternity and non-maternity) at Gap as well.

This black midi-dress I wore in Monday’s post is part of Gap’s collection of softspun fabrics, and it’s so comfortable. I ordered this tie back tee and I’ve already worn it a couple times.

It’s a great basic tee and the fabric is seriously so soft. I love that the tie detail in the back adds a little more interest, and I also love that the sleeves are a little longer. There is a similar non-maternity option where the tie is actually at the low-back on the bottom of the top that is super cute.

Both my jeans and my tee are great pieces that I think I can probably wear for a little while after baby comes as well. I’ve heard enough stories to know things don’t magically go back to the pre-pregnancy norm after baby’s arrival.

This is a fun, comfortable look for a casual date night. I’ve paired these pieces with these blush slides and a side of leopard. My bag is old from Banana Republic, but I’ve linked some similar styles below along with some non-maternity options in both black denim and tees.

casual maternity style

casual maternity style

tie back tee + statement earrings

casual maternity style

casual maternity style

casual maternity style

Outfit Details: tie back tee – Gap (comes in other colors), similar non-maternity | black skinny jeans – Gap, non-maternity here | blush slides – Nordstrom (similar for under $25)| tassel earrings – J.Crew Factory | leopard handbag – Banana Republic, similar here plus my favorite clutch in stock here | sunglasses – Target | lipstick – Neutrogena Moisture Smooth in Pink Grapefruit

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How do you dress up a basic tee and skinny jeans? If you’ve had a baby- how did you mix up your maternity wardrobe without getting bored or spending too much? What are your weekend plans? What summer bucket list items are on your to-do list for August?

Cheers,

Britney

PS – tips on building a maternity wardrobe and more date night outfit inspiration.

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