After one of the hottest summers we can remember, we are now fast approaching that lovely transitional period between late summer and early autumn, with crisp early mornings bursting into warm, bright days and then chilling down for cooler evenings.
We love the variety, but it does mean that this time of year can often be tricky to navigate when it comes to style. When you are pregnant, your constantly changing body means that it is more important than ever to invest in pieces that will last through the seasons, so we have come up with some top tips for sensational transitional maternity style.
An obvious tip, but relevant nonetheless: a great way to hold on to your gorgeous summer style for a little bit longer is to layer up your light summer maternity dresses and tops with jackets, leggings and scarves so that you can add or take away layers throughout the day depending on what the weather is up to.
Our coral knot front dress is the perfect key item to build up a transitional maternity outfit around.
Light, and flowing, the dress will keep you cool when the sun is shining, and if you swap your sandals for some cute ankle boots, and throw on a denim jacket over the top, you will be ready for whatever the weather can throw at you.
A great pair of maternity jeans is one of those rare items in your wardrobe that truly is perfect for any weather. Team jeans with a cute t-shirt or blouse and you really can’t go wrong!
Try our Luxe grey skinny jeans with a fabulous summery blouse, like our printed blouson top. Finish off the look with a pair of pretty sandals and a casual blazer or jacket and you will have the perfect transitional maternity outfit for a busy day out and about.
Shop the summer sales with the autumn trends in mind
The summer sales are a great place to hunt for transitional maternity style pieces, but it’s a really good idea to have a flick through some of the September fashion magazines before you go. That way you can get an idea of the trends that will be big next season, and browse the sales with these trends in mind. Pink and grey will be the key colours this autumn, so look out for a few staple items in these shades to mix and match with.
We had a root around in our own sale and found some fabulous pieces, such as this gorgeous soft grey ruched top which would look perfect over jeans with metallic sandals, or even with a smart black skirt and blazer for the office. Another great office wear staple is this silver ruffle front blouse, a luxuriously silky confection that you could team with a pair of tailored black maternity trousers. This cute cropped pink cardigan would make a great transitional style investment – not only is it a fantastic piece for layering, but it is a similar candy floss pink shade to what we saw on the autumn catwalks from the like of Miu Miu and Simone Rocha.
The fabulous summer items you find in the sales will be perfect while the weather stays warm, and once autumn really sets in, you can layer up these key pieces, and know that you are still bang on trend.