What I’ll be Wearing Postpartum

*I’m writing this a few days ahead of schedule in the hopes that my baby has either just been born or is being born when this post is published.  Wish me luck!*

During the first sticky weeks after our baby boy arrives I’ll be wearing sweatpants and my bathrobe full time (Katie and I both have the lined version of this robe).  Once my hormones level out a little and I’m able to be up and about, I’m looking forward to wearing normal clothes again.  Normal, but with forgiving waistbands and the potential for quick-release boobs.  Here are three outfits I’m planning to sport.

The pants in this first ensemble are Madewell jeans, but they have an elastic waist.  YES, PLEASE.  I own the blanket cape, and it is lovely, heavy, and has a beautiful drape.

Fall Outfit 2

|| 1. Blanket Cape  || 2. Chambray Shirt  || 3. Earrings || 4. Booties  || 5. Watch  || 6. Pants  ||

With the addition of a nursing tank, this super casual get-up will probably be my maternity-leave uniform. I own the shirt already, which is flannel but thin and super soft.  I bought the earrings a while back after seeing them on Cup of Jo and they are perfect for everyday wear, so long as baby isn’t too much of a grabber.

Casual fall outfit

|| 1. Shirt  || 2. Shoes  || 3. Earrings || 4. Jeans  ||

I’ll wear this outfit when I want to feel a little more stylish, but still completely comfortable. If sleeveless turtlenecks aren’t your thing (totally valid to insist on sleeves on your arms if there’s a sleeve on your neck), these pants would also be cute with a boatneck breton and chunky heels like these or these.

Fall Outfit

|| 1. Sweater  || 2. Pants  || 3. Bracelet  ||  4. Loafers  || 5. Earrings  ||

What are your casual fall staples? Any favorite online retailers we should be checking out?

8 responses on “What I’ll be Wearing Postpartum

  1. isabel

    good luck and very best wishes. whatever you wear, your baby will adore. p.s. i have lost every toggle bracelet i owned. do they ever stay on?

  2. Emily

    Really great choices – your earring game is on point! I particularly love the first outfit, and the hoop studs, will be getting a pair of those.

    I’ve been wearing this bird-print skirt basically every day this summer with black sandals: http://watermelonimage.manqianmeng.com/ProductImage/7930974.jpg
    I’m now looking forward to wearing it with black tights & boots, with a black turtleneck tucked in (yeah, I like black).

    I also just bought a longline sleeveless grey wool cardigan/jacket thing, (I’m all for sleeveless knits!) which I will wear either over a black turtleneck dress or with black skinny jeans.

    Thinking about my autumn wardrobe is the only thing that makes me feel better about summer ending…

    Anyway, hope the birth went/goes well! Very best of luck to you and the baby!

  3. Nina

    After a few, lovely crisp days, we are back deep into the HHH. If fall ever really does come, I will be happy to pull on some jeans and a sweater, but I’ll keep my flip-flops going as long as possible.

    Wishing you luck and all the best!

  4. MC859

    Hope all is well with you and baby!
    Link to the Etsy robe didn’t work for me… Outfits are cute but I’m pre-shopping for a new robe this fall/winter 🙂

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