Introducing our new blogger Danielle Stitt who is going to share her maternity fashion advice with us. This month is all about denim.
Who can remember love birds Brittany Spears and Justin Timberlake in their matching denim on denim ensembles in the 1990’s? OK, no-one – we’ve all wiped that image from our minds.
This season sees the return of denim in a big way (and watch it remain a key trend into next summer too).
Here are a few key ways you can turn your maternity denim into catwalk-ready style:
Denim on denim: Brittany and JT notwithstanding, a denim shirt and denim jeans is a really funky look. The trick is to go for different shades and washes when pairing your tops and bottoms. All in one shade will be a bit too 1990’s (heaven forbid!).
Denim and leather: For a tougher look you can’t go past your distressed denim jeans with a black biker jacket and a fabulous statement necklace. Layer up with a simple maternity long-sleeve tee and boots when the weather cools down.
Denim and silk: For a more sophisticated edge, add a denim jacket to a more formal shirt and simple black pants. The shirt and pants will feel very conservative but when you add a denim jacket you instantly add fashion street cred. Team with this season’s shoe, the lounge loafer and a tote bag for day or high-heel pumps and a clutch for evening.
The denim dress: If matching denim with other pieces is a bit tricky then go for the denim dress. Simply add great jewellery and colourful shoes and your ready to head out the door.
In terms of your old faithful maternity jeans, all silhouettes can be worked – from sprayed on skinny to more relaxed bootcut. Study your favourite celebrity to see how they are wearing their denim, be it Nicole Ritchie’s boho or Gwen Stefani’s skinny jeans, and you’re friends will admire how well pregnancy suits you!
About Danielle Stitt
Recognising the lack of fashionable and affordable maternity clothing options available during her two pregnancies, Danielle Stitt launched online maternity boutique, www.highstreetmama.com.au. She uses her keen eye for fashion along with her passion for helping pregnant women feel great about themselves to source maternity clothes from around the world and offer them in Australia.