Shopping is inevitable when you're pregnant. Your body is slowly outgrowing your normal wardrobe, so you're constantly thinking you need new clothes.  It's important not to go broke shopping for maternity clothes though.  For me, I feel that it's important to have a few staple clothing items in your closet to stick to during your pregnancy.  Simple dresses, jeans. long tank tops and t-shirts are all great items to have while dressing your growing bump.  For me, it's all about accessorizing my staple pieces and creating a new outfit each time I wear them.

I recently bought this striped long sleeve dress at H&M (similar here, here and here).  It's from their normal women's department.  I just bought it a size bigger than I usually would buy.  I love this dress because it can be dressed down or dressed up.  It's a great staple maternity dress that I hope to get a lot of use out of before and after the baby's arrival.

Here are some ways that I was able to wear the dress and accessorize it a little differently to create a new look each time.

In this first look, I mixed my prints.  I like to sometimes mix leopard print with stripes, so here I wore a leopard infinity scarf and leopard flats.  

For this look here, I accessorized with a black boyfriend cardigan and green statement necklace.  For shoes, I wore black flats.  I love adding a pop of color with a statement necklace whenever I wear a simple dress like this. 

I'll be going home to Michigan during Christmas break, so I'm hoping I'll get a chance to wear some of my favorite winter accessories.  For this look, I wore black tights with leg warmers, boots, and a pink knit infinity scarf.  It's a nice cozy winter look.   

For this look, I wore my black boyfriend cardigan again, with a hot pink belt and wedge shoes.  Again I tried to add a pop of color, this time using the belt to accessorize. 

I plan on making the most out of all my favorite maternity staple clothes.  You can definitely look for more posts like this.  I need to find a way to keep myself out of the stores, and looking more into what I can work within my own closet.  Hopefully, you can be inspired to find ways to accessorize your simple clothing items.

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