When I was pregnant with my son Nacho, I wanted to be smart about building my maternity wardrobe. I wanted to look amazing, but I didn’t want to overspend (after all, I wasn’t going to be wearing these clothes forever). So I started with these five key items, and then built my wardrobe around them with inexpensive finds from H&M, The Gap, and more. For spring, try these essentials:
Donna Duarte Ladd is a style editor and editor of Motherburg, a parenting site for Brooklyn-based moms. She resides with her young son and artist husband in Brooklyn. She is a native of California and definitely gets a little blue every winter living in NYC (but loves the energy of her adopted city). You can find her working during the day and on weekends running -- literally running -- after her son Nacho.