Textures, textures; they’re everywhere this season. From lace to leather, crushed velvet to suede, and then there’s one of my personal favorites: faux fur.
True story: I’m a serious sucker for anything fuzzy and soft. In fact, I own an obnoxious number of fuzzy throws, and just recently purchased two amazing faux fur pillows from Nordstrom Rack. I don’t think my husband is complaining, though, because he’s as into textures as I am haha.
But back to the topic at hand: faux fur decor and apparel are two completely different things. So when I found this amazing jacket from two years ago in the back of my closet, I debated whether to toss or keep it.
Here’s why: I’m currently 29 weeks pregnant. I don’t know about you, but the third trimester is usually around the time I start feeling like a whale and waddling everywhere. Adding semi-bulky fabrics into the mix doesn’t really seem like it would help, but just look at how pretty this jacket is! I couldn’t bring myself to throw it out.
But how can you rock a bump and something as “heavy” as faux fur without feeling… well… huge? Those were my thoughts, anyway.
The answer is that you can, you just have to be strategic about it. SO, here are T W O ridiculously easy ways to rock faux fur during pregnancy + feel fabulous about it:
Pair it with form-fitting pieces. Unless the faux fur piece is referring to a smaller accessory like a clutch, pair it with other items of clothing that fit snugly. This means no 70s style flare jeans, ladies– unless you want to look like you literally stepped out of the 70s. Wear it with skinny jeans, leggings, jeggings, bootcut pants, even boyfriend jeans if you dare. My personal favorite is black skinny jeans, which I wish I would have worn for these photos instead haha.
Keep other textures to a minimum. Like prints, which can be fun to combine, various texture combinations can be fun too– in small doses. Because let’s be honest, during pregnancy, everything already feels exaggerated. So, say NO to the crushed velvet dress and faux fur jacket, but YES to the crushed velvet dress and faux fur clutch. Unless it’s leather… which always goes with anything faux fur. And unless you’re a total daredevil, in which case don’t let me stop you from doing you 😉