Rachel Zoe’s New A Pea in the Pod Maternity Collection Makes ‘Effortless Glamour’ Easy for Expectant Moms

02/17/2016 at 04:00 PM ET

Rachel Zoe knows expectant moms want to keep it carefree when it comes to fashion — so her new collection for A Pea in the Pod makes chic maternity style easy.

Weaving her trademark bohemian style into classic and carefree silhouettes, the Rachel Zoe collection includes tunics and maxi dresses, as well as complimentary structured jackets designed to take women through pregnancy and into motherhood.

“This season is all about effortless glamour inspired by the ease of California style,” Zoe, a mom of two, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “It’s so hard to pick a favorite, but I really love the carefree caftans and maxi dresses — they are transitional silhouettes that you can wear during and after your pregnancy.”

Rachel Zoe Pea in the Pod maternity collection
A Pea in the Pod

Zoe, 44, says “comfort is key” for pregnant women, so closet staples should include breathable pieces.

“When I was pregnant with my sons, I lived in maxi dresses and black leggings. And for me, it was all about balancing my look — if I wore something tight on the bottom, I would pair it with something less structured on top,” she says.

“When I wore floor-sweeping maxi dresses I always styled them with some sort of tailored jacket. Have your uniform and change up your look with accessories — bold jewelry, a great bag and a pair of sunglasses are all you need.”

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Diego Uchitel for A Pea in the Pod

Zoe’s own style sense has transcended generations: Her two young boys — Skyler, 4, and Kaius, 2 — are already fashion plates.

“Kaius is still very young and lets me dress him however I want — I love it!” she says. “Skyler is getting to that age where he is developing his own personal style, and he actually loves to dress himself. I usually lay out options for him in the morning and let him choose what he wears to school.”

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Diego Uchitel for A Pea in the Pod

Zoe enjoys dressing her mini-mes so much that she’s even considering creating her own clothing line for kids.

“Since being a mother, I’ve dreamt of designing clothes and accessories for children,” she admits. “It would be so much fun!”

The Rachel Zoe Collection for A Pea in the Pod launched on Monday and is available online and in stores.

— Lindsay Kimble with reporting by Anya Leon

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