Children’s clothing to covet at Aunty Ollie’s

I can guarantee a visit to Aunty Ollie’s will uncover some gems.

Combining stunning fabrics with practical but stylish designs, the Aunty Ollie story is as intriguing as the clothes. Designer Jodie Hampshire is Australian. Her husband is British. Their three adopted children are Sierra Leonean. They live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I first spotted one of her superb girl’s trench coats in a British magazine, so it’s quite the international affair.

The Whodunit Trench in crisp white with a heavy bird pattern is simply exquisite. Lined in the same fabric, this is the kind of wardrobe centrepiece I want for myself! The Trench also comes in an equally stunning green print and black and red strawberry print. With cooler weather looming, it will sit very well in many little wardrobes.

I’m also drawn to the Museum Moocher tops and the Winter Tea Party Dress – both are styles that can be thrown on quickly, are comfortable to wear and look fantastic – it’s all about the fabric and those red apples and candy cane stripes are delicious.

Boys don’t miss out with smart tailored shirts in fabrics that give them a playful feel. The fabrics reflect all the kinds of things little boys are into and I think the ‘Emergency Vehicles’ print would be a big hit with preschoolers.

Buy directly from Aunty Ollie or check out their list of stockists – a number of Australian online retailers feature a selection of Aunty Ollie pieces.  We met the lovely Jodie at Kids Instyle in Sydney and we have more coverage of her stunning clothing range for you this week on Babyology.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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