There’s an Australian high street label I like to wear that just nails children’s clothes too. Every season, they get it right with on-trend clothes in lovely patterns and designs that still allow kids to dress like kids. You know which one I mean, don’t you? I’m talking about Country Road.
Country Road’s Winter 2014 Child collection is an exercise in all that’s good about the local fashion scene. Designers that know exactly how to interpret fashion trends into child-palatable bites of wardrobe gorgeousness, a price point that doesn’t leave parents hyperventilating and a range that runs the gamut from dressed up to chilled out, it’s the ultimate children’s collection for style-conscious parents. And now that winter is actually here, it’s time to get their gear onto your kids.
Babies are treated to beautiful knits for winter, like the unisex Links knit hoodie (pictured top of post). A chunky grey cardigan with way adorable wooden duffel-style buttons, it will keep baby toasty and adorable at the same time. It costs $59.95. There are plenty more cardigans and jumpers to choose from, both wool and cashmere, starting from $44.95.
Now here’s one of the many other things to like about Country Road’s baby collection. Many of the winter onesies, like the knit rabbit jumpsuit, are unisex so you can pass them down to siblings of either sex with no worries. Jumpsuits are made from rather soft pima cotton and priced from $49.95. Of course, if you prefer something a little more girly – or boyish – Country Road child has you covered with plenty of dresses and pretty leggings options for baby girls or baby-friendly sweats, jackets and tops for the boys.
Bigger kids are in for their own fashion treat, with a covetable assortment of fur-lined jackets, warm vests and chunky knits and knit accessories in cottons and wools to keep winter chills at bay. Then girls are spoilt for choice – really, they are – with too many dresses, skirts, tops and the like to count. Whether your girl rocks a cute, preppy, sporty or edgier look, there’s something to suit.
Now I must confess this Floral Stamp Dress ($59.95) is already hanging in my daughter’s closet – we couldn’t resist the combination of jaunty frilled sleeves and eye-catching pattern. Her other favourites chosen during a recent mumma-daughter shopping spree include this check print skirt, which she chose to pair with some bold yellow striped leggings, and the rather sweet Soft Sweat ($49.95). Only six and already knows her own fashion mind!
Boys, on the other hand, get an abundance of stripes and bolder patterns on hoodies, long-sleeved tees and knits to pair with an assortment of jeans, chinos and cargo pants, with pockets and patches or without. And it’s all delivered with Country Road’s signature understated flair.
You can shop the Winter Child 2014 collection online at Country Road, with delivery available across Australia. Check our previous post about Country Road children’s linens and homewares for more Country Road goodness.