The kidswear arena is always a precarious one – with parents trying to teeter the line between age appropriate dressing, but still liking to give your child a cool, individual look. Sometimes designers get a little lost in the arena, falling into the trap of creating miniature versions of women’s clothing – which can sometimes be a little dangerous.
Don’t despair parents – there are brands that understand that kids wear can’t just be the doll-sized versions of your clothes – there are particular factors a parent will always consider. Is it spill-proof? Can it be washed? Can it handle the wear and tear that comes with being a tumbling, rumbling kid? Will they get enough wear out of it to justify the price?
Take a look at the winter essentials your kids will be wearing all season long.
Shake away the winter chills with a thick winter coat that can go from weekends at the park to evenings out to dinner with ease.
Seed Heritage Pea Coat Fur Trim, $99.95 – available at Seed Heritage.
Vince Reversible Zip Jacket, $207.89 – available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
The chunky piece will be a guaranteed winner this season. Choose a neutral colour in a thick weave to get the most wear out.
Jeanswest Paris Sweater, $39.99 – available at Jeanswest.
Seed Heritage Zip Up Shawl Cardi, $69.95 – available at Seed Heritage.
Carry the sports luxe trend from your wardrobe to theirs – it’s easy to wear and can handle your kids running around.
Ralph Lauren Harbour Lace High-Top Sneakers, $84.28 – available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Seed Heritage Tan Hightop, $59.95 – available at Seed Heritage.
A winter staple, the perfect leather (or faux leather) boot will travel well under denim or with something a little fancier.
Seed Heritage Tan Short Boot, $109.95 – available at Seed Heritage.
Country Road Desert Boot, $79.95 – available at David Jones.
Your kids need something to wear in their down time – but it doesn’t mean that they have to look sloppy and not put together. These sweats are easy-to-wear and perfect for weekends around the house.
Seed Heritage Jadore Windcheater, $39.95 – available at Seed Heritage.
Just Jeans Ragland Tee, $24.95 – available at Just Jeans.
There will always be somewhere to go, people to see, and for this you need a go to look that’s not too fussy, but age appropriate and cute as well.
Cut & Sewn Printed Dress, $29.90 – available at Uniqlo.
Seed Heritage Occasional Long Sleeve Shirt, $39.95 – available at Seed Heritage.
Your kids denim will be as much as a staple this winter as your faithful jeans will be to you. They are a no-brainer for every wardrobe.
Seed Heritage Slim Jean, $49.95 – available at Seed Heritage.
7 For All Mankind Boy’s Slimmy Jeans, $123.06 – available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
The puffer vest is the perfect winter essential for those in-between days or when a little extra layering is needed.
Country Road Cord Puffer Vest, $69.95 – available at David Jones.
Light Warm Padded Vest, $49.95 – available at Uniqlo.