On-trend pieces to keep kids warm this winter

Let their imagination run wild in this season’s best winter pieces designed to play all day.

LEFT: BEBE BY MINIHAHA MILA BLOUSE, BEBE BY MINIHAHA MILA FUR VEST, BEBE BY MINIHAHA Rib Leggings, OLD SOLES Gabrielle Snow Shoes. RIGHT: BEBE BY MINIHAHA Kaia Print Dress, BEBE BY MINIHAHA WOOL BLEND CARDI, BEBE BY MINIHAHA KAIA HOODED COAT, CLARKS AUDREY II SHOE

When it comes to rugging up little ones for the winter months, practicality trumps most other factors. But that doesn’t mean you need to forsake style, quality and playfulness. When the weather is uncertain – or their mood is, if you’re dealing with fickle little ones – layers can be a godsend. Not only will they be dressed for any conditions but they’ll always have something to throw on (or take off) depending on their whim. Here are some of the best new pieces to match back to their existing wardrobe, providing a seasonal update that will keep them feeling warm while letting them express their mini personalities.

Adorable co-ords

Left: Purebaby Peekaboo bunny set, OLD SOLES Gabrielle Snow Shoes. Right: Purebaby Little Bear Jumper, PUREBABY Honeycomb Knit legging.

One of the surest winter looks comes via co-ordinated tonal separates, so update their knits with textured tops, bottoms and onesies that will mix and match for endless colour-blocked looks. The return of brown as a key colour this season has trickled down into mini-me territory, too, and pairs perfectly with pink, mustard and teal.

PUREBABY

Knitted bodysuit

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PUREBABY

Knitted pinafore

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PUREBABY

Peekaboo bunny set

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PUREBABY

Moss knit growsuit

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Ruffled up

LEFT: FOX & FINCH Animal Crinkle Spot Dress, SUPERGA Shoes. RIGHT: FOX & FINCH Animal Crinkle Top, FOX & FINCH Animal Leopard Legging, SUPERGA Cot Bump Strap Shoe.

Ruffles and dainty prints bring a soft side to heavy winter layers, and are perfect for playing in. Look for pieces from Fox & Finch, with their sweet details such as spots, tassels, buttons and contrast stitching, and team with neutral cotton or knitted skivvies and leggings.

FOX & FINCH

Swan Lake woven lurex dress

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FOX & FINCH

Animal jacquard jumper

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DAVID JONES COLLECTION

Girls rib growsuit

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FOX & FINCH

Animal knitted romper

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Beanie babes

LEFT: COUNTRY ROAD Logo Sweat, COUNTRY ROAD Rib Nylon Vest, COUNTRY ROAD Patch Jogger, COUNTRY ROAD Two Strap Sneaker, COUNTRY ROAD Twist Knit Beanie. RIGHT: COUNTRY ROAD Pin Dot Rib T-shirt, COUNTRY ROAD Cable Knit COUNTRY ROAD Poppy Detail Skirt, COUNTRY ROAD Heritage Sock, COUNTRY ROAD Buckle Boot, COUNTRY ROAD Beanie (coming soon).

There’s nothing cuter than a teeny beanie. Keep them feeling cosy and looking the part with an embroidered version (perhaps with a pompom for extra playfulness) they’ll never want to take off. When it comes to the rest of their outfit, you can encourage older kids’ imaginations. A tiny take on the puffer vest offers endless warmth while still allowing for maximum play, and an oversized jumper in a heavy knit will see them prepared for the chill. A printed skirt teamed with socks and boots makes for a mini style moment.

SEED HERITAGE

Initial beanie

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DAVID JONES COLLECTION

Elliot rib beanie

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COUNTRY ROAD

Logo knit beanie

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Bébé By Minihaha

Frankie knitted pompom beanie

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Maximum play

LEFT: HUXKID Dino Sweatshirt, HUXKID Dino Knees Drop Crotch Pant, HUXKID Dino Reversible Vest, AXEL ARIGATO Clean 90 Sneakers. MIDDLE: HUXKID Ocelot Rib Long Sleeve Ballet Dress, SUPERGA Cot Bump Strap Sneaker. RIGHT: HUXBABY Dino Knees Drop Crotch Pant, HUXBABY Dino Sweatshirt.

Who says the cool weather needs to dampen the mood? One of the biggest joys of dressing kids is getting imaginative: whether it’s animal print or a dance-inspired look, they’ll revel in playful prints and welcome the chance to wear dress-up-like pieces in the daytime, too.

HUX

Ocelot long-sleeve ballet dress

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FOX & FINCH

Watch Dog zip romper

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DAVID JONES COLLECTION

Frederick dinosaur tee

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SEED HERITAGE

Dinosaur long-sleeve pyjamas

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To celebrate joyous new-season kidswear, we let little minds think big in Imagine That!

Colour outside the lines

Let their imaginations run wild with these Imagine That! colouring-in sheets, created especially for David Jones by Anna Zobel – which are ready to print out and bring to life.