Chi Khi ready to warm up kids in style this winter

Nat Bassingthwaighte launches Love 2 Layer

Monochrome is not the typical colour scheme for a toddler, but Natalie Bassingthwaighte has shown that chromatic minimalism can be cool for kids.

It's funky kids clothing line mums will wish came in adult sizes.

Natalie Bassingthwaighte today released the latest collection of her children's label Chi Khi, and, if history is anything to go by, mums will be envious of the styles on offer. 

"I have lots of mums in the past come up and ask 'can you please make this in my size?'" the actor/singer turned designer laughed as she showed Essential Baby through the range this week. 

The range features unique details loved by kids and parents alike, such as thumb holes on sleeves, secret pockets and hoods.
The range features unique details loved by kids and parents alike, such as thumb holes on sleeves, secret pockets and hoods. Photo: Supplied

Chi Khi's Autumn/Winter 2016 Love2Layer collection is about mixing and matching texture and bold prints to create a styled layered look.

Nat said the range features unique details loved by kids and parents alike, such as thumb holes on sleeves, secret pockets and hoods.

In addition to sweats, pants, dresses, and rompers there is also the collection's adorable feature item: My Biker Jacket.

"The jacket is a limited edition this season," Nat said.

"I think everyone likes the idea of a leather jacket but they're so expensive and not that practical, so this is made form a material named ponte. The other great thing about it is its machine washable."

The unique jacket is custom-made and comes with your child's name is embroidered inside it. But be quick, there are only 30 on offer!

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The Love2Layer collection has sizes from newborn through to size 7, and, aside from the dress, is designed to be unisex.

The collection, which is usually only sold online, can be purchased at the Essential Baby and Toddler Show in Melbourne from Friday, where Nat will be on hand to show people through the range.

Nat said the show is  a great opportunity for parents to feel the clothing, which is primarily made from bamboo.   

Some of the pieces from the Love2Layer Chi Khi collection.
Some of the pieces from the Love2Layer Chi Khi collection.  Photo: Supplied

"I think people are surprised how soft it is when they touch the fabric,"  she said.

Visitors to the Essential Baby and Toddler Show will also have the opportunity to buy stock from last season's Chi Khi collection at up to 75 per cent off.

The Essential Baby and Toddler Show will run from Friday April 1 until Sunday April 3 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Melbourne. Visit the site for show details - and sign up for your FREE ticket before 5pm March 31.

A mum of two, Nat knows how important quality and comfort are for kids' clothes.
A mum of two, Nat knows how important quality and comfort are for kids' clothes.  Photo: Supplied

To see the complete Love2Layer collection visit the Chi Khi website.  ​

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