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26 spring staple pieces from North East fashion houses

Think bright colours, metallic fabrics and fabulous florals. Here’s how you can get the latest spring trends straight from the catwalk on your high street.

Written by Rachael Nichol
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It’s officially spring, which means just this – it’s time to swap our teddy coats, chunky boots and fluffy jumpers for sandals, midi dresses and loose-fitting trousers.

It’s that awkward transition period where it isn’t quite warm enough to go out without a jacket – especially when the sun starts to go down while we’re still sitting in a beer garden – but it’s a little too warm to keep our winter coats and jumpers on. So right now, it’s all about layers!

From micro-mini skirts, sheer wide-leg trousers and two-piece suits to bold colours, fabulous florals and metallic fabrics, this year’s spring fashion trends – which have been spotted at all the major fashion shows across the world – have a real sense of fun, optimism and vibrancy, and we are so here for it.

But don’t worry ladies, we’ve done all the hard work for you. We’ve rounded up the spring staples you need in your wardrobe, and that you can find right here on your doorstep, at these 5 local, female-owned fashion houses.

ELEVEN BOUTIQUE

If it’s effortless, individual style you’re after, look no further. Eleven Boutique was created from a love of all things fashion – and the frustration of limited, budget-friendly shopping options. Keen to have a unique and inviting space to showcase their wares, Eleven Boutique has made its home inside a beautifully converted, historic chapel.

Owner Sally’s vision was to take the stigma away from the traditional boutique experience by allowing women to shop at ease. We don’t want to dress the same as everyone else and Eleven is the perfect destination to find staple pieces with bold colours that are effortless, wearable and that will really make a statement – making stepping into spring feel like a breeze.

 

Check out their Lust List Takeover here

 

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ICHI Stampe Denim Jacket - £33.60 (was £42.00)

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ICHI Marta Jute Bag - £28.00 (was £34.99)

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Greta Ruched Sleeve Blazer - Emerald Green - £50.00

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Lucee Sleeveless Jumper - £25.00 (was £35.00)

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Buckle Trim Sliders - Green Faux Leather - £20.00 (was £25.00)

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HOUSE OF ZANA

There’s nothing that screams luxury more than House of Zana’s collection. Embrace your inner queen with these designs, that are all carefully handmade with stunning and vibrant fabrics, and step into spring in style. With a selection of sheer kimonos, wide-leg jumpsuits and casual day dresses, House of Zana is home to 20 local and emerging independent brands and is fuelled by the belief in sustainable, ethical, and high-quality luxury garments.

Need something to wear for that upcoming bottomless brunch, but don’t want to face that awkward moment of walking in and finding someone else wearing the exact same dress? This fashion boutique is the perfect place to find a unique fit that’ll definitely make heads turn.

 

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Two Piece Suit - Red - £65.00

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Boss Babe Shirts - £50.00 (was £60.00)

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Sirena Maxi Dress - £60.00

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Sheer Feather Print Shirt - £60.00

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Fuchsia Floral Kimono - £70.00

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Jumpsuit - £70.00

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MIMI’S EDIT  

Mimi’s Edit has only gone from strength to strength – acting as a hub of stylish clothing and designer style accessories that are out of the ordinary. Mimi’s collection hosts a stunning range of affordable clothing and accessories, from beautiful breezy blouses to bold-printed midi dresses that we can guarantee you’ll need in your wardrobe for spring.

Each piece has been individually selected by owner Preet for its style, versatility, wearability and its ability to perfectly match with items you already have in your wardrobe. Here you’ll find staple spring pieces a little bit different from the high street that will help you feel good inside and out.

 

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Summer Broderie Ruffle Blouse Full Sleeve - Sea Green - £39.00

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Split Front Fitted Trousers - Coffee - £24.00

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Seven Wonders Shirred Midi Dress - Blue Gingham - £74.00

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Pastel Strip Cardigan - £49.00

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Carmed Shirred Dress with Round Neck - Orange - £44.00

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MORE MIA

Skip the long shopping queues with this up-and-coming online boutique. Their collection is full of refined, luxe clothing without the expense. From dainty day dresses to beautiful blazers for the chic look, More Mia is the perfect boutique to update your wardrobe throughout the seasons.

Owner Sarah and her team believe everybody should feel sophisticated and stylish, no matter their budget, and More Mia started life with a dream of curating a collection of affordable styles. After all, we all need a little luxe in our lives – and a little More Mia.

 

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The Lulu Dress - Baby Blue Lemon Print Dress - £25.00

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The Hannah Jacket - Fuchsia Oversized Double Breasted Longline Blazer - £39.00

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The Kylie Top - Satin Green Cowl Front Top With Oversized Cuffs - £15.00 (was £25.00)

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The Annie Jacket - Camel Tie Waist Longline Blazer - £29.00

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The Eve Dress - Bright Floral Print Midi Dress - £32.00

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STUDIO COURTENAY

Bored of wearing the same old style of clothing? Fancy being that little bit braver and bolder with your fashion choices? We’ve found just the local brand for you. Best of all, it’s super sustainable. Bringing old, unused fabrics back to life with a modern twist, Studio Courtenay’s fun and fabulous vintage collection is guaranteed to brighten up our wardrobes this springtime.

From bold neon colours to satin animal-print dresses, Studio Courtenay combines maximalism, contemporary silhouettes and vintage flourishes to create responsibly made garments that don’t sacrifice style. Looking incredible while doing your bit for the environment… what’s not to love?

Read Studio Courtenay’s full feature here.

 

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Bowling Shirt in Red Florals - £125.00

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Faith Skirt in Turquoise - £110.00

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Floral Frilly Cotton Tote Bag from Deadstock Fabric - £55.00

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The Anna Blouse in Floral Chiffon - £145.00

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Carey Skirt Rainbow Check - £95.00

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