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Insider View - spring fashion tips from county experts

PUBLISHED: 11:57 08 April 2014 | UPDATED: 11:57 08 April 2014

The white linen maxi dress from 120% Lino

The white linen maxi dress from 120% Lino


Owners of some of our finest independent boutiques reveal what’s ‘hot’ for spring

A unique Oska piece - perfect for springA unique Oska piece - perfect for spring

Anne Wright, Young Ideas

What do you specialise in?

A unique, seasonal ‘edit’ of international designer collections for men and women, with friendly and personalised service.

Michèle slimming jeansMichèle slimming jeans

What’s on-trend this season?

Summer 2014 is about fresh, vibrant colours and easy silhouettes. Artfully inspired style is one of this season’s key trends. It was showcased on the catwalks of Prada, Celine and Chanel and is encapsulated in the new Joseph collection at Young Ideas.

If I could only buy one key piece for this season what should it be?

The white linen maxi dress from 120% Lino (pictured above). It offers perfect easy styling for holidays and can be worn day or night.

The Green Man Building, St John St, Ashbourne DE6 1EY. Tel: 01335 342095

Susan Bullock, Eden Clothing

What do you specialise in?

Individual clothing that can’t be found elsewhere in the UK. Eden is a destination store that is suitable for people of any age who wish to be different!

What’s on-trend this season?

Eden doesn’t ‘do’ what’s on-trend, but in our current collections you’ll find a mix of bright pieces and unconventional dresses in muted colours.

If I could only buy one key piece for this season what should it be?

We have an amazing dress that combines spots, checked and plain fabric in store at the moment. It can be worn casually or as a unique outfit for a wedding.

70B Nottingham Rd, Eastwood NG16 3NQ. Tel: 01773 718899

Jillian Hart, Jillian Hart Fashions

What do you specialise in?

Everything from smart casual clothing to occasionwear, eveningwear and accessories.

What’s on-trend this season?

Being positive is on-trend for Spring/Summer 2014! Make a statement in black and white with bright and bold prints.

If I could only buy one key piece for this season what should it be?

Some perfect fitting slimming jeans from NYDJ or Michèle (pictured above). You will wear them to death and they will make you drop a dress size in appearance. What more could you want? They are a real worthwhile investment.

40-44 Babington Lane, Derby DE1 1SZ.

Tel: 01332 347647

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