Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Belfast Fashion Spy: 'Agyness Deane has great style, but Made In Chelsea girls wear a standard uniform'

Kerry McKittrick checks out the style in Belfast city centre

Astrid Lonsdale (18), student, Belfast
Astrid Lonsdale (18), student, Belfast
Astrid Lonsdale (18), student, Belfast
Astrid Lonsdale (18), student, Belfast
Shannon Ashby (20), full-time mum, Belfast
Shannon Ashby (20), full-time mum, Belfast

Astrid Lonsdale (18), student, Belfast

Wore what? Coat, £80, Ironfist; jumper, £38, jeans, £36, bag, £40 all from Topshop; boots, £20, eBay.

Why? My style changes from one day to the next. I used to wear all black but when pink coats started coming in I moved to that. I don't like gilets or bodywarmers -- they make people look too chunky.

Who? I like Agyness Deane because her style isn't typical. I don't like the Made In Chelsea girls, though, as it's like they have a standard uniform that they wear.

* Monthly spend £200

Laura Dysart (21), retail assistant, Coleraine

Wore what? Jacket, £70, T-shirt, £18, bag, £20, boots, £60, all from Topshop; leggings, £3, Primark

Why? I try to keep up with the trends when money allows and go for a different look every day. I don't like high-waisted skater skirts, though -- they make everyone look frumpy.

Who? Blake Lively dresses plainly but it works quite well for her. I really don't like Alexa Chung's style, her clothes make her look square.

* Monthly spend £200-250

Gillian Martin (22), cabin crew, Bangor

Wore what? Coat, present, Tommy Hilfiger; shirt, £15, H&M; jeans, £35, bag, £25, sunglasses, £15, all River Island; boots, £15, market, Liverpool.

Why? I like to dress up, just not too much. I always wear high heels, but I don't like grungy clothes like Converse or hoodies.

Who? I like all of the Kardashians because they're always well dressed. I don't like Miley Cyrus' style, and I don't think it's cool to mis-match things like the people from TOWIE do.

* Monthly spend £300

Cliodhna Doherty (26), full-time mum, Belfast

Wore what? Jacket, £28, dress, £3, boots, £15, all from Primark; bag, present, River Island.

Why? My style can be quite Gothic or rock chick. I don't like pink, not that it means I'm not girly, though!

Who? Cheryl Cole is really well put together, as everything she wears looks nice, but Kirsten Stewart's style is a bit plain.

* Monthly spend £100-200

Shannon Ashby (20), full-time mum, Belfast

Wore what? Scarf, £7, Fresh Garbage; mac, £22, and shoes, £4, both from Primark; dress, £15, New Look; bag, £2, charity shop.

Why? I like to dress casually with a bit of sparkle. I don't like people wearing tracksuits away from the gym, though.

Who? I like Kate Winslet because she can look formal but show herself off. Lady Gaga is just too much for me.

* Monthly spend £30

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