Belfast Fashion Spy: 'Alexa Chung is so fashion-forward'
Our reporter Rachel Dean checks out the style in Victoria Square, Belfast and finds plenty of trendy people out and about.
Emma Dunwoody (38), sales administrator, Donaghcloney
Wore what? Dress, £50, White Stuff; jacket, £90, Diesel; sunglasses, £120, Ray-Ban; shoes, £120, Panache Shoe Company; bag, £50, Cath Kidston.
Why? I would say my style is quite trendy and modern. I like a mixture of high-street and designer style.
Who? Reese Witherspoon looks so great. Her fashion sense is sophisticated and youthful.
Monthly spend: £50-plus
Chloe Donnelly (20), nursery assistant, Ballynahinch
Wore what? Top, £30, Zara; jeans, £40, Topshop; shoes, £55, DV8; bag, £130, Ted Baker.
Why? My look is classic. In the summer, I wear a lot more patterns or prints because they add a little something more to a look.
Who? I’m always browsing My Sister’s Closet because I love that kind of style. All of their items are so feminine and classy.
Monthly spend: £200-300
Marlyn McKenna (32), finance assistant, Ballymena
Wore what? Dress, £20, TK Maxx; necklace, £20, Monsoon; shoes, £295, Mulberry; bag, £1,000, Prada.
Why? The only way I could describe my style is that I always look like I’m heading to the beach. I love summery outfits a lot, but I do sometimes go for a rock-chick look.
Who? I follow Jordyn Woods on Instagram, and I love her beach-babe look.
Monthly spend: £50
Laura Rigden (29), injury management specialist, Carryduff
Wore what? Dress, £24, Stellino; kimono, £21, Fremantle Markets; boots, £10, Kmart; bag, gift.
Why? I’m forever wearing dresses. I like a fun look, so prints and colours feature in my wardrobe.
Who? I like Emmy Rossum’s style because she’s a real dressy girl too. Some of her outfits are really bold.
Monthly spend: £20
Sam Duncan (32), retail manager, Bangor
Wore what? Dress, £130, Reiss; jacket, £200, All Saints; shoes, £15, Topshop; bag, £30, Zara.
Why? My look is minimal — it’s very plain and I never wear prints. I usually wear neutral toned dresses.
Who? Sienna Miller is my style icon. I love her look.
Monthly spend: £150
Orla McKenna (22) receptionist, Carnlough
Wore what? Top, £12, Forever 21; skirt, £10, Pretty Little Thing; jacket, £15, shoes, £7, both Primark; bag, £70, J by Jasper Conran.
Why? I would describe my style as sort of dressy casual. My look is seasonal, but always feminine.
Who? I think I have similar fashion taste to Suzanne Jackson. Her style is very influential.
Monthly spend: £200
Vinita Boyle (36), teacher, Donegal
Wore what? Top, £30, Topshop; jeans, £90, Levi’s; shoes, £28, Office; bag, gift, John Lewis.
Why? In the summer, I especially love bold patterns and bright colours. I would say I’m pretty laid back about my look — I wear what I like.
Who? Alexa Chung is so fashion-forward. She looks amazing all the time.
Monthly spend: £100
Emma McAllister(21), student, Kilkeel
Wore what? Top, £12, skirt, £20, bag, £30, all New Look; jacket, £40, H&M; shoes, £8, Primark.
Why? My style is definitely very girly, so I always wear skirts. I love anything striped or embroidered.
Who? I love Poppy Deyes’ style because it’s so achievable, I copy it a lot. Her style is cute and quirky.
Monthly spend: £30-40