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Belfast Fashion Spy: Amanda Holden is classy but Kelly Osbourne gets 'edgy' wrong

By Kerry McKittrick

Our reporter checks out the style in Belfast city centre and finds plenty of stylish people out and about.

Rachael Andrews (19)

Retail assistant, Belfast

Wore what? Coat, £115, Mango; shirt, £10, vest, £3, Primark; trousers, £30, River Island; boots, £125, Dune; bag, £50, Aldo.

Why? I love the monochrome look so I wear a lot of black and white. Coming into the winter, I also wear a lot of rich colours like berry and tan. I would never wear a tracksuit out in public.

Who? Kim Kardashian looks great, she always keeps things classy and I love how she wears a lot of midi skirts, which I do too. I don't like Britney Spears' style because she can look tacky.

  • Monthly spend £100-150

Toni Boyd (25)

Business account manager, Annahilt

Wore what? Jacket, £60, Next; top, £2,

Principles, found in a charity shop; jeans, £30, shoes, £40, TK Maxx; bag, £120, Guess.

Why? I like tailored pieces so I wear a lot of jackets with jeans. I like to mix smart and casual. I wouldn't wear anything too plain or boring like a black suit.

Who? Olivia Palermo has a real knack for smart casual. I don't like the sporty look that Rita Ora goes for, though.

  • Monthly spend £100

Louise Brown (33)

Marketing consultant, Carrickfergus

Wore what? Dress, £40, Topshop; jacket, £20, New Look; boots, £60, and bag, £30, both from River Island.

Why? I tend to wear jackets and dresses for work, then jeans with a smart top at home. I always wear heels, as I'm short. I don't like anything too bright or luminous.

Who? Amanda Holden can be classy and wears nice dresses, but Lady Gaga is too extreme for me.

  • Monthly spend £200

Alex Hallam (18)

Student, Castlederg

Wore what? Jacket, £25, Dorothy Perkins; blouse, £15, bag, £25, skirt, £18, New Look; boots, £50, McElhinneys

Why? I normally wear skirts and blouses with a jacket or blazer. I'm not keen on big floral prints, though.

Who? Victoria Beckham has a nice classic style, but I don't like Lily Allen's look as she wears too many bright prints.

  • Monthly spend £50-60

Gemma Craig (27)

Civil servant, Belfast

Wore what? Scarf, £1, charity shop; t-shirt, £4, jeans, £15, H&M; bag, present, Primark

Why? My style is always casual - I wear lots of denim and always accessorise with a scarf. I would never wear anything with polka dots or patterns that are too bold.

Who? Kate Middleton looks nice and pretty all the time. I don't like Kelly Osbourne's style, as she tries to be edgy but misses.

  • Monthly spend £200

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