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Belfast Fashion Spy: 'I really enjoy how Fearne Cotton puts an outfit together'

Published 11/08/2015

Sophie Cosgrove
Sophie Cosgrove
Hannah Fletcher
Reece Quinn
Frances Moore
Shannon McVeigh
Emma Keegan
Rebecca Lenaghan

Our reporter Jenny Kirkham checks out the style in Belfast city centre...

Sophie Cosgrove (23) student, Banbridge

Wore what? Jacket, £37, Marks and Spencer; top, £8, Primark; skirt, £30, Topshop; shoes, £25, River Island; bag, £30, Fat Face.

Why? Day to day I love wearing lots of colours and summer is definitely my favourite season for fashion, but I dress in head-to-toe black if I'm going on an evening out. Wearing black makes me feel really classy.

Who? I really adore Alexa Chung's style on her, but I don't think I would ever dress like that - she wears too many layers. I used to love Pixie Lott's style, but recently her outfits have really fallen flat.

  • Monthly spend £100

Hannah Fletcher (21) nurse, Ballynure

Wore what? Shirt, £6, Missguided; jeans, £36, sandals, £26, Topshop; bag, £280, Michael Kors.

Why? I'm a real high street shopper as I prefer to buy more clothes for my money. I'd rather buy four or five outfits for £200 than blow it all on one dress. I can see the value in expensive designer accessories, but pricier clothing just feels like a waste.

Who? I really enjoy how Fearne Cotton puts an outfit together. She always looks so quirky yet her outfits are wearable, unlike Paloma Faith who can look quite out there.

  • Monthly spend £100

Reece Quinn (17) student, Belfast

Wore what? Jacket, £40, Missguided; top, £30, Topshop; jeans, £10, H&M; boots, £20, Schuh; bag, £35, Vintage.

Why? I wouldn't really say I had a particular style, I dress differently everyday. I like to adapt styles I've seen in magazines to make them more wearable on a daily basis.

Who? Kitty Hayes is a model for Topshop and I really love her style. It's on trend and she can really pull of sports luxe which I love. I don't like Kelly Brook's style, it's too girly and outdated.

  • Monthly spend £350

Frances Moore (59) financier, Belfast

Wore what? Top, £22, shoes, £36, House of Fraser; trousers, £25, Wallis; bag, £39, Clarks; sunglasses, £40, Joli Clothing.

Why? I love finding seasonal items in the sale because my fashion sense changes so often. And it's nice to save a bit of money every now and then.

Who? Helen Mirren's style is so classy and she always looks ladylike, whereas Tina Turner is always in dark colours.

  • Monthly spend £100

Shannon McVeigh (21) retail sales, Lurgan

Wore what? Jacket, £15, skirt, £15, H&M; top, £10, Zara; shoes, £14, Primark; bag, £25, TK Maxx.

Why? I love being dressy and colourful because it gives the illusion that I have put a lot of work into getting ready. I don't wear jeans or leggings - they are just too casual for me.

Who? Diane Kruger can pull off anything. I have a real distaste for Rihanna's style (right) - I've never liked her fashion sense and it seems to be getting worse.

  • Monthly spend £100

Emma Keegan (22) nurse, Lurgan

Wore what? Top, £9, kimono, £20, New Look; jeans, £20, Topshop; shoes, £35, River Island.

Why? My fashion sense is colourful and casual. I prefer a pair of jeans and a bright top any day over a floaty dress or tight skirt.

Who? The model Gigi Hadid pulls off casual clothes better than anyone else. I love seeing pictures of her shopping in a pair of ripped jeans and a plain T-shirt, whereas Ariana Grande's clothes tend to look too fussy. I think I would be really self-conscious in her clothes.

  • Monthly spend £170

Rebecca Lenaghan (21) student, Ballyclare

Wore what? Jacket, £45, Urban Outfitters; top, £20, skirt, £34, Topshop; sandals, £36, Aldo; bag, £815, Ralph Lauren.

Why? I mostly dress in what I feel comfortable in. Whether it's considered on trend or not doesn't really concern me.

Who? I have a lot of time for Lana Del Rey's style. She can pull off outfits and accessories other celebrities can't get away with.

Helena Bonham Carter certainly has a unique style, but it's not one I can appreciate, it's too dark and theatrical for me.

  • Monthly spend £250

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