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Fashion Spy: Amal Clooney always looks classy. Amanda Holden can look frumpy

Published 30/06/2015

Catherine Gillen
Catherine Gillen
Ann-Marie McNeill
Kim McBride
Ciara McCann
Nicola Cunningham
Janine Pendergast
Kelly Warnock

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

Catherine Gillen (50), counsellor, north Belfast

Wore what? Top, £24, jeans, £35, River Island; cardigan, £40, Coleraine boutique; bag, £20, Lanzarote market; boots, £69, House of Fraser.

Why? I like to wear lots of colours and if I'm wearing anything darker or dull I try to brighten it up with colourful accessories.

Who? Amal Clooney always looks classy. Holly Willoughby and Amanda Holden dress too old and can look quite frumpy.

Monthly spend £100

Ann-Marie McNeill (43), financial adviser, Co Monaghan

Wore what? Kimono, £25, Exhibit; jeans, £50, River Island; shoes, £20, Dunnes; bag, £500, Anya Hindmarch; sunglasses, £120, Bvlgari.

Why? I tend to dress quite inexpensively and spend the money on accessories, as they're less likely to date.

Who? I think Kate Hudson always looks fab, but Fearne Cotton is too androgynous for me.

Monthly spend £350

Kim McBride (33), pharmacist/Phd student, Draperstown

Wore what? Jacket, £200, scarf, £20, Ted Baker; top, £20, Dorothy Perkins; jeans, £35, Hollister; shoes, £30, Precious, Cookstown; bag, £100, Guess.

Why? I'm definitely more of a casual dresser, but I like to put as much colour into my outfits as possible.

Who?I love the fashion on Made in Chelsea. Binky Felstead and Millie Mackintosh always look so classic, yet not over-dressed. I don't like Kim Kardashian's style, it's too extreme for me, she doesn't look comfortable.

Monthly spend £150

Ciara McCann (22) retail assistant, Belfast

Wore what? Playsuit, £25, Boohoo; bag, £6, Primark; pom pom, £8, River Island; shoes, £20, New Look.

Why? I always wear bright colours, even in the winter, because I like my clothes to stand out among all the black that everyone wears. I don't normally wear pink, it's too girly for me.

Who? I love Alex Gerrard's style, she could pull any look off. I think Kim Kardashian always look the same and her clothes just aren't something I would ever wear.

Monthly spend £500

Nicola Cunningham (19), retail adviser, Antrim

Wore what? Shirt, £15, shoes, £20, bag, £17.99, all New Look; top, £10, Tom Tailor; trousers, £18, Next.

Why? I like to dress up and wear something different when I can, but I'm a big lover of jeans because you can never really go wrong with them.

Who? I love the style in Made In Chelsea because they know when to dress up and when it's appropriate to dress casually. I don't like the Geordie Shore girls' style; it's too clingy and revealing for me.

Monthly spend £50-100

Janine Pendergast (36), civil servant, Downpatrick

Wore what? Dress, £38, River Island; jacket, £40, bag, £38, necklace, £14, Topshop; shoes, £20, H&M.

Why? I'm always dressed drably for work, so when I'm out I love to throw on some colour and dress up when I can.

Who? I take most of my style inspiration from Pinterest. I like looking at what real people are wearing day-to-day. I don't like what Miley Cyrus wears; she doesn't really have a style, she's all over the place.

Monthly spend £250

Kelly Warnock (24), skincare specialist, Belfast

Wore what? Jacket, £45, Rare London; top, £20, shoes, £25, New Look; jeans, £30, Miss Selfridge; bag, £250, Michael Kors.

Why? I dress in a lot of dark clothes, they're easier to mix and match that way. I love dressing for nights out, because I can be a bit more glam then.

Who? I love the Kardashians' style, they seem to be able to wear anything. I don't like anyone that wears workout clothes in day-to-day life. Kelly Brook is always shopping in workout gear and it makes me cringe.

Monthly spend £200

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