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Fashion spy: Amanda Holden just has such classy taste

Published 05/05/2016

Louise Smyley (38), property developer, Templepatrick
Louise Smyley (38), property developer, Templepatrick
Lori Gorman (26), student, Belfast
Aoife Mallon (21), student, Dungannon
Shannon Davey (18), student, Larne
Fionnuala McGrane (24), nurse, Tyrone
Trisha Graham (36), support worker, Belfast
Ciara McCoy (26), marketing, Maghera
Lara Milner (21), dancer, Antrim

Our reporter Rachel Dean checks out all the style at Victoria Square in Belfast.

Louise Smyley (38), property developer, Templepatrick

Monthly spend: £150

Wore what? Dress, £150, Ted Baker; shawl, £40, House of Fraser; shoes, £250, Salvatore

Ferragamo; bag, £400, Mulberry.

Why? My style is quite sophisticated — I like a lot of classical outfits. I prefer muted, neutral tones to keep my look modest.

Who? I think Amanda Holden’s look is very classy and age appropriate.

Lori Gorman (26), student, Belfast

Monthly spend: £100

Wore what? Top, £12, New Look; jeans, £8, jacket, £20, both Primark; shoes, £30, Schuh; bag, £90,


Why? Some days I’m a tomboy and others I’m very girly. I always try to keep up with the trends for both, though.

Who? I love how feminine Ariana Grande is without looking immature — she’s so trendy.

Aoife Mallon (21), student, Dungannon

Monthly spend: £250

Wore what? Jumper, £18, bag, £24, both New Look; jeans, £38, Topshop; coat, £75, Zara; shoes, £25, Dune.

Why? My look consists of neutral colours and pinks. I would say my style fits into the ‘girly girl’ category.

Who? Millie Mackintosh always looks stunning. Even in her more casual outfits, she’s still very fashionable and modern. I like that her style is quite reserved, too.

Shannon Davey (18), student, Larne

Monthly spend: £50

Wore what? Top, £25, jeans, £36, both Topshop; coat, £70, ASOS; boots, £60, Clarks; bag, £25, New Look.

Why? I love pastel colours, so I buy a lot of clothes in those lighter tones. I wear a lot of pinks and creams. I don’t like anything too dark.

Who? Rather than a style icon I am inspired by make-up colours and tones on Pinterest.

Fionnuala McGrane (24), nurse, Tyrone

Monthly spend: £250

Wore what? Blouse, £10, Topshop; trousers, £22, H&M; coat, £50, Miss Selfridge; shoes, £20, New Look; bag, £200, Michael Kors.

Why? I would definitely say I strive to have a classic look. I follow fashion trends and take ideas from the looks that I like.

Who? I love all the classic, timeless fashion figures, especially Audrey Hepburn. I just love her elegance.

Trisha Graham (36), support worker, Belfast

Monthly spend: £200

Wore what? Top, £10, poncho, £20, both New Look; jeans, £40, Topshop; boots, £40, ASOS; bag, gift, Michael Kors.

Why? I would describe my style as boho chic. I like autumnal colours all year round.

Who? Kourtney Kardashian is stylish and dresses appropriately for being a mum of three. I think she looks amazing.

Ciara McCoy (26), marketing, Maghera

Monthly spend: £100 plus

Wore what? Blouse, £10, Zara; jeans, £30, ASOS; coat, £30, shoes, £25, both New Look; bag, £40, Miss Selfridge.

Why? I prefer having a more feminine style. My look is quite relaxed because I prefer something a bit more casual and comfortable. I love bright colours, especially pink.

Who? I love the singer Foxes — her style is casual but chic. Her outfits always look really well put together.

Lara Milner (21), dancer, Antrim

Monthly spend: £150

Wore what? Blouse, £20, Boohoo; jeans, £25, H&M; jacket, £60, River Island; shoes, £5,

Primark; bag, £350, Michael Kors.

Why? I put a lot of effort into my look. I prefer a modest, neutral style — anything classy.

Who? I like Kim Kardashian’s style because she wears a lot of outfits in neutral tones. She dresses really well for her

figure, too.

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