Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 13 July 2014

Fashion Spy Belfast - 'Dannii Minogue always looks stunning, but Kerry Katona is too chavvy'

Kerry McKittrick checks out the style at the Down Royal Festival of Racing

Sonya Martin (39), a haulage company director from Antrim, says Dannii Minogue always looks stunning but Kerry Katona is too chavvy.
Sonya Martin (39), a haulage company director from Antrim, says Dannii Minogue always looks stunning but Kerry Katona is too chavvy.

Sonya Martin (39), Haulage company director, Antrim

Wore what? Hat, £40, jacket and skirt, £450, all from Gasp in Newry; top, £30, Warehouse; bag, £30, Next; shoes, £75, Kurt Gieger.

Why? I love bright colours and I mix and match my styles and labels. I don't like girls wearing tracksuits or football shirts as they're not feminine.

Who? Dannii Minogue always looks stunning and isn't afraid to wear bright colours. Kerry Katona's style is a bit chavvy for me.

* Monthly spend £300

Sarah Ellis (25), Nursery assistant, Belfast

Wore what? Shrug, £25, New Look; dress, £60, Topshop; shoes, £30 and bag, £11, both from New Look; fascinator, £25, Debenhams.

Why? My style is girly and colourful and I love to get dressed up. I don't like chunky, unflattering shoes like Crocs. They don't do anyone any favours.

Who? I love Cheryl Cole's style -- she always gets it right. Someone like Jordan is too brash.

* Monthly spend £150

Jill Moore (45), Receptionist, Castlederg

Wore what? Hat, £80, Keith Kane; scarf, £4, shoes, £10, eBay; coat, £40, Dunnes; bag, £35, J by Jasper Conran; skirt, £20, Dorothy Perkins.

Why? I like to co-ordinate, and red and black in particular are my favourite colours. I don't think anyone should wear leggings -- they're horrible.

Who? Meryl Streep looked amazingly stylish in The Devil Wears Prada. I don't like Paloma Faith's look, though, as it's just too random for me.

* Monthly spend £100

Kathy McMullan (27), Project co-ordinator, Ballynahinch

Wore what? Fascinator, £25, Just For You; dress, £60, Paper Doll in Dungannon; shawl, £35, Debenhams; shoes, £20 and bag, £10, New Look.

Why? My style isn't particularly girly but I do like to co-ordinate colours. I can't stand anything made out of Lyrca, though, as it always looks cheap.

Who? I've always loved Kimberley Walsh's style as she has a classic look that really works for her. Rihanna's style doesn't do it for me, as she wears clothes that are too revealing.

* Monthly spend £200

Vanessa Stynes (32), Accountant, Drogheda

Wore what? Fascinator, £50, Debenhams; coat, £25, bag, £3, both from Primark; dress, £250, Karen Millen; shoes, £130, Kurt Geiger.

Why? I mix and match the high and low ends of the high street all the time but I am a bargain hunter. Dungarees are so unflattering -- I wouldn't let anyone I know wear them.

Who? Victoria Beckham has the best accessories in the world, but I don't like how Kim Kardashian emphasises her wide hips as I have that problem.

* Monthly spend £250

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