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Fashion Spy: 'I like Blake Lively. I think she always looks great'

Published 08/09/2015

Becky Hill
Becky Hill
Ruth Bakley
Lydia McFarland
Lora Chan
Cairrai Groogan
fashion spy
Alison Hill

Laura Abernethy checks out the style at Victoria Square, Belfast

Becky Hill (22), student,  Dromore

Wore what? Boots, £30, New Look; jeans, £30, Zara; scarf, £20, Warehouse; cardigan, £12, t-shirt, £6, hat, £8, all Primark; bag, Louis Vuitton, present.

Why? My style is quite casual, but I like to be a little bit dressed up as well. I don’t like to wear trainers or anything like that.

Who? I like Blake Lively. I think she always looks great, but I don’t like Katie Price. Her clothes are always too tight and too small — it’s not my style.

Lora Chan (46), manager, Stranraer

Wore what? Coat, £60, dress, £30, boots, £40, all from Hong Kong.

Why? My style is quite natural and I like to feel comfortable. I like to wear what I want and choose something different every day.

Who? For my age, there aren't many celebrities who I look to for style inspiration. There are, though, lots of stars who are a bit too crazy and too revealing in their dress sense. I don't like that.

Alison Hill (50), charity director, Dromore

Wore what? Top, £13, Quiz; jacket, £25, Vero Moda; jeans, £50, Levi; boots, £20, New Look; handbag, £250, Michael Kors.

Why? I tend to dress "smart casual", and I think you don't have to be uncovered to look good.

Who? I really like Jennifer Aniston. I think she dresses well for her age. She's smart without being over-dressed.

Ruth Bakley (20), student, Coleraine

Wore what? Shoes, £50, Moda in Pelle; trousers, £30, Zara; top, £20, New Look; bag, £125, Guess.

Why? My style varies from day to day. It can be a bit more casual than what I'm wearing today, but I like to dress up when I can.

Who? I admire Olivia Palermo. Her style is lovely and I think she is very chic.

Lydia McFarland (18), student, Ballymena

Wore what? Boots, £25, Topshop; jeans, £30, River Island; blouse, £20, Topshop; coat, £50, Miss Selfridge; bag, £30, Accessorize.

Why? I'm not too dressy, so I try to keep it casual and comfortable without being too revealing.

Who? I really like Rita Ora's style. She is not like other celebrities and makes unusual choices.

Cairrai Groogan (20), student, Ballymena

Wore what? Blazer, £30, DV8; blouse, £9, Asda; necklace, £12, Primark; shoes, £25, bag, £25 and jeans, £20, all from New Look.

Why? I don't think I really have a particular style, but I try to go for a casual look. I don't really follow celebrities or anything. I just wear what I want.

Who? I think Kim Kardashian dresses up for people she is surrounded by, and it's far too much. I'm not a fan at all.

India Hunter (21), sales assistant, Antrim

Wore what? Shoes, £30, Zara; trousers, £35, top, £45, both Topshop; jacket, £18, bag, £25, both H&M.

Why? While I prefer formal style, I sell jeans for a living, so I need to strike a balance. I love brogues and patent accessories, they're my favourite.

Who? I really like Paloma Faith because she is slightly different. I think Kim Kardashian's style at the moment is horrific - it really doesn't suit her.

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