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Fashion Spy: I love how all the girls from The Only Way is Essex dress

By Rachel Dean

Published 17/11/2016

Fiona Higgins
Fiona Higgins
Sophie Paden
Lisa Hannaway
Louise Olding
Stephanie Gordon
Roisin Murphy
Geraldine Craig
Paula Simpson Fashion Spy for November 17th 2016

Rachel Dean checks out the style in Victoria Square, Belfast.

Fiona Higgins (27) salon owner, Antrim

Wore what? Jumper, £99, Karen Millen; coat, £80, Wallis; jeans, £42, boots, £40, both River Island; bag, £105, Guess.

Why? I’d say my style is usually quite glamorous and modern. I shop at a lot of high street stores and I’m loving all the new winter looks.

Who? I love how all the girls from The Only Way is Essex dress, especially Lauren Pope — her look is so stylish but affordable.

Sophie Paden (22) sales assistant, Bangor

Wore what? Jumper, £36, jacket, £65, jeans, £42, all River Island; boots, £45, M&S; bag, £180, Fossil.

Why? My style is always fresh because my job is so fashion-orientated. It’s also quite quirky, too. I love autumnal colours.

Who? I adore Jacqueline Hill’s style because it’s edgy and unique — I get a lot of ideas from her.

Lisa Hannaway (46) administrator, Londonderry

Wore what? Top, £40, skirt, £40, both Warehouse; coat, £100, Zara; boots, £70, Faith; bag, £80, Carvela.

Why? My look is clean-cut and sophisticated. I prefer neutral colours, they just look so much more stylish and defined.

Who?  I love Kate Hudson’s look because she can be really elegant or really casual and looks stunning either way.

Louise Olding (27) doctor, Jordanstown

Wore what? Shirt, £40, Banana Republic; jumper, £40, Massimo Dutti; jacket, £60, M&S; skirt, £30, Zara; scarf, gift, Burberry; shoes, £130, Russell and Bromley.

Why? My look could be described as timeless. I buy smart, classic pieces.

Who? Kate Middleton’s style is so classy. I buy a lot of the same brands as her so I’m always waiting to see what she comes out wearing next.

Stephanie Gordon (25) digital marketing manager, Belfast

Wore what? Top, £30, Dunnes Stores; jacket, £36, New Look; skirt, £20, boots, £25, both H&M; bag, £20, boutique in Durham.

Why? My look could be described as plain and simple, with lots of neutral colours. I prefer skirts over trousers, they are more girly.

Who? I like Jessica Alba’s style because she never goes over-the-top like a lot of celebrities do. She dresses for the occasion, so her street style is casual and refined.

Roisin Murphy (34) fitness studio owner, Belfast

Wore what? Top, £15, Stradivarius; cardigan, £850, bag, £1,000, both Burberry; jeans, £230, Page; shoes, £70, Topshop.

Why? My style is definitely very casual —  I wear a lot of gym clothes because of my job. And I like to include bright colours into a lot of my outfits.

Who? Miranda Kerr’s style always looks effortless and sophisticated.

Geraldine Craig (41) administration officer, Belfast

Wore what? Top, £5, Dorothy Perkins; jacket, £60, Oasis; skirt, £20, Zara; sunglasses, £14, River Island; shoes, £45, McElhinneys (Donegal); bag, £25, market in New York.

Why?  I’m not a casual dresser — I like to have a dressy, feminine look. I’m always wearings skirts and matching heels.

Who? Jennifer Aniston’s style is feminine and mature. It’s also quite relaxed which suits her a lot.

Paula Simpson (49) sports therapist, Bangor

Wore what? Dress, £20, Jack Wills; coat, £24, boots, £25, both Zara; bag, gift, Carvela.

Why? I dress to suit my body shape. I shop at high street stores but I also love finding great bargains.

Who? Holly Willoughby’s look is practical and still a little bit funky.

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