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Fashion Spy: Kardashians are so glam but Britney Spears is far too flashy

Published 28/07/2015

Karen Beggs
Karen Beggs
Emma Morgan
Sheila McArdle
Juliette Franc
Anne-Marie Rosato
Samantha Cousins
Louise Park

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

Karen Beggs (42), Retail assistant, Belfast

Wore what? Top, £16, River Island; jacket, £20, TK Maxx; jeans, £25, bag, £15, New Look; sandals, £20, Topshop.

Why? I love bold prints with lots of colour and the best place to find those is the high street. While designer clothing is timeless, it can be plain and I like to be bold.

Who? The Kardashians are so glam, but I don't like Britney Spears - she doesn't dress age-appropriate and is far too flashy.

  • Monthly spend £100

Emma Morgan (28), Manager, Newcastle

Wore what? Top, £8, trousers, £20, Zara; shoes, £20, New Look; bag, £79, Jasper Conran.

Why? I like to pick up vintage pieces to give an outfit more of an edge. I borrow a lot of my mum's stuff and jazz it up with high street items.

Who? I love Olivia Palermo. She's effortlessly elegant and ladylike. I don't like the style on The Only Way is Essex - it's too garish for me.

  • Monthly spend £100

Sheila McArdle (49), Retail manager, Belfast

Wore what? Top, £35, trousers, £35, Next; shoes, £120, bag, £230, Michael Kors.

Why? I prefer to buy my clothes on the high street because they date much sooner, so I get to update my wardrobe again. I spend more money on accessories and shoes, as I see this as an investment. I tend to wear them for longer.

Who? Kris Jenner looks amazing for her age and wears in whatever she feels comfortable in.

  • Monthly spend £400

Juliette Franc (18), Student, France

Wore what? Jacket, £30, Camaieu; top, £15, Zara; jeans, £13, Primark; bag, gift, Naf Naf.

Why? I like to wear simple casual clothes. I feel more confident in comfortable clothing than in dressy outfits.

Who? I love Kate Middleton's classic dress sense but I'm not a fan of Kim Kardashian's sense of style at all.

  • Monthly spend £80

Anne-Marie Rosato (58), Retired lecturer, Newcastle

Wore what? Dress, £20, New Look; shoes, £20, McCreadys; bag, £39, Marks & Spencer.

Why? I love wearing dresses in the summer months - just in case we get a bit of sun.

Who? I like Victoria Beckham's style, she always looks very sleek and well-presented. Katie Price has no real sense of style.

  • Monthly spend £60

Samantha Cousins (30), Brand manager, Belfast

Wore what? Jacket, £135, jeans, £100, Oui; top, £25, Zara; waistcoat, £40, Warehouse; shoes, £35, ASOS; headscarf, £3, Rusty Zip; bag, £250, Jas MB.

Why? I have quite a quirky dress sense and I like to have a mix of designer and high street items to create my outfits with. And, of course, every outfit needs a headscarf.

Who? Paloma Faith has an amazing style and I'm always so envious of her accessories. I don't like Katie Price. I'm not into that fake look with the tan and hair extensions.

  • Monthly spend £250

Louise Park (36), Assistant accountant, Donaghmore

Wore what? Kimono, £30, jeans, £40, sandals, £45, bag, £35, River Island; top, £16, Topshop.

Why? I love the high street. I like to stay on top of the latest trends and the best way to do that is with a lot of colour and high street fashion finds.

Who? Sienna Miller is just gorgeous all the time and nobody wears a pair of shorts like Caroline Flack (right). I love both their styles because they can look girly without looking childish. I don't like Miley Cyrus - maybe I'm getting too old to even appreciate the way she dresses.

  • Monthly spend £150

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