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Fashion Spy: 'Natalie Portman’s style is gorgeous'

Published 09/06/2016

Jessica Troche (25), concierge, Florida
Jessica Troche (25), concierge, Florida
Gemma Doonan (30), banker, Fermanagh
Wanita Wilkinson (22) bank official, Thailand
Orlagh Casey (20), student, Banbridge
Rebecca Maguire (24), pharmacist, Belfast
Beth Irwin (19), student, Portadown
Rachael O’Neill (21), student, Strabane
Cara McCrory (19), student, Lurgan

This week Rachel Dean checks out all the latest looks and styles around and about Victoria Square.

Jessica Troche (25), concierge, Florida

Wore what? Dress, £39, Abercrombie and Fitch; shoes, £32, Target; bag, gift, Urban Expressions.

Why? I would say my style is classy and clean-cut. I prefer a more modest look rather than anything too showy.

Who? I think Natalie Portman’s style is gorgeous — it’s great to see a modern celebrity with such a classy way of dressing.

Monthly spend: £360

Gemma Doonan (30), banker, Fermanagh

Wore what? Dress, £80, Warehouse; shoes, £60, Dune; bag, £360, Mimco.

Why? My look is feminine and pretty and I wear a lot of dresses from Warehouse and Ted Baker. I prefer wearing nice dresses and skirts over trousers.

Who? I love stylish and classic icons such as Olivia Palermo or Kate Middleton. I think their looks are stunning but achievable.

Monthly spend: £100 plus

Wanita Wilkinson (22) bank official, Thailand

Wore what? Shirt, £5, store in Thailand; shorts, £25, shoes, £10, both Topshop; bag, £160, Michael Kors.

Why? My style is definitely quite edgy. I always check what is on-trend and base my outfits on that. Khaki is my favourite colour.

Who? American Disney actress/singer Zendaya is a great style icon because she isn’t afraid of standing out. Her style is unique and bold and it really suits her personality.

Monthlly spend: £180

Orlagh Casey (20), student, Banbridge

Wore what? Top, £25.99, Zara; jeans, £16, F&F; shoes, £30, Aldo; bag, £30, Mango.

Why? I would have to describe my style as bright and bold. I aim for a smart/casual look with contrasting colours.

Who? I think American actress Jaime King’s fashion sense is perfect because it’s bright and fun. Her style is a mixture between modern and vintage — it’s stunning.

Monthly spend: £100

Rebecca Maguire (24), pharmacist, Belfast

Wore what? Top, £20, River Island; skirt, £12, Primark; shoes, £40, Office; bag, £2,500, Chanel.

Why? A lot of my outfits are bought from high street stores so I would say my look is very fresh. My style is quite smart, too, because I have to dress professionally for my job. I love a mixture of dresses and skirts with designer accessories.

Who? Keira Knightley is definitely my style icon. Her look is simple but effective. I like that her style is quite preppy, too.

Monthly spend: £200-£300

Beth Irwin (19), student, Portadown

Wore what? Dress, £18, Matalan; shoes, £45, Aldo.

Why? Flowery patterns feature a lot in my wardrobe and I would describe my look as very girly. I wear dresses a lot, especially in the good weather and put effort into my outfits.

Who? US reality TV star Jamie Chung (from The Real World) is a great example of feminine style. She incorporates a lot of modern prints into her sense of style which always looks good.

Monthly spend: £100

Rachael O’Neill (21), student, Strabane

Wore what? Dress, £40, Miss Selfridge; shoes, £39, New Look; bag, £140, Guess.

Why? I make the effort to have a very modern look and wear a lot of colourful, feminine pieces.

Who? Kylie Jenner has a confident

fashion sense. Her style is current and she makes everything work so well with her shape.

Monthly spend: £300-400

Cara McCrory (19), student, Lurgan

Wore what? Top, £32, River Island; jacket, £42, jeans, £40, both Topshop; shoes, £14, Primark.

Why? My look could be described as modest and classy. And current trends definitely influence what I buy.

Who? I usually just do my own thing, though I shop at a lot of high street stores and I thought Kate Moss looked amazing in her photoshoot for Topshop.

Monthly spend £300

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