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Fashion Spy: Olivia Palermo’s style is just so classy

Published 25/02/2016

Joanne Dunkin (24), pharmacist, Fermanagh
Joanne Dunkin (24), pharmacist, Fermanagh
Hanna Orchard (18), student, Ards
Maeve Foley (22), student, Tyrone
Sonya McKenna (43) health care  support worker, Downpatrick
Karen Dunkin (27), nurse, Fermanagh
Briege Donnolly (48), stay-at-home mum, Dunmurry
Cathy McWilliams (51), business owner, Cookstown

Our reporter Rachel Dean checks out the style at Victoria Square, Belfast and finds plenty of trendy people out and about.

Joanne Dunkin (24), pharmacist, Fermanagh

Wore what? Top, £20, Warehouse; pinafore; £40, ASOS; boots, £90, Office; coat, £80, Topshop; bag, £800, Mulberry.

Why? I would say my look is fresh, as I follow the high street trends to make sure my style is up-to-date.

Who? I love Olivia Palermo’s style because it is so effortless and classy. She’s great at pairing items to make a desirable look.

Monthly spend £100 - £200

Hanna Orchard (18), student, Ards

Wore what? Shirt, £25, jacket, £60, hat, £40, all Urban Outfitters; jeans, £16, Dorothy Perkins; boots, £35, Oasis.

Why? I make sure my look is always quirky and unique - I love standing out from a crowd.

Who? Singer Halsey is definitely my style icon, as she doesn't comply with fashionable standards. She is very original.

Monthly spend £50

Maeve Foley (22), student, Tyrone

Wore what? Top, £6, Primark; pinafore, £36, Topshop; jacket, £40, Next; boots, £30, New Look; bag, gift.

Why? I would say my style is very casual and consists of a lot of dark or neutral colours.

Who? I think that Kendall Jenner's style is a great example of modern, edgy fashion. She suits absolutely everything - her look never goes wrong.

Monthly spend £30

Sonya McKenna (43) health care  support worker, Downpatrick

Wore what? Top, £20, Zara; gilet, £299, boutique in Ballynahinch; trousers, £20, New Look; boots, £300, Dune; hat, £13, River Island; bag, £995, Mulberry.

Why? My style could be described as quite glamorous. I think that mixing expensive high street items with cheaper items gives an overall great look - you don't have to spend too much to look good.

Who? My style icon would have to be Kyle Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She dresses appropriately for her shape and age. My style is very similar to hers.

Monthly spend £100

Karen Dunkin (27), nurse, Fermanagh

Wore what? Top, £30, Oasis; jeans, £40, Jack Wills; coat, £80, shoes, £40, both Topshop; scarf, £20, Warehouse; bag, gift, Kate Spade.

Why? Usually my style is quite quirky and colourful. I often wear skirts to give myself a more sophisticated look

Who? Mollie King from The Saturdays has great style. She's both preppy and elegant.

Monthly spend £300

Briege Donnolly (48), stay-at-home mum, Dunmurry

Wore what? Top, £28, jeans, £42, boots, £25, all River Island; jacket, £115, Warehouse; bag, £215, Michael Kors.

Why? I mostly shop in high street stores, so I would describe my style as current and fashionable.

Who? Jennifer Aniston is so stylish. She dresses really well for her figure — she looks great.

Monthly spend £200

Cathy McWilliams (51), business owner, Cookstown

Wore what? Shirt, £30, Zara; jumper, £20, Vero Moda; jacket, £25, Tempest; jeans, £40, Topshop; boots, £45, bag, £30, both River Island.

Why? I love anything casual and comfortable. My style can also be quite glamorous at times, as I do put effort into my outfits.

Who? Halle Berry always looks amazing. She dresses well for her age - she's very classy.

Monthly spend £300 

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