Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

Northern Ireland Fashion Spy: Kim Kardashian has great style

Marian Mawhinney (26), PR manager, Jordanstown
Wore what? Shirt, New Look, £19, bag, River |Island, £20, belt, Primark, £2, jeans, River Island, £40, shoes, Zara, £50. Why? During the week my style is casual but at weekends I go for glamour. I’ve never liked those leggings with the black and white stripes — they’re not very flattering. Who? I love Blake Lively’s style, I think she looks beautiful in everything. Snooki from Jersey Shore is horrendous, though. Monthly spend £350
Mandy Mooney (36), Bank manager, Belfast
Wore what? Top, Warehouse, £38, jacket, New Look, £25, trousers, Next, £30, shoes, River Island, £55, bag, Accessorize, £25. Why? I like a bit of sparkle and nice jackets, and most of all I like tall shoes — for me, it’s all about the shoes. I really don’t like anything that shows off the midriff. Who? I’ve always liked Cheryl Cole. She dresses nicely and isn’t afraid to try new looks. I think Britney Spears looks terrible. Monthly spend £150
Louise Vance (31), Solicitor, Belfast
Wore what? Dress, Karen Millen, £200, shoes, Karen Millen, £140, bag, Jasper Conran, present. Why? I love labels and I’m a keen follower of fashion. I try to look sophisticated, though, and I’m a big fan of tailoring. I don’t like it when girls wear leggings with ballet pumps — I just don’t think it’s flattering because it shortens the leg. Who? I love Audrey Hepburn. She dressed in what looked good rather than what was in fashion and she’s limitless style. I don’t like Jordan — she’s such a slave to fashion, which isn’t good. Monthly spend £500-700
Juanita Brien (50), Full-time mum, Holywood
Wore what? Dress, Topshop, £65, bag, Mulberry, present, shoes, Ravel, £110. Why? I mostly shop in the high street but I’ll buy the occasional designer item that is classic and I know will last. I’m fond of shift dresses so I’ll buy a lot of them. I can’t stand seeing young girls out wearing denim shorts with half of their backside hanging out. Who? Victoria Beckham is quite close to my style with her dresses. I really don’t like how Kate Middleton dresses, her style is too stereotyped. Monthly spend £200
Patricia Alvarez (20), Au pair, Seville
Wore what? Top, Zara, £30, trousers, Zara, £20, boots Stradavarius, £60, bag, Zara, £30. Why? My style is relaxed and cool, I do like bright colours like my shirt and I’m a big fan of skinny jeans. I love a natural look so I hate it when girls plaster themselves in make-up. Who? Kate Moss always dresses in a nice, chilled out style. I don’t like Lady Gaga at all, she’s too extreme. Monthly spend £200
Northern Ireland- 30th August 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan PorterPresseye.com. Fashion Spy in Belfast City Centre. Jacqui Berkeley.
Northern Ireland- 30th August 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan PorterPresseye.com. Fashion Spy in Belfast City Centre. Caoilin Healey.
Northern Ireland- 30th August 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan PorterPresseye.com. Fashion Spy in Belfast City Centre. Emma O'Reilly.
Northern Ireland- 30th August 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan PorterPresseye.com. Fashion Spy in Belfast City Centre. Shauna McAuley.
Northern Ireland- 30th August 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan PorterPresseye.com. Fashion Spy in Belfast City Centre. Anita Ross.
Victoria Davis (26), Advertising executive, Belfast
Wore what? Bag, Primark, £9, jacket, Primark, £15, top, Primark, £15, jeans, Topshop, £45, shoes, Exhibit, £25. Why? I like elegant clothes such as pencil skirts and blazers and I'm a big fan of dresses. I also tend to wear a lot of black and grey. I don't like Uggs as they're too casual. Who? Kate Middleton dresses really well but I don't like the girls from TOWIE. The look is ok if you're going to a nightclub but not during the day. Monthly spend £150
Elizabeth Dowling (19), Student, Tyrone
Wore what? Dress, ASOS.com, £30, duffle coat, Jasper Conran at Debenhams, £50, bag, Juicy Couture, £120, pumps, Primark, £10. Why? I like to wear bright, different clothes that others wouldn't wear and I'll give anything a go once. Who? Florence Welch of Florence and the |Machine always looks pretty and individual. I don't think Jodie Marsh looks good at all. Monthly spend £200
Jessica Brown (18), Student, Randalstown
Wore what? Top, Forever 21, £10, leggings, River |Island, £16, cardigan, New Look, £10, shoes, Primark, £4. Why? I'm a real girly girl and I love frilly clothes with lots of florals. I hate the tiny denim shorts that |everyone seems to wear in Belfast. Who? Cheryl Cole wears nice outfits and always looks cute. Lady Gaga, on the other hand, is too outrageous. Monthly spend £100
Tina Hunter (37), Financial administrator, Belfast
Wore what? Top, Dorothy Perkins, £30, jeans, Primark, £12, shoes, New Look, £15, bag was a |present. Why? I'll wear anything and I tend to go for bright colours. I love to accessorise though, so it can be all about the bag or jewellery sometimes. Who? I like Carol Vorderman's classic style and I think Kate Garroway from Daybreak looks lovely. I think Cheryl Cole looks like mutton dressed as lamb. Monthly spend £100
Sarah Fletcher (42), Medical receptionist, Ballyclare
Wore what? Jacket, Primark, £15, top, |Primark, £10, bag, TK Maxx, £25, jeans, Marks & Spencer, £30, shoes, Primark, £12. Why? I wear quite casual clothes but always with bright colours and I like to co-ordinate. You can be too casual, though. I wouldn't wear tracksuit bottoms out and about. Who? Kelly Brook’s a beautiful dresser and knows what to wear for her shape. Jordan looks tacky. Monthly spend £100
Cheridan Gilligan (23), Reatil assistant, Belfast
What? Dress, Phase Eight, £99, bag (a present), pumps, Exhibit, £15 . Why? I look like this most of the time even though I'm dressed for work today. I love fashions like pencil skirts and I always wear heels when I'm not at work. I can't stand brightly coloured leggings, however, they're not flattering for your legs at all. Who? My style icon is Nicole Scherzinger. She always looks classy no matter what she wears. I think Jordan can get it so wrong with her patterned leggings. Monthly spend about £100
Sarah Brennan (25), Student, Bangor
What? Dress, Exhibit £12, jacket Topshop (sale), £40, sandals, Nine West (sale) £30 and bag Aldo, £45. Why? My style is quite classic and I wear a lot of black. I like maxi dresses but not the empire line ones as they're not very flattering. Who? Blake Lively from Gossip Girl always looks effortlessly lovely. I really don't like Jessie J's style — it's too much. My monthly spend is £60-£100
Ivy White (61), Retired, Belfast
What? Dress, Primark, £10, cardigan, Next, £30, Jane Norman bag, £10 and sandals, £6. Why? My style is always colourful — I dress for the summer no matter what the weather's like. Who? Kate Middleton has a lovely co-ordinated look. I don't like Victoria Beckham's designs or her style — she's too dour and doesn't wear enough colour. Monthly spend about £500
Suzanne McTurk (38), Medical rep, Moira
Wore what? Jacket, Exhibit, £15, top, Marks & Spencer, £20, trousers, Dunnes Stores, £20, Pied A Terre shoes, £120, Mulberry bag,£800. Why? My style is quite classic and I wear muted or neutral colours. I shop mostly in the high street but I will spend money on a signature piece that I know will stand the test of time. Who? Victoria Beckham’s so stylish. I’d love one of her dresses. Cheryl Cole looks great but Kim Kardashian is over the top. Monthly spend £100-£300
Sophie Laverty (24), Student, Bangor
Wore what? Top, Zara, £20, cardigan,Max Mara label Line Wear, £20, jeans, |Topshop, £40, Haviana flip flops, £20,Longchamps bag, £60. Why? My style is casual but I like to co-ordinate and I tend to wear bright colours most of the time. I'm feel too much black can drain your complexion. Who? I love how Alexa Chung puts things together. I don't like the style of anyone from TOWIE. Everything looks too bright, short or tight. Monthly spend £100
Lucy McGrath (24), Works in marketing, Belfast
My dress cost £30 in River Island and I got my sandals in the sale there for £70. My bag was a present — it cost £20 and came from TK Maxx. My style is not very designer. I tend to go for high street shops like River Island. I love little dresses, but I stay away from white leggings as they're really unflattering. My style icon is Kelly Brook, who has a lovely casual look, but I don't like Jodie Marsh’s clothes — she looks terrible. My monthly spend is around £150.
Bhavin Curtis (40), Programme manager, Birmingham
My top and trousers cost £19 each from the Monsoon sale. My scarf was £4 in Dunnes and my shoes, £25, in Warehouse. My Betty Barclay bag was £60 from Debenhams. My style is mostly about the shape. I like good, well-cut clothes and bold colours. I really don't like it when people wear leggings with short tops — they look too revealing. My style icon is Katie Holmes, who has a simple, understated look that works really well. I don't like Katie Price's style. As a businesswoman she's great, but her clothes have too much going on. My monthly spend is between £100-£150.
Rachel Wilson (33), Civil servant, Londonderry
My dress cost £25 in TK Maxx and my sandals, £30, in Next. My Coach bag and Maui Jim sunglasses were £350 each. My style is best described as classic and chic. I have lots of shift dresses in my wardrobe. When the sun is out I like to wear bright colours. One current trend I don't like, though, is shorts over tights — it doesn't look very comfortable. My style icon is Kate Hudson, every time I see her she's wearing another lovely dress. I don't like how the Olsen twins dresses — everything they wear is too baggy and casual. My monthly spend is around £100.
Alison Cromie (32), Accounts administrator, Belfast
My top cost £60 from Ted Baker and I got my Armani skirt, £160, in Cruise. My Jimmy Choo bag was a present and my sandals were £20 in River Island. My style is quite boho. I go for a relaxed look and love flowing clothes like maxi |dresses and skirts. I really don't like hot pants, especially when people wear them with white legs — they look terrible. My style icon is Kiera Knightley. Her style is a bit different, but she wears it well. I don't like the mad patterns and jumpsuits that Jessie J wears. My monthly spend is £400.
Gillian McClurg (28), Civil Servant, Bangor
My dress and jacket each cost £20 and they both came from New Look. My bag, £50, came from River Island and my sandals cost £40 in Faith. My style is quite trendy but I like to co-ordinate clothes. I absolutely hate wet-look leggings. They don't look nice on anyone. My style icon is Kate Middleton, she always looks nicely put together. I don't like how singer Kesha dresses. She just looks too trashy. My monthly spend is £100.
Jennifer Bell (23), Student, Belfast
My cap cost £18 in Accessorise and my dress was £20 in Next. My Next jacket came from vintage shop the Rusty Zip and cost £9 and my New Look leggings cost £10. I got my shoes from River Island for £25. My style is vintage so I like to search around in boutiques, then just mix things together. I really don't like fluorescent or neon clothes. My style icon is Kate Moss because of her grungy, punk look that works even though it looks thrown together. I don't like how anyone from TOWIE looks though. My monthly spend is between £60-£70.
Rachel Edwards (34) Doctor, Moira
My dress cost £75 in Monsoon and my jacket came from Mexx for £50. My pumps cost £7 in New Look and my Gino bag was £25. My style is pretty casual most of the time. I wouldn't say I'm overly feminine but I do like to wear colours and patterns. I really can't stand it when people wear clothes that are too small for them. My style icon is Florence Welch as she wears lovely, floaty clothes. I don't like the perma-tanned, cheap look of someone like of Jordan. My monthly spend is about £200.
Bernie Diamond (22), Student, Coleraine
My T-shirt belongs to my boyfriend and it cost £12 in American Apparel. My skirt also came from American Apparel and cost £24. My belt was £2 in H&M and my sandals cost £40 in Oasis. My Betsey Jackson bag cost about £50 and my sunglasses cost £4 in H&M. My style is very casual. I don't go in for big patterns, instead I prefer earthy, neutral colours. My style icon is someone slouchy like Sienna Miller. I don't like how Cheryl Cole dresses at all. She looks trashy and styled. My monthly spend is up to £80.
Jane Debruine (24), Bank Official, dunmurray
My dress cost £15 in the Miss Selfridge sale. In fact everything I'm wearing was on sale. My sandals cost £20 in Barratts and my bag cost £10 in Dorothy Perkins. My style is quite classic mixed with vintage. I like the 1960s Mad Men look. I don’t like people wearing leggings at all. I don’t think they look good even if you’re a skinny size six. My style icon is Christina Hendrix. I love her vintage look. I don’t like Courtney Love as she just looks messy. My monthly spend is about £80 or less.
Emma Rafferty (24), Retail Assistant, Belfast
My dress was bought for me by my friend. It’s from Utam and it cost £50. My shoes cost £2.50 in Primark and my Paul’s Boutique bag should have cost £65 but I bought it in the Rusty Zip for £10. My style normally has a lot of bright colours in it. I don’t really follow trends, I just like to mix high street and vintage clothes. I really don’t understand it when people wear clothes that are too small for them as that looks awful. My style icon is Victoria Beckham. I really like the silhouette of her clothes and I think she has a lovely fresh look. I don’t like Paloma Faith’s style as her style is too random. My monthly spend is around £250.
Sharon Michael (39), Estate Agent, Texas
My dress cost £15 in the Republic sale and my Marc Jacobs handbag cost around £650. My shoes cost about £125 and they’re by Tory Burch. My Coach sunglasses cost around £90. My style is classic. I love colour but I specifically buy clothes that I know will last for years and won’t date with trends. I absolutely hate the short shorts that people are wearing right now. They’re walking around with their backsides hanging out! My style icon is Jackie O. She always got it right and she is what I aspire to. I know it’s obvious but I think Lady Gaga is terrible. My monthly spend is around £600.
Aoife McShane (18), Beauty therapist, Dungannon
My dress cost £35 in Miss Selfridge and my belt cost £12 in New Look. I got my my sandals in Primark for £8. My style is quite colourful and I like to co-ordinate. I like patterns but only one at a time otherwise the outfit looks too random. My style icon is Cheryl Cole. Her little dresses are nice and cute. I don’t like Paloma Faith – she mixes patterns and it’s too much. My monthly spend is £200 - £300.
Lauren Hughes (27), bank Manager, leeds
My jacket cost £40 and my bodice cost £10 and both came from Topshop. My maxi skirt cost £95 from Whistles and my shoes cost £20 in Zara. My Mulberry bag cost about £650. My style is quite minimal. I don’t go in for bright colours or patterns. What I’m wearing today is about as bright as I get. I particularly hate really bright colours like neons because they look so tacky. My style icon is Victoria Beckham. She keeps her style classic and simple. I don’t like Rihanna, her style is hideous. My monthly spend is around £200.
Cathy Law (35), Teacher, Hillsborough
My jacket, £50, came from Zara and my top, £40, came from French Connection. I got my jeans in Mango. They cost £20 and my shoes cost £40 in the Linen Green in Dungannon. My Mulberry bag was a present from my husband when I got pregnant and my necklace cost £30 in a market in Barcelona. My style is quite classic but I like to be a bit girly with a little twinkle or sparkle. I don’t go for anything gothic or grungy at all. My style icon is Kate Middleton. I just think she gets it right every time. I think Madonna doesn’t dress for her age and she should. My monthly spend is between £150-£200.
Christine Daffurn (27), Teacher, Castlerock
My cardigan cost £50 from Mint Velvet and my vest cost £15 in Fat Face. My trousers, £40, came from Gap and my Joules bag cost £100. My pumps cost £25 in the Bertie sale. My style is very casual. I like to wear straight jeans and I usually have a pop of colour somewhere on me. My style icon is Katie Holmes. She has a simple style that I think really works for her. I don’t like Jessie J’s style, it’s just too crazy. My monthly spend is around £100.
Jordan Skyes (20), Student, Belfast
My T-shirt, £5, came from the Rusty Zip. My shorts cost £10 in Miss Glam and my boots were £10 in New Look. My bag cost £20 in TK Maxx. My style is very edgy. I usually |customise my clothes by taking the sleeves off or adding accessories. My style icon is Rihanna. She's |individual and I love everything she wears. On the other hand I think the way Nicki Minaj dresses, her style is just too much and she goes too far. My monthly spend is £200.
Lorraine Brown (31), Account Executive, Ballywalter
My dress cost £7, my bag cost £10 and my sandals cost £15. They all came from New Look in the sale — I went on a bit of a shopping spree. My style is quite feminine and I wear lots of dresses and skinny jeans. I'm more of a fan of colour blocking rather than prints though. I don't like things like wet-look leggings though, they don't look good on anyone. My style icon is Cheryl Cole — she always looks gorgeous no |matter what she wears. I don't like how Amy Childs dresses, however. Everything about her is too fake. My monthly spend is about £40.
Lynne McMullan (26), Teacher, Castledawson
My cardigan was £25, and my top, £15, and both came from Miss Selfridge. My jeans cost £30 in Next and my sandals cost £20 in the Office sale. My bag, £50, came from Nica in House of Fraser. My style is classic but co-ordinated. I'm the one who dresses everyone in my family, not just me. My style icon is Kate Middleton. I like the way she looks nice and normal and not too out there. I don't like Lady Gaga at all — her clothes don't make any sense. My monthly spend is £200.
Marie-Claire McDermott (31), Barrister, Belfast
My top, £70, and my skirt, £95, both came from Reiss. My shoes cost £30 in Debenhams and I bought my Chanel handbag in Harrods. It cost £2,400. My style is quite classic — it's a bit sombre for work but otherwise I love bright colours. My style icon is Victoria Beckham. She always looks stylish and feminine but doesn't need to reveal too much. I don't like Katie Price's style. She always looks trashy and garish. My monthly spend is between £400-£500.
Lauren Campbell (27), Marketing manager
My dress was £55 from Oasis and my shoes cost £25 in New Look. My Ted Baker clutch cost £55. My style is a bit of a mix and match. Sometimes I like to go very girly and choose a dress and on other occasions I’m happy in jeans. I really don’t like it when girls show off white legs though — I think they detract from what they’re wearing. My style icon is Lauren Conrad from Laguna Beach. She has a laid back LA style that I really admire. I don’t like Katie Price though. She always looks cheap. My monthly spend is £150.
Tara Burnside (21), PR Intern, Newcastle
My shirt was £90 in Reiss and my bag £25 in Topshop. My shoes cost £25 in Clarks and my Mulberry bag was a birthday present. My style is something like semi-chic. I’m very girly so I wear skirts and dresses most of the time. I don’t like the Uggs and tracksuit bottoms look at all. My style icon is Mollie King from The Saturdays because she’s very feminine and often wears clothes from Reiss, a store I really like. But I don’t like how Imogen Thomas dresses. She wears body con dresses too often and shows off too much cleavage. My monthly spend is about £250.
Niamh Kelly (24), Classroom assistant, Belfast
My jacket cost £25 in New Look and my top was £30 in Oasis. My pumps were £15 in the Aldo sale and my skirt £28, and bag £40, both came from Topshop. My style involves a lot of colours and prints but I only tend to wear heels on a night out. I don’t like leather because even through it’s expensive it can look really cheap. My style icon is Alexa Chung because of her ability to mix and match. She can throw together anything she likes and it works for her. I don’t like how Lauren Goodger from The Only Way Is Essex dresses as she always looks so tacky. My monthly spend is £200.
Petrina McAuley (27), Events co-ordinator, Belfast
My dress cost £50 from ASOS.com and everything else came from New Look — my shoes were £25, my tights £5 and my belt £7. My style is very girly but I prefer colour blocking to lots of patterns. I’m almost always in dresses and heels. I do think, however, that too much make-up can really spoil an outfit. My style icon is Cheryl Cole. I think she has got her own look and it really suits her. I don’t like Jodie Marsh as she always looks awful. My monthly spend is between £250-£300.
Emma Prentice (22), Jewellery merchandiser, Belfast
My top cost £20 in Zara and my cardigan cost £12 in New Look. My jeggings, £20, and my bag, £40, both came from Warehouse. My shoes cost £25 in River Island. My style is quite fashionable but I like things that are easy to wear and go well together. At the moment I wear a lot of skinny jeans and colourful tops. I also like to wear plain dresses and jazz them up with loads of accessories. My style icon is Pixie Lott because she really knows how to accessorise. I don't like Cheryl Cole's style because it's just too trendy and not really her own, but a stylist’s. My monthly spend is £100.
Eirin Cushnahan (21), Student, Belfast
My top cost £3 in the New Look sale and my bag was a present from H&M. My jacket, £45, and my Lee jeans, £38, both came from Topshop. My trainers cost £14 in Dunnes Stores. My style is not fussy. I don't follow fashion, so I just wear whatever I like. I'm not particularly girly unless I'm going on a night out, then I wear a dress and heels. My style icon is Alexa Chung. I think she does casual very well. I don't like Jessie J with all of her floral leggings — they look cheap. My monthly spend is around £100.
Debbie West (50), Singing teacher, Holywood
My mac cost £40 in Marks & Spencer and my top cost £25 from Next. My trousers, £30, came from Zara and my shoes, £60, came from Zamba in Holywood. My bag cost £55 in Debenhams. My style is classic although I like bright colours. I wear black in the winter and navy in the summer, then accent them with colours. It means I end up with a very mix and match wardrobe. My style icon is Myleene Klass because she dresses simply and stylishly. I don't like people like Jordan who have expensive clothes but still look cheap. My monthly spend is between £100-£150
Bethany McKenzie (21), Student, Belfast
I got my jumper for £5 in Primark and my purple T-shirt for £7 in H&M. My belt was £5 and bag £7, both from New Look. My leggings cost £6 in H&M and my boots cost £50 in Faith. My style can depend on both my mood and the weather but it's usually quite classic and casual — I don't really go in for bright colours. Most of the time I wear jeans and dresses. My style icon would be someone like Blake Lively. She knows how to do casual very well. I don't like how Lady Gaga dresses, she's too weird and over the top for me. My monthly spend is around £50.
Suzanne Kelly (23), Sourcing agent, Dromara
My dress was £50 in River Island and my hat cost £40 to hire from Hat Heaven in Banbridge. My shoes cost £35 and my bag was £15, both from Dorothy Perkins. My style is very girly. I wear bright colours with lots of flowers. Most of the time I wear dresses, too. My style icon is Jennifer Lopez because she looks gorgeous and glam for her age. I don't like Jessie J, she tries too hard to be cool. My monthly spend is £150.
Kelly Henderson (26), HR co-ordinator, Aberdeen
My dress cost £55 from ASOS.com and I got my Dune bag for £29 in a sale. My belt came with another dress from Oasis and my shoes cost £30 in Dorothy Perkins. I like to wear bright colours most of the time. I'm very dressed up today because it's my hen party. Most of the time, however, I wear one colour and dress it up with lots of accessories. My style icons are the Kardashians because they have a classic style and they dress for their shape. I don't like how Katy Perry dresses. It's just too much. My monthly spend is around £200.
Aisling McNally (44), Housewife, Hillsborough
cost £70, my shrug, £6, my hat, £7 and my vintage bag £25. They all came from eBay. My Nine West shoes cost £139 and my gloves belong to my sister. My style is quite classic with a bit of vintage thrown in. Normally l like colour but today I decided to go for a spotty look. My style icon is Audrey Hepburn because of her classic elegance. I don't like WAGs such as Coleen Rooney, though, their style is too brash. My monthly spend is between £200 and £300.
Julie McMinn (45), Hairdresser, Comber
My hairpiece came from Sensation in Saintfield and it cost £20 to hire. My dress was £120, my shoes, £85, and my bag, £50, and they all came from Karen Millen. My style is normally very casual and I tend to live in my skinny jeans. But I do like to wear colour, particularly during the summer. My style icon is Victoria Beckham — I like her neat body con dresses and her use of block colour. I don't like Peaches Geldof’s look because she always looks too thrown together. My monthly spend is £400.
Helen McGlinchey (41), Admibistrator, Ballyclare
My dress cost £60 and my pumps £25, and they all came from Marks & Spencer. My bag was £38 and my sunglasses were £12 and they both came from River Island. My style is fairly classic. I like bright colours but I basically go for dresses all the time, particularly shift dresses as they're so easy to wear. My style icon is Victoria Beckham — I love her classic look and her shift dresses. I don't like Jessie J, she's too grungy and far out for me. My monthly spend is about £150.
Aisling McHugh (19), Student, Castlederg
My jacket was £20 and came from Boohoo.com and my dress was £15 at Exhibit. My sandals were on sale for £5 and my bag cost £20 and they were both from New Look. My style is quite flowery and I wear a lot of dresses. I suppose I'm more boho than anything else. My style icon is Rihanna because I love her individual style. She's not afraid to be daring. On the other hand I don't like how Victoria Beckham dresses, she's too high maintenance. My monthly spend is £150.
Lyndsay Cameron (22), Sales Assistant, Bangor
My dress cost £26 in Next and my Nica bag was a present so I don't know what it cost. My pumps cost £20 and my jacket, £27, and they also came from Next. My style is normally girly and colourful. I don't actually wear dresses that often, most of the time I wear leggings or jeans. My style icon is Kate Middleton, she always looks girly and glamorous and makes it look easy. I don't like how Florence Welch dresses, though, she looks too |random. My monthly spend is £100.
Kelsey Stewart (18), Hairdresser, Belfast
My jumpsuit cost £7 and my sandals were £4 and they both came from Primark. My jacket cost £40 in Topshop and my bag was also £40 from River Island. My style is quite girly. I tend to go for bright colours and patterns. During the day I like skinny jeans but I do wear dresses when I go out. My style icons are Cheryl Cole and Kate Moss because they're both trendy people who always look good. I don't like Alexa Chung's style — she always looks messy and I don't think she's stylish. My monthly spend is around £400.
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Patricia Agnew (27), Teacher, Dundalk
My dress cost £30 and my cardigan £15, both from Dunnes Stores. My bag cost £10 in H&M and I got my white shoes for around £20 in New Look. My style is normally very casual. I wear a lot of jeans and trainers but I do like bright colours and floral patterns. My style icons are Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby. They each have a fun and unique look that works very well for them. I don’t like anything that Amy Childs wears as she’s too trashy to my mind. My monthly spend is between £50 and £100.
Hannah Todd (20), Business management student, Belfast
My scarf cost £4 and my skirt cost £5, both from Primark. My top was £35 in Miss Selfridge and my bag cost £15 in Accessorise. My sandals cost £25 from Zara. My style is very casual but I still like to be feminine. I tend to go for sporty, surfer looks. My style icons are people like Olivia Palermo and Sienna Miller, as they both pull off casual looks really well. I don’t really like Victoria Beckham’s stye. She is too dressed-up and formal for me. My monthly spend is around £200.
Hannah Douglas (19), Pharmacy student, Belfast
My dress came from Dorothy Perkins and was £30 and my sunglasses cost £15 in River Island. I got my sandals in New Look for £10 and my clutch bag cost £25 in Aldo. My style is relaxed. I would say it’s a mixture of classy and casual. Most of the time I tend to wear skinny jeans and Converse but I wear maxi dresses when I have to dress up. My style icon would be either Kate Middleton or Dannii Minogue. They both know how to look nice and |elegant. I’m not keen on Jessie J — she’s too out there for me. My monthly spend is about £50
Eve Brannon (27), Stylist, Belfast
My top came from Zara for £70 and I bought my necklace in Morocco for £1. My zipped leggings cost £40 in Topshop and my shoes were £30 in River Island. My bag also came from Zara for £25. My style is something of an eclectic mix. I do like designer labels but most of the time I tend to mix vintage and high street. My style icon is Olivia Palermo from The Hills because I think she dresses really well for her shape. I think Tulisa looks terrible. It's as if she has a stylist who keeps experimenting with her looks and nothing really works. My monthly spend is between £250-£300.
Brigid McCullagh (21), Student, Belfast
My dress cost £20, my socks were £3 and my earrings cost £4 and all came from H&M. My shoes were £25 in New Look. My style is best described as random. I like to wear bright colours and I'm always trying out new looks to see what works. I don't really follow trends though. My style icons are people like singers Pixie Lott and Eliza Dolittle — they're both quirky and nicely on trend without being boring. I don't like Britney Spears, though, because she always manages to look cheap. My monthly spend is around £60-£70.
Shelly McKernon (33), Administrator, Newtownabbey
My dress came from Zara and cost £70 and my necklace was about £2 in Majorca. I bought my belt for £10 and my shoes and bag for £30 each — all of them in River Island. My style is normally very colourful. I wear quite a lot of dresses and I really like making an effort when I go out. My style icon is Kate Moss. She wears lovely dresses and she knows how to accessorise them beautifully. I don't like the style of anyone from TOWIE. The tans and tattoos are not my thing at all. My monthly spend is around £200
Laura Leonard (43), Marketing Manager, Belfast
My dress came from Pretty Flamingo in Belfast for £95. I bought my shoes in Guess for £105. My Ted Baker bag cost £200. My style is a bit of a mixture. I travel a lot in my job so I like to buy individual clothes from boutiques and new designers so I'm not wearing the same thing as everyone else. My style icon is Victoria Beckham. No matter what she wears, she always looks sleek and elegant. I'm not keen on Rihanna. It might be an age thing but to me she looks terrible. My monthly spend is around £200.
Sarah Thompsn (28), Jewellery designer, Waringstown
My dress is actually two — the one on top was £70 in River Island and I made the one underneath myself. My bag belongs to my mum so I don’t know where it came from and my shoes were £90 from Dune. My stole came from Mary & Martha on Belfast’s Lisburn Road for £80. My style is very individual. If I don’t make my own clothes then I will accessorise them with jewellery I’ve made, or customise them. I like to change the look of clothes by layering them. My style icon is Kate Moss because she knows how to put items together and make it look effortless. I don’t like Kerry Katona because she always looks chavvy. My monthly spend is between £300- £400.
Veronica Walsh (32), Groom and housewife, Warrenpoint
My dress was £185 in Fran & Jane on Belfast’s Lisburn Road and my shoes were £55 from Ravel. I designed my hat myself but it was made for £120 in Mad Hatter in Dublin. My gloves were £10 from Accessorize and my bag was £15 from Debenhams. My style is big and bold when I’m not wearing jodhpurs and boots. I like to buy key designer pieces and then mix them with high street clothes. My style icon is Kate Middleton because her look is very structured. I think that Kelly Osbourne lets herself down for someone who has so much money to spend. My monthly spend is about £100.
Corina Robinson (46), Civil servant, Belfast
My dress and stole cost £90 from a shop in Scotland called Labels For Less. I bought my hat in a charity shop for £7 and I added the green and black flowers myself. My shoes were £40 in the Dune sale and my Louis Vuitton bag was a gift. My style tends to be quite plain normally. I like to dress for my shape and my age, but I will go for a little splash of colour. My style icons are Victoria Beckham and Pippa Middleton because they both look so elegant so effortlessly. I don’t like Lady Gaga. I might be showing my age but she’s always too over the top for me. My monthly spend is about £80
Emma Coburn (27), Retail manager, Banbridge
My dress cost £80, my bag was £30 and my hat was £28, and they all came from Warehouse. I have put fresh flowers on my hat, though, to make it stand out. My shoes cost £30 from Donaghy’s in Banbridge. My style is very mix and match as I don’t have a set look. I have to follow trends in my job though, and I like mixing high street and designer pieces. My style icon is Victoria Beckham because of her effortless boho look. I don’t like Jordan’s style, though. |I think that she looks awful most of the time. My monthly spend is around the £300 mark.
Christine Armstrong (23), PR Graduate, Belfast
My boyfriend jacket was £18 from Primark and I got my T-shirt for £15 in River Island. My jeans were £45 from Topshop and my pumps cost £20 in Dorothy Perkins. My Balenciaga bag cost £1,000. My style is a bit of a mix and match. I do like a bit of bright colour but most of the time my clothes are elegant and classic. My style icon is Kim Kardashian because she always looks glamorous and dresses for her shape. I don't like chavvy styles like those worn by Kerry Katona. My monthly spend is about £200.
Nichola McGregor (38), Project manager, Belfast
My jacket cost £35 and my scarf cost £10, and both came from H&M. My trousers were £7 in the Awear sale and my bag was £75 in House of Fraser. My boots were £20 in Tesco. My style is quite classic with a bit of a preppy twist. I do tend to go for neutral colours and navy but I would call myself a feminine dresser and I really like the clothes from Karen Millen. My style icon is Cheryl Cole, she always looks pretty and puts things together nicely. I don't like Jordan. Her style is always brash and tacky. My monthly spend is about £100.
Sarah-Marie Loughrey (22), Full-time Mum, Limavady
My jacket cost £40, my trousers, £30, and my shoes, £40, and they all came from Topshop. My shirt cost £22 in River Island and my bag was £40 at Accessorise. My style usually consists of lots of colours. I really like the bright coloured jeans that are in at the moment so I go for those or skirts and shorts. My favourite shop is Topshop. My style icon is Amy Childs. I always think she's well-dressed and looks really smart. I don't like how Courtney Love dresses because she always looks a bit messy. My monthly spend is around £200.
Lucy Griffin (22), Charity volunteer, Belfast
My top was £10 in the sale at Topshop and my bag cost £20 in Warehouse. My belt was £2, my skirt was £2 and my coat cost £8, all from eBay. My style is vintage and colourful. I really like jewel colours and tend to wear skirts and dresses most of the time. My favourite shop is eBay — I buy and sell everything on it. My style icon is Dita Von Teese because she has a very simple, vintage style that she obviously puts a lot of effort into. I don't like anyone from The Only Way Is Essex — they're all too chavvy. My monthly spend is only £10.
Amy Grant (19), Student, Belfast
My jacket cost £70, my top £28, my jeans £38 and my shoes £50, all of them from Topshop which is where I do most of my shopping. My style is classic but still girly at the same time. I wear all black in the winter so it's nice to be able wear a lot of colour now it's coming into the summer. My style icon is Olivia Palermo from The Hills. She always looks gorgeous and has the most amazing designer clothes. I hate the way Jordan dresses. She always looks so tacky and overdone. My monthly spend is around £200.
Bronwyn Atkinson (19), Student, Belfast
My jacket cost £80 and my shirt, £30, and they both came from Zara. I got my bag on ASOS.com for £17.50. My shorts cost £30 and my shoes £60, both from Topshop. My style is kind of elegant and chic. I like to wear black and white, then add a splash of colour like this bag. I really like classic styles. My style icon is Victoria Beckham — the tailored but feminine look she always goes for really appeals to me. I have never liked Cheryl Cole's style though as, to me, she looks overstyled and trashy. My monthly spend is up to £250.
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Vicki Harvey (28), Fashion Agent, Hillsborough
My jacket cost £50, my dress was £90 and my bag cost £15 and they all came from H&M. My dress cost £45 from ASOS.com and my shoes were £45 in Dorothy Perkins. My style is usually colourful and quirky and I would say that I definitely have a bit of vintage flair. My favourite shop is H&M, |which has great bargains. My style icons are all of the girls from The Saturdays. I like that they mix designer and high street and that they're always colourful. Jessie J's style isn't my thing because she’s too dark and gothic and I think she tends to try too hard anyway. My monthly spend is about £200.
Zoe Moore (21), Student, Londonderry
My jacket came from Primark for £16 and my sandals cost £20 in New Look. My T-shirt was £12, my jeans cost £30, and my bag was £35, all from River Island. My style is quite sophisticated and I like to follow trends. I'm quite casual today but I tend to dress up a lot for nights out. My style icon is Kate Middleton. Although I don't dress like her I always think her style is beautiful and sophisticated. On the other hand, Rihanna's style is too provocative. Apparently she went out recently only wearing a trench coat. My monthly spend is between £200-£300.
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Jolene McKinstry (26), Retail Manager, Belfast
My top cost £32, my jacket was £65, my leggings were £28 and my shoes cost £42. I bought all of them in Topshop. I get a good discount because I work there. My bag came from River Island and cost £25 in the sale. My style is sort of glamorous but chic. I love heels and never wear flats and I tend to go for bright colours. My style icons are Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian. They wear designer clothes but you can replicate their looks on the high street. The clothes Snooki from Jersey Shore wears make me cringe. My monthly spend is around £200.
Anna Jeka (27), Retail Manager, Belfast
My lacy top cost £20, my shirt was £25 and my trousers cost £25, all of them from Pull and Bear. I got my jacket in Zara for £40 and my Fiorelli bag cost £50. My shoes cost £30 in River Island. My style normally consists of bright colours. I'm quite sporty but I like to keep things quite elegant too. My style icons are Victoria Beckham and Cheryl Cole because they both always look lovely and well put together. I don't like Britney Spears' style because it's too casual and a bit cheap looking. My monthly spend is around £80.
Beverley Crockard (27), Marketing Assistant, Newtownards
My dress cost £50 in Republic and I got my shoes for £45 from River Island. My Fiorelli bag cost £65 in TK Maxx and I my cardigan was £10 in Primark. My style is classic with a chic twist. I like to dress up in heels and a dress for special occasions but otherwise I don't really follow fashion. My favourite shop is Zara. My style icon is Blake Lively. I think she gets the balance between casual and glam just right. I think the girls from The Only Way Is Essex look lovely when they get dressed up but they look terrible when they go casual. My monthly spend is between £50 and £60.
Darlene McCormick (41), PR Director, Belfast
My Paul & Joe Top cost £370 and my jeans were £150 from 7 For All Mankind. My Jimmy Choo shoes cost £300 and my Burberry bag cost £900. My style isn't normally as colourful as this. Most of the time I just go for very well cut clothes and I wouldn't consider myself particularly trend focused. My favourite designer is Alexander McQueen and I do a lot of my shopping on Net-A-Porter.com. My style icon is Kate Middleton. I think she has a really nice blend of simple and classic clothes. I don't like any of the girls from Jersey Shore. Snooki in particular looks terrible. My monthly spend is on average £600.
Petra Wolsey (37), MArketing Director, Holywood
My jacket came from Zara's premium collection and I paid £220 for it in Paris. My top cost £60 in Farhi and I got my jeans in Firetrap for £90. My Prada shoes are a few years old and they cost £300. My style is quite simple and I prefer clothes that suit my shape rather than those that follow trends. I like to buy clothes when I travel which I do quite a lot. It means I’m not wearing the same as everyone else. My style icon is Sarah-Jessica Parker. Although she does wear high fashion she makes the pieces her own in the way she styles herself. I think Jordan's style is crazy. She usually looks awful, in my opinion. My monthly spend is between £400 and £500.
Jo Huddleston (28), PR Account Manager, Belfast
My shirt cost £30, my jacket was £70 and my shoe-boots cost £60 and they all came from Zara. My jeans cost £40 in Topshop and my Mulberry bag was a present, so I don't know what it cost. My style is quite classic and most of the time I tend to go for neutral colours with a splash of colour. My favourite shop is Zara because of their simple looks. My style icon is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. I like the way she teams smart jackets with coloured jeans. Miranda Kerr also looks fabulous. I don't like Helena Bonham-Carter's style as she's far too gothic for my taste. My monthly spend can be anything from £100 to £300.
Emma Delaney (23), Psychologist, Belfast My dress came from H&M for £30 and my coat cost £99 in Topshop. My shoes came from Aldo for £55. My Mulberry bag cost £895. My style is best described as classic and neat. I'm not really big on following fashion. I just try to wear what I like. My style icon is Victoria Beckham. I love how she wears classic tailoring. Katy Perry is not my style at all as she's too loud. My monthly spend is between £40-£50.
Jessica Fagan (18), Student, Belfast Everything I am wearing today came from Primark. My dress cost £10, my shoes £5 and my bag £10. My style is very girly. I love patterns and little dresses. I think it's fair to say my favourite shop is Primark. My style icons are Kate Middleton and Victoria Beckham. I love the dresses they both wear. Jordan looks terrible. Her style is so tacky. My monthly spend is about £100.
Melissa Klein (22), PR Manager, Carnlough My jacket cost £20 in Primark and my boots were £65 in Office. My scarf cost £15, my bag was £50 and my jeggings were £20, all from River Island. My style is normally girly and quite dressy. I love heels and I'm never out of them. My style icon is Cheryl Cole because of her gorgeous girly style. I don't like people with boyish styles like Agyness Deyn. My monthly spend is around £100.
Orla Toner (19), Student, Belfast My skirt was £19, my T-shirt cost £5 and my jacket cost £20, all from H&M. My shoes were £19 in New Look and I got my bag in the Topshop sale for £20. My style is normally quite casual but I do tend to go for bright colours. My style icon is Zoey Deschanel because she looks so cute and girly. On the other hand, singer Nicki Minaj just looks plain weird. My monthly spend is about £50.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 5th April 2012Fashion spy at Victoria square Belfast Kyla Marsh from Toronto Mandatory Credit - Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye.com
Jenna Dickson (18), Student, Greenisland
My jacket cost £24 in Exhibit and my top is borrowed from my sister. My jeans cost £42 in Hollister and my brogues were £30 in|Topshop for £30. My bag cost £15 in|Primark. My style at the moment is preppy with a feminine twist. I like to keep up with current trends. My style icon is Cheryl Cole because her style is always pretty and feminine. I don't like Jessie J's style as she's too gothic and grungy. My monthly spend is less than £75.
Sinead Tohill (39), Sales Manager, Londonderry
My blazer cost £35 in Next. I got my trousers for £15 in H&M and my shoes were £5 in the New Look sale. My bag came from D&G for £300. My style is a bit business-like today, but I normally go for a classic look. I tend to buy quite a few designer handbags. I have a bit of a collection. My style icon is Elle MacPherson |because she’s tall, like me, but she knows how to look good in jeans. I saw Jodie Marsh the other day and I just think she looks terrible. My monthly spend is around £250.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 5th April 2012Fashion spy at Victoria square Belfast Lyndsey Cree from Newtownabbey Mandatory Credit - Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye.com
Grainne McCormack (26), Retail Manager, Newry
My T-shirt was £10 and my waterfall jacket was £30 — they both came from H&M. My jeans came from Hollister for £40 and I got my shoes in Zara for £50. My bag is special edition Mimco and it cost £350. My style is bohemian. I tend to be girly and I’m really influenced by the Seventies. My style icon is Blake Lively because her style is nice and classy. I’m not keen on Jessie J’s look and I think she wears too many jumpsuits. My monthly spend is £200 to £300
Amanda Brittain (25), Retail Manager, Belfast
My jacket cost £40 in Zara and my jeans were £40 in Topshop. My scarf cost £60, my top £60 — they both came from Ted Baker. My shoes were £9 in Primark and my purse £70, again from Ted Baker. My style is preppy with a bit of print, so at the moment I’m wearing a lot of jeans and jackets. My style icon is Kate Beckinsale. It's not the normal choice but I love her classic look. I think that Lady Gaga goes too far, though. My monthly spend is £100.
Nuala Scullion (43), Stylist, Belfast
My jacket was £50 in Zara and my shirt cost £10 in H&M. My jeans cost £40 in River Island and I got my shoes in Cruise for £200. My Louis Vuitton bag cost about £600 and my Alexander McQueen scarf was £150. My style is eclectic and depends on how I feel when I wake up in the morning. I always wear heels because I’m short and I like to mix and match high street and designer clothes. My style icon is Gwen Stefani because of her edgy look and Vivienne Westwood is just my hero. I don’t like Jodie Marsh’s style — she’s just tacky. My monthly spend is on average more than £100, but sometimes I don’t buy anything at all.
Lyndsay McGuigan (28), Mum, Belfast
My jacket cost £25 in the Miss Selfridge sale and I got my T-shirt in Dunnes Stores for £9. My jeans cost £20 in New Look and my shoes were £8 in Primark. My bag cost £20 in TK Maxx. My style is normally very bright, particularly coming out of the winter when everyone’s been wearing black. I also like to match everything. My style icon is Alex Curran, wife of Stevie Gerrard. She looks nice and casual during the day but knows how to dress up. I don’t like anything the girls in Little Mix wear — too grungy. My monthly spend is about £300.
Sheryl McBride (23) Student, Belfast My jacket cost £20 in Tesco and I got my top for £6 in Topshop. My jeans cost £10 and my sunglasses were £1, both from Primark. My Liz Claiborne bag was £50 in TK Maxx and my shoes were £15 in New Look. My style is very professional today as I have a meeting but most of the time I mix and match all kinds of looks. What I decide to put on depends on my mood I’m in when I wake up. My style icon is Victoria Beckham because she always looks sharp and wears gorgeous tailoring. I don’t like how Kerry Katona dresses — sweat pants should be worn in the house or when you’re jogging. My monthly spend is about £200.
Rachel Ferran (22) Make-up artist, Belfast My jacket was £20 and my boots were £12, both from Primark and my scarf was £8 in Miss Selfridge. My T-shirt cost £2 in NV and my leggings were £18 in Topshop. My style is usually a bit rock chick but depending on what I’m doing that day I might tone it up or down. My style icon is Taylor Momsen, the actress and singer from Pretty Reckless. I think her style is lovely and edgy. I don’t like Cheryl Cole’s style as she’s too mainstream — there just never seems to be anything original about her look. My monthly spend is about £400.
Janine Fordyce (27) Lifeguard and fitness coach, Belfast My jacket was £35, my scarf, £16, and my T-shirt,£6, all from Republic. My leggings and shoes cost £4 each, my bag, £8, and my sunglasses, £1, all from Primark. My style is always bright – I don’t wear dark colours. I also like to make sure I co-ordinate what I wear. My style icon is Cheryl Cole because she always look stylish and dressy. I’m not a big fan of Fearne Cotton’s style, simply because nothing matches. My monthly spend is £400.
Zoe Harrison (26) Harrison Boutique, Belfast My top was £49 from Harrison and my mac was £80 in Benetton. My Suwi jeans cost £175 and my Ash shoes were £139.|My Gucci bag was a |present from my boyfriend. My style is casual but classic. I tend to wear high street clothes matched with designer accessories. My style icon is Olivia Palermo from The Hills because of her eclectic style. I don’t like Jordan — she’s just too tacky. My monthly spend is between £300-£400.
Danielle Ross (23), Mortgage Officer, Belfast My dress cost £40 in Oasis and my jacket was £45 in Marks & Spencer. I got my shoes in the Kurt Geiger sale for £30 and my Chanel bag was a present. My style is smart-casual. A lot of the time I go for skinny jeans and blazers because I think they suit my shape. My style icon is Jennifer Aniston. I love the classic, tailored look she goes for and I think it really suits her. I don't like Jordan's style at all. She looks like a proper chav. My monthly spend is £250.
Zara Beggs (22), Boutique Owener, Hillsborough My jacket came from Zara for £60 and my Christian Louboutin shoes cost £375. My Equipment shirt was £235 and my J Brand leather jeans were £250 and they both came from my boutique Candy Plum in Hillsborough. My Mulberry bag was a present and cost £900. My style is quirky but smart. I like to have a bit of fun with what I wear. My style icon is actress Olivia Palermo. I think she mixes the classic with the quirky and designer with high street. I don't like Lady Gaga. Her clothes just aren't wearable in real life. My monthly spend is about £300.
Vicky Harvey (27), Fashion Agent, Hillsborough My jacket was £35, my top cost £25 and my trousers were £15 and all came from H&M. My shoes cost £40 in Dorothy Perkins and I got my bag from Primark for £9. My style is colourful and I tend to follow trends, but not all of them. I'm more likely to wear the colours and patterns that are in vogue but I wear them in slightly different ways. My style icons are Zooey Deschanel and Ashley Olsen. I think they both look girly but quirky at the same time. I don't like how Catherine Zeta Jones dresses because I think her style is too old for her. My monthly spend is £250.
Alison Cummins (29), Insurance Clerk, Belfast My jacket came from the Peel boutique for £240 and my trousers cost £135 in Selfridges. My shoes came from My Wardrobe for £160 and my Michael Kors bag cost £240. My style is probably quite classic. I don't follow trends, instead I try to look elegant most of the time. My style icon is Victoria Beckham. I love her elegant and classic style and I think she wears tailored outfits really well. I'm not keen on Katy Perry. She's a bit too bizarre for my tastes. My monthly spend is £300.
Ashley Campbell (19) Student, Belfast
My dress cost £25 and my tuxedo jacket cost £30 — they were both from Republic. My flats cost £25 and my bag was £40 and both are from River Island. My style is normally casual but I was doing a presentation today so I had to dress up. Normally I wear leggings and tunics most of the time. My style icon is Kate Moss because she’s kind of rocky. On the other hand Jessie J is too much of a rock ‘n’ roll chick, so I’m not keen on her. My monthly spend is £120.
Brona Hanna (20) Student, Belfast
Everything I am wearing comes from Primark. My blazer cost £15, my scarf £4, my top was £10, my jeans were £9 and my boots cost £15. My bag came from Bank and it cost £60. My style usually consists of skinny jeans and bright colours. I only really wear heels when I go out in the evening. My style icon is Beyonce. I love the fact that she doesn’t care what she wears as long as it suits her shape. I’m not keen on Fearne Cotton’s style — I think she dresses too old for her age. My monthly spend is about £200.
Irene Rodgers (19) Student, Kilkeel
My jacket was £50 and my jeans and bag both cost £45, all from Topshop. I got my t-shirt for £4 in Primark and my scarf cost £6 in Internacionale. My boots were £60 in River Island. My style is casual so I spend a lot of time in jeans. Now that we’re coming into the Spring I’m wearing a lot more colour. I love how Rosie Huntington-Whitely dresses because she always looks as she has an effortless style. The clothes that Rihanna wears I definitely wouldn’t wear out in public! My monthly spend is £200.
Patricia McDermott (21) Credit Management Consultant, Londonderry
My jacket came from H&M for £35 and my top came from Topshop for £15. I got my jeans from ASOS.com for £30 and my shoes came from River Island for £30. My bag came from Boudoir in Derry for £20. My style is colourful and I do like to follow trends. I have boxes of shoes, they’re my biggest weakness. My style icon is Kim Kardashian as she always wears lovely clothes. I think Kristen Stewart’s style is too gothic though. My monthly spend is £400.
Victoria Mann (25) Caterer, Jordanstown My blouse cost £200 and my sleeveless jacket was a present from my mum — they're both from Stills Clothing. My jeans cost £39 at Marks & Spencers and my boots came from the Topshop sale for £45. My bag came from Sandwich and it was also a present. My style is best described as smart casual. I wear a lot of jeans with high boots and I would go for colour blocking rather than wearing patterns. My style icons are people like Cheryl Cole and Kate Middleton because they both always look stylish and well put together. I don't like Katy Perry's style as she's too trashy for me. My monthly spend is £150.
Maria Conway (32) Solicitor, Magherafelt My skirt and top cost £300 together from Belfast designer Una Rodden a few years ago. My shoes cost £120 in Ted Baker and I've borrowed my Christian Dior bag from my mum so I don't know what it cost. My style is very formal during the day so I tend to go for the opposite when I'm not at work. I wear either all black or lots of colour and I tend to go for very feminine looks. My style icon would be Kate Middleton. She doesn't go too far out there and always looks elegant. I'm not keen on the ultra-casual either so I don't like someone like Katie Price when she wears tracksuit bottoms and Ugg boots. My monthly spend is about £300.
Manda Shaw (50) Company Director, Templepatrick My dress cost £180 from the Sarah Jane Boutique in Magherafelt and I got my shoes in Nine West years ago for £90. My Lulu Guinness bag came from House of Fraser and cost £180. My style is normally quite classic. I don't wear black and I tend to go for shift dresses or clothes that are quite fitted most of the time. My style icon is probably Dannii Minogue as she shares my liking for shift dresses with colour. I don't like people who wear a lot of black. Angelina Jolie does that and she's too vampy for my taste. My monthly spend is about £200.
Paula Spence (47) Housewife, Millisle I spend a lot of time in Florida so most of my clothes come from there. My dress cost £30 in JCPenney and my jacket came from a boutique for £190. My shoes cost around £95 in Macy's and my bag cost £45 in the Crafty Fox in Killinchy. My style is always feminine and I always wear heels. I wouldn’t say I follow fashion, I just wear clothes that I like. My icon would be Victoria Beckham as she always looks sophisticated. I don't like how Kate Moss dresses — she's very beautiful but her style is too casual for me. My monthly spend is around £350.
Stacey Downey (19) Retail Manager, Craigavon
My Top cost £20 and my shorts were £20 — they both came from Monsoon. My pumps cost £18 in New Look and my ring cost £10 in Accessorize. My style is very colourful and girly – I like floral patterns and lots of accessories. My style icon is Fearne Cotton. She looks sophisticated and girly all the time which I really like. I don’t like Madonna’s style as I think these days she tries too hard to look young. My monthly spend is between £80-£100.
Katrina McCauley (40 Teacher, Banbridge
My blouse and jeans both came from Topshop for £40 and my leather jacket came from a boutique for £200. My shoes came from Donaghy’s in Banbridge for £150 and I got my bag in Marks & Spencer for £35. My style is quite feminine. I like to wear frills and floral patterns quite a lot and I am always in heels. My style icon is Sienna Miller because she always looks comfortable but really pretty at the same time. I’m not keen on Lady Gaga — she’s so out there that her style doesn’t make sense to me. My monthly spend is between £300-£400.
Mandy Gilhan (24) Nurse, Armagh
My top cost £30, my scarf was £15 and my jeans cost £45. My Ugg boots cost £120 andmy bag was £40, all from River Island. My style is relaxed during the day because I have to wear a uniform at work. I do like to dress up for an evening out though. My style icon is Cheryl Cole — she always wears eye catching clothes and looks well put together. Sienna Miller looks like she just throws her outfits together from her bedroom floor. My monthly spend is about £100.
Elaine Flannery (35), Civil Servant, Lurgan
My cardigan was £10 from Primark and my blouse cost £30 from Awear. I got my skirt in Next for £30 and my shoes were £10 in Topshop. My bag cost £40 in Warehouse. My style is feminine and I would say it’s mostly vintage too —I go for a lot of skirts instead of trousers. My style icon would be Alexa Chung because she always looks lovely and feminine. I think Cheryl Cole’s style is a bit too much — she needs to relax a bit more and look more comfortable. My monthly spend is between £100-£150.
Abigail Bittle (34), teacher, Lisburn
My top came from Primark for £10, my jeans cost £20 in Oasis and my jacket was £65 in Mango. I got my bag for £30 and my boots for £50 in Zara. My style is very casual. I wear a lot of skinny jeans but I like to be a little feminine so I go for flowery tops like this one. I always wear high heels too. My style icon is Jessica Alba — her clothes are always simple, sophisticated but feminine. I think someone like Lady Gaga is a bit over the top though. My monthly spend is £100.
Eimear Robinson (19), Student, Coalisland
My top came from River Island for £30. My T-shirt was £12 and my jeans were £28 from Next. My brogues cost £30 from Topshop and I got my purse in Carmel's Boutique for £20. My style is usually colourful and feminine — I never wear black. I like wearing dresses with heels a lot of the time too. My style icon is Fearne Cotton because of her colourful but casual look. I don't like how Jodie Marsh looks at all. She always appears cheap. My monthly spend is £200-£250.
Andrea Farrell (32), Teacher, Newry
My jacket cost £60 in Topshop and my top came from the Snooty Fox in Dungannon for £55. My boots came from New Look for £25 and my Fendi bag was a present so I don't know what it cost. My style is business-like at school but otherwise it's casual. I tend to go for jeans with a little bit of glamour at the same time. My style icon is Sienna Miller because she looks effortlessly casual. For the tailored look I like Victoria Beckham too. I think Jordan's style is pure trash though. My monthly spend is between £100-£200.
Ann McPhillips 926), Social Worker, Coalisland
My top came from Zara for £25 and my jacket was £18 in Dunnes Stores. My jeans cost £17 from Internacionale. I got my boots and bag for £25 each from New Look. My style can often depend on what's in fashion. At the moment I really love the nautical vibe because it's so simple and easy to wear. My style icon is Kim Kardashian because she knows how to dress for her shape which is hard to do. Singer Nicki Minaj is a bit too out there though, so I'm not keen on her look. My monthly spend is about £200.
Stephanie Montgomery (22), Student, Dungannon
My jacket cost £50 and my shorts, £20, both from Topshop. My top was £12 at New Look and my Ugg boots were £170. I got my bag for £10 at Internacionale. My style is very mix and match but I do love leopard print and wear a lot of that. I also love my accessories, especially big earrings and lots of rings and bracelets. My style icon is Tulisa. I think she looks natural and not too over the top. I don't like Madonna's style, though — it's too revealing for someone who is 53. My monthly spend is around £100
Hannah McCoppin (20) Student, Belfast
My coat cost £45 and my jeans, £13, both from New Look. My Fresh Garbage scarf was a present. My top cost £8 and my bag was £12 — they both came from Primark. My boots were £65 at Barratts. My style is quite boho — I like to mix and match lots of different colours. My favourite shop is H&M. My style icon is Christina Hendricks because I love the Fifties and Sixties style that she wears so well. I don't like how the singer Kesha dresses — I think she looks like she needs tidied up. My monthly spend is £150.
Sarah Magee (22), Student, Belfast
My coat cost £119, my dress, £30, my leggings, £20, and my bag, £80, and they all came from Zara. My beret came from Adams and I've actually had it since I was six years old. My boots belong to my mum and they came from Bertie's, but I don't know what they cost. My style is classic. I don't go for bright colours so most of what I wear is black, grey, brown or navy. I have to admit, though, that my favourite shop is definitely Zara and I buy a lot of dresses there. My style icon is Elisa Sednaoui. She's a French model so she has a chic, Parisian style. I don't like how Paloma Faith dresses as she wears too many bright colours. My monthly spend is £150.
Grainne Mckeown (22), Nurse, Belfast
My coat cost £60 and my bag, £30, in the Zara sale. My jeans cost £45 in Topshop and my brogues were £30 in Urban Outfitters. My style is casual but I like bright colours. I tend to wear skinny jeans with tops and tunics. My all-time favourite shop? That would be H&M. My style icon is actress Rachel Bilson because she has a nice, casual look and wears a lot of colour. I really don't like how Tulisa from The X Factor dresses — she always looks so common. My monthly spend is about £150.
Haley Friel (22), Student, Strabane
My dress was £22 from DV8 and everything else came from Primark. My boots cost £15 and my bag was £10. My style is trendy. I do follow fashion and I tend to research looks in magazines before I go out shopping. I don’t follow all trends though, just the ones that look good on me. My style icon is Cheryl Cole because of her beautiful dresses. She always looks good no matter what she wears. I have never liked Peaches Geldof’s style. She always manages to look garish and geeky at the same time which doesn’t work for me. My monthly spend is about £100.
Adrienne Cockrane, Bank Manager, Ballynahinch
My dress cost £50 in Marks & Spencer and my shoes cost £40 in Next. My Ripani bag cost £200 and my polo neck cost £15 in Benetton. My style is quite classic and I tend to wear a lot of dresses at work. I much prefer designer clothes to high street ones if I can afford them. I don’t actually buy clothes very often so I can save up for good pieces. My style icon is Victoria Beckham. I love the shift dresses she designs and wears as they suit me, too. I don’t like Lady Gaga because she’s too wacky. My monthly spend is about £150.
Stephanie Berkeley (41), Marketing Manager W5, Belfast
My dress cost £60 from Zara and my Louboutin shoes were a present. My Louis Vuitton bag cost £600, but that was seven years ago so I’ve definitely got the wear out of it! My style is very classic. I go for dresses and statement pieces and I like to mix and match. My style icons are Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Onassis for their wonderful classic style. I don’t like Katie Price or Britney Spears because, although they probably spend a lot of money on their clothes, they always look cheap. My monthly spend is between £200-£250
Angela Mahoney (25), Bank Official, Belfast
My dress cost £25, my scarf was £13, my mac was £35 and my bag cost £30, all from H&M. I got my shoes in LK Bennett for £160. My style is normally casual — I go for skinny jeans and cardigans. This is how I dress for work, though, because dresses are so effortlessly smart. My style icon is Christina Hendricks because she looks so sexy no matter what she wears. I don’t like Jodie Marsh’s style. She doesn’t actually seem to wear clothes. My monthly spend is between £30-£100.
Danielle McCrystal (19), Student, Magherafelt
My jacket cost £35 in Topshop and I got my top in Awear for £30. My jeans were £20 in DV8 and my Mischa Barton bag was a present. My scarf was £20 and my boots were £50 in River Island. My style is very mix and match but usually fairly conservative most of the time. I do follow trends a bit but only if they suit me. My style icon is Victoria Beckham because her style is simple and always suits her. I don't like the style of anyone from The Only Way Is Essex. It’s is far too over the top. My monthly spend is about £100.
Lisa Matteson (20), Student, Omagh
My jacket came from Primark for £38 and I got my boots from River Island for £40. My shirt was £40, my shorts cost £18 and my bag was £36 — all from Topshop. My style is basically quite simple but it can have a bit of a vintage twist to it. My favourite shop is Topshop because you can get so many different styles there. My style icons are Olivia Palermo and Whitney Port from The Hills. I think they're both gorgeous and dress really well. I don't like Peaches Geldof's style, she can look too messy. My monthly spend is about £150
Frances Heatherington (19), Student, belfast
My jacket cost £30 and my dress was £15, both from Miss Selfridge. My scarf was £12 and my bag was £20, and I bought both in the Topshop sale. I got my shoes in Primark for £8. My style is definitely a bit rock chick as I tend to go for grungy clothes more than anything else. I do like to keep it quite feminine though. My style icon is Rachel Bilson because she always dresses beautifully but with a bit of a grungy twist. I don't like the way Madonna dresses, though – her style is far too young for her age. My monthly spend is £60.
Andrea Harvey (21), Student, Drumaness
My jacket was £40, my skirt cost £15 and my top cost £28, all from Topshop. I got my bag for £45 and my boots for £40 — they both came from Urban Outfitters. My style is best described as rock chick. I do follow fashion but I also wear black most of the time and can be quite grungy. My style icon is Alexa Chung as her quirky, individual style appeals to me. I don't like Cheryl Cole's style, it's too girly for me. My monthly spend is around £300.
Laura Abraham (21), Student, Dungannon
My leather jacket was £125 at Topshop and my scarf was about £15 in Oasis. My shorts were £10 in H&M and my tights cost £6 from Next. I got my bag in House of Fraser for £160 and my pumps were £16 from Topshop. My style is best described as random because I don’t follow fashion. I don’t really wear trousers so most of the time I go for shorts or skirts. My style icon is Natalie Portman because I think she has her own individual style and doesn’t copy anyone else. I don’t like Katy Perry’s style as it’s too out there. My monthly spend is about £100.
Aine Reid (20), Make-up artist, Belfast My shirt was £6 in Primark and my leggings cost £6 from Dunnes Stores. I got my boots for £30 in the River Island sale and my bag was a present — it came from House of Fraser. My style is a bit different — I don’t like to follow the herd. I will buy anything as long it’s a little unusual. My style icon is Rihanna. I love that her style is so different and she doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her. I’m not keen on people with grungy styles like Avril Lavigne as they don’t do anyone any favours. My monthly spend is about £200.
Kirsty Croft (20), Student, Belfast
My T-shirt cost £6 and my head-band was £3, both from Primark. I got my cardigan in Exhibit for £20 and my leggings were £20 in Republic. My jacket cost £60 in Bank and my Ugg bag and Ugg boots were both presents. My style is normally trendy and I go for bright colours and patterns. I like to keep an eye on what’s in the shops. My style icons are people like Cher Lloyd and Beyonce because they’re both really stylish. I don’t like how Fearne Cotton dresses. I actually think her style is too old for her. My monthly spend is £200.
Valerie McCann (53), Social Worker, Belfast
My jacket came from a boutique that closed years ago for about £150. I got my cardigan in Oasis for £25 and my cords were £20 in Dunnes Stores. I got my boots in the Clarks sale for £60 and my Marks & Spencer bag came from a charity shop for £5. My scarf was £7 in the Accessorize sale. My style is normally quite co-ordinated and I tend to go for clothes that are a bit different instead of following trends. I would say my style is more vintage than anything else. My style icon is Helen Mirren. For an older woman she always manages to look glamorous and very elegant. I don’t like how Denise Welch dresses as I don’t think her style does her any favours. My monthly spend is between £50 and £75.
Victoria Spence (25), Children's play instructor, Belfast
My cardigan was £12 and my jeggings were £17, both from New Look. My boots cost £40 and my bag was £30 and they both came from River Island. My T-shirt was £12 from Dunnes Stores. My style is fairly trendy — I like to find new trends and plan my outfits before I go shopping as it helps me keep to a budget. My style icon is Kim Kardashian. She always dresses beautifully and I love to follow her style. I don’t like Peaches Geldof’s style, as she always looks a bit strange. My monthly spend is around £100.
Sarah Braddy (22), Student, Londonderry
My dress came from a boutique in Derry called Kular for £25 and I borrowed this Primark cardigan from a friend. I got my leggings in New Look for £7 and my plimsolls came from Primark for about £2. My style is usually comfortable and I wear dresses more than anything else. I like strong colours so I wear red quite a lot. My style icon is Beyoncé — I love her clothes and I love the fact that she's not really skinny. I think Lady Gaga’s style is too attention-seeking though. My monthly spend is around £100.
Gillian Gilliland (40), Personal Assistant, Belfast
My jumper came from Dorothy Perkins for £35 and my coat was about £50 in Next. My leggings were £20 and my boots cost £25, both from Marks & Spencer. I don’t know what my Fiorelli bag cost as it was a present. My style is casual — I tend to go for classic outfits like shift dresses at work and jeans at home. I like to be comfortable. My style icon is Kate Middleton because of her beautiful, classic style. Jodie Marsh has been looking awful recently — no style at all. My monthly spend is only about £30.
Attracta Tremers (35), Civil Servant, Carryduff
My dress was £25 in Debenhams and my coat was £45 in Awear a few years ago. My shoe boots came from New Look for £25. My Mimco bag came from the House of Fraser sale. It was reduced from £200 to £80. My style is quite vintage. I tend to wear dresses and clothes with a classic cut. I don’t really follow trends. My style icon is Fearne Cotton as I’m a fan of her little boho dresses. I don’t like how Sharon Osborne dresses though. She always looks a bit gothic. My monthly spend is up to £100.
Jenny catterson (23) Retail Assistant, Carrickfergus
My coat came from Miss Selfridge and my bag is vintage — it belonged to my granny. My collar is by H&M but I bought it on eBay for £18. I got my boots for £20 in Primark. My style is eclectic — I like vintage and boho styles and I buy a lot of things on eBay. I often pay too much for them because I want them right away instead of looking for a bargain. My style icon is Alexa Chung. She has a lovely boho look that is quirky and she really makes it her own. On the other hand I always think the girls from Desperate Scousewives wear clothes that are too short and show off too much flesh. My monthly spend is between £50– £100.
Emma Darragh (21) Student, Belfast
My jacket cost £25 in Internacionale and my top was £20 in River Island. I got my leggings in a boutique in New Zealand for about £7 and my boots cost £30 in New Look. My scarf cost £3 in Primark and my bag was £40 in French Connection. My style is normally smart but casual. I do follow trends but I like to put an individual twist on them. My style icon is Rosie Huntington-Whitely because she always looks really well put together. I think Jessie J looks odd — her style is a bit weird and wacky. My monthly spend is about £150.
Jenny COtter (27) Dentist, Edinburgh
My skirt was £100 from All Saints and my top was about £50 in French Connection. My coat cost £35 in Zara and my boots were £60 in the Dune sale. My Mulberry bag was a present so I don't know what it cost. My style is usually quite smart so I wouldn’t really wear jeans all that often. I prefer classic but feminine clothes — lots of skirts and boots during the winter. My style icon is Pippa Middleton — I really admire the way she dresses because she always looks lovely and well put together. I don't like how Amy Childs dresses — her clothes are too out there for my taste. My monthly spend is around £200.
Noleen Osborne (19) Student, Belfast
My jacket was £25 from Exhibit and my jeans were £12 in Primark. My top and bag were £12 each and my boots cost £50, all from New Look. My mum made my scarf for me. My style is quite individual. I tend to go for comfy clothes and I buy jeans in Primark because they're one of the few places that sell jeans that fit my legs. My style icon is Emma Watson as she doesn't follow trends but always manages to look good. Anything that Katie Perry wears is far too revealing, too pink and too tacky. My monthly spend is about £100.
Gemma Wilkie (20), Marketing events manager, Belfast
My dress cost £40 in Dorothy Perkins and my jacket was £30 in New Look. My scarf was a present from my mum from Claire's Accessories and my my shoes came from Primark for £6.
My style is to always dress smartly, even when I'm not at work and I only occasionally wear jeans. Most of the time I wear dresses or skirts but every Tuesday is Trouser Tuesday. I shop a lot and only wear my clothes a couple of times.
My style icon is Victoria Beckham. Her style is the same as mine and the shift dresses she designs are gorgeous. On the other hand Rihanna makes all the wrong choices in what she wears.
My monthly spend can be anywhere up to £1,000.
Press Eye, Belfast, Northern Ireland - 16th December 2011 - Emma Monteith from Belfast.Fashion spy Lisburns Bow Street Mall.Photograph: Stephen Hamilton Presseye.com
Samantha McBride (21), Care worker, Lisburn
My tunic top was bought in a sale in NV for £15. My jacket was £20 and my boots were £10, both from Primark. I bought my leggings in Dunnes Stores for £6.
My style is usually the same — I like comfy clothes but with a bit of glam at the the same time. I think it looks good if you make a little bit of an effort.
My style icon is Holly Willoughby because she has lovely curves and knows how to dress for them. I don't like how Fearne Cotton dresses though — her style is a little too weird.
My monthly spend is around £50.
Marie Pugh (51), Foster mum, Lisburn
My coat cost £25 from Primark and my jumper was £16 in Exhibit. My scarf was hand-made for me by a friend and my jeans were £45 in River Island. My boots were £35 in Next and my D&G bag was a present from my husband.
My style is smart but comfortable and I go for a mixture of high street and designer labels. I like to co-ordinate the colours I wear.
My style icon is Jennifer Lopez. She always dresses beautifully and has an amazing figure. Someone with a gothic style, like Jessie J, wouldn't be my cup of tea at all.
My monthly spend is around £300.
Lauren Hardman (22), Student, Lisburn
My blouse cost £25 in All Saints and I got my fur collar for £16 at ASOS.com. My jacket was £20 and my jeans were £20 in the Warehouse sale. My bag also came from Warehouse for £90. I got my boots from Topshop for £80. My style is smart casual and I like to accessorise with things like this collar and jewellery. My style icon is Alexa Chung. I love everything she wears because she's laid back and can get away with anything. Jodie Marsh however wears clothes that are too revealing and I think the effect is tacky. My monthly spend is £200.
Rachel McCrossan (21) Student, Lisburn
My jumper came from H&M for £17. My leggings cost £5 and my jacket was £20 — both from Primark. I got my head band for £5 and my bag for £12 in New Look. My boots came from Miss Selfridge for about £25. My style is usually made up of neutral colours as I try to be co-ordinated. I follow fashion only as long as it suits my personal style. My style icon is Pixie Lott because she’s trendy with a style that suits her. Peaches Geldoff just looks weird most of the time. My monthly spend is around £100.
Rebecca Palmer (19), Student, Lisburn
My jumper cost £10 in Primark and I got my boots in Next for £80. My leggings were £30 and my jacket cost £70 in Topshop. My bag came from Miss Selfridge for £60. My style is edgy and I tend to go for dark colours. I follow fashion but only if the effect suits me. My style icon is Rachel Bilson. She always looks very chic but effortless at the same time. On the other hand, I think Katie Price looks awful as her clothes are always tacky. My monthly spend is £200.
Claire Matthews (31), Beautician, Lisburn
My playsuit came from Primark for £13 and my cardigan was £10 in H&M. My belt was £5 and my boots £25, both from New Look. My hat and scarf were £5 each in H&M and my bag was £6 in Primark. My style is quite different as I like colourful accessories. I tend to go for coloured tights and dresses instead of jeans most of the time. My style icon is Katy Perry as she always goes for something a little bit different and out there. On the other hand Lady Gaga is far too over the top. My monthly spend is around £200.
Victoria Clark (30) Advertising manager, Belfast
My dress cost £180 in House of Fraser and I got my shoes in Barratts for £30. My Fiorelli bag was in the sale and it cost £75. My style is normally smart dresses or skirts and tops — that's what I wear for work most of the time although I dress a bit more casually at weekends. My style icon is Kate Middleton as she has a classic style with a modern twist. I don't like people who go over the top like Katie Perry — her style is too much. My monthly spend is around £150.
Rachel Lynas (18) Student, Carnmoney
My dress came from Debenhams for £150 and I got my shoes in Exhibit for £40. My bag cost about £15 from a market in Tenerife. My style is normally comfortable. I wear jeans and boots or shorts over tights quite a lot. I like to keep up with trends but only if they suit me. My style icon is Cheryl Cole because I like the nice dresses that she wears and she always looks well put together. I don't like Lady Gaga. Wearing a meat dress is just nasty. My monthly spend is £40-£50
Sarah Lynas (21) Student, Carnmoney
My palazzo suit cost £80 in River Island and my shoes were £30 in New Look. My bag came from TK Maxx for about £20 a few years ago. My style is usually jeans because I dress like a typical student. I like to be a bit more glamourous when I go out in the evenings though. My style icon is Sienna Miller because she always looks relaxed in the way she dresses. I don't like Paloma Faith — her style is a bit too different for me. My monthly spend is between £100-£200.
Hilary Wallace (54) Learning therapist, Belfast
My dress came from House of Fraser for £165 and I got my clutch in TK Maxx for £20. My shoes cost £50 from Dorothy Perkins. My style most of the time is feminine. I wear a lot of dresses and skirts and I don't tend to go for jeans. My style icon is Victoria Beckham as she always looks elegant. Katie Price on the other hand just looks cheap and tacky. My monthly spend is around £70
Natasha McClure (21), Student, Belfast
My jumper was £20 in Topshop and my shorts cost £15 in H&M. My Ugg boots were £65 and came from the US. My coat was £35 from eBay and my bag also came from eBay, but it was a present. My style is relaxed and casual. |I go for dresses more than anything else and I never wear jeans. I don't even own a pair. My style icon is Fearne Cotton because she always dresses differently but in an easy-going way. I don't like Victoria Beckham as her clothes are too formal |for my tastes. My monthly spend is around £40.
Laura Dobbyn (24), Sales assistant, Belfast
My cardigan was £70, my jeggings were £40 and my T-shirt was £5 and they all came from Topshop. My boots cost £14 from Primark and my imitation Mulberry bag was a present from Hong Kong. My style is generally casual and I tend to wear boots and jeans all the time, though I like to dress up more on a night out. My style icon is Victoria Beckham — I’ve liked her since I was about 12 years old because she always looks really classy. I don't like Katie Price as she always looks cheap. My monthly spend is around £100.
Laura Robinson (21), Student, glengormley
My dress was £30 in Cult and my cardigan was £30 from River Island. My coat cost £35 in Dunnes Stores and my boots were £20 from Primark. My style is comfy and I tend to wear a lot of dresses. As long as the clothes are black, red or mustard then I’m happy, as that seems to be my colour scheme. My style icon is Alexa Chung because of her pretty dresses and shoes. I can’t stand the style of anyone from Jersey Shore, in particular Snookie. She looks tacky. My monthly spend is up to £100.
Lorraine McIlvena (48), Postmistress, Killough
My coat was £45, my jeans, £40, and my bag was a present, all from Oasis. My hat was £13 at Dunnes Stores and my boots came from a boutique in Lurgan for £80. My style would best be described as dressy but still casual. I tend to wear simple things like jeans, then dress them up with stylish hats and nice coats. My style icon is Lulu because she’s always looked chic and classy. I don't like the gothic look as worked by Jessie J. My monthly spend is about £250-£300.
Maria Downey (20) student, Belfast
My jacket cost £70 and my jodhpurs were £20 — both from Zara. My t-shirt cost £6 from H&M and my boots were £20 in Primark. My Louis Vuitton bag was a present so I don’t know what it cost. My style is preppy today but it’s usually quite smart and girly anyway. I do like |to follow trends as long as they suit|my shape. My style icons are any of the Kardashian sisters as their style always suits their curvy figures. I don’t like anyone from The Only Way Is Essex, they all wear too much bling and it makes them look tacky. My monthly spend is £200.
Megan Haughey (21), receptionist, Belfast
My playsuit cost £40 from River Island and everything else I have on today came from New Look. My jacket was £35, my boots were £20 and my bag was £30. My style is probably quite boho and feminine at the same time. I follow trends a bit so my favourite shop is River Island as it’s always up to date. My style icon is Fearne Cotton because she always looks really funky and a little bit different. I don’t like how Lindsay Lohan dresses as she’s a bit of a mess most of the time. My monthly spend is about £250.
Sophie Dinsmore (24) hairdresser, Belfast
My coat cost £70 in Warehouse and my shirt was £30 from House Of Fraser. My jeggings cost £20 in River Island and my pumps were £50 in Topshop. I got my Marc Jacobs bag in Brown Thomas, Dublin for £600. My style changes often but most of the time I wear vintage clothes. I don’t follow fashion at all – I just choose the clothes I like to wear. My style icon is the rapper MIA because she wears whatever she likes and makes her own style. I don’t like anything Jordan wears — she always look horrible. My monthly spend is £300
Press Eye, Belfast, Northern Ireland - 23rd November 2011 - Fashion spy Victoria square Ciara McKinney from Belfast.Photograph: Stephen Hamilton Presseye.com
Dominique Shore (22), Nursing student, Downpatrick
My jumper cost £25 and my jacket cost £35, both from Internacionale. My scarf cost £5 from the scarf stall in Castle Court. My jeans were £45 in Topshop and my shoes cost £20 from New Look. I got my bag from Primark for £8. My style tends to feature a lot of brown because the colour suits me.I generally just go for clothes I like and I don't follow trends. My style icons are the girls from The Only Way Is Essex — Lauren Goodger in particular. I love their snazzy evening dresses as I like to dress up when I’m going out. I'm not keen on Peaches Geldof's random style though. My monthly spend is around £150.
Lisa Marie O'Brien (28), Market researcher, Belfast
My shirt cost £15 and my trousers cost £10, both from H&M. My coat was £45 from Dorothy Perkins and my beret was £20 from Accessorize. My shoes came from Rampage for £30 and my Katherine Van Zeeland bag was £70. My style is fairly simple and sensible when I am at work, but when I go out at night I like to dress up as much as possible. My style icon is Monica Bellucci, the new face of Oriflame cosmetics. She has a gorgeous vampy, feminine style with lots of corsets and pencil skirts. I don't think Nancy Dell'Olio looks well. Her clothes are too gaudy for someone of her age. My monthly spend is about £150.
18.11.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALDFASHION SPY - BELFAST CITY CENTRE - Fiona McVeigh
Brenda Cassidy (34) Administrator, Seaforde
My dress and my bag, both from Topshop, cost £35 each. My mac cost around £80 in Oasis and I got my shoe boots there as well for £50. My style is very simple and classic. I tend to wear dresses for work and jeans at home but I don't go in for bright colours or patterns. My style icon would be someone like Cheryl Cole as I like her taste in dresses. I don't like Katy Perry's style as she's too wacky for me. My monthly spend is £150.
Victoria Carrigan (23), Assistant retail manager, Belfast
Most of my clothes come from LK Bennett such as this dress which cost £165, polo neck, £95, and shoes, £185. My bag was £25 from New Look. My style is classic for work — I tend to wear shift dresses with low heels and I never go for patterned prints. In the evenings I like to go for a more glamorous look and dress up in sparkles with big heels. My style icon during the day is Audrey Hepburn — I love her classic look. At night I like to work Cheryl Cole’s look. I can’t stand how anyone from The Only Way Is Essex dresses, especially Chloe, who always manages to look so fake. My monthly spend is between £200-£300.
Denise Greene (32) Hairdresser, Craigavon
My dress came from New Look for £25 and my T-shirt cost £8 in Primark. My boots cost £60 in Millers of Lurgan and my bag came from NV for £20. My style is always colourful when I have a day off, as I have to wear black at work. I go for comfy clothes, but brighten things up with a coloured T-shirt or scarf. My style icon is Nicole Scherzinger, as her look is always pure class and iconic. I don’t like Chelsee Healey from Strictly Come Dancing — she looks a bit chavvy. My monthly spend is up to £200.
Catherine Whitehead (64) Retired store manager, Lisburn
My coat was £85 from Marks & Spencer a couple of years ago and I also got my top in M&S for £35. My Sands trousers cost £140 from House Of Fraser and I got my boots for £45 in TK Maxx. My Louis Vuitton bag cost £950 in Las Vegas. My style is conservative and co-ordinated — I tend to wear a lot of black and I prefer to dress in designer clothes rather than high street. My style icon would be Donatella Versace. I love the clothes she wears as well as the ones she designs. I don't like Katie Price’s style — she always looks awful. My monthly spend is well over £200.
Nicola heron (25) Cabin crew, Ballyclare
My T-shirt cost £5 in H&M and my scarf was £15 in Miss Selfridge. My jacket was £55 and my bag, £15, both in the sale at Jane Norman. My boots came from a boutique in Dublin for £40 and my jeans were £15 in the River Island sale. My style is sort of smart casual. I like wearing elegant trousers rather than dresses and at the moment my favourite shop is Zara. My style icon is Pippa Middleton. She is always well turned out and loks great in her dresses. Someone like Katy Perry is far too out there for me — I don’t like her style at all. My monthly spend isn’t more than £100.
Natalie Nord (24), Student, Sweden
My tunic was £12 and my scarf cost £8, from a shop called Gina in Sweden. My jeggings were £7 from H&M and my jacket cost £25 from Vero Moda. My boots came from a Swedish boutique for £35. My clutch bag was £30 from River Island. My style is generally cosy with a splash of colour and I really have a thing for handbags. My style icon is Robyn because she’s Swedish and dresses like I do. I don’t like how Katie Price dresses as she always looks tacky. My monthly spend is about £130.
Caroline Waring (39) Travel agent, Belfast
Everything I’m wearing today came from New Look. My dress cost £22, my boots were £20 in the sale and my bag cost £30. My style is very girly and very trendy and I try to follow fashion a lot. I do a lot of shopping online and New Look is definitely my favourite store. My style icon is Victoria Beckham because she keeps so up-to-date with fashion and her clothes are always lovely. I don’t like people who dress like chavs such as Kerry Katona or Cher Lloyd. My monthly spend isn't much, about £50.
Melanie Warden (20) Student, Lisburn
My top cost £20 and my cardigan was £45, both from Marks & Spencer. I got my leggings from Topshop for £15 and everything else came from Next, my belt was £15, my boots, £60 and my bag, £30. My style is casual but feminine. I wear mostly dresses and tunics with leggings and don’t really follow fashion. My style icon is Sienna Miller — she wears comfortable clothes and, like myself, doesn’t seem to follow fashion. I don’t like how Dannii Minogue dresses as her style is too colourful and over the top for me. My monthly spend is between £100 and £150 a month.
04.11.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALDFashion Spy - Corn Market, Belfast. Clare McDoine
Carys Magill (18) Model, Belfast
My top cost £9 from New Look and my jeans cost £40 from H&M. My boots were £35 and my jacket was £30, both from River Island. My style at the moment is definitely military. Because I have to get very glammed up when I’m working my off-duty clothes tend to be very casual and comfy. My style icon is Mischa Barton — I saw her recently rocking the military look and I thought she looked great. I would never dress like Katie Price, she just looks tacky all the time. My monthly spend is around £200.
Bonnie Boyle (18) Student, Belfast
My cardigan came from Jack Wills for about £100 and my top cost £30 in All Saints. My trousers were £40 in Topshop and my boots were £60 from Office. My Longchamps bag cost about £50. My style is casual but a little bit preppy. I mostly go for comfy clothes but I do like to colour co-ordinate. My style icon is Alexa Chung — I really like her laid-back preppy style. I don't like someone who's really made up like Katie Perry or Jessie J. My monthly spend is about £50.
Michaela McCollum (18) PR girl, Belfast
My jumper cost £20 in Topshop and my pumps came from Barratts for £32. My jeans were £26 and my jacket was £40, both from New Look. My scarf came from Primark for £5 and my Bellagio bag was £80. My style is individual — I follow trends but put my own twist on them. Heels are usually a must and I wear a lot of skinny jeans. My style icon is Abbey Clancy. I love her style and every time I see her I want all of the clothes she's wearing. I don’t like Lady Gaga. It's too much. My monthly spend is about £300.
Jacqueline Fox (43) Sales rep, Belfast
My jumper came from H&M for £25 and my bag cost £19 from New Look. My boots were £110 and my jeans were £40 both from River Island. My style is simple today but most of the time I like to glam things up with hair and make-up. I always wear heels though no matter how bad I'm feeling. My style icon would be Cheryl Cole because she has a down-to-earth style and always wears things that suit her. I don't like Rihanna though. I think her style can be trashy and she doesn't do herself any favours. My monthly spend is probably upwards of £250.
Gemma McCann (25) Retail Supervisor, Bangor
My dress came from Oasis and cost £41. I bought my boots from Schuh a couple of years ago — I think they cost £75 — and I borrowed my watch from my mum as it has the same kind of leopard print as my dress. My style is quite thrown together. I wear smart dresses to work but I’m also a student, so when I’m at uni I go for jeans and hoodies. My favourite shops are Oasis and River Island. My fashion icon is Jennifer Aniston because she has a lovely classic style. That’s the way I would like to dress if I had the nerve. I don’t like how Chantelle Houghton dresses at all — she tries to do too much all at once. My monthly spend is around £100.
Theresa Turley (42) Civil servant, Belfast
My dress cost £70 in Warehouse and my polo neck was £15 from Gap. My boots came from Bishops in Coleraine for £130 and my Jasper Conran bag came from Debenhams for £60. My style is quite simple, especially in the winter when I tend to wear a lot of black with one bright accent colour. My favourite shop is Debenhams, because you can get an outfit for any occasion there. My style icon is Dannii Minogue right now, because she’s looking fantastic in bright colours at the moment. She dresses really well for her age, whereas Madonna is way over the top. My monthly spend is £300 or more.
Debbie Lindsay (22) Student, Belfast
My jacket cost £110 in Warehouse and my white top cost £30 from a boutique in London. I got my jeans from ASOS.com for £20 and my pumps cost £7 in Primark. My Guess bag was about £60 and my scarf belongs to my mum. My style is plain. I don’t go for patterns or florals and wear jeans most of the time. Even when I go out, I wear jeans and heels with a nice top. My style icon is someone like Sienna Miller, because she looks nice and relaxed. I think Lauren Goodger from The Only Way Is Essex could look lovely, but she dresses so badly. My monthly spend is only about £100.
Suzanne Neill (59) Housewife, Carrickfergus
My blouse came from House of Fraser for £100 and my cardigan was £65 from Laura Ashley. My trousers cost £30 from Marks & Spencer and my bag was £70 in Guess. My shoes came from Zara for £45. My style is classic — I wouldn’t often wear jeans. I tend to buy one or two well-made items and hold on to them for years instead of buying lots of clothes all the time. My style icon is Victoria Beckham, because she wears such lovely dresses. I don’t like how Helen Mirren and Catherine Zeta-Jones dress, because I think their style is old fashioned and it ages them. My monthly spend is between £200-£300.
Emily McCreesh (28) Sales Manager, Armagh
My top cost £20, my skirt was £15 and my bag was £45, all from River Island. I got my boots in Miss Sixty for £70. My style is quirky but feminine. I love wearing skirts and skinny jeans, but I try and style myself with a twist, like carrying a red handbag. My style icon is Tulisa from the X Factor because she wears slightly off-beat clothes. I don't like Cheryl Cole because she’s too mainstream for my liking. My monthly spend is £200.
10.10.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALDFASHION SPY. VICTORIA SQUARE, BELFAST. Sarah Cairns
Kathy Gordon (28) Cabin crew, Belfast
My blazer, jeans and bag each cost £20 from H&M. My blouse was £12 and my shoes were about £7, and they came from Primark. My style is quite trendy and these days I’m wearing blazers and skinny jeans most of the time. H&M is my favourite shop so I go there quite a lot. My style icon is Kate Moss — I like her comfy style and she wears skinny jeans like me. Lady Gaga’s outfits are just too crazy for my taste. My monthly spend is £150.
Grainne Caldwell (27) student, Belfast
My T-shirt cost £20 from Topshop and my biker jacket was £45 from Miss Selfridge. My bow was £3 in Asda and my leggings cost £6 from Primark. My boots were £35 in Exhibit and my bag was a present, it’s from FCUK. My style is rock chick. I generally wear anything with skulls on it and if I wear a skirt it will most likely be leather. My style icon would be Pixie Lott because she has a quirky, rocky style but still manages to be girly. I don't like Kerry Katona because sometimes her style is too frumpy — she dresses like her mum would. My monthly spend is about £100.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 30th September 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Fashion spy in Belfast City Centre. Bronagh Conwell.
Sara Artherton (19) Student, Belfast
My jumper came from H&M for £15 and my jeans cost £40 in Topshop. My pumps cost £15 from New Look and I got my jacket in Zara for £60. My Longchamps bag |cost £72. My style is quite preppy and conservative so I really like the clothes that are in the shops at the moment. Most of the time I wear skinny jeans and leggings anyway, so it works really well for me. My style icon is Mischa Barton because she dresses simply yet also quirkily. I don’t like anyone from The Only Way Is Essex — Amy Childs is so chavvy. My monthly spend is around £150.
Corina Conlon| (25) Student, Belfast
My jumper was £15 and my scarf was £8 and they both came from H&M. My scarf came from Miss Selfridge for £14 and my jeans cost £40 in Zara. My style tends to be very comfy, but I dress up outfits with big accessories to make them stand out. My style icon is Kate Moss because I admire her comfy, casual way of dressing. I don’t like Victoria Beckham’s style because it’s too formal — I couldn’t dress like that every day. My monthly spend is about £300.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 30th September 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Fashion spy in Belfast City Centre. Margaret Hawthorn.
Louise Quincey (31), Housewife, Belfast
My skirt was £13 at H&M and my top was about £18 in New Look. I got my jacket for £140 and my bag for £20 – both came from a sale that was on at River Island. My boots were £25 in New Look. My style usually depends on my mood. I’d say that I dress quite smartly yet still manage to keep it casual. My style icons are people like Lily Allen and Kate Moss because I really like their kind of boho chic. My monthly spend is usually around £150.
Rebekah Guilar (19), Student, belfast
My dress cost £30 in Liberty Blue and my bag and brogues both cost £10 in Primark. My style is very vintage. I love all kinds of rockabilly-style clothes and try to have my hair and make-up done the same way all the time. My style icon is Dita Von Teese. She's gorgeous and always looks the part. I don’t like chavvy people like Cheryl Cole. There’s nothing original about the clothes she wears. My monthly spend is less than £100
Anita Murphy (23), Teacher, Keady
My blouse was £35 and my vest cost £8 both from Topshop. I got my cords for £10 in the River Island sale and my pumps were £4 in Priceless. My bag came from a stall in the Continental Market in Belfast for £10. My style is usually what’s comfortable. I would say I’m quite boho though because I wear a lot of colours and patterns. My style icons are Fearne Cotton and Kate Moss because they have an effortless way of wearing their clothes. I don’t like Kim Kardashian because she tries too hard all the time. My monthly spend is £50.
Francine Hammond (21), Student, Belfast
My T-shirt was £6 and my bag was £8, both from Primark. My skirt cost £34 and my shoes cost £16, both at Topshop. My coat was £50 in the River Island sale. My style is normally quite feminine. My clothes tend to be a mix of preppy and boho. My style icon is Pixie Lott – she’s petite like me so I like to see what she wears. I don't like Kimberly Walsh from Girls Aloud as she goes for body con clothes too much. My monthly spend is £100.
Anna Williams (19), Student, Belfast
My jacket cost £50 in Miss Selfridge and my T-shirt was £8 from H&M.My scarf is from Primark and it cost £3 and my jeans were £22 in New Look. My pumps and bag cost £6 each in Primark. My style is a little bit unusual. I like to follow trends but at the same time I like to look a bit different from everyone one else. I’m a bargain hunger though, and very good when it comes to sales. My style icon is Cheryl Cole because she dresses really well. I think Kelly Rowland has lovely dresses too. I didn't like how Kerry Katona dressed in the Big Brother house — she never seemed to get out of her pyjamas. My monthly spend is about £300.
Kim Watson (37), Cleaner, Belfast
My top was £15 in NV. Everything else came from River Island — bag was £50,my boots were £35 and my jeans cost £45. My style is pretty casual. I tend to wear jeans and printed tops most of the time especially now that the summer is over. My style icon is Amy Childs. I think she's brilliant and always looks lovely. The singer Jessie J is a bit too weird for me — her style is so Gothic. My monthly spend is £100.
Rosin Ireland (36), Make-up Artist, Belfast
My top came from Warehouse for £30 and my boots cost £80 in Office. My shorts were £28 and my cardigan was £40 and both came from Republic. My bag came from All Saints for £150. My style is quirky. I tend to go for unusual items so I can stand out a bit in a crowd. My style icon is Gwen Stefani because she wears lovely clothes. She has a really unusual way of putting things together. I’m not keen on anyone from The Only Way Is Essex, especially Lauren Goodger as her style is overtly sexual. My monthly spend is around £250.
Jill Mooney (38), Beauty Therapist, Whitehead
My shirt was £20 and my jacket cost £30, both from Republic. I got my leather jeans in Amsterdam for about £450 and my Timberland boots were £60 years ago. My bag cost £10 from eBay and my headband was £15 in Topshop. My style is vintage, bohemian and quite gypsy-like. I don't go in for high heels or pink fluff. My style icon is Shakira — the way she dresses appeals to me, she looks so easy-going. Victoria Beckham is too structured for my liking. That look |wouldn’t be my thing. My monthly spend is only about £10. I tend to buy things on eBay and sell them again for the same price after I’ve worn them.
Kathryn Brannigan (32), Civil Servant, Lisburn
My dress cost £300 from Beverly Hills in Belfast and my bow cost £15 from Debenhams. My shoes were £85 and bag, £55, both from Dune. My style is classic — I tend to go for one colourful statement piece and then wear a lot of black with it. My style icon is Kate Middleton as she looks nice and classic. Victoria Beckham doesn’t look good at all, though. My monthly spend is between £100-£150 a month

Kerry McKittrick checks out the style in Castle Court, Belfast

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Lois Yearsley (31) Window dresser, Belfast
Wore what? Jacket, £25, bag, £3, both from charity shops; leggings, £25, Urban Outfitters; boots, £30, Office. Why? I always mix vintage with high street to create an individual style. I hate dungarees though as they're not flattering on anyone. Who? Irish singer Roisin Murphy has a great individual style. I don't like Cheryl Cole because everyone tries to dress like her. Monthly spend £60

Catherine Rooney (30s) Design technician, Belfast
Wore what? Mac, £35, skirt, £20, both from TK Maxx, top, £20, Topshop, bag, £30, River Island. Why? My style is classic and when I'm not wearing jeans I tend to be quite mod in my dress sense. I really don't like skinny jeans as everyone wears them these days. Who? Audrey Hepburn always looked amazing. I loved her style. I don't think Rihanna is well dressed at all. She's far too grungy. Monthly spend £100-150

Blaithin Farrell (21) Retail assistant, Belfast
Wore what? Jacket, £49, New Look; scarf, £12, Monsoon; bag, £12, jeans, £7, boots, £20, all from Primark. Why? I dress up at night but my style is quite casual during the day. I love leopard print and fur though. I think it looks terrible when people wear tracksuits outside the house or gym. Who? Holly Willoughby has a beautiful style. I really like Tulisa but I never like anything she wears. Monthly spend £100

Emma O’Hagan (20) Student, Cookstown
Wore what? Biker jacket, £52, Miss Selfridge; top, £12 and boots, £75, Topshop; jeans, £45, Wallis; bag, present, River Island. Why? My style is quite colourful but not overly girly. I love skinny jeans. I really don't like neon colours as they always look cheap. Who? I adore Kim Kardashian and any style she wears I buy. Lady Gaga is a bit too mad, though, for my taste. Monthly spend £150

Raisa Donnelly (21) Student, Dungannon
Wore what? Jacket, £18, New Look, dress, £36, Topshop, boots, £30, Peacocks, bag, £65, TK Maxx. Why? Today I'm a bit rock chick but I do have lots of individual styles. It often depends on what day of the week it is. I'm a big fan of skinny jeans — I really don't like bootcut ones. Who? I love Fearne Cotton. She has a wonderful vintage style which looks great on her. Katie Price just looks chavvy, though. Monthly spend £200

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