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Belfast Fashion Spy: 'Alexa Chung's look is understated and quirky'


Alexa Chung
Alexa Chung
Helen Robinson
Kirsty Kelso
Emily Brownlee
Bronagh Rafferty
Kirsten Mullan
Laura Creighton
Mandy McMaster
Laura Kelso
Rachel Dean

By Rachel Dean

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

Helen Robinson (mid-40s), teacher, Belfast

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Helen Robinson

Wore what? Dress, £24.99, H&M; jacket, £45, Warehouse; shoes, £25, M&S; bag, £45, River Island.

Why? I love the boho chic style. I think it always looks good to have matching coloured accessories.

Who? Alexa Chung has an understated, quirky look.

Monthly spend: £150

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Alexa Chung

Kirsty Kelso (22), sales assistant, Portglenone

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Kirsty Kelso

Wore what? Jumper, £34, The Boudoir; coat, £155, Sister Jane; jeans, £42, Topshop; shoes, £120, Frocks.

Why? I keep up with trends because of my job, so I would say my look is modern and stylish. I’m a fan of prints.

Who? Blogger Suzanne Jackson’s style is great. I think she’s doing so well for herself in her fashion career.

Monthly spend: £300

Emily Brownlee (21), sales advisor, Carrickfergus

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Emily Brownlee

Wore what? Top, £25, coat, £90, Miss Selfridge; jeans, £45, River Island; scarf, £6, Primark; boots, £26, New Look.

Why? I’m very girly. I wear a lot of floral prints and faux furs.

Who? My style icon has to be Kim Kardashian. I love her all-neutral looks.

Monthly spend: £400

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Bronagh Rafferty (20), student, Garvagh

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Bronagh Rafferty

Wore what? Jumper, £6, jacket, £20, both Primark; skirt, £25, Topshop; shoes, £35, ASOS.

Why? My style is colourful but very casual. Comfort is key, for me.

Who? Blogger Megan Ellaby is my style icon. I love how she does her own thing and doesn’t follow the trends.

Monthly spend: £100-150

Kirsten Mullan (19), student, Londonderry

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Kirsten Mullan

Wore what? Jumper, £15, skirt, £25, boots, £30, bag, £30, all Stradivarius; coat, £25, Primark.

Why? I have a casual, girly look. I’m usually in a pair of jeans.

Who? I follow Kylie Jenner’s Instagram for her style. She keeps it modern and on-trend.

Monthly spend: £100

Laura Creighton (32), nurse, Belfast

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Laura Creighton

Wore what? Dress, £38, boots, £55, both Next; jacket, £45, Stradivarius; bag, £40, River Island.

Why? I would say my style is unique and girly. I own a lot of floral dresses.

Who? Blake Lively isn’t afraid to go bold with her look. She knows how to accessorise her look effectively.

Monthly spend: £200

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Blake Lively

Mandy McMaster (53), hairdressing lecturer, Enniskillen

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Mandy McMaster

Wore what? Blouse, £40, River Island; coat, £140, Mango; trousers, £30, boots, £95, both Zara; bag, £40, Vogue.

Why? My look is smart casual and usually neutral-toned.

Who? I think Victoria Beckham’s style always looks polished and tailored

Monthly spend: £300

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Victoria Beckham

Laura Kelso (17), sales assistant, Portglenone

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Laura Kelso

Wore what? Jumper, £59, The Boudoir; skirt, £65, My Sister’s Closet; shoes, £35, Office.

Why? My style is vibrant. While I still keep up with recent trends, I prefer to do something different from them for my own look.

Who? I love Rachel Shivers for how she styles herself and the items she chooses for her fashion boutique. Her pieces are so unique.

Monthly spend: £300

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