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


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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