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Belfast Fashion Spy: 'Ariana Grande is definitely my style icon'

By Rachel Dean

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

Amanda Jess (29), pharmacist, Jordanstown

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Amanda Jess
 

Monthly spend: £500

Wore what? Dress, £95, Phase Eight; coat, £350, Hobbs; boots, £89, Kurt Geiger; bag, gift, Chanel.

Why? I keep my style traditional, classic and feminine. Timeless pieces are my favourite.

Who? I like how fashion influencer Chiara Ferragni has fun with her style. It’s edgy and interesting.

Orla Fahy (31), pharmacist, Galway

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Orla Fahy
 

Monthly spend: £250

Wore what? Jumper, £20, H&M; coat, £90, River Island; skirt, £20, Boohoo; boots, £100, Zara; bag, gift, DKNY.

Why? My look is smart casual. I keep it simple with just a little touch of print or pattern.

Who? I like how effortlessly Olivia Palermo mixes high street fashion with designer brands.

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Olivia Palermo

Aoife Owens (21), student, Ballygawley

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Aoife Owens
 

Monthly spend: £50-100

Wore what? Jumper, £38, boots, £45, both River Island; coat, £60, skirt, £36, both Topshop; bag, gift, DKNY.

Why? I would describe my style as smart casual. I usually wear dark or neutral tones.

Who? I think Georgia Toffolo’s look is cute and stylish.

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Georgia Toffolo

Niamh Fahy (29), teacher, Galway

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Niamh Fahy
 

Monthly spend: £300

Wore what? Jumper, £35, Only; skirt, £40, Zara; coat, £40, New Look; boots, £45, Dorothy Perkins; bag, £200, Michael Kors.

Why? I would say my look is quite girly — I usually wear skirts. I love high street fashion.

Who? Millie Mackintosh’s style is pretty and feminine. I like her boho looks.

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Millie Mackintosh

Rachel Craig (17), student, Portadown

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Rachel Craig
 

Monthly spend: £50

Wore what? Jumper, £55, jacket, £60, both Topshop; trousers, £14.99, boots, £10, both New Look.

Why? My style is girly and soft. I love blush tones, faux furs and sparkles.

Who? Ariana Grande is the epitome of ‘girly girl’ fashion. She’s definitely my style icon.

Robyn Foster (26), customer service assistant, Crumlin

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Robyn Foster
 

Monthly spend: £200

Wore what? Top, £16, Topshop; trousers, £39.50, M&S; coat, £95, ASOS; boots, £50, bag, £25, both River Island.

Why? My look is very funky. I like to make a statement with my style with clashing prints and bold colours.

Who? I don’t follow celebrity fashion, but I appreciate tattoo models, such as Becky Holt, for their unique style.

Jodie Byers (17), student, Banbridge

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Jodie Byres
 

Monthly spend: £30

Wore what? Top, £15, Juanita Stein merchandise; jacket, £10, M&S; trousers, £10, Primark; hat, £10, Wolf Alice merchandise; boots, £20, Topshop; bag, £12, New Look.

Why? My look could be described as alternative. I prefer darker colours.

Who? Musician Ellie Rowsell is my go-to for style. I love her grunge look.

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Ellie Rowsell

Sarah McMurray (37), marketing manager, Lurgan

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Sarah McMurray
 

Monthly spend: £200

Wore what? Top, £20, Zara; jacket, £100, Mango; skirt, £38, boots, £60, both Topshop; bag, £100, Uterqüe.

Why? My style is feminine with an edge — I tend to wear darker tones rather than girly colours. I like to include a statement piece into my outfits.

Who? The stylist Emma Rose Thatcher is my fashion icon. I love the blog she shares with Louise Redknapp — they take classic looks and add their own twist to them.

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