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

Ariana Grand
Ariana Grand
Amanda Jess, 29, Jordanstown
Ariana Grande
Robyn Foster, 26, Crumlin
Orla Fahy, 31, Galway
Rachel Dean

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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