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Belfast Fashion Spy: 'Blake Lively is always exceptionally chic'

Emma Deighan checks out the style in Victoria Square, Belfast.

Zoe Smedberg (26), salon owner and influencer, Castlerock

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Zoe Smedberg
 

Wore what? Dress, “I found this in a box this morning and I don’t know where it’s from but it cost about £1!”, shoes, £5, Everything5pounds.

Why? I’m not really into fashion. I wear what I have.

Who? Blake Lively is always exceptionally chic. There’s something about her.

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Blake Lively (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Karen Bain (55), retired teacher, Dungannon

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Karen Bain
 

Wore what? Top, £25, Mango; jeans, £120, The Edge; sandals, £110, boutique, Dungannon.

Why? I like being able to swap and change outfits using what I have, especially anything from Zara.

Who? Trinny Woodall. I take inspiration from what she wears and posts on Instagram.

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Trinny Woodall

Donna Laird (50), health care worker, Lisburn

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Donna Laird
 

Wore what? Dress, £79, Boden; shoes, £79.99, LK Bennett outlet; bag, £325, Lulu Guinness.

Why? My style would be classic. I look to the older icons and think they all looked amazing.

Who? I like Meghan Markle’s style. She’s very classical and elegant.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Eimear Lafferty (21), student, Belfast

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Eimear Lafferty
 

Wore what? Dress, £10, New Look; sunglasses, £120, Ray Ban; shoes, £10, Primark; bag, customised gift.

Why? I’d say my style is very simple and casual.

Who? Victoria Beckham always looks great and really elegant.

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Victoria Beckham and David Beckham (Photo by Chris Radburn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Sarah Stephenson (30), mental health worker, Holywood

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Sarah Stephenson
 

Wore what? Blouse, £18, Zara; trousers, £25, H&M; belt, gift, Gucci; pumps, £20, Zara; sunglasses, £20, TK Maxx; bag, £100, Guess.

Why? I vary my style. I think I’m a nicer person when I like what I’m wearing. I really love fashion.

Who? Iris Apfel is a 96-year-old style icon and I just love her.

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Iris Apfel (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Always at the Carlyle)

Katie Lockhart (19), student, Belfast

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Katie Lockhart
 

Wore what? Top, £25, River Island; jeans, £40, Topshop; sandals, gift, Ted Baker; bag, £20 from a Spanish market.

Why? I have my own style. I don’t really follow anyone or trends. I buy what I like.

Who? If I had to pick someone, I’d say Blake Lively. She looks gorgeous every time.

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The MET Gala 2018 – New York

Inez Fowler (52), hairdresser, Kircubbin

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Inez Fowler
 

Wore what? Jumpsuit, £25, Sainsbury’s; shoes, £55, Clarks; bag, Stella McCartney.

Why? I’m all about my own style. I don’t follow trends and I don’t read magazines or watch TV to see what’s in.

Who? If I had to pick, I’d go with Mary Portas. She always looks great, bright and bold.

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Mary Portas (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)

Rosemary McCartney (55), classroom assistant, Kircubbin

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Rosemary McCartney
 

Wore what? Blouse, £30, Per Una at M&S; trousers, £100, McKillen’s, Ballymena; sandals, £50, Carl Scarpa; bag, £80, boutique in Spain.

Why? I would say my style is classic.

Who? Amal Clooney is very classy. She has a great sense of style.

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Amal Clooney with husband George

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