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
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.
Karen Bain (55), retired teacher, Dungannon
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.
Donna Laird (50), health care worker, Lisburn
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.
Eimear Lafferty (21), student, Belfast
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.
Sarah Stephenson (30), mental health worker, Holywood
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.
Katie Lockhart (19), student, Belfast
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.
Inez Fowler (52), hairdresser, Kircubbin
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.
Rosemary McCartney (55), classroom assistant, Kircubbin
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.