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Belfast fashion spy: 'Christine Lampard is very stylish and and wears nice tailoring'


Our reporter Kerry McKittrick checks out the style in Victoria Square, Belfast.

Marianne Carney (63), student administrator, Lurgan

Marianne Carney

Wore what? Coat, £45, Nerja boutique; top, £25, Coast; skirt, £10, Primark; boots, £150, House of Fraser; bag, gift, Mulberry.

Why? I love bright colours and wearing co-ordinating outfits. I’m more than happy to spend money on bags and shoes.

Who? Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor are real style icons for me.

Monthly spend: £300

Belgian-born actress Audrey Hepburn on the set of the film 'Sabrina' in October 1953. (Getty)

Sarah Burns (23), teacher, Moira

Sarah Burns

Wore what? Coat, £80, bag, £20, both River Island; top, £12, Topshop; skirt, £15, boots, £20, both New Look.

Why? Casual but smart for work and I wear a lot of black because it’s easy to team up with other colours. 

Who? Meghan Markle really knowns how to work a casual style.

Monthly spend: £100

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )

Gemma McAfee (40), housewife, Belfast

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Gemma McAfee

Wore what? Dress, £150, gilet, £200, both Cubana; boots, £60, Reids; bag, £150, Michael Kors.

Why? I like shopping in boutiques because I prefer to buck trends a little and have my own style. Deirdre, the owner of Cubana on the Lisburn Road, is great at dressing all kinds of shapes and sizes.

Who? Princess Charlene of Monaco is very well dressed and looks fantastic in all her tailoring.

Monthly spend: £200

Princess Charlene of Monaco (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Julianne Forbes (40), doctor, Belfast

Julianne Forbes

Wore what? Suit, £100, Topshop; top, £30, River Island; bag, £400, Aspinal of London; shoes, £70, Dune.

Why? This is my normal work style – I like to be classic and formal.

Who? Christine Lampard is very stylish and wears nice tailoring.

Monthly spend: £400

Christine Lampard (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

Jane Gilmore (45), charity worker, Lisburn

Jane Gilmore

Wore what? Jacket, £40, Dunnes Stores; jumper, £5, Primark; jeans, £20, Very; shoes, £16, boutique in Lisburn; bag, £40, Kurt Geiger.

Why? I like colours and pastels. As long as I don’t look like a mum, then I’m happy.

Who? Pippa Middleton wears nice separates but nothing too loud.

Monthly spend: £100

Pippa Middleton (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Sharon Carey (33), civil servant, Belfast

Sharon Carey

Wore what? Coat, £80, River Island; top, £12, H&M; jeans, £28, boots, £30, both New Look; bag, £12, Primark.

Why? I’m a high street shopper and I like to be comfortable but I always have to wear high heels because I’m short. I also like statement accessories.

Who? Alesha Dixon looks nice as she has a fun and colourful sense of style.

Monthly spend: £100

Alesha Dixon (Photo by Iconic/Getty Images)

Emma Braniff (23), HR manager, Belfast

Emma Braniff

Wore what? Coat, £60, Missguided; jumper, £30, River Island; trousers, £10, Oasis; shoes, £20, Urban Outfitters; bag, £40, Next.

Why? My style is comfortable and I like to co-ordinate my outfits. I usually wear flats when I’m out and about.

Who? Actress Emma Roberts has a great preppy style.

Monthly spend: £300

Emma Roberts (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

Anne McDermott (57), housewife, Omagh

Anne McDermott

Wore what? Coat, £70, Zara; shirt, £20, New Look; jeans, £40, Topshop; shoes, £120, Monticello; bag, £260, Michael Kors.

Why? My style is casual and I like neutral colours.

Who? Holly Willoughby always looks fantastic.

Monthly spend: £100

Holly Willoughby (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

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