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Belfast Fashion Spy: 'I like Christine Lampard’s sophisticated look'


LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Christine Lampard attends the Pride Of Britain Awards at Grosvenor House, on October 30, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Christine Lampard attends the Pride Of Britain Awards at Grosvenor House, on October 30, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Erin Thompson
Michelle Thompson
Carlene Leitch
Lucy Stewart
Jackie McConnell
Caoimha Gordon
Victoria Irving
Ashleigh Bell
Rachel Dean

By Rachel Dean

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

Erin Thompson (21), student, Belfast

Erin Thompson

Wore what? Top, £10, jacket, £40, both Topshop; trousers, £15, shoes, £12, both Primark; bag, £20, Stradivarius.

Why? I would say my look is modern, casual and straight from the high street.

Who? I think blogger Helena Critchley has really cool style.

Monthly spend: £200-300

Michelle Thompson (34), civil servant, Belfast

Michelle Thompson

Wore what? Jumper, £15, Stradivarius; coat, £27, Next; jeans, £11, Primark; boots, £45, Office; bag, gift, Louis Vuitton.

Why? My style is dressy casual. I prefer pastels, neutral and black tones over anything bold. I’m loving the pleated look at the moment.

Who? I follow singer Frankie Bridge on Instagram. I think her style looks put together and effortless.

Monthly spend: £150

Carlene Leitch (40), shoe shop owner, Cookstown

Carlene Leitch

Wore what? Top, £50, The Snooty Fox; jacket, £150, Sarah-Jane Boutique; trousers, £50, Celine Classic Fashions; shoes, £120, Precious.

Why? My style could be described as classic and smart.

Who? I like Christine Lampard’s sophisticated look.

Monthly spend: £100 plus

Lucy Stewart (20), student, Templepatrick

Lucy Stewart

Wore what? Blouse, £20, Topshop; coat, £30, Stradivarius; leggings, £80, Lululemon; shoes, gift, bag, gift, both Louis Vuitton.

Why? My style is casual and simple. I’m usually wearing black or navy and white, never patterns.

Who? I love how blogger Emily Shakgough styles herself. She keeps it simple with bold, block colours.

Monthly spend: £50

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Jackie McConnell (44), business director, Dungannon

Jackie McConnell

Wore what? Top, £100, jacket, £150, jeans, £100, all from The Snooty Fox; boots, £70, Solo Shoes.

Why? I would describe my style as simple and elegant.

Who? I love Holly Willoughby’s style. She looks amazing in everything.

Monthly spend: £100 plus

Caoimha Gordon (19), retail assistant, Belfast

Caoimha Gordon

Wore what? Top and trouser set, £39, jacket, £153, both The Boudoir at My Sister’s Closet; shoes, £360, Alexander McQueen.

Why? My style is minimalistic and relaxed.

Who? Swedish influencer Hanna Schönberg has a stunning, minimal look. I love how she mixes more affordable fashion with designer pieces.

Monthly spend: £250 plus

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Victoria Irving (29), health advisor, Lisburn

Victoria Irving

Wore what? Top, £15, Mango; blazer, £30, Miss Selfridge; jeans, £42, River Island; boots, £12, Primark; bag, £30, Oliver Bonas.

Why? I like to keep a smart but laid back look.

Who? Vogue Williams always looks classy and well put together.

Monthly spend: £50-60

Ashleigh Bell (46), visual merchandiser, Carrickfergus

Ashleigh Bell

Wore what? Jumpsuit, £35, New Look; jacket, £25, Bershka; shoes, £25, Topshop; bag, £15, market in Spain.

Why? I love high street fashion. I keep my style modern and colourful.

Who? I like Alexa Chung’s fun and quirky, vintage-inspired look.

Monthly spend: £100

Alexa Chung (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

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