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Belfast fashion spy: 'I like Gwen Stefani’s look - she does her own thing'


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

Diane Steele (34), civil servant, Newtownards

Diane Steele

Wore what? Shirt, £13, Primark; gilet, £25, New Look; jeans, £40, Topshop; boots, £22, Aldo; bag, £35, Carvela.

Why? My look just depends on the day — I could be casual one day and dressy the next.

Who? I think Victoria Beckham has the ideal simple, classic style.

Monthly spend: £250

Victoria Beckham (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Donna Finney (50), personal assistant, Coleraine

Donna Finney

Wore what? Jumper, £50, French Connection; coat, £14, Action Cancer Charity shop; jeans, £10, Dunnes Stores; boots, £20, TK Maxx; bag, £150, Michael Kors.

Why? My look is usually very simple and neutral but with a matching print. I like having a quirky addition to my outfits.

Who? I absolutely love Accidental Icon (Lyn Slater) on Instagram. She’s my style inspiration — I would be happy to look like her at her age.

Monthly spend: £50

Leah Crozier (19), student, Armagh

Leah Crozier

Wore what? Top, £20, bag, £26, both Topshop; coat, £55, Next; jeans, £42, boots, £10, River Island.

Why? I follow trends to keep my look up-to-date and I’m always in high street stores. I love red and pink at the moment.

Who? I always look to Cathy Martin for style ideas. I  follow her on Instagram — she’s so on-trend.

Monthly spend: £100 plus

Rebecca Kilgore (22), student, Coleraine

Rebecca Kilgore

Wore what? Dress, £10, Dorothy Perkins; coat, £28, Topshop; boots, £50, Bishops Footwear (Coleraine); bag, £200, Guess.

Why? I would describe my style as simple and casual. I’m great at finding a good bargain.

Who? I love Rita Ora’s street style because it’s a muted version of her on-stage style but still fun and unique.

Monthly spend: £50 or less

Rita Ora (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)

Emma Creen (30), finance analyst, Belfast

Emma Creen

Wore what? Sweater, £70, Whistles; coat, £60, Stradivarius; jeans, £40, boots, £60, both Topshop; sunglasses, £120, Ray-Ban; bag, £80, And Other Stories.

Why? I would say my look is modern and edgy. I’m definitely into trends and I especially like the Mom jean trend. They are so comfortable!

Who? Alexa Chung has a distinctive look. She knows what suits her.

Monthly spend: £100

Alexa Chung (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Victoria Gill (22), dance teacher, Newtownards

Victoria Gill

Wore what? Top, £30, jeans, £45, both River Island; coat, £90, Miss Selfridge; sunglasses, £25, TK Maxx; boots, £35, H&M; bag, £55, Juicy Couture.

Why? I think my look is funky and unique. I like to look different and wear a lot of colour.

Who? I like Gwen Stefani’s look — she does her own thing and that’s cool.

Monthly spend: £100 plus

Gwen Stefani (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Emma Wallace (27), singer-songwriter, Belfast

Emma Wallace

Wore what? Jumper, £35, M&S; jacket, £65, Cavalini; jeans, £35, Abercrombie & Fitch; sunglasses, £8, Accessorize; boots, £20, River Island; bag, £40, Fox Talbot.

Why? You could describe my style as comfy chic. I love cosy jumpers and bold colours.

Who? Emma Watson’s style is so classy, with simple lines.

Monthly spend: £100

Emma Watson (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Lorraine McKerney (46), department specialist, Dungannon

Lorraine McKerney

Wore what? Coat, £80, vintage (sourced online); jeans, £25.99, New Look; boots, £120, Bertie; bag, £10, Aurora (Dungannon).

Why? My style is eclectic. It’s vintage with a modern twist.

Who? Kate Moss is a leader, not a follower. She’s not afraid to express herself through fashion.

Monthly spend: £60

Kate Moss (Photo by Studio Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for amfAR)

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