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Belfast Fashion Spy: 'If I could have anyone’s wardrobe it would be Paloma Faith's'


Paloma Faith (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Paloma Faith (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Jessica Lyden
Sarah McCoy
Ciara Murray
Carly McCullagh
Megan Williams
Kim Bowman
Claire Breakey
Maria MacFarlane
Rachel Dean

By Rachel Dean

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

Jessica Lyden (29), sales co-ordinator, Monaghan

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Jessica Lyden

Wore what? Dress, £17, boots, £20, both Nasty Gal; coat, £35, Next; bag, £35, River Island.

Why? I would say my style is quite unique. It’s girly, but with an edge.

Who? My style is quite similar to Irish blogger Rosie Connolly’s. She’ll take a really feminine look and make it a little more edgy.

Sarah McCoy (20), student, Donegal

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Sarah McCoy

Wore what? Jumper, £10, trousers, £13, both Primark; coat, £30, New Look; hat, £5, Dunnes Stores; shoes, £55, Converse; bag, £45, Dune at TK Maxx.

Why? I would say my style is smart casual. I prefer neutral and earthy tones on me, rather than anything too bold.

Who? Fashion blogger Louise Cooney is very stylish. She wears a lot of affordable pieces, which means it’s achievable for people on a budget.

Ciara Murray (20), student, Donegal

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Ciara Murray

Wore what? Jumper, £13, Primark; jacket, £30, trousers, £35, both Stradivarius; hat, £12, Peacocks; shoes, £55, Converse.

Why? I can’t really define my style. I could dress really girly one day, then wear something super-relaxed the next day.

Who? I think model Gigi Hadid’s look is so chic and fresh.

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Gigi Hadid (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine Innovators Awards)

Carly McCullagh (29), nurse, Belfast

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Carly McCullagh

Wore what? Jumper, £25, jacket, £69; both Topshop; trousers, £45, bag, £30, both River Island; shoes, £75, Nike.

Why? I’m a new mummy, so I try to keep my style as practical as possible. I’d probably describe my look as smart casual, with lots of black and neutral tones.

Who? I like how Frankie Bridge’s style is obtainable because it’s straight off the high street.

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Frankie Bridge (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Oasis Fashion)

Megan Williams (32), client manager, Carrickfergus

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Megan Williams

Wore what? Dress, £38, ASOS; jacket, £55, Next; boots, £98, Moda in Pelle; bag, £120, Ted Baker.

Why? My look is very floaty and girly. I love a good floral print.

Who? Kate Middleton looks fabulous in everything. Her look is structured, and so perfect for her.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Kim Bowman (47), claims handler, Dromara

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Kim Bowman

Wore what? Dress, £25, F&F; coat, £79, Topshop; boots, £50, M&S; bag, gift, Mulberry.

Why? I always like to try to be a little bit quirky and different.

Who? If I could have anyone’s wardrobe it would have to be Paloma Faith’s. I love her bold, unique look.

Claire Breakey (29), sales team leader, Monaghan

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Claire Breakey

Wore what? Dress, £20, Vera Moda; coat, £25, Primark; shoes, £130, Dr Martens; bag, gift from Bulgaria.

Why? My look is dressy casual. I wear dresses a lot and I’m always in my DMs.

Who? I like Dublin-based blogger Grace Mongey’s smart casual style.

Maria MacFarlane (23), personal shopper, Belfast

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Maria MacFarlane

Wore what? Dress, £39, coat, £79, boots, £59, all Topshop.

Why? I would describe my style as colourful, but classy.

Who? Writer and blogger Chloe Plumstead wears statement looks that aren’t going out of fashion any time soon.

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