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Belfast Fashion Spy: 'Katy Perry’s look is really unique'

Katy Perry (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Katy Perry (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Johanna Kerr
Carmen McCracken
Kerry Gourley
Shannon Proctor
Jennifer Hopper
Lauren Naismith
Hannah Rouse
Zara Kirkwood
Rachel Dean

By Rachel Dean

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

Johanna Kerr (22), business service advisor, Belfast

Johanna Kerr

Wore what? Jumper, £12, coat, £30, both New Look; skirt, £20, Dorothy Perkins; boots, £130, Dr Martens; bag, £150, Moschino.

Why? I like to buy pieces that are a little bit different or quirky. I wear my DMs with most outfits.

Who? The Only Way Is Essex star Chloe Sims is so stylish. I love how she can put together an outfit that you’d never think of.

Monthly spend: £40

Chloe Sims (Photo by Ricky Vigil/Getty Images)

Carmen McCracken (28), hairdresser, Bangor

Carmen McCracken

Wore what? Jumper, £20, Zara; coat, £150, Guess; trousers, £13, Primark; boots, £130, Dr Martens; bag, £20, River Island.

Why? I like things that are bright or fun — I wear a lot of bold prints and patterns.

Who? I think Katy Perry’s look is really unique.

Monthly spend: £100-150

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Kerry Gourley (37), bank worker, Lisburn

Kerry Gourley

Wore what? Top, £18, bag, £20, both New Look; jacket, £50, M&S; skirt, £13, Primark; boots, £30, F&F.

Why? I try to dress as practical as possible because I’m a mum. So, I would probably describe my style as dressy casual.

Who? Holly Willoughby is a super stylish mum.

Monthly spend: £100-200

Shannon Proctor (26), receptionist, Londonderry

Shannon Proctor

Wore what? Dress, £14, Primark; jacket, £35, New Look; top, £14, boots, £80, both Topshop; bag, £40, River Island.

Why? My look is feminine and chic. I’m usually in a dress and a pair of boots.

Who? Kim Kardashian — she makes putting an outfit together look so effortless and she knows what complements her shape.

Monthly spend: £100

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Jennifer Hopper (72), retired, Helen’s Bay

Jennifer Hopper

Wore what? Coat, £50, Dunnes Stores; jeans, £25, M&S; boots, gift; bag, £230, Marc Jacobs.

Why? My style could be described as classy and feminine.

Who? I don’t follow celebrity fashion for my own style, but I do appreciate how much effort Holly Willoughby puts into her look.

Monthly spend: £100

Lauren Naismith (22), care assistant, Belfast

Lauren Naismith

Wore what? Jumper, £15, Topshop; coat, £35, Bershka; skirt, £15, New Look; hat, £12, Stradivarius; boots, £20, Pull & Bear.

Why? I lived in Spain for a while, so my look is heavily influenced by European style.

Who? French actress Marion Cotillard has a classic glam look.

Monthly spend: £30-40

Marion Cotillard (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Chopard)

Hannah Rouse (21), student nurse, Strabane

Hannah Rouse

Wore what? Top, £15, H&M; coat, £40, skirt, £10, both New Look; boots, £45, River Island; bag, £5, Primark.

Why? If I see something I like enough, I’ll buy it. I do tend to go for pieces that would suit a smart casual look.

Who? I follow Derry fashion blogger Yasmin Robinson (@snazzyyazi) on Instagram and I just love how quirky her style is.

Monthly spend: £150

Zara Kirkwood (23), student, Lisburn

Zara Kirkwood

Wore what? Jumper, £20, H&M; skirt, £15, Stradivarius; hat, £40, Mint Velvet; boots, £60, Office; bag, gift, DKNY.

Why? My look changes by the day — it can be dressy or really casual. I wear a lot of black because it makes for an effortless but stylish look.

Who? Model Emma Louise Connolly’s style is sophisticated but still understated.

Monthly spend: £50 or less

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