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Belfast fashion spy: 'Meghan Markle is understated and elegant'

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Alison Haire
Emma Murdock
Yolanda Cooper
Heather Turbitt
Cheryl Watson
Lesley-Anne Caughey
Jayne Dysart
Niamh O’Kane

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

Alison Haire (26), financial consultant, Carrickfergus

Alison Haire

Wore what? Top, £30, Topshop; skirt, £45, Reiss; shoes, £60, Kurt Geiger; bag, £60, Dune.

Why? My style could be described as simple and feminine. I do sometimes reach for a print, but usually they are very subtle rather than too bold.

Who? Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s look is effortlessly chic.

Monthly spend: £200

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Emma Murdock (19), sales assistant, Bangor

Emma Murdock

Wore what? Dress, £9.99, Stradivarius; shoes, £35, Topshop; bag, £600, Louis Vuitton.

Why? My look is casual but vibrant.

Who? Musician Lennon Stella’s style is a little bit quirky and she really suits it.

Monthly spend: £50

Lennon Stella (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Yolanda Cooper (32), CEO, Belfast

Yolanda Cooper

Wore what? Jumpsuit, £20, Bershka; shoes, £20, Office; sunglasses, £560, Prada; bag, £1,600, Saint Laurent.

Why? I go for an effortless look, which just depends on my mood. Some days I can look super casual and some days I can be really dressed up.

Who? I love Gigi Hadid’s off-duty model look. It’s so cool.

Monthly spend: £500

Gigi Hadid (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Lifetime)

Heather Turbitt (58), semi-retired, Armagh

Heather Turbitt

Wore what? Top, £10, F&F; trousers, £16, New Look; shoes, £30, Dorothy Perkins; bag, £3, Cancer Research.

Why? I would describe my style as modern. I try to dress up a bit every day.

Who? I think Rose Neill’s look is so well put together. She always looks smart and sophisticated.

Monthly spend: £50-100

Rose Neill

Cheryl Watson (29), stay-at-home mum, Ballyclare

Cheryl Watson

Wore what? Top, £63, sunglasses, £12, both Cameo Lifestyle Boutique; trousers, £72, Harrison; shoes, £120, Tommy Hilfiger.

Why? I think my style is simple but classy. I almost always go for pastel colours.

Who? I love how elegant and understated Meghan Markle’s look is.

Monthly spend: £250

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (Photo by Gareth Fuller-Pool/Getty Images)

Lesley-Anne Caughey (48), self-employed, Carryduff

Lesley-Anne Caughey

Wore what? Top, £9.99, Autograph; skirt, F&F; shoes, £7, Primark; belt, £240, Gucci; bag, £200, Armani.

Why? I like to mix high street fashion with high end fashion. I usually go for something bold and tone it down with black.

Who? Holly Willoughby’s look is stunning. I like that she mixes her designer pieces into high street looks.

Monthly spend: £100 plus

Holly Willoughby (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Jayne Dysart (27), teacher, Coleraine

Jayne Dysart

Wore what? Dress, £13, shoes, £15, both New Look; bag, £30, Accessorize. 

Why? I would describe my look as dressy casual with a touch of colour or a nice print.

Who? I like Michelle Keegan’s look because even in her most casual outfits, she still looks stunning.

Monthly spend: £80-100

Michelle Keegan (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Niamh O’Kane (22), sales adviser, Belfast

Niamh O’Kane

Wore what? Jumpsuit, £25, shoes, £11, both New Look; bag, £10, Primark.

Why? I love summer fashion for all the feminine prints and colours.

Who? Kendall Jenner’s look is so simple but stylish.

Monthly spend: £100 plus

Kendall Jenner (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Business of Fashion)

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