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Belfast Fashion Spy: Michelle Keegan is my ultimate style icon

Our reporter Rachel Dean checks out the style in Victoria Square, Belfast and finds plenty of trendy people out and about.

Emily Mairs (24), teacher, Ballyclare

Wore what? Jumper, £20, skirt, £8, both New Look; jacket, £70, Jack Wills; scarf, £7, Dunnes Stores; boots, £12, Primark; bag, £15, Accessorize.

Why? I love combining colour with patterns. My sense of style is feminine and seasonal which alters according to trends.

Who? Holly Willoughby’s style is classy, but fun. I love how she always has a cute, quirky blouse or top matched with a classic, pencil skirt.

Monthly spend: £60

Paula Wegner (41), secretary, Waterford

Wore what? Coat, £60, Zara; jeans, £20, H&M; boots, £90, Next; bag, £200, Michael Kors.

Why? My style is classy and feminine with bright colours

Who? I love Kate Middleton’s classy chic look.

Monthly spend: £200-£300

Katie Strain (21), student, Killinchy

Wore what? Top, £10, boots, £18, both Primark; jeans, £45, Topshop; tights, £8, Missy Empire; coat, £30, New Look; bag, £100 plus, Ted Baker.

Why? My style is very modern because I like to keep up-to-date with the most recent fashion trends. I prefer neutral colours as they make a look cleaner and finished.

Who? Michelle Keegan is my ultimate style icon. I love the way she teams neutral shades with black.

Monthly spend: £150

Melissa McKernan (34), teacher, Portadown

Wore what? Dress, £9, Primark; coat, £30, Missguided; boots, £25, eBay; bag, £150, Michael Kors.

Why? My style is girly, but with monochrome prints, rather than anything too bold.

Who? I follow the blogger Lydia Millen on Instagram and I think her style is stunning. It’s plain and simple, but pretty.

Monthly spend: £50-£100

Bronagh Bell (22), classroom assistant, Belfast

Wore what? Top, £20, jacket, £60, both River Island; jeans, £20, boots, £30, both New Look; bag, £30, Miss Selfridge.

Why? I would have to describe my style as girly with lots of bling and glitter. I love rose gold, I think it really suits my skin and hair tones.

Who? I love Kim Kardashian’s look. She dresses perfectly for her shape by wearing body-con dresses.

Monthly spend: £50

Carolyn Graham (20), student, Banbridge

Wore what? Jumper, £8, jeans, £8, boots, £12, all Primark; coat, £55, Dorothy Perkins; scarf, £20, boutique in Edinburgh; bag, gift, Yves Saint Laurent.

Why? I would say my style is feminine and elegant. I like to add brighter colours to my outfits, especially red.

Who? Lucy Hale’s style is so cute. I love how she adds a twist to the girly girl look.

Monthly spend: £200

Linda Hobson (56), administrator, Carrickfergus

Wore what? Jumper, £20, Hollister; coat, £90, jeans, £35, scarf, £17, bag, £40, all M&S; boots, £90, Dune.

Why? My look is a classic feminine style. I usually just wear neutral tones and brighten my look up with a bold statement or colourful piece.

Who? I think Helen Mirren dresses appropriately for her age — she keeps her look classy.

Monthly spend: £80-100

Rebecca Hobson (24), speech and language therapist, Carrickfergus

Wore what? Jumper, £20, Pull & Bear; coat, £90, Zara; jeans, £38, bag, £25, both Topshop; boots, £100, Urban Outfitters.

Why? I quite like the hippie look so I wear a lot of fringes and flowy skirts and tops.

Who? I get a lot of style tips from Halley Elefante (‘The Salty Blonde’ blogger). She wears a lot of relaxed and cute outfits.

Monthly spend: £100

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