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Belfast Fashion Spy: 'Michelle Keegan is my ultimate style icon'


Michelle Keegan (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for British Airways)
Michelle Keegan (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for British Airways)
Lauren Bell
Amber Forsyth
Erin Cunningham
Jenna Orr
Jane Coll
Beverly Bell
Nichola McAdam
Shauna Donnell
Rachel Dean

By Rachel Dean

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

Lauren Bell (23), student, Ballyclare

Lauren Bell

Wore what? Top, £15, TK Maxx; skirt, £15, Pull & Bear; sunglasses, £2, shoes, £12, both Primark; bag, £20, Nutts Corner market.

Why? Accessorising is key for me. My look is simple and neutral, but I’ll add colour and texture with accessories.

Who? Michelle Keegan is my ultimate style icon. I think her look is fresh and feminine.

Monthly spend: £50

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Michelle Keegan (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Amber Forsyth (19), student, Lurgan

Amber Forsyth

Wore what? Top, £10, New Look; jacket, £15, skirt, £15, both Missguided; shoes, £90, Dr Martens; bag, £20, Topshop.

Why? I would say my style is girly and simple.

Who? I follow blogger Alicia Roddy for her simple, chic look. I sometimes take points from her style — I’ve bought things that I’ve seen her wear.

Monthly spend: £100

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Erin Cunningham (22), student, Belfast

Erin Cunningham

Wore what? Top, £30, gilet, £35, both Next; jeans, £40, Topshop; shoes, £75, Nike; bag, £15, New Look.

Why? My look is dressy casual. I’m normally wearing jeans and a blouse.

Who? I love TV personality Olivia Buckland’s style because it’s quirky and she’s not afraid to play with colour.

Monthly spend: £50 or less

Jenna Orr (25), account executive, Belfast

Jenna Orr

Wore what? Dress, £30, jacket, £25, both Zara; shoes, £40,  Superga; bag, £60, Longchamp.

Why? I absolutely adore floral prints. My style is girly, but I dress it down with flats or trainers.

Who? I like how Kate Moss’s  fashion sense is so relaxed but still looks unique and different.

Monthly spend: £100

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Kate Moss (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Dior)

Jane Coll (23), change manager, Lisburn

Jane Coll

Wore what? Top, £15, cardigan, £15, both H&M; skirt, £35, Next; scarf, £20, Warehouse; sunglasses, £12, Accessorize; shoes, £40, Clarks; bag, £15, New Look.

Why? I love bright colours; I think the colours someone wears are a good indication of their personality.

Who? I loved January Jones’ 1960s-inspired look for her role in the Mad Men series. She made it look so effortless and pretty.

Monthly spend: £150

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January Jones (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for BY FAR)

Beverly Bell (51), accounts clerk, Newtownabbey

Beverly Bell

Wore what? Top, £36, jeans, £45, both River Island; jacket, £39, DV8; shoes, £19.99, New Look; bag, £18, market in Fuengirola.

Why? I don’t really think about my style; I just buy what I like the look of. I tend to wear brighter colours and patterns in the summer, but I think it really just depends on your mood.

Who? Holly Willoughby has a great look. She can look fantastic no matter what she is wearing.

Monthly spend: £100

Nichola McAdam (46), secretary, Holywood

Nichola McAdam

Wore what? Top, £4, Primark; jacket, £50, Oasis; skirt, £20, F&F; shoes, £20, New Look; bag, £13, market in Ibiza.

Why? I would describe my style as smart casual — I usually pair a skirt or long dress with trainers or boots.

Who? I love how Holly Willoughby puts different pieces together. She always looks so vibrant and confident in everything she wears.

Monthly spend: £50-100

Shauna Donnell (26), IT support, Donegal

Shauna Donnell

Wore what? Top, £4, Primark; dress, £15, Topshop; shoes, £15, Converse (bought on Depop); bag, £900, Louis Vuitton.

Why? My style is girly but edgy and quirky. I love all prints and patterns — they add an interesting touch to a look.

Who? In my opinion, Fearne Cotton is such a style icon. I  like her quirky look and how she pairs clashing prints and textures together without it looking messy or over-the-top.

Monthly spend: £200-300

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Fearne Cotton (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

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