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Belfast Fashion Spy: 'Pippa Middleton’s look is athletic and fitted, but still classy'


Pippa Middleton (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Pippa Middleton (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Deirdre Murray
Helen Wei
Gemma Gormley
Danielle Black
Kerry Sweeney
Una O’Farrell
Mary McCormick
Louise Meharg
Rachel Dean

By Rachel Dean

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

Deirdre Murray (57), civil servant, Belfast

Deirdre Murray

Wore what? Top, £30, Savida at Dunnes Stores; blazer, £60, trousers, £39.99, both Zara; sunglasses, £120, Jimmy Choo; shoes, £30, Topshop; bag, £250, Adolfo Dominguez.

Why? My style could be described as smart-casual. I do love getting all dressed up, though.

Who? I follow Vogue Williams on Instagram and think her style appeals to all ages. She looks great.

Monthly spend: £200-300

Helen Wei (18), student, Londonderry

Helen Wei

Wore what? Top, £5, blazer, £15, both Taobao (Chinese online shopping site); jeans, £20, Topshop; shoes, £20, shop in China; bag, £15, TK Maxx.

Why? I have my own style. I like to be different, so I never follow fashion trends.

Who? Singer-songwriter Gloria Tang Sze-wing (G.E.M.) is stylish and cool.

Monthly spend: £50

Gemma Gormley (23), accountant, Belfast

Gemma Gormley

Wore what? Dress, £50, Warehouse; shoes, £25, ASOS; bag, £1,000, Mulberry.

Why? I’m usually wearing a dress, so I would say my look is feminine. I prefer neutral colours because they are easier to pair things with.

Who? I like social media influencer Molly McFarlane’s unique style.

Monthly spend: £250

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Danielle Black (28), cabin crew, Dundalk

Danielle Black

Wore what? Dress, £18, Boohoo; jacket, vintage Levi’s; shoes, £6, bag, £16, Topshop.

Why? My style is very modern and straight off the high street. I love interesting patterns and bold colours.

Who? I think Kendall Jenner is great at styling herself. I like how she always keeps her make-up quite neutral so her final look is never over-the-top.

Monthly spend: £150-250

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Kendall Jenner (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for DKNY)

Kerry Sweeney (43), clinical psychologist, Helen’s Bay

Kerry Sweeney

Wore what? Top, £100, jeans, £100, both Mint Velvet; sunglasses, £350, Tom Ford; shoes, £50, MODA; bag, £600, Jimmy Choo.

Why? I would say my style is simple but classy, consisting of mostly neutral colours.

Who? Pippa Middleton’s look is athletic and fitted, but still classy.

Monthly spend: £200

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Pippa Middleton (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Una O’Farrell (35), pharmacist, Coalisland

Una O’Farrell

Wore what? Top, £17.99, shoes, £20, both Zara; trousers, £120, Whistles; bag, £595, Mulberry.

Why? My look is classic and not too try-hard. When I’m not wearing block colours, I will still have a little pop of colour.

Who? French art director Julia Restoin Roitfeld has a simple but effective look.

Monthly spend: £150

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Julia Restoin Roitfeld (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAAR )

Mary McCormick (49), medical receptionist, Cookstown

Mary McCormick

Wore what? Top, £4, shoes, £6, both Primark; kimono, £25, H&M; trousers, £25, bag, £20, both Zara; sunglasses, £10, M&S.

Why? I like to keep up with trends, but I also know what suits me, so I pick and choose what I want to buy and wear.

Who? Kate Middleton is just as nice in jeans as she is in a dress. I do prefer her more casual looks, though.

Monthly spend: £100

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Louise Meharg (48), teacher, Helen’s Bay

Louise Meharg

Wore what? Poncho, £300, shoes, £125, both Michael Kors; leggings, £80, Net-A-Porter; sunglasses, £230, Gucci; bag, £800, Louis Vuitton.

Why? I have a classic look. I don’t mind investing in quality pieces because they never go out of style.

Who? I think Kate Middleton has really upped her game recently. There’s more of an edge to her style now — she was playing it safe before.

Monthly spend: £600

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Photo by Darren Staples/Getty Images)

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