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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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