Belfast Fashion Spy: 'Pippa Middleton’s look is athletic and fitted, but still classy'
Rachel Dean checks out the style in Victoria Square, Belfast.
Deirdre Murray (57), civil servant, Belfast
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
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
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
Danielle Black (28), cabin crew, Dundalk
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
Kerry Sweeney (43), clinical psychologist, Helen’s Bay
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
Una O’Farrell (35), pharmacist, Coalisland
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
Mary McCormick (49), medical receptionist, Cookstown
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
Louise Meharg (48), teacher, Helen’s Bay
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