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Belfast fashion spy: 'Victoria Beckham knows how to style a blazer'

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

Gemma Connell (32), teacher, Newcastle

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Gemma Connell
 

Wore what? Top, £15, Zara; shorts, £35, Oasis; jacket, £35, ASOS; shoes, £23, Office; bag, £18, H&M.

Why? My look is quite preppy, however sometimes I can be really casual or sporty.

Who? I love the fashion in Zara. I’ve never had trouble finding something I like in there. Kate Middleton wears a lot of Zara clothing during her day-to-day life and she always looks fab!

Monthly spend: £200

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Kate Middleton

Melissa Herron (24), student, Belfast

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Melissa Herron
 

Wore what? Top, £10, Mango; jacket, £55, Topshop; trousers, £20, bag, £38, both Zara; shoes, £50, Vans.

Why? I would describe my look as casual. Comfort is key.

Who? I prefer blogger fashion over celebrity fashion, so I would have to say blogger Kristy Green is my style icon. She has a really laid-back look.

Monthly spend: £80-100

Rachel Chambers (18), student, Dromara

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Rachel Chambers
 

Wore what? Top, £15, boots, £20, both Stradivarius; jeans, £30, jacket, £35, scarf, £15, all Rose & Poetry; bag, £100, Coast.

Why? My look is elegant and sophisticated, consisting of mostly softer colours.

Who? I think Meghan Markle’s look is understated and elegant.

Monthly spend: £100

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Meghan Hamilton (17), student, Belfast

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Meghan Hamilton
 

Wore what? Top, £30, Urban Outfitters; trousers, £40, Hollister; jacket, £50, Warehouse; shoes, £80, Dune; bag, £105, Bessie.

Why? My look is modern. I like prints and stripes, they add a little something extra to a look.

Who? I follow Taylor Swift on Instagram and I adore her look! She has great style.

Monthly spend: £200

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Taylor Swift (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger)

Martina Shields (41), interior designer, Belfast

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Martina Shields
 

Wore what? Dress, £30, Mango; jacket, £90, Oasis; shoes, £45, Clarks; bag, £70, M&S.

Why? My look is dressy casual. I’m usually pairing blazers with jeans. I tend to wear a lot of black and white looks.

Who? I like how Olivia Palermo can make casual outfits bold and interesting.

Monthly spend: £300

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Olivia Palermo (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Amber Cole (18), student, Carrickfergus

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Amber Cole
 

Wore what? Top, £6, trousers, £36, jacket, £36, hat, £15, shoes, £15, all Topshop; bag, £60. Why? I don’t have a set style. I absolutely love Nineties fashion for the bold, strictly primary colour look.

Who? I love YouTube fashion bloggers, especially Katie O (StealTheSpotlight). Her style is bold and bright.

Monthly spend: £100

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Siobhan McGibern (37), civil servant, Banbridge

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Siobhan McGivern
 

Wore what? Top, £18, jacket, £60, both River Island; jeans, £40, boots, £30, both Topshop.

Why? My style is smart casual and practical.

Who? Cheryl Cole and Victoria Beckham both know how to style a blazer. I like their smart, feminine looks.

Monthly spend: £200

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Victoria Beckham (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Rachel McNair (24), production manager, Saintfield

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Rachel McNair
 

Wore what? Top, £39, Holland Cooper; jeans, £100, Tommy Hilfiger; jacket, £60, River Island; shoes, £109, bag, £59, both Kurt Geiger.

Why? My usual style is a dressy casual look with a pop of colour.

Who? Designer Jade Holland Cooper’s look is stunning. I love her country leisure style.

Monthly spend: £100

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