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Belfast Fashion Spy: 'Zoe Sugg is my ultimate style icon'

Zoe Sugg. Credit: @zoesugg on Instagram
Zoe Sugg. Credit: @zoesugg on Instagram
Niamh de Brun
Lauren Fullerton
Trish Andino
Charlene Sweeney
Lauren McCaul
Amy Coey
Katie Shields
Sharleen Wray
Caoimhe McShane
Rachel Dean

By Rachel Dean

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

Lauren Fullerton (23), marketing executive, Belfast

Lauren Fullerton

Wore what? Top, £15, jeans, £40, both Topshop; coat, £70, M&S; scarf, gift; shoes, £30, ASOS; bag, £30, New Look.

Why? I do like to make an effort with my style, and I would probably describe it as ‘smart casual’.

Who? Irish blogger Niamh de Brun is so fashionable. I love her fresh, feminine style.

Monthly spend: £100 plus

Trish Andino (25), dental nurse, Ballymena

Trish Andino

Wore what? Jumper, £30, boots, £20, both ASOS; coat, £60, Stradivarius; jeans, £35, Bershka; bag, £80, Kurt Geiger.

Why? I keep my style simple and classic. It’s easier to build an outfit with neutral tones, so I tend to buy pieces within that colour scheme.

Who? Belfast blogger Marianne Smyth (@smythsisters) has a simple but super-sleek look.

Monthly spend: £100 or less

Charlene Sweeney (20), care assistant, Strabane

Charlene Sweeney

Wore what? Top, £35, River Island; coat, £50, leggings, £15, both PrettyLittleThing; shoes, £80, Tommy Hilfiger; bag, gift, Michael Kors.

Why? I would describe my style as dressy casual. I’m quite girly too. I love faux furs and glittery pieces.

Who? I follow YouTuber Jamie Genevieve on Instagram because I think her style is really different to mainstream fashion.

Monthly spend: £100

Lauren McCaul (17), student, Newry

Lauren McCaul

Wore what? Blouse, £15, leggings, £13, both Pull & Bear; coat, £50, Miss Selfridge; hat, £15, Topshop; boots, £20, PrettyLittleThing; bag, £15, Stradivarius.

Why? I like my style to be a little different, so I don’t follow fashion trends or anything like that.

Who? I think social media influencer Emily Shak has such a unique dress sense.

Monthly spend: £50-100

Amy Coey (29), health promotion specialist, Comber

Amy Coey

Wore what? Jumper, £10, Primark; coat, £100, M&S; skirt, £8, H&M; boots, £5, New Look (sale).

Why? I would say my style is quirky and straight off the high street. I like pieces that are just a little bit different and I like to mix plain with pattern.

Who? I’ve always liked Alexa Chung’s style because she doesn’t wear what everyone else is wearing and she’s not afraid to stand out.

Monthly spend: £20

Katie Shields (26), childcare worker, Dundalk

Katie Shields

Wore what? Jumper, £20, coat, £50, skirt, £25, boots, £40, all New Look.

Why? I’m a big fan of autumnal colours at the moment. I’m usually in a skirt and boots, so my look could probably be described as feminine.

Who? YouTuber Zoe Sugg, better known as Zoella, is my ultimate style icon. I love her autumn/winter looks in particular.

Monthly spend: £50

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Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay & this year they’re focusing on suicide prevention. Every year, around 800,000 people die by suicide globally. Men accounted for three- quarters of the 6,507 UK deaths in 2018. THIS IS SO UNBELIEVABLY SAD. Each of us can help by paying close attention to the wellbeing of those around us, open up a conversation and offer up time, understanding and a listening ear for those that might need it. . Mental health is something so extremely close to my heart and something I will never stop talking about in the hopes it will encourage others to do the same. For people to feel they can share their stories, their feelings & their thoughts, no matter how awful & haunting they may seem or feel. Trying to navigate your mind is like being lost in a labyrinth, your path can feel back to front, upside down & never ending. You might open a door that takes you somewhere you didn’t want to go or follow a path that leads you further away, but you should never feel alone on your journey. It’s better to have perspective, a difference of opinion, an alternative mind to listen to, and that’s why talking helps! Whether that is to a friend, a colleague, someone you feel you can trust or a therapist, it’s SO important that someone knows how you’re feeling, that someone can offer you a hand when you most need it, or follow you side by side when you get a bit stuck. It might feel as though nobody will understand, that you’re different & that your situation won’t make sense to anyone, but I can PROMISE you, people care, people will listen & people want to help in any way they can ��. . I decided to accompany this post with a couple of photos of me where I know I felt genuinely SO happy, that even though I’ve had days where I’ve wished my smile was real, it goes to show that these days do exist, and they do happen, and they’re bloody marvellous x

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Sharleen Wray (39), community development officer, Limavady

Sharleen Wray

Wore what? Jumper, £26, River Island; skirt, £8, Next; jacket, £270, ASOS; boots, £55, Bronx at ASOS; bag, gift, Louis Vuitton.

Why? I’m a little bit of a rock chick. My style is feminine but with an edge. I wear a lot of black, leather and patterns.

Who? Model Ashley Graham looks amazing in everything, and I think it’s great that she’s giving a voice to curvy women in regard to fashion and beauty.

Monthly spend: £100 plus

Ashley Graham (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Glamour)

Caoimhe McShane (17), student, Newry

Caoimhe McShane

Wore what? Jumper, £12, Primark; skirt, £25, Topshop; jacket, £25, boots, £35, New Look.

Why? I’m quite into sports, so my everyday style is casual and very simple.

Who? Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague’s style is fresh and trendy.

Monthly spend: £20-70

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