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Fashion spy: Amanda Holden just has such classy taste

Our reporter Rachel Dean checks out all the style at Victoria Square in Belfast.

Louise Smyley (38), property developer, Templepatrick

Monthly spend: £150

Wore what? Dress, £150, Ted Baker; shawl, £40, House of Fraser; shoes, £250, Salvatore

Ferragamo; bag, £400, Mulberry.

Why? My style is quite sophisticated — I like a lot of classical outfits. I prefer muted, neutral tones to keep my look modest.

Who? I think Amanda Holden’s look is very classy and age appropriate.

Lori Gorman (26), student, Belfast

Monthly spend: £100

Wore what? Top, £12, New Look; jeans, £8, jacket, £20, both Primark; shoes, £30, Schuh; bag, £90,


Why? Some days I’m a tomboy and others I’m very girly. I always try to keep up with the trends for both, though.

Who? I love how feminine Ariana Grande is without looking immature — she’s so trendy.

Aoife Mallon (21), student, Dungannon

Monthly spend: £250

Wore what? Jumper, £18, bag, £24, both New Look; jeans, £38, Topshop; coat, £75, Zara; shoes, £25, Dune.

Why? My look consists of neutral colours and pinks. I would say my style fits into the ‘girly girl’ category.

Who? Millie Mackintosh always looks stunning. Even in her more casual outfits, she’s still very fashionable and modern. I like that her style is quite reserved, too.

Shannon Davey (18), student, Larne

Monthly spend: £50

Wore what? Top, £25, jeans, £36, both Topshop; coat, £70, ASOS; boots, £60, Clarks; bag, £25, New Look.

Why? I love pastel colours, so I buy a lot of clothes in those lighter tones. I wear a lot of pinks and creams. I don’t like anything too dark.

Who? Rather than a style icon I am inspired by make-up colours and tones on Pinterest.

Fionnuala McGrane (24), nurse, Tyrone

Monthly spend: £250

Wore what? Blouse, £10, Topshop; trousers, £22, H&M; coat, £50, Miss Selfridge; shoes, £20, New Look; bag, £200, Michael Kors.

Why? I would definitely say I strive to have a classic look. I follow fashion trends and take ideas from the looks that I like.

Who? I love all the classic, timeless fashion figures, especially Audrey Hepburn. I just love her elegance.

Trisha Graham (36), support worker, Belfast

Monthly spend: £200

Wore what? Top, £10, poncho, £20, both New Look; jeans, £40, Topshop; boots, £40, ASOS; bag, gift, Michael Kors.

Why? I would describe my style as boho chic. I like autumnal colours all year round.

Who? Kourtney Kardashian is stylish and dresses appropriately for being a mum of three. I think she looks amazing.

Ciara McCoy (26), marketing, Maghera

Monthly spend: £100 plus

Wore what? Blouse, £10, Zara; jeans, £30, ASOS; coat, £30, shoes, £25, both New Look; bag, £40, Miss Selfridge.

Why? I prefer having a more feminine style. My look is quite relaxed because I prefer something a bit more casual and comfortable. I love bright colours, especially pink.

Who? I love the singer Foxes — her style is casual but chic. Her outfits always look really well put together.

Lara Milner (21), dancer, Antrim

Monthly spend: £150

Wore what? Blouse, £20, Boohoo; jeans, £25, H&M; jacket, £60, River Island; shoes, £5,

Primark; bag, £350, Michael Kors.

Why? I put a lot of effort into my look. I prefer a modest, neutral style — anything classy.

Who? I like Kim Kardashian’s style because she wears a lot of outfits in neutral tones. She dresses really well for her

figure, too.

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