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Fashion Spy: 'Angelina Jolie is my style icon, her look is classic'

Our reporter, Rachel Dean, checks out all the latest styles and trends on display among the many gathered at the launch of Belfast Fashionweek.

Ruta Hineikyte (21), model, Lithuania

Monthly spend £200

Wore what? Top, £10, jeans, £42, both River Island; jacket, £40, Boohoo; belt, £20, Topshop; boots, £40, Quiz.

Why? I love all styles from winter or summer fashion trends. I usually wear bright colours but with something more neutral underneath.

Who? Olivia Palermo has amazing fashion sense - I always see her on Pinterest. Her formal outfits are beautiful and her outfits are colourful and classy.

Pamela Ballantine (57), TV presenter, Belfast

Monthly spend £150

Wore what? Bodycon dress, £60, unknown; shoes, £80, Vivienne Westwood.

Why? I would describe my style as smart but comfortable. My outfits are usually quite simple.

Who? I really like Helen Mirren's look because she dresses so well for her age. She is so stylish, it's great.

Katie Larmour (29), presenter/designer, Belfast

Monthly spend £200 plus

Wore what? Dress, £420, Valentino, shoes, £525, Christian Louboutin.

Why? My style can be described as feminine and classy. I wear a lot of high-neck tops and dresses and I love girly outfits - and pink.

Who? I love the style of the model and fashion blogger Laura Bailey because it's feminine and quirky. She's always ahead of the trends.

Rebecca Henderson (30), retail events co-ordinator, Belfast

Monthly spend £150

Wore what? Dress, £195, Karen Millen.

Why? I like an edgier look with a vintage twist. Nice tailoring is key for me and no outfit is complete without an accessory.

Who? I love Keira Knightley's style.

Her look is always so effortless and timelessly chic and I love how she always has an edgy twist.

Jane Hodgers (41), patisserie manager, Belfast

Monthly spend £50

Wore what? Shirt, £3.50, belt, £1.50, both Save the Children; skirt, £4, Cancer Focus; shoes, gift, Christian Louboutin.

Why? I would describe my style as charity glam. Anyone can look fabulous with the right clothing - it's not about the money. You can look good and give money to a good cause at the same time.

Who? Angelina Jolie is definitely my style icon. I would describe her look as classic and French.

Toni Crowe (33), advertising sales manager, Bangor

Monthly spend £100

Wore what? Gilet, £30, New Look; shirt, £45, Topshop; jeans, £19.99, H&M; boots, £30, New Look.

Why? I like anything that's simple and tailored. I'm short, so I like things that are elongated to give the illusion of height.

Who? I love Victoria Beckham. She has simple tailoring with nice clean lines.

Eve Brannon (31), fashion stylist/journalist, Belfast

Monthly spend £200

Wore what? Top, £15, gilet, £50, both Zara; cardigan, £25, H&M; jeans, £40, Topshop; boots, £70, Kurt Geiger.

Why? I love anything comfortable but stylish - and I'm quite individualistic. I love layering my outfits.

Who? I think Kate Hudson has great style. She dresses really well for her frame.

Mikaela Rush (17), play assistant, Lisburn

Monthly spend £200

Wore what? Top, £30, skirt, £60, necklace, £15, Nor Lisa Fashion Designer; bag, £80, Front Row; shoes, £22, New Look.

Why? My style is usually quite casual - I would normally wear jeans. I prefer darker colours also, nothing too bright.

Who? I love Kylie Jenner's look. It's unique and tasteful.

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