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Fashion spy: 'Blake Lively’s style is just perfect'

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

Aisling Polley (26), manager, Downpatrick

Monthly spend: £80-100

Wore what? Dress, £30, River Island; coat, £80, Zara; under coat, £40,

New Look; boots, £150, Dune; bag, £60, Longchamp.

Why? I would describe my style as smart and very much inspired by French fashion.

Who? I really like Meghan Markle’s casual look which still manages to be smart and classy.

Emma-Jane Mahady (27), make-up artist, Dublin

Monthly spend: £450

Wore what? Jumper, £10, jeans, £10, both Primark; coat, £40, Forever 21; boots, £55, Zara; bag, £80, Aldo.

Why? My style is feminine with very soft and girly tones. I do put effort into my look.

Who? Rosie Connolly (fashion blogger) mixes high street trends with designer trends and the outcome is stunning. Her looks are on-trend and achievable.

Natalia McMahon (21), student, Newry

Monthly spend: £300

Wore what? Top, £40, Club Monaco; jacket, £150, Mango; trousers, £45, River Island; boots, £180, French Connection; bag, £320, Ralph Lauren.

Why? In the winter my style stays simple and classic. However, in the summer, it’s much more edgy and a bit boho.

Who? I love how perfectly Olivia Palermo mixes patterns — her look is so feminine. She wears a lot of stunning designer brands which I always want to go and buy.

Emily Davison (20), student, Saintfield

Monthly spend: £50

Wore what? Dress, £15, scarf, £10, both Pull & Bear; coat, £90, Jackson’s (Saintfield); shoes, £40, Miss Selfridge; bag, £60, Dune.

Why? My style is casual but classy. I love pastel tones as I don’t wear very bold colours.

Who? Blake Lively’s style is just perfect. I definitely take points from her street style for my own look.

Michaela Best (19), student, Ballymena

Monthly spend: £100 plus

Wore what? Top, £35, bag, £35, both H&M; skirt, £25, New Look; coat, £95, Zara; boots, £120, Dune.

Why? For work my style would very much fit the ‘smart casual’ look. Outside of work my style is bright and fun.

Who? I love Kendall Jenner’s street style. She’s always wearing loose shirts with jeans.

Maeve Coffey (24), tour guide, Portaferry

Monthly spend: £50-100

Wore what? Dress, £25, coat, £70, boots, £30, all River Island; hat, £10, New Look; scarf, £100 plus, Burberry; bag, £300, Michael Kors.

Why? My style is girly and preppy — I like my look to be very neat. I love burgundy, green and grey tones, all year round.

Who? My look is inspired by classic style icons, especially Audrey Hepburn — her style was beautifully put together.

Rachael Davidson (19), student, Belfast

Monthly spend: £100

Wore what? Top, £15, New Look; coat, £90, jeans, £42, both Topshop; boots, £10, Primark; bag, £140, Michael Kors.

Why? My style is very modern as it’s straight off the high street. I like a plain look with a pretty, bold statement piece.

Who? I absolutely love Beyonce’s glam looks. They are glittery and fun. I also love how cute and casual her street-style is.

Oksana McMahon (43), philologist, Ukraine

Monthly spend: £400

Wore what? Jumper, £30, shirt, £25, both Mexx; coat, £180, Karen Millen; jeans, £65, Biba; boots, £45, bag, £385, both Zara.

Why? My style is very classy and simple and mostly monochrome. I think black and white matched together just looks so clean and finished.

Who? Kate Middleton’s style is the epitome of class and elegance. She never gets it wrong.

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