Belfast Telegraph

Fashion Spy: Cara Delevingne's look is unusual and she’s not afraid to take risks


Our reporter Rachel Dean checks out the style in Victoria Square, Belfast and finds plenty of trendy people out and about.

Aoife McSwiggan

Aoife McSwiggan (17), student, Magherafelt

Wore what? Top, £15, jeans, £40, shoes, £38, all River Island; bag, gift, Louis Vuitton.

Why? I would say my style is quirky and fun. I love wearing really bold colours, especially in spring and summer.

Who? You can never know what to expect from Cara Delevingne in terms of her fashion choices and I just love that. Her look is unusual and she’s not afraid to take risks.

Monthly spend: £250-300

Tracy O’Callaghan

Tracy O’Callaghan (32) graphic designer, Armagh

Wore what? Top, £28, Miss Selfridge; blazer, £50, Zara; jeans, £35, ASOS; shoes, £25, bag, £20, both H&M.

Why?  I like Seventies style. My look is vintage and not very girly. I love high-waisted jeans.

Who?  I just adore Diane Kruger’s style because she pushes boundaries and it works so well. I will admit that I try to copy her look sometimes, but with the high street equivalent.

Monthly spend: £100

Catherine Dinning

Catherine Dinning (19), student, Castlederg

Wore what? Jacket, £50, Zara; jeans, £30, shoes, £12, both Topshop; bag, £25, River Island.

Why? My style is on-trend and quirky. I love really bright colours and stuff with a little bit of bling. I like the metallic-look trend too, especially silver and rose-gold items.

Who?  For me, Taylor Swift has the ultimate ‘girly girl’ look and I just love that. Her style is so cute and different.

Monthly spend: £100

Niamh McCracken

Niamh McCracken (17), student, Magherafelt

Wore what? Shirt, £25, Vera Moda; body warmer, £40, Hollister; jeans, £40, Topshop; boots, £20, Next; bag, £30, River Island.

Why? My style is casual and girly. I would say it’s modern too because I always keep myself updated on the latest trends.

Who?  I love how simple Kendall Jenner’s style is — she doesn’t go over the top as her sisters sometimes do. 

Monthly spend: £50-100

Nikue Assarpour

Nikue Assarpour (30), solicitor, Londonderry

Wore what? Dress, £75, French Connection; jacket, £35, Topshop; shoes, £135, LK Bennett; bag, £995, Mulberry.

Why? My look is quite smart and very feminine. I am almost always wearing softer colours, like pastel or pale toned blue.

Who? Olivia Palermo’s style looks so clean and well put together. She is effortlessly chic.

Monthly spend: £200

Jennifer Hughes

Jennifer Hughes (24), waitress, Craigavon

Wore what? Top, £17.99, New Look; jacket, £45, jeans, £40, both Topshop; boots, £45, bag, £25, both River Island.

Why?  I’m definitely a high street sort of girl, Topshop is my all-time favourite shop.  My style is modern and feminine.

Who? Rihanna has the coolest style. It’s edgy and ‘out there’.

Monthly spend: £200

Lauren Montgomery

Lauren Montgomery (29) make-up artist, Downpatrick

Wore what? Jacket, £40, H&M; jeans, £30, Zara; shoes, £100, Kurt Geiger; bag, £1,200, Mulberry.

Why? I have a real classy look. I love wearing neutral colours, they look much more clean and feminine.

Who? Victoria Beckham is the perfect style icon. Many of the pieces in her fashion line are so stunning — I have even bought a dress from it before.

Monthly spend: £250

Eireann McCusker

Eireann McCusker (16), student, Magherafelt

Wore what? Shirt, £35, Hollister; jeans, £49, Topshop; shoes, £40, Converse; bag, £35, River Island.

Why?  I would describe my look as funky and different. I don’t try to adhere to just one type of style. I especially love summer fashion because of all the embroidered pieces and bright colours. 

Who?  I follow Kylie Jenner on Instagram specifically for her sporty looks. The way she puts things together is so fresh. I definitely try to copy it.

Monthly spend: £50-100

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