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Fashion spy: Cool FM’s Rebecca McKinney always looks modern


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

Ellen White (23), beautician/salon owner, Belfast

Wore what? Top, £18, trousers, £38, jacket, £59, bag, £25, all River Island; shoes, £15, Topshop.

Why? My look is simple and classy. I can be quite casual sometimes too, though.

Who? Laura Whitmore’s style is feminine and on-trend.

Monthly spend: £300

Linda Turkington (54), bank clerk, Belfast

Wore what? Blouse, £25, Next; jeans, £20, M&S; jacket, £50, Zara; shoes, £30, Dorothy Perkins; bag, £25, New Look.

Why? I would have to describe my style as smart casual. I prefer lighter colours and I follow trends that suit my look.

Who? Cool FM’s Rebecca McKinney always looks modern. I love her more dressy looks, they are always so sophisticated.

Monthly spend: £200

Caroline McMullan (40), company director, Swatragh

Wore what? Jacket, £50, Ruby Blue; dress, £15, H&M; trainers, £50, Converse; bag, £800, Mulberry.

Why? I have a casual style but with a splash of colour.

Who? I’m a big fan of Katie Holmes’ chic look.

Monthly spend: £300

Hollie Gilliland (17), student, Carrickfergus

Wore what? Shirt, £30, Topshop; jeans, £55, Urban Outfitters; shoes, £15, New Look; bag, £15, Mango.

Why? My style is very girly. I’m really into the trend of matching mum jeans with embroidered tops/shirts at the moment.

Who? I love anything by Gucci — model Karmen Pedaru is perfect for the Gucci style. It’s very simple but classy.

Monthly spend: £120

Kati Hall (23), branch manager, Hillsborough

Wore what? Top, £8, boots, £7, both Zara; coat, £80, jeans, £40, both Topshop; scarf, £40, Aquascutum.

Why? I like to look different, so, I always wear bold, fun colours.

Who? Jamie Chung’s style is my favourite because she isn’t afraid of bright colours either. She has fun with her look and it works.

Monthly spend: £50-60

Shelly McElhinney (29), teacher, Londonderry

Wore what? Blouse, £35, Topshop; jeans, £100, Freddy; jacket, £40, Miss Selfridge; shoes, gift; bag, £100, Ted Baker.

Why? Overall my style could be described as smart casual with an edge.

Who? Pippa O’Connor is so classy and she is definitely not afraid to stand out, which I love.

Monthly spend: £100

Claire Taggart (26), sales assistant, Belfast

Wore what? Shirt, £8, New Look; jeans, £25, Miss Selfridge; coat, £60, Dorothy Perkins; boots, £45, Topshop; bag, £40, M&S.

Why? My style could be described as eclectic as I love a bit of everything. One day I could have the rock chick look, and the next it could be feminine florals.

Who? Emma Stone’s style is perfect because it’s girly but a little bit edgy at the same time.

Monthly spend: £50-£80

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