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Fashion Spy: 'I think Millie Mackintosh is a perfect style icon'

By Rachel Dean

Rachel Dean checks out the style in Victoria Square, Belfast.

Anna Corry (29), lifestyle blogger/store manager, Ballymena

Wore what? Jumper, £10, Topshop; coat, £50, New Look; trousers, £45, River Island; hat, £20, Warehouse; boots, £25, F&F; bag, £600, Mulberry.

Why? My style during the winter season is quite minimal but very cosy. I love big hats and jumpers during this time of year.

Who? I think Millie Mackintosh is a perfect style icon because her look is quirky.

Caitlin Connolly (19), student, Belfast

Wore what? Top, £45, jeans, £42, both River Island; coat, £65, Pull and Bear; boots, £25, Primark; bag, gift, YSL.

Why? My style is modern and up-to-date. I like to keep up with new trends.

Who? Kim Kardashian is very fashion-forward. I get a lot of style tips from her looks, they are so chic.

Gillian Loughran (37), civil servant, Lurgan

Wore what? Dress, £20, H&M; jacket, £30, Papaya; boots, £130, Kurt Geiger; bag, £10, Primark.

Why? I would say my style is very feminine. I wear a lot of pretty printed dresses.

Who? I love Nicole Scherzinger’s style at the minute. She modernises the traditional ‘glam’ look with funky hairstyles.

Gemma Doonam (31), banking assistant, Fermanagh

Wore what? Shirt, £20, coat, £100, both Zara; jumper, £30, skirt, £30, both Warehouse; shoes, £20, Dune; bag, £400, Mimco.

Why? I would describe my style as smart casual — this look is perfect for my career and lifestyle.

Who? Olivia Palermo’s look is cool and sophisticated. Her style choices are stunning.

Bethany Baird (30), professor, Michigan

Wore what? Jumper, £20, Forever 21; coat, £75, ASOS; jeans, £95, Joe’s Jeans; shoes, £70, Dolce Vita; bag, £1,210, Louis Vuitton.

Why? My look could be described as comfy chic. I like to keep my outfits simple and pretty; I prefer neutral tones over bold colours.

Who? Victoria Beckham is great with fashion, she always looks well put together. She’s been wearing flats recently rather than heels and I much prefer flats for my casual style.

Ruth Lawther-Brown (52), store manager, Ballynure

Wore what? Top, £20, gilet, £60, jeans, £40, all M&S; cardigan, £15, Primark; scarf, £15, Accessorize; boots, £140, Dune; bag, free with £100 set, DKNY.

Why? My friends always say I look very glamorous. I take pride in my look and I love clothes. I like plain, pastel-coloured looks — I’m not a fan of patterns.

Who? I really appreciate Helena Christensen’s style because it’s age appropriate.

Taylor Thompson (20), student, Ballymena

Wore what? Jumper, £30, River Island; coat, £90, Zara; jeans, £100, Replay; boots, £100, Steve Madden; bag, £150, Guess.

Why? My style is straight off the high street. Also, it’s quite plain but girly.

Who? I like Amanda Seyfried’s look, it’s feminine and pretty.

Shauna McDaid (28), business analyst, Londonderry

Wore what? Top, £8, boots, £30, both New Look; jeans, £12, Primark; coat, £25, George; necklace, £20, Warehouse; bag, gift, Nica.

Why? My style is very casual but colourful. I love blush colours the most.

Who?  I love how Kaley Cuoco has her own unique style. It’s quite casual, like my own.

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