Belfast Telegraph

Fashion Spy: Millie Mackintosh always looks fantastic, Miley Cyrus needs to wear more clothes

By Kerry McKittrick

Our reporter checks out the style in Belfast city centre and finds plenty of trendy people out and about.

Justine Cassidy (23), quantity surveyor, Coleraine

Wore what? Jacket, £40, River Island; top, £30,  Spoilt Belle Boutique, Magherafelt; jeans, £36, Dorothy Perkins; pumps, £15, bag, £20, New Look.

Why? My style is smart casual and I like wearing blazers. I would never wear anything too tight, like bodycon dresses.

Who? Pippa Middleton has a nice smart casual look, but Nikki Minaj wears too many fluorescent colours.

  • Monthly spend £100-150

Ciara Hamilton (37), hairdresser, Belfast

Wore what? Jacket, £30, Urban Outfitters; T-shirt, £5, H&M; jeans, £45, Warehouse; bag, £13, Pull and Bear; shoes, £30, Next.

Why? I like to follow trends and keep up to date with style. I never wear flat shoes, it's all about heels for me.

Who? Millie Mackintosh can mix casual and smart and always looks fantastic. Miley Cyrus needs to wear more clothes - she's too in your face.

  • Monthly spend £200

Kirsty Wilson (29), retail manager, Banbridge

Wore what? Jacket, £35, dress, £15, H&M; shoes, £70, Schuh; purse, £10, Australian boutique.

Why? I like to co-ordinate colours and I wear lots of dresses and skirts. I never wear fluorescent colours as I don't have the skin tone for them.

Who? Pixie Lott always wears nice dresses. Paloma Faith has an amazing voice, but her style is a bit out there.

  • Monthly spend £300

Maria Taggart (22), beauty therapist, Castledawson

Wore what? Jumper, £175, Polo by Ralph Lauren; jeans, £45, Topshop; shoes, £45, Converse; bag, £280, Michael Kors; sunglasses, £175, Ray-Bans.

Why? I like to mix high street with classic designer pieces that will last forever. I don't like the platform sandals that so many people are wearing at the moment.

Who? Cara Delevingne mixes styles and always looks well. Jessie J's style can be a little too crazy.

  • Monthly spend £200

Aislinn McLean (19), barista, Antrim

Wore what? Jacket, £30, sandals, £8, New Look; vest, £12, Topshop; leggings, £16, River Island; bag, present.

Why? My style is quite classic, but I like adding a splash of colour. I never wear tracksuits and trainers as that's taking casual too far.

Who? Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has a nice, colourful style. I think Madonna doesn't dress her age and her outfits are too eccentric.

  • Monthly spend £100

Sandra McCabe (60), housewife, Belfast

Wore what? Jacket, £60, trousers, £25, Zara; top, £15, TK Maxx; shoes, £14, Primark; bag, £30, River Island.

Why? I like matching colours and my style tends to be smart. I don't wear anything too low-cut.

Who? Victoria Beckham always looks stylish and nicely put together. Jodie Marsh looks terrible.

  • Monthly spend £200

Grace Mamwa (20), student, Belfast

Wore what? Coat, £40, Zara; top, £35, Ted Baker; jeans, £19, Bershka; bag, £10, Mango. Boots, £9, eBay.

Why? I try to be quite classy, so I don't like showing a lot of skin, and I go for statement pieces like this top. I would never wear hot pants in Belfast.

Who? Olivia Palermo is always classy and well-dressed. Ariana Grande dresses too young - she's 21, but dresses like a 16-year-old.

  • Monthly spend £150

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