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Fashion Spy: 'I think Blake Lively has a good mix between relaxed and sophisticated pieces'


Jordan Ashfield
Jordan Ashfield
Ann Brown
Gwyneth Blair
Nicki Steele
Sarah-Jane Knox
Jamie Kooij
Mina McClure
Kaila McManus
Rachel Dean

By Rachel Dean

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

Jordan Ashfield (23), nurse, Birmingham

Wore what? Dress, £25, New Look; shoes, £50, Adidas; bag, £6, Primark.

Why? My style is a mixture of dressy and casual pieces during the hotter weather. Any other time, I’m  usually in jeans.

Who? I think Blake Lively has a good mix between relaxed and sophisticated pieces. And her look is so unique.

Monthly spend: £150

Ann Brown (39), project manager, Magheralin

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Wore what? Top, £20, M&S Collection; jeans, £85, Replay; sunglasses, £120, Guess; shoes, £60, House of Fraser; bag, gift, Ted Baker.

Why? I tend to go for classic, timeless pieces but most  importantly, I like to feel comfortable.

Who? I like how Holly Willoughby’s style isn’t over the top. It’s just enough, and it works.

Monthly spend: £150

Gwyneth Blair (20), student, Waterford

Wore what? Dress, £13, T-shirt, £4, bag, £12, all Primark; boots, £30, ASOS.

Why? I’m very much inspired by vintage and ’90s fashion. My look is quite feminine but with an added edge, so I’ll wear Dr Martens or chunky boots with a girly dress.

Who? Model Bella Hadid is my style inspiration and I love everything about her look. I think she’s so cool.

Monthly spend: £100

Nicki Steele (29), human resources officer, Jordanstown

Wore what? Top, £30, skirt, £50, both Zara; shoes, £16, Dunnes Stores; bag, £315, Michael Kors.

Why? My style is what I would call ‘earthy’. I like the bohemian look and neutral tones.

Who? I like actress Vanessa Hudgen’s boho style.

Monthly spend: £400

Sarah-Jane Knox (40), owner of Sarah-Jane boutique, Magherafelt

Wore what? Dress, £50, Oliver Bonas; sunglasses, £220, Gucci; shoes, £60, Michael Kors; bag, gift, Mulberry.

Why? I’m a mum so I first and foremost have to be comfortable, but still stylish. I tend to buy timeless pieces, so my style never looks outdated.

Who? Meghan Markle is classic but still super trendy.

Monthly spend: £300

Jamie Kooij (28), business owner/actress, Holland

Wore what? Top, £10, jeans, £25, both H&M; jacket, £25, Primark; sunglasses, £12, TK Maxx; boots, £40, Schuh; bag, £135, boutique in Holland.

Why? I would describe my look as a little bit quirky. I’m gradually getting into sustainable fashion and I rarely shop. I think it’s very important to wear what you have.

Who? I follow blogger Romy Boomsma on Instagram and I like that she’s quite into sustainable shopping.

Monthly spend: £30

Mina McClure (23), insurance broker, Belfast

Wore what? Dress, £90, boutique in Paris; shoes, £50, Converse; bag, £60, Longchamp.

Why? I would say my style is very relaxed. I like to dress my look down with trainers or flats.

Who? Actress Shay Mitchell is so stylish. I love how effortlessly she can put different things together to make a look.

Monthly spend: £200-250

Kaila McManus (24), student, Fermanagh

Wore what? Playsuit, £30, Topshop; sunglasses, £140, Ray-Ban; shoes, £70, Birkenstock.

Why? I love summer fashion. My style is very girly, but I wear neutral tones instead of bright colours.

Who? Londonderry model Joanna Cooper is so stylish.

Monthly spend: £200

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