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Fashion Spy: 'I think Rachel Riley’s style is understated and chic'

Sarah Mawhinney
Sarah Mawhinney
Andrea Lowry
Jill Skelton-Scott
Beth Dillon
Rachel Latham
Denise Kennedy
Susan Straker
Mairead Carson
Rachel Dean

By Rachel Dean

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

Sarah Mawhinney (23), personal trainer,  Newtownabbey

Wore what? Top, £20, Topshop; jacket, £28, Nasty Gal; trousers, £15, TK Maxx; shoes, £30, Menarys; bag, £20, Zara.

Why? I’m usually very sporty until I’m going somewhere, then I like to dress up a little. I’d say my look is unique with lots of pink!

Who? I think Rachel Riley’s style is understated and chic.

Monthly spend: £200

Andrea Lowry (50), practice manager, Belfast

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Wore what? Jumper, £25, trousers, £30, both Dunnes Stores; jacket, £50, New Look; boots, £40, Stradivarius; bag, gift, Christian Dior.

Why? I do try to keep my look modern, youthful and co-ordinated, but still appropriate.

Who? Helen Mirren has been such a style icon throughout her entire career. She always looks good.

Monthly spend: £50 or less

Jill Skelton-Scott (47), stay-at-home mum, Lisburn

Wore what? Dress, £155, Tommy Hilfiger; jacket, £50, Sosandar; shoes, £25, TK Maxx; bag, gift, Mulberry.

Why? I would describe my style as dressy casual and feminine. I love colourful tea dresses.

Who? I think Kate Middleton’s classic look is very trendy.

Monthly spend: £250

Beth Dillon (21), supervisor, Moira

Wore what? Jacket, £15, H&M; skirt, £30, Urban Outfitters; shoes, £25, New Look; bag, £10, market in Spain.

Why? I would say my style is a little bit quirky. I like going into vintage shops.

Who? Alexa Chung has such a cool, unique look.

Monthly spend: £100

Rachel Latham (30), technical accounts manager, Lisburn

Wore what? Jumper, £5, Primark (sale); skirt, £7, Forever 21; shoes, £4, New Look (sale); bag, £25, TK Maxx.

Why? My everyday style is very different from my work look. I’m much more casual outside of work.

Who? I like Gwen Stefani’s punk look.

Monthly spend: £50 or less

Denise Kennedy (50s), accountant, Aghadowey

Wore what? Poncho, £300, Net-A-Porter; trousers, £150, Hugo Boss; shoes, £500 plus; bag strap, £90, Michael Kors; bag, £150, Jaeger.

Why? I have a classic look. I like to buy timeless pieces that I can keep for years.

Who? I don’t follow celebrity fashion, I just do my own thing. But I do think Jennifer Aniston always looks well put-together.

Monthly spend: £500 or less

Susan Straker (48), nurse, Antrim

Wore what? Dress, £50, River Island; jacket, £50, boots, £38, both DV8; bag, £15, market in Ibiza.

Why? My look could be described as dressy and classy. I would say I’m very feminine too – I’m usually in a dress.

Who? Christine Lampard’s style is classic and sophisticated.

Monthly spend: £200 plus

Mairead Carson (18), student, Belfast

Wore what? Jumper, £13, trousers, £15, both Primark; jacket, £20, Pretty Little Thing; shoes, £30, Puma; bag, £37, River Island.

Why? I would say my style is modern and really girly.

Who? The Kardashians are so fashionable. I love everything about Kylie Jenner’s look.

Monthly spend: £100

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