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Fashion spy: We hit the city's streets for a good snoop

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

Rachel Farrelly (21), sales assistant, Draperstown

Wore what? Top, £12.99, shoes, £25, both New Look; jacket, £30, Zara; jeans, £40, Topshop; bag, £30, River Island.

Why? I’m a girly girl and follow fashion trends to make sure I look modern. I love bright outfits.

Who? Lucy Hale’s style is very feminine and pretty. She always combines cute skirts with hats and looks fab.

Monthly spend: £100

Jessica Irwin (20), student, Ballymena

Wore what? Top, £38, jacket, £185, trousers, £40, shoes, £32, all Topshop; bag, £90, Zara.

Why? I’m quite interested in edgy fashion and like my look to be a little quirky.

Who? Alexa Chung fits that look. Her style is interesting because it’s so different from other people’s — she looks great.

Monthly spend: £200

Catherine Cromie (31), childminder, Doagh

Wore what? Top, £19.99, coat, £40, jeans, £30, all Zara; shoes, £40, Adidas; bag, £119, Michael Kors.

Why? I would say my style interest is quite quirky without slavishly following trends. I like to be an individual.

Who? Fearne Cotton is confident enough to just do her own thing with her style — it’s funky and suits her personality.

Monthly spend: £200

Rachael Black (25), nurse, Larne

Wore what? Top, £40, jeans, £90, both House of Fraser; shoes, £80, Precious (boutique); bag, £120, Michael Kors.

Why? I aim for a classy, sophisticated look.

Who? Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a great example of a very classy, feminine look. Her outfits are always different and fresh.

Monthly spend: £200

Anna Smyth (20), student, Armagh

Wore what? Top, £35, boots, £65, both River Island; jeans, £40, Topshop; bag, £45, New Look.

Why? I like my outfits to be bright and patterned and only dress plainly occasionally. I also love anything that is really comfy.

Who? Kim Kardashian’s style is great because she wears a lot of fitted items that really accentuate her figure. Her body-con outfits always look so good on her.

Monthly spend: £50

Teresa Boilin (49), administrator, Newry

Wore what? Top, £25, trousers, £35, shoes, £50, all Zara; bag, £32, Accessorize.

Why? I would definitely describe my style as smart casual and comfortable. What I wear would also depend on the occasion — I do like to dress down sometimes.

Who? Models such as Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne have fashion-forward style which is also achievable.

Monthly spend: £50

Rachael Andrews (21), IT specialist, Ballynahinch

Wore what? Shirt, £10, Primark; jacket, £40, Mango; jeans, £40, Topshop; boots, £115, Dune; bag, £200, Coach.

Why? My style is simple but pretty. I wear a lot of figure-hugging outfits that really compliment my shape.

Who? I really love the Kardashian sisters look, especially Kylie’s — her style is so slick and unique.

Monthly spend: £150

Rachel Boyd (20), manager, Carryduff

Wore what? Shirt, £135, Ralph Lauren; jeans, £39.99, Zara; shoes, £45, Office; bag, £700, Louis Vuitton.

Why? I’m not sure how to label my style because I just go for anything I like the look of. Though, I do like to stand out of the crowd with whatever I’m wearing.

Who? Rihanna has a unique style with an urban feel which really suits her.

Monthly spend: £800

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