Tuesday fashion spy hits the races for a good snoop
Our reporter checks out the style at ladies day at Down Royal and finds lots guests with excellent sartorial taste.
Brooke Watson (18)
Wore what? Headpiece, £300 and dress, £200 both from Diamond Dolls; bag, £30, Algoberg; shoes, £70, Irregular Choice.
Why? I like lots of colour although I tend to go for pastels, but it's nice to try something a little different every now and again. I don't like anything with puffy sleeves.
Who? Blake Lively has a really nice easy-going style but Amanda Holden is a little dull for me.
- Monthly spend £150
Abi Wolsey (24)
Wore what? Dress, £150, Phase Eight; bag, £20, Debenhams; shoes, £20, Dorothy Perkins; fascinator, handmade by a friend.
Why? Normally my style is quite casual and I like jeans and blazers. I don’t like the trend for short shorts — they let it all hang out too much.
Who? I love Nicole Scherzinger’s style as she looks nicely put together. Lady Gaga is far too out there for my taste.
- Monthly spend £80
Hannah Farley (22)
Leisure attendant, Cookstown
Wore what? Fascinator, £50, Debenhams; dress, £140, Gorgeous Couture; bag, £300, Mulberry; shoes, £40, Dublin boutique.
Why? I love wearing black with vibrant colours as it really makes them pop. I don't like anything that shows off too much cleavage.
Who? Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss are always well-dressed but Jordan shows off far too much.
- Monthly spend £200-£300
Gillian Dobbin (38)
Full-time mum, Belfast
Wore what? Fascinator, £22, and bag, £27, both from Accessorize; dress, £20, Kaliko; shoes, £100, LK Bennett.
Why? My style is normally smart casual with a splash of colour. I don’t like people who wear too much make-up and too much fake tan.
Who? Kate Middleton's style is nice and understated but I don’t like the way Jodie Marsh dresses at all.
- Monthly spend £200
Edel McGarvey (28)
Wore what? Dress, £120, Coast; hat, £100, Brenda Campbell; bag, £40, Marks & Spencer; shoes, £70, from New Look, then customised.
Why? Normally my style is smart casual and I like the smart shirts with statement necklaces that people are wearing at the moment. I don’t like anything over the top, though. Less is more!
Who? Cheryl Cole wears lovely outfits but I really can't stand the way Miley Cyrus dresses.
- Monthly spend £100