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The style message from the street - Caroline

Published 03/06/2011 | 05:00

Caroline Hanratty
Caroline Hanratty

Caroline's combination of camel with neon shows how to make colour-blocking elegant and chic.

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She is Caroline Hanratty (30), fashion retail manager, from Dundalk, living in Dublin.

She wears Pink top and trousers both by Theory, €195 each; bag by Pauric Sweeney, reduced to €400; and shoes by YSL, €495, all from Brown Thomas. Coat, €129, Zara. Jacket, €75, Topshop.

What is your ...

Favourite shop?

Brown Thomas and also Colette in Paris.

Best bargain buy?

A '60s shift dress in gold brocade by Miu Miu reduced from €1,400 to €95 in Brown Thomas.

Biggest splurge?

A cobalt-blue, raw silk, short fitted dress with one shoulder by Stella McCartney for €895 in Brown Thomas.

Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Cameron Diaz and the worst is Cheryl Cole.

Favourite label or designer?

Acne, Stella McCartney and Dolce & Gabbana.

Monthly spend on clothes?

All my wages . . .

Last fashion buy?

A crochet knit, sleeveless top with a black gloss finish by Balenciaga.

Biggest fashion mistake?

Nicholas Kirkwood shoes that I can't walk in.

What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love colour blocking and I hate midriffs on show. . . only because I'm jealous!

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