Tuesday 6 December 2016

The way we wear: Style message from the street

Niamh O'Rourke

Published 12/03/2010 | 05:00

Niamh O'Rourke hits the streets to see if local fashionistas are injecting a hint of spring into their wardrobes.

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Name: Amy Foley

Age: 18

Profession: Student

From: Kilbarrack, Dublin

Wearing: Dress, €16, and leggings, €3, both Penneys. Bag, €30, and boots, €80, both River Island. Hairband, €12, Topshop.

What is your favourite shop?

Topshop.

What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of strappy, leopard-print sandals with a kitten heel for €53 from Miss Selfridge.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?

A rust-coloured, ruffled dress with jewels at the neck for €250 from All Saints.

Who do you think are the best and worst-dressed celebrities?

The best is Cheryl Cole and the worst is Amy Winehouse.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Vivienne Westwood.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €100.

What or who influences your style?

Window displays, high-street shops and magazines such as Look.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A short, cream, bodycon, backless dress from Topshop.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Red leg-warmers.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.

I love floral prints and I hate bodycon skirts. I'm fussy about my bodycon!



Name: Nicole Griffin

Age: 19

Profession: Law student

From: Drimnagh, Dublin

Wearing: Jacket by Juicy Couture, $350, Florida. Jumper, €19.99, and heart earrings, €3.99, all H&M. Bag, €40, River Island sale. Tights, €2, Penneys. Shorts, €38, belt, €23, and boots, €99, all Topshop.

What is your favourite shop?

BT2 and Topshop.

What was your best bargain buy?

A pink wool, bell-shaped jacket with giant black buttons reduced from €90 to €39 in River Island.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?

Apart from this jacket, a pair of chestnut Uggs for €220 from Office.

Who do you think are the best and worst-dressed celebrities?

The best is Cheryl Cole and the worst is Lady Gaga.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Paul's Boutique.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

At least €400.

What or who influences your style?

Magazines like Now and Closer and websites such as Topshop, Asos and River Island.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A navy jersey, polka-dot top with tiered ruffling from Zara.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Velure tracksuit bottoms.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.

I love bodytops and I hate harem trousers.



Name: Robert Halford

Age: 19

Profession: Retail sales assistant

From: Drimnagh, Dublin

Wearing: Jacket, €60, T-shirt, €9, and jeans, €54, all Topman. Hat, €14, and boots, €30, both River Island.

What is your favourite shop?

Topman, River Island and Urban Outfitters.

What was your best bargain buy?

A navy pea coat reduced from €170 to €90 in Topman.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?

An aqua-coloured hoodie by Lyle & Scott for €110 from Urban Outfitters.

Who do you think are the best and worst-dressed celebrities?

The best is Alex Turner from The Arctic Monkeys and the worst is Pete Burns.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Lyle & Scott.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

Around €180 or €190.

What or who influences your style?

Trends, my job and Asos.com.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

This jacket.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

A pink shirt from Topman.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.

I love plain white T-shirts, they're really versatile and I hate dangly jewellery.



Name: Dara O'Keefe

Age: 20

Profession: Clinical Measurement Science student

From: Clonskeagh, Dublin

Wearing: Jacket, €50, H&M. Top, €50, and boots, €110, Topshop. Bag, €12, and jeans, €14, both Penneys.

What is your favourite shop?

Topshop and Penneys.

What was your best bargain buy?

A short, light-brown faux fur, waisted coat for €30 from H&M.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?

A tan leather bag by Juicy Couture with gold chains for €700 from Brown Thomas.

Who do you think are the best and worst-dressed celebrities?

The best is Alexa Chung and the worst is Jodie Marsh.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Marc Jacobs and Chloe.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €600.

What or who influences your style?

Comfort, my friends and compliments.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

This top.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

'Crotch pants' from Dunnes when I was 15 which are basically oversized, mens tracksuit pants.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.

I love florals and lace and I hate belly tops and also leggings without a long top worn over them.

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