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The way we wear: The style message from the street

Published 11/03/2011 | 05:00

Suzanne Whelan. Suzanne's style is about architecture and structure with her bell skirt and statement heels. The short-sleeved coat is perfect for spring and would work well with long leather gloves too.
Suzanne Whelan. Suzanne's style is about architecture and structure with her bell skirt and statement heels. The short-sleeved coat is perfect for spring and would work well with long leather gloves too.

Suzanne's style is about architecture and structure with her bell skirt and statement heels. The short-sleeved coat is perfect for spring and would work well with long leather gloves too.

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SHE IS Suzanne Whelan (30), sales adviser, from Rathfarnham, Dublin

SHE WEARS Coat by Marni, €900, Brown Thomas. Dress by Giambattista Valli, reduced to €400, London. Bag by Kenneth Cole, €200, House of Fraser. Ribbon worn on neck, A. Rubanesque. Shoes by YSL, €600, Harvey Nichols.

what is your...



  • Favourite shop?

Harvey Nichols, Brown Thomas and Design Centre.



  • Bargain buy?

A black linen shift dress by Cos, similar in shape to this one, for €80 in BT2.



  • Biggest splurge?

This coat.



  • Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Daphne Guinness and the worst is Jordan.



  • Favourite label or designer?

Dolce & Gabbana.



  • Monthly spend on clothes?

Recently, only about €80 to €100.



  • Last fashion buy?

The Cos dress.



  • Biggest fashion mistake?

Oversized florals, I'm too small for them.



  • What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love getting inspiration from the top designers, I read Vogue and Grazia and I hate people not buying clothes to suit their shape and also the '80s revamp.

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