Wednesday 21 February 2018

How to dress like the stars

Our guide to getting Rihanna and Alexa Chung's looks for less. By Deirdre Reynolds

Deirdre Reynolds

Deirdre Reynolds

Young fashionistas are splashing out more than €100 a month on emulating their favourite stars, a new survey has found. Almost half of those aged 16 to 25 spend around €120 every four weeks in a bid to look like they're famous.

And Alexa Chung, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna are among the most copied female celebrities; while David Beckham, Kanye West and Harry Styles inspire men most when it comes to fashion.

Meanwhile, more than four out of 10 youngsters admitted to suffering 'Insta-envy' -- jealously of their friends' or celebrities' wardrobes, brought on by Instagram snaps.

Although she doesn't use Instagram, Lena Zellerhoff, who lives in Dublin, admits she regularly pours over the glossies for style inspiration.

"Sometimes it's good to try something new," says Lena (25), a plus-size model who's signed to Andrea Roche Model Agency.

"And celebrities are good for getting ideas, before you splash out.

"I probably spend around €100 a month on clothes."

"As a curvy girl, I think Kim Kardashian is a great dresser and always try to accentuate my waist, just like her."

Here, Lena shows how to morph into Kim, Rihanna or Alexa on a budget.

Irish Independent

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