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Sunday 18 November 2018

The way we wear: The style message from the street

From left: Sonia Harris, Renata Wasiluk, Rory Nugent and Emily O'Donnell
From left: Sonia Harris, Renata Wasiluk, Rory Nugent and Emily O'Donnell

Name: Sonia Harris

Age: 28

Profession: PR

From: Rathfarnham, Dublin

Wearing: Dress by Lipsy, €100, Asos. Bag by Marc Jacobs, reduced to €295, Brown Thomas. Shoes by Paco Gill, €100, Topshop.

What is your favourite shop?

Pepe and Brown Thomas.

What was your best bargain buy?

A triangular, hot-pink leather handbag by Furla for €80 in TK Maxx.

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

A pair of black-and-orange, beaded strappy sandals by Jimmy Choo for €1,300 in Brown Thomas. I had vouchers!

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

The best is Kate Hudson and the worst is Britney Spears.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

Between €500 and €800.

What or who influences your style?

Statement shoes because I like to work my clothes around my shoes. I also like bright colour.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A black bikini with silver glitter by French Connection for £6.99 in TK Maxx.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Leggings because they don't suit me.

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

I love fitted leather jackets and I hate tracksuits.

Name: Renata Wasiluk

Age: 22

Profession: Subscriptions co-ordinator for Prudence magazine

From: Poland, living in Dublin

Wearing: Top, €14 and jacket, €69, both Zara. Jeans, €50, Mango. Scarf by Selected Femme, €30, Brown Thomas. Bag by Diesel, €100, Milan. Shoes, €210, All Saints.

What is your favourite shop?

All Saints.

What was your best bargain buy?

A black leather biker jacket reduced from €410 to €140 in All Saints.

What is the most expensive item you bought?

A grey leather shoulder bag with gold rivets by Prada for €1,500 in St Tropez.

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

The best is Kate Moss and the worst is Amy Winehouse.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Prada.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €500.

What or who influences your style?

Magazine like Elle and Prudence and I love the rock-chic look.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A navy, cotton puffball dress with brown leather straps for €159 in All Saints.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

I don't have any.

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

I love leather and I hate how trends come and go so quickly.

Name: Rory Nugent

Age: 27

Profession: Radio presenter for Spin 103.8

From: Dublin city

Wearing: Coat, €150, Zara. T-shirt, €20, Barcelona. Jeans, €25, Topman. Bag, €200 and boots, €230, both All Saints.

What is your favourite shop?

Circus in the Powerscourt Centre.

What was your best bargain buy?

I got an entire wardrobe for €40 in a Wild Child sale including a yellow leather bomber jacket for €10.

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

A blue glitter biker jacket by Marjan Pejoski (who designs for Bjork) that I got in Circus.

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

The best is Ash Stymest and the worst is Britney Spears.

What is your favourite label or designer?

All Saints.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €300.

What or who influences your style?

Magazines like Dazed & Confused as well as people on the street.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

These jeans.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

White skinny jeans.

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

I love DIY fashion and Dublin street culture and I hate fake tan.

Name: Emily O'Donnell

Age: 26

Profession: Stylist

From: Leopardstown, Dublin

Wearing: Jumpsuit, €68, Topshop. Bag by Balenciaga, present from an ex. Necklace, €65, Rome. Shoes by Terry de Havilland, €495, Eve.

What is your favourite shop?

Airwave, Eve, Sandz and Design Centre.

What was your best bargain buy?

A peacock-print, silk jersey, knee-length, boob-tube dress by Cavalli from current season stock for €35 at a Ruby Couture sale.

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

A black 2.55 Chanel bag with silver hardware for €1,850 in Brown Thomas.

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

The best is Olivia Palermo and the worst is Jordan.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Cavalli, Louboutin and Sarah Swan.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €500.

What or who influences your style?

Magazines like Grazia, Image and VIP.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A Hervé Léger-inspired, black satin dress with a scalloped hem that I bought in Portugal.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Knee-high socks for my Clueless-themed 14th birthday.

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

I love Grecian-inspired looks because they don't date and I hate when a trend saturates the high street.

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