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The way we wear: The style message from the street


Sinead Mercier

Sinead Mercier

Sinead Mercier

Sinéad's style is so bright and cheerful. She's made some very 'on trend' tights totally her own by mixing them with a pair of vintage loafers. Love the red hat too; it ties the whole look together.

She is: Sinéad Mercier, 21, Law student, Galway

she wears Coat, €60, The Harlequin. Hat, 50c, ISPCA charity shop, Galway. Scarf, a gift bought in Thailand. Bag, belongs to my boyfriend's mum. Tights, €1, Topshop. Shoes, 50c, The Irish Cancer Society charity shop, Rathmines.

what is your ...

  • Favourite shop?

The Irish Cancer Society charity shop in Rathmines.

  • Bargain buy?

A pair of block-heeled satin sandals by Marc Jacobs reduced from €600 to €130 in Brown Thomas in Cork.

  • Biggest splurge?

A black, structured dress with a mermaid-tail skirt by Karen Millen for €230 from Brown Thomas.

  • Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Rihanna and the worst is Cher Lloyd.

  • Favourite label or designer?


  • Monthly spend on clothes?

Between €10-€60.

  • Last fashion buy?

These tights.

  • Biggest fashion mistake?

Yellow tights.

  • What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love the chance of artistic expression it offers and I hate how expense hampers the ability to experiment.

Irish Independent