Sunday 22 April 2018

The way we wear - the style message from the street

Roslyn Cosgrave, Lisa Marie McCarroll, Janice Butler and Sofia Lindblom.
Roslyn Cosgrave, Lisa Marie McCarroll, Janice Butler and Sofia Lindblom.

Niamh O'Rourke

Name: Roslyn Cosgrave

Age: 17

Profession: Student

From: Swords, Dublin

Wearing: Cardigan, €45, and necklace, €28, both Topshop. Jumper, €43, Miss Selfridge. Trousers, Zara, borrowed from my sister. Bag, Zara, raided from my Mam's wardrobe. Boots, €80, Schuh.

What is your favourite shop?

Topshop and Urban Outfitters.

What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of brown Converse that I got in first year for about €50 that I still wear.

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

A pair of grey, studded, flat ankle boots for €180 in BT2.

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

The best is Alexa Chung and the worst is Jordan.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Marc Jacobs.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

All my wages if I can; between about €300 and €400.

What or who influences your style?

If it's weird, I like it!

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A silvery grey, tiered tulle, tutu-style skirt from a wear.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Round, chunky, lime green runners that I bought when I was on holiday in Bulgaria.

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

I love vintage, especially big baggy cardigans and I hate luminous colours.

Name: Lisa Marie McCarroll

Age: 24

Profession: Visual Merchandiser

From: Rathfarnham, Dublin

Wearing: Cape, $55, and bag, €10, both eBay. Scarf, €10, Dunnes Stores. Leggings, €37, American Apparel. Docs, £80, Doc Martin store in Spitalfields in London.

What is your favourite shop?

Rokit and Vintage Heaven, both on Brick Lane in London.

What was your best bargain buy?

A high-waisted, blue sequin, body-con mini reduced from €68 to €18 in Topshop.

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

A grey croc, bowling bag by Vivienne Westwood for €300 in Urban Outfitters.

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

The best is Mary-Kate Olsen and the worst is Cheryl Cole.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Mark Fast and McQueen.

How much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €200.

What or who influences your style?

Face Hunter and Grazia street style.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A stone-washed denim, tassle jacket for £18 from Beyond Retro in London.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Parallel pants.

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

I love that vintage is now more accessible in Dublin than ever before and I hate that Alexander McQueen is dead.

Name: Janice Butler

Age: 28

Profession: Journalist

From: Churchtown, Dublin

Wearing: Jacket, €50, dress, €30, and belt, €15, all H&M. Boots by Kurt Geiger, €100, BT2.

What is your favourite shop?

Topshop, French Connection and H&M.

What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of goldie-bronze, patent stiletto pumps reduced from €140 to €30 in Kurt Geiger.

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

A pair of Rock & Republic jeans for €250.

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

The best is Diane Kruger and the worst is Katie Price.

What is your favourite label or designer?

3.1 Phillip Lim and Marc Jacobs.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €200.

What or who influences your style?

Magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Grazia and TV programmes like The X Factor and Gossip Girl.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A nude-coloured dress with a black claw print from Topshop online.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Skecher runners.

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

I love dresses especially with a tulip shape and I hate velvet.

Name: Sofia Lindblom

Age: 21

Profession: Retail assistant

From: Sweden, living in Blackrock

Wearing: Jacket, €160, shirt, €60, and bag, €200, all by Guess from BT2. Jeans by Cheap Monday, €40, Stockholm. Boots, €120, Aldo.

What is your favourite shop?

Brown Thomas and BT2 in Ireland and the Cheap Monday store in Stockholm.

What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of two-tone, black and brown, fleece-lined, cowboy-style boots with a tiny heel, reduced from €580 to €50 in Sturegallerian in Stockholm.

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

A pair of plain blue, straight leg jeans by Joe Jeans for €450 in Finland. I wore them down to a thread so I ended up making them into shorts.

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

The best is Sienna Miller and the worst is Beyonce.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Cheap Monday, All Saints and Sonia Rykiel.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

Between about €300 and €700.

What or who influences your style?

My mood, mixing different styles in one look, Fashion TV and Swedish Elle.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A pair of '60s-style, ankle-strap shoes with a vertical gold stripe down the heel by Miu Miu, reduced from €380 to €189 in Brown Thomas.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Flashing my stomach with hipster jeans when I was about 13.

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

I love how it changes all the time and is so varied and I hate when it's too much, overdone and overdressed. Keep it simple.

Irish Independent

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