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The way we Wear: The style message from the street


Alannagh Byrne

Alannagh Byrne

Alannagh Byrne

Alannah works schoolgirl chic. The kilt-inspired mini, polka-dot tights and neat Sergio Rossi shoes are given a bolder edge with her military green, vintage-style bomber.

She is: Alannah Byrne, 23, artist, Dublin.

she wears Jacket, my sister's, bought in H&M. Jumper, €4, The Irish Cancer Society charity shop. Skirt, €5, Barnardos charity shop. Hat, a gift, Newmarket Square Flea Market. Bag, €12, Positively Eight Street. Scarf, my sister's. Tights, €2, Penneys. Shoes by Sergio Rossi, €30, Mercury Goes Retrograde.

what is your ...

  • Favourite shop?

The Irish Cancer Society charity shop.

  • Bargain buy?

This angora jumper.

  • Biggest splurge?

A pair of black, Chelsea boots for €99 from Clarks.

  • Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Anna Karina and the worst is Katy Perry.

  • Favourite label or designer?

Vivienne Westwood.

  • Monthly spend on clothes?

Between €10-€20.

  • Last fashion buy?

This hat was given to me by a friend who has a stall in Newmarket Square.

  • Biggest fashion mistake?

Wearing tracksuits; I had a Le Coq Sportif jacket.

  • What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love well-made clothes and good fabrics and I hate synthetics.

Irish Independent