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The way we Wear: The style message from the street


Katie Van Buren

Katie Van Buren

Katie Van Buren

Katie's look is all about texture and pattern. The mix of tweed shorts, leather jacket, paisley scarf and a faux-fur gilet is perfect. The burst of purple is great too.

She is: Katie Van Buren, 23, TV presenter, Blanchardstown, Dublin.

she wears Gilet, €20, and tights, €2, both from Penneys. Jacket, €60, Topshop. Blouse, €40, River Island. Shorts, €35, New Look. Scarf, €10, CHQ Christmas market. Bag, a gift. Belt, €40, and brogues, €40, both from Asos.

what is your...

  • Favourite shop?

The Harlequin.

  • Bargain buy?

A white, fur jacket for £20 from Camden Market in London.

  • Biggest splurge?

A gold lamé jacket by Fornarina for €220 from BT2.

  • Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Fearne Cotton and the worst is Victoria Beckham.

  • Favourite label or designer?

Giles Deacon.

  • Monthly spend on clothes?

About €150.

  • Last fashion buy?

A pair of black, knee-high, leather boots with tassle detail for €30 reduced from €144 from Topshop.

  • Biggest fashion mistake?

A pair of white trousers with a denim panel insert on the flare.

  • What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love the smell of vintage clothes shops and I hate really expensive clothes that you know are only worth a couple of euro.

Irish Independent