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Wednesday 18 September 2019

DOES WEXFORD HAVE STYLE?

WHO ARE THE MOST STYLISH AND WHAT ARE THEIR INFLUENCES? WORDS: SÍLE MAGUIRE PHOTOGRAPHS: MADELINE O'CARROLL

Name: Chloe Chan Age: 17 From: Crossabeg Q: When did you first become style conscious and why? A: I was about 14 or 15.

My older sisters were always into fashion so they were the first to make me think about what I was wearing. Q: How has your style evolved over the years? A: When I was younger I used to be a skater so I used to always go around in baggy jeans, but since then it has changed slowly. I have a clear image of what I want to look like. Q: Who or what influences your personal style? A: My sisters. They live in London so they're inspired by the style there. I take inspiration from them. Also celebrities like Sienna Miller and Daisy Lowe. Q: What trends do you despise and why? A: Leggings, because they don't look good on me! You have to have perfect legs to wear them usually. Q: Who would you consider to be the most stylish person in the world? A: Rachel Zoe, because she's a celebrity stylist. She's very boho cool. Q: Where do you like to shop? A: In Wexford, probably Topshop. In Dublin I like Urban Outfitters and American Appeal. Q: If you could sum up your style in one word? A: Eclectic. Name: Nathan Harran Age: 16 From: Crossabeg Q: When did you first become style conscious and why? A: When I was 12 years old. It's because I hung out with friends who would have been more aware of how they dressed. Q: How has your sense of style evolved over the years? A: I used to dress in tracksuits all the time but now I never wear them. I used to care what other people thought of the way I dressed but now I wear whatever I like. Q: What is your favourite item of clothing and why? A: I have so many! But I'd probably choose between my green trousers and my wool jumper because I don't have anything else like them! Q: Where do you like to shop? A: Topman. Q: Who do you think is the most stylish person in the world? A: I think for men, James Franco because he wears really nice suits and hats. For women I'd say Sarah Jessica Parker because she's an older woman but still dresses really well! Q: Do you think it's important for people to have they're own sense of style? A: Yes, because I like when someone is different to how everybody else is dressed and they don't care what others think of their clothes. Q: Who or what influences you in the way you dress? A: No one. I don't really pay attention to how other people dress. I just buy what I like. Q: What trend do you despise? A: I hate shelled suits. They look awful! Q: One word to sum up your style? A: Trendy. Name: Natalie Dunne Age: 20 From: Taghmon Q: When and why did you first become style conscious? A: When I was 17 or 18. My sister is really fashionable so she influenced me a lot in what I wore. Q: How has your style evolved over the years? A: Massively. I used to be a tomboy and wear tracksuits all the time, but now I wear all sorts. I don't stick to just wearing the same thing. Q: Where do you like to shop? A: River Island, New Look, Penneys. Q: What is your favourite item of clothing and why? A: Blazers because they're so stylish and go with everything. Q: Who do you think is the most stylish person in the world? A: Nicole Richie. She has the most amazing clothes! Q: If you could sum up your style in one word? A: Cool. Name: Patrick Beary Age: 25 From: Wexford town Q: When and why did you first become style conscious? A: Probably in 4th or 5th year. I think it had a lot to do with my confidence and how I appeared to other people. Q: How has your style evolved over the years? A: I think when I made the transition from secondary school to college and then to my career. Because I was earning more money I was able to afford nicer things. Q: Who do you consider to be the most stylish person in the world? A: I don't know to be honest! I don't really pay attention to how other people are dressed. I have a couple of favourites though, such as Marc Jacobs and Dolce and Gabbana. Q: Who or what influences your style? A: I'm not really influenced by anybody. I don't really care what anybody else thinks of me and what I wear. I just buy what I like and if it makes me look and feel good that's all that matters/ Q: What one trend do you despise? A: People who copy other people. You should wear clothes that make you feel good about yourself not just because your friends wear them. Q: If you could sum up your style in one word what would it be? A: Dynamic. Name: Katie Freeney Age: 18 From: Bridgetown Q: When did you first become style conscious? A: I was 13 when I really started to think more about what I wore but I think when I was about 15 I really got more into it and started having fun with fashion. Q: How has your sense of style evolved over the years? A: I became less conscious of what other people thought of me as I got older. When I was younger I would have been afraid to wear certain things but now I wear whatever I want and feel like wearing. Q: What is your favourite item of clothing and why? A: At the moment it's my black and white skull scarf. I like the way it instantly adds a rocky edge to any outfit. It must just be the phase I'm in but I don't like being too girly or flowery in what I wear at the moment. Q: Where do you like to shop? A: Awear, New Look, Topshop, Urban Outfitters, thrift shops like Lucy's lounge in Temple Bar in Dublin. I love Penneys and Dunnes, they're just so cheap it's unreal! Q: Who do you consider to be the most stylish person in the world and why? A: That's a really tough question! I love Alexa Chung's sense of style. She's always so indie. I absolutely love Coco Sumner, she's so cool. Q: If you could sum up your style in one word? A: I think my style changes too much to put a word on it, most people would probably say it's 'quirky'. Name: Shane O'Brien Age: 34 From: Cork city. Q: When did you first become style conscious? A: When I was thirteen years old. I didn't want to look like everyone else. Q: What is your favourite item of clothing and why? A: My boots because they take me everywhere! Q: Where do you like to shop? A: Second hand shops and charity shops. I find really individual vintage things there that no one else has. Q: Who do you think is the most stylish person in the world? A: Me!

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