Tahmina Begum and Becky in Digbeth Birmingham
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Tahmina Begum and Becky in Digbeth Birmingham
STYLE
05/07/2018 08:00 BST | Updated 10/07/2018 11:42 BST

'Our Style Is Unpretentious': How Birmingham Gets Dressed

'You can expect anything from Birmingham.'

It has been boiling in Birmingham this week – so we were interested in finding out what the city was wearing in the sunshine. We headed to Digbeth and the city’s creative quarter to get a feel for Birmingham style and to ask the people wearing it how they’d characterise it.

Becky Dore, 31, Studio Manager At An Architect Firm

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Becky Dore wears a botanical print.

“I would describe my style as being laid back but with a lot of bold print. I’m just very relaxed as a person and that comes off in what I wear. I’ve lived in London before, but I prefer Birmingham when it comes to style, it’s less pretentious.”

Jessica Harwood, 22, Chef

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Jessica Harwood matches her socks to her vest.

“Whenever people ask me about my style, I don’t like to label myself and prefer not to be put in a box.”

Kye Moore, 17, Student

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Kye Moore: 'I don't think about what I'm wearing very much'.

“I just threw on random clothes today, I don’t think about it much. But Birmingham is a bit like that, it’s diverse everywhere you look.”

Kasia Bluy, 29, Coffee Consultant

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Kasia Bluy: 'You can expect anything from Birmingham'.

 “My style is comfortable but the city itself is mix and match. Anything and everything applies in the city – you can expect anything from Birmingham.”

Riley Hilliage, 16, Student

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Riley Hilliage: 'Birmingham can be inspiring'.

“I tend to colour coordinate like I’ve done today. Some days I dress more masculine and some days I’m in a crop top and skirt. I really like Billie Eilish’s style but Birmingham itself can be inspiring, there are groups of people who are completely different from each other.”

HuffPost UK

HuffPostListens – Birmingham

HuffPost wants to get out of the media bubble and tell the real story of the UK. For one week in July we relocated our newsroom to the heart of Birmingham and invited people to tell us what they care about - we listened, followed their tips, and went out and reported on what we heard. We’re also hiring more reporters out of London, starting in Birmingham. We don’t think the media has listened to people enough, so that’s what we’re doing. Listening to the stories of Birmingham, opening up our newsroom to its people and telling the real story of Britain from the heart of one of its biggest and best cities. You decide the news. We’ll tell your story. Birmingham, be heard. #HuffPostListens

Read more about the project here.