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Getting To Know Tanice Elizabeth, The Content Creator With The Best Guide To Belfast

When curating travel guides, we like to get the inside scoop from the locals who can recommend uncovered gems and the places to prioritise if you are visiting with limited time. We just opened a new store in Belfast, on Victoria Square, and discovered ourselves on the lookout for the perfect guide who we found in Tanice Elizabeth – a content creator based in the city.

Originally a lawyer, Tanice is an accidental influencer, who started a new Instagram account as a creative outlet in 2019 to bring her back to herself. Since then, her following has continued to grow and armed with the latest staples from our winter collection, we asked her to show us around the city and chat to us about style, outfit curation and the beauty of Belfast.

Let’s start with a little bit about you, how did you get into content creation? Talk to us through your background… 

I’m a mum of two boys and had them both early. Logan at 18 and Isaac at 25. My background is as a lawyer but in 2020 I wasn’t feeling myself and felt stuck. In a coffee shop one day, I was showing my husband how many pictures I had taken on my phone of clothes and beauty bits. He suggested I start a new Instagram account to put them somewhere. I started posting to Instagram more mindfully – not only just shooting my outfits but other items too and used my instagram as a creative outlet. It all started from there.

How would you describe your personal style?

I’d say that I am a maximal minimalist. I love wearing simple pieces but also love making them stand out, such as wearing a tracksuit on a night out. It’s simple but not common to see with a pair of heels. Comfort too. Comfort is always key when it comes to my style.

Has working in content creation and documenting your looks changed the way you put outfits together?

Not particularly, I still tend to dress the same based on how I am feeling each day. However it has made me more mindful about what I am wearing. And I guess more experimental.

What does your average day look like?

It changes up a lot but typically starts early with getting my children ready for school and doing a school run, and ends with dinner and chill time. In between, I can be travelling, shooting, or it can be admin heavy or sometimes just giving myself some time to scroll and get inspired. When I am not travelling, I work from home but I do like to try to work from a coffee shop or workspace at least once a week.

You’re based in Belfast, what’s the best thing about living here?

It is so easy to travel around the city. You can cover miles in a short period of time. Everything just seems close compared to really busy cities. Also, as it is in the UK but also in Ireland, it is like a little travel hub. I can be in London or Paris within a couple of hours.

What’s your favourite thing to do on days off in this city?

Just really enjoy what we have around. I love to go to museums, theatre, coffee spots and eat out.


I’d say that I am a maximal minimalist. I love wearing simple pieces but also love making them stand out, such as wearing a tracksuit on a night out.

Favourite spot for dinner?

Yugo.

And drinks? 

Yugo again, they do the best cocktails. And for drinks only, probably the Ulster Sports Club which is more casual, or the Merchant cocktail bar is also a favourite.

Any hidden gems in Belfast our readers should know about…

The MAC, it’s a really good space for work, play, inspiration and coffee. It also is in the centre of the city. There is a great arts scene in Belfast; music, fashion, art and there’s always a great show in the Lyric Theatre, the MAC or the Grand Opera House.

If someone had one day in Belfast, what would you recommend as a must do or see? 

Belfast has a lot of history so a Black Taxi tour would definitely be my number one recommendation. They take you around the city and are so knowledgeable on past/present events. A trip to the Merchant cocktail bar to sit by the fire and have some lunch/drinks too, then Yugo for dinner.

I am going to make a point of getting dressed a couple of times this festive season, because well, why not? It’s the one time you can really go for it.

Favourite place to escape to outside of Belfast?

Ballycastle.

The most cherished item in your wardrobe right now?

My Chanel slingbacks.

What does ‘dressing up’ mean to you? Do you like to go all out for the festive season?

Dressing up for me means making more effort and feeling really good. Sometimes I like to be more glamorous and other times I like to be comfortable. I am going to make a point of getting dressed a couple of times this festive season, because well, why not? It’s the one time you can really go for it.

A piece of style advice you’d give your younger self? 

Be mindful of trends and don’t feel like you have to buy or wear something. Times change and so will your buying habits.

Your favourite item from the current Whistles collection?

The cashmere roll neck jumper, it’s such a staple piece for winter.

What’s your advice for our readers for building a capsule wardrobe for winter?
Look at current pieces in your wardrobe before adding to what you have and put the staples that you gravitate towards the most often at the front. Try and wear the same pieces all year around just in a different way. For example, I might wear a cashmere sweater in summer over my shoulders or as a cover up or jacket, and in winter I will wear that same piece with some layers under and a coat on top. Also, a pair of good black boots will be your saviour and you can style them in all seasons.

Our brand new WHISTLES store in Victoria Square Belfast on Lower Ground is now open.
This new placement is the first store to showcase our new design concept and it’s the perfect location to browse our latest must-haves in person.

If you’re in the area, we’d love to see you.

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