Fashion blogger Isabelle O’Carroll has carefully crafted two summer outfits inspired by fragrances that caught her imagination… Read on to discover which ones!
Orange Blossom is my favourite Penhaligons scent, it’s a soft scent that reminds me of summer air and really works with the smell of your skin. It is a warm scent, but it’s also fresh, so I’ve started off with a crisp white dress from Topshop and layered a bright bralette from VPL to give a cheeky peek of colour. Anchor down the white frock with a pair of chunky Acne boots, they’re just the thing to wear with shorts, dresses and pretty much anything else you want to throw at them. Juicy green Erickson Beamon earrings add a verdant touch to the outfit and it wouldn’t be complete without an orange piece, this Jil Sander clutch fits the bill perfectly..
Lily & Spice is a flirty floral with a devilish side and needs something suitably girly. Retro catseye sunglasses from the Row start the outfit off on a cheeky tip while the Merle O’Grady earrings nod to old-style Hollywood glamour with their Art Deco-inspired shape. The pretty floral maxi from Pixie Market is given a bit of edge with a leather bodice, perfect for floating around pub gardens, parks and parties. Top it off with Rachel Comey’s fantastic peep-toe heels, the block heel and sturdy platform are the perfect counterpoint to the floaty dress.
Fashion writer Isabelle O’Carroll blogs at Isabelleoc.co.uk. She has been featured in the Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and The Times, and has worked for numerous fashion sites including CatwalkQueen.tv and Look.co.uk. She is currently content editor at New Look.
Does fragrance inspire your wardrobe?