Two words: functional chic. I was recently introduced to a line of bags from Skagen, a contemporary Danish lifestyle brand. Previously only familiar with Skagen's beautifully sleek and sophisticated line of watches, I was not surprised by my instant attraction to their new collection of bags. The collection seems to represent everything the Skagen brand represents: high-quality, functionality and minimal detailing with a dose of style.
There are several bag styles in the collection, but my favorite is the Mikkeline shown above. Designed as a satchel (which tends to be my favorite bag style in general), I love that it also has an optional and removable shoulder strap. But I think the best feature and look for the Mikkeline is that it can be carried as a clutch. With an arm through the handles and grasping the bag, its relaxed shape easily and effortlessly converts to a très chic oversize clutch! Available in more neutral colors such as black, white and tan, the one pictured above in a stunning Bordeaux/Wine shade is my pick for Fall 2014.
Below are some other bag styles I'm loving from the new collection:
Shown in some of Skagen's lighter and more neutral shades such as steel gray and stone, these bags are versatile and sophisticated. The Ella can be carried in four different ways as a clutch, cross-body, shoulder bag as well as a tote. And the Dorte has a very convenient wristlet attachment.