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Kristin Booker • July 14, 2010

Obsession of the Day: Cool White Accessories From Skagen Denmark

We’re halfway through the summer. I know! Did you think it would go this quickly? Well, with less time than you thought to take advantage of everything the summer has to offer, I suggest getting in on clean, white accessories sooner than later, especially when they come from cool Scandinavian design firms like Skagen Denmark.

Feast your eyes on the crisp white fabulousness of these sunglasses: medium-sized frames with white textured leather inlaid at the temples and Skagen’s signature mesh detailing on the endpieces. Take these topaz-lens darlings into pre-Fall by pairing them with everything and anything. If you’ve got bronzed skin and sun-kissed highlights, these will make you look like a goddess. You can also wear them in the dead of winter against a fur hat and a thick grey wool coat for instant Bond girl effect.

Then we move to a gorgeous white monochromatic tone-on-tone watch with touches of silver and crystal and a genuine white leather band for simple elegance. I’m actually a fan of white watches year round, so feel to keep this one on top of the dresser for a while. Wear it for the rest of the summer, then store it for the dead of winter to offset the cozy knits and fireside clothes you know so well. Urbanites should know a white watch in the winter looks quite crisp against charcoal and black.

Buy them now, wear them multiple times. Sometimes there’s nothing quite so right as a crisp, white accessory and in that case, Skagen’s got us covered.

Skagen Medium Square Acetate Sunglasses ($65) and Fashion Basic Watch in White ($105), available via their website

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