Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Next Year's Wardrobe, Now

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Next Year's Wardrobe, Now

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Byline: Karen Dacre,

THE PINK COAT In the early months of 2013, I'd have screwed my face up at anyone who said this year's pink-coat pandemic wouldn't reach its sell-by date within the next 12 months. But here, on the cusp of a new year, the pink coat is showing no signs of leaving our stores any time soon. More fool me. In 2014, wraparound versions will prove popular thanks to Whistles, which has included this masterful interpretation in its resort collection. ([pounds sterling]495, whistles.co.uk) SKATER SHOES God bless the world's pavement riders for allowing us to step into their shoes: life before skater shoes became viable fashion fodder certainly doesn't bear thinking about. And so it is with great delight that I tell you that this delicious moment for footwear is going nowhere. Next season, artsy fashion label Mother of Pearl will make a play for the feet of fashion editors everywhere with its totally divine stripe style -- [pounds sterling]365, available at matchesfashion.com now -- while Phoebe Philo and Vans continue to win our hearts and toes.

SLEEVELESS JACKET This year's sleeveless jacket has been blessed with fresh legs thanks to Karl Lagerfeld and Dries Van Noten, who have reworked the style for next year. The latest way to wear one is to layer underneath with a roll-neck sweater in a contrasting shade or, if you've got the legs for it, have a go at wearing one as a dress. Victoria Beckham's tailored mini dress ([pounds sterling]745) is the Christmas gift that will keep on giving.

(victoriabeckham.com) STRIPES Bold, highlighter stripes had a real moment back in spring and they're set for more of the same next year thanks to Valentino, which has gone all out on the print. For a last-minute Christmas party or Hogmanay outfit that's like, so 2014, road-test Topshop's sugarpink-and-black-stripe prom dress ([pounds sterling]80), available in-store now. (topshop.co.uk) OVERSIZED CLUTCH BAGS God bless them, everyone -- skater shoes aside, no other accessory brought us more joy this year. …

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