This was one of my favourite photos from our Spring/Summer 2013 Trend report. The Karl illustrations, by the talented Monica Smiley, were a charming counterpoint to this over-sized über-fashionable beach tote. Photo by Norbert Mayer

1. Accessory of the year: Goes to the Chanel hoop bag for being delightfully and ridiculously OTT. If you missed Grace O’Connell’s piece on the
psychology of carrying a designer bag, check it out and then indulge. After all, you’re worth it.

Only Phoebe Philo could perform this fashion miracle. Image courtesy of ImaxTree.

2. Accessory comeback of the year: Phoebe Philo’s “Furkenstocks” transformed the lowly Birkenstocks from boho staple, to high-fashion statement. We’re already obsessing over our favourite spring/summer 2014 accessories. Here are
60 pieces on our wish list.
Read on to find out what other fashion moments captured our attention and imagination this year?