Chinese New Year is rapidly approaching! Are you wondering how to dress for Chinese New Year festivities? What’s so great about this celebration is that it gives you the opportunity to fuse tradition and fashion together and the “what to wear” opportunities are endless. From sticking with the well loved colour red or a flattering cheongsam, to adopting a more edgy style by incorporating bold accessories or make up, it’s never been so easy to work your individuality into your Chinese New Year look.
Red is a fantastic go-to colour for any event, none more so than Chinese New Year. This year, why not put your own little spin on it? If red dresses are your thing, might we suggest adding an extra element to the look with lace or a subtle pattern. Red and white go brilliantly together, a cami and full red skirt give a relaxed yet stylish look that is versatile enough for both the office Chinese New Year function, or a celebration with family and friends. If you’re not into a full on red look, then consider a striking red mani-pedi set or a pair of heels that play off the rest of your outfit.
A Mix of Old and New
We all know, that Chinese New Year celebrations meld heritage and tradition; that’s why a perfect thing to wear to any festivity is a cheongsam. To put a bit of a twist on this traditional style, add a bold blazer over the top. However, if you aren’t into dresses; another fantastic look is an oriental-inspired top with tailored pants and an attention-seeking pair of shoes, giving you a chic yet classic look. Many brands are also creating fantastic fusion looks. To master one of these looks, pick a dress with a classic floral or jacquard pattern in colours such as eggshell blue and this year’s pantone “colour of the year”: marsala.
Play with your accessories. Chinese New Year is a time for lots of gold, so if you’re a fan of gold jewellery, take advantage of the celebrations and pile it on. Gold goes with any look and is very versatile. Statement necklaces flatter any neckline so it will work perfectly with any outfit you choose. Another great way to transform your look is by adding pearls and crystals to whatever you’re wearing. A sparkling crystal necklace and some bracelets will easily carry you from a lunchtime celebration with family to a dinner party or drinks with friends. Accessorising doesn’t just stop with jewellery. Make up is another great tool in your fashion arsenal. Sparkling gold or bronze eyeshadow with nude lipstick or bold winged eyeliner and red lipstick is always a winning look.
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