Lunar New Year is only a week away, and according to Chinese tradition, wearing new clothes from head to toe will bring good hopes and fortune in the year ahead. Not only new, the clothes should also be red, as it’s considered a lucky colour that can ward off evil spirits. To help you start the Year of the Rooster off on a bright note, we’ve prepared three stylish outfits for you that highlight the colour of the holiday.
Flowers are an essential part of CNY decorations, and we adore this rose-embroidered sweatshirt for its interesting mix of streetwear aesthetics. Match it with a soft, pleated midi shirt for a touch of gentleness that’s ideal for the breezy spring weather.
Where to buy: Off-White rose-embroidered sweatshirt (HK$5,143) / Red Valentino wave print plisse skirt (approx. HK$8,143) / Mulberry Marylebone press stud leather boots (HK$6,100) / Bally black studded medium Suzy bag (HK$12,690) / Illesteva Leonard II Havana round-frame sunglasses (HK$2,333).
Traditionally, CNY is a time for family reunions, so you want to look sharp but remain casual. Opt for a simple combination of a fitted sweater and cropped jeans, then add a belt over the sweater, which will work to define your waistline and body proportions, while adding textural interest and edge to your attire.
Where to buy: Junya Watanabe Comme Des Garçons red boxy scuba jacket (HK$7,945) / MSGM ribbed detail logo jumper (HK$2,202) / Isabel Marant Étoile Lecce leather knot waist belt (HK$1,050) / Christopher Kane printed bolster jeans (HK$2,095) / Toga ankle height buckle boots (HK$2,948).
Most people travel to visit different relatives and close friends during CNY, therefore it’s more practical to be wearing comfortable shoes, such as sneakers, to avoid sore feet at the end of the day. Pair yours with a casual t-shirt and flared skirt, then style it up by adding a leather jacket and a statement bag for a boost of personality.
Where to buy: Anine Bing classic biker jacket (HK$6,978) / PS by Paul Smith The Year of the Rooster t-shirt (HK$1,032) / Club Monaco Laberiane skirt (HK$1790) / Fendi small Dotcom Click tote (HK$25,786) / Tod’s lace-up sneakers (HK$2,577).
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