When the spring cleaning starts and the red lanterns are up, that’s when you know the Chinese New Year celebrations are about to begin. It feels like Christmas has just passed and we’re already onto the next festive season of the year. Red has always been regarded as an auspicious colour for Chinese New Year — it signifies love, luck and fortune, and many would incorporate this colour into their outfits or home just for the season to welcome all of the above into their lives.

Alexander McQueen Spring 2019
Valentino Spring 2019

Introducing red into your wardrobe is actually much easier than you think. The norm you’d usually see are people donning the traditional cheongsam or full-on red dresses, but there are definitely more ways to dress up for the occasion — especially for those who aren’t keen on wearing such a bold colour. Our suggestion — red bags. It is the easiest way to show up according to dress code while making a statement at the same time. As long as you don’t turn up in events wearing black, paired these red bags for Chinese New Year — you’ll be fine.

Scroll through the gallery for some of our favourite red bags that you can definitely keep using way beyond Chinse New Year.

Jolin Lee
Contributor
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.