Lucky Start: A Twist to Chinese New Year Outfits
Growing up, CNY was such a great festive occasion because of the opportunity to spend time with family — not to mention the weeks leading up to the festivities being a fantastic excuse to shop! Over the years, I’ve learnt to shop smart during the festive occasion by picking staples that I can wear again, beyond the celebratory event. I usually shop a month in advance (typically January) during end season markdowns from sites like MatchesFashion and Net-a-Porter. Contemporary brands like Staud, Rejina Pyo and Attico can go for as low as $150 for a top. I invest in quality options that make a statement without having to resort to last minute fast-fashion options.
For those of you who are more selective with colours, consider picking out lucky colours according to your zodiac signs! Especially if you’re a believer of Fengshui, colour matching according to your zodiac signs this new year goes something like this: white ranks amongst the luckiest colours for the Rat, Tiger, Dragon, Horse, Monkey and Pig. Those born under the sign of the Ox, Tiger, Snake, Horse, Goat, Dog Monkey and Pig should consider warm, red tones. For those with a Rabbit zodiac sign, colour options include saffron, orange or green. Lastly, Roosters should favour vibrant colours like peach-yellow, cyan or pink.