How To Dress For Chinese New Year According to Your Auspicious Colours

Up your style game with the lucky colours for the new year. By Kimberly Ong

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Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and you know what that means—a wardrobe overhaul is in the books. Whether you are a staunch traditionalist or not, making sure you start the new year on a lucky note is an important deciding factor in terms of what you wear during this period.

Other than the auspicious red, the year of the dog advises natural, earthy tones. This also includes Terracotta (Clay), Light Yellow, Sandy and Beige, followed by Red, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Pink and Magenta.

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And when it comes to individual Chinese zodiac, we’ve got each of the 12 outfit ideas inspired by the lucky colours—these will be the envy of your relatives, and usher lady luck in your way.

Rat

Lucky colours: Yellow, Blue, White

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From Top left, counterclockwise: Denim jacket, Balenciaga, Wrap top, Ellery, Canvas belt, Off-White, Boots, Rag & Bone, Wide Leg Pants, MM6, Faux Pearl and Crystal Necklace, Kenneth Jay Park, Clutch, No. 21., Moon Face Earrings, J.W. Anderson, Sunglasses, Chloe

Ox

Lucky colours: Yellow, Red, Green

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Oversized hooded silk jacket, Valentino, Pumps, Valentino, bag, Miu Miu, Knitted Shift Dress, Maison Margiela, Earrings, Dolce and Gabbana, Sunglasses, Chimi, Plexiglas Watch, Gucci

 

Tiger

Lucky colours: Brown, Cyan, Beige

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Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses, Linda Farrow, Blow Pop Top, Rosie Assoulin, Sandals, Saint Laurent, Silk scarf, Gucci, Maya earrings, Rachel Comey, Trousers, Raey, Bamboo Clutch, Cult Gaia,

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Rabbit

Lucky colours Yellow, Black, green

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Track pants, Gucci, Tote, Loewe, Blouse, Giambattista Valli, Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 Alligator Watch, IWC, Cardholder, Prada, Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane

 

Dragon 

Lucky colours: Pink, White, blue

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Jacket, Balmain, Silk-Satin Blouse, Marques Almeida, Mules, Rejina Pyo, Shoulder Bag, J.W. Anderson, Flared Jeans, Marques Almeida, Earrings, Annie Costello, Choker, Rosantica Eleonara

Snake

Green, black, brown

Dress, Peter Pilotto, bag, Jacquemus, Keychain, Fendi, Tabi Boots, Maison Margiela, Bracelet, Salvatore Ferragamo, Earrings, Cult Gaia

Horse

White, Cyan, Pink

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Skirt, Michael Kors, Sunglasses, retrosuperfuture, Matisse Earrings, Annie Costello, Mules, Altuzurra, Top, Rosie Assoulin, Chain satchel, Anya Hindmarch

Goat

Yellow, Black, Beige

Blouse, Realisation Par, Bag, Simon Miller, Skirt, No.21, Choker, YSL, Loafers, Gucci, Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane

Monkey 

Yellow, Cyan, White

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Lace and Grosgrain choker, Etro, Pumps, Proenza Schouler, Earrings,Oscar de la Renta, Bag, Nancy Gonzalez, Pencil dress, Sea, Coco beret, Gigi Burris, Belt, Baum, Keychain, Bottega Veneta

Rooster 

Beige, Cyan, Black

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Knit Sweater, Diane Von Furstenberg, Linen-blend top, Apiece Apart, Clutch, Valentino, Boots, Dear Frances, Asymmetrical zipped skirt, Monse, Earrings, Isabel Marant, Sunglasses, Saint Laurent

Dog

Yellow, Beige, Blue

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Midi skirt, Tibi, Sneakers, Acne Studios, Socks, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Alix soft flap clutch, 3.1. Phillip Lim, Sunglasses, Victoria Beckham, Top, Silvia Tcherassi, Plumber Bracelet, SEVENFRIDAY, Earrings, Fernando Jorge

Pig

Yellow, Black, White

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Pleated skirt, Balenciaga, Pumps, Nicholas Kirkwood, Bag, Jacquemus, Top, Johanna Ortiz, Earrings,Oscar de la Renta, Leather waist belt, Zana Bayne

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