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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.


Lucky colours: Yellow, Blue, White


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


Lucky colours: Yellow, Red, Green


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



Lucky colours: Brown, Cyan, Beige


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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Lucky colours Yellow, Black, green


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



Lucky colours: Pink, White, blue


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


Green, black, brown

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


White, Cyan, Pink


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


Yellow, Black, Beige

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


Yellow, Cyan, White


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


Beige, Cyan, Black


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


Yellow, Beige, Blue


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


Yellow, Black, White


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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