Lunar New Year might be considered one of the biggest holidays in Asia and there will always be one element in common – the colour red. From red envelopes to red lanterns, this shade is chosen for the Lunar New Year for a reason. For China in particular, the colour red holds a special meaning when it comes to Lunar New Year as it symbolises good luck, vitality and prosperity. It’s a yearly tradition for people to get dressed in red as it’s believed that the auspicious colour will help ward off evil spirits.
If you’re one to celebrate the holiday, get outfit inspiration from our style guide, where we cover everything from easy, casual outfits to dressy looks for various settings.
Smart and Casual
Planning to spend the Lunar New Year holidays with friends? Keep it simple with a casual fit. Throw on a statement hoodie to welcome the Year of the Dragon and balance out the look with staples like subtle red accents like a pair of sneakers from Amiri. This outfit is complete with a black jacket and a pair of sunnies that exudes effortless cool.
Dress To Impress
For those who love to go all out, the Lunar New Year is the perfect excuse for experimenting with bold colours. We’re wearing a red cashmere wool sweater from Thew Row for a head-turning look. To balance out the bold hue, style with more toned-down or all-black items such as Jimmy Choo’s pumps and Le Kasha’s black coat. Finally, we’re finishing off this look with a red statement-making belt bag from L/Uniform.
A Pop of Red
Of course, you’re not obligated to wear all red. A tiny pop of red also suffices for a vibrant ensemble. Take the more subdued approach and go for an all-black look comprised of a top from Barrie x Sofia Coppola collection and flared trousers by Theory highlighted with red accessories like Jacquemeus’ Le Bambino bag and finished off with a pair of KENZO’s lace-up sneakers with subtle red accents.
Go Bold In All Red
Since you’re expected to wear red anyway, why not wear it from head to toe? Pair Self-Portrait’s cropped knitted cardigan with its matching skirt and a pair of ALAÏA slingback pumps. For the finishing touches, go the extra mile with more red accessories like Jennifer Behr’s Katya headband and ALAÏA’s signature Le Coeur leather crossbody bag.
Warm and Cosy
Indulge in the auspicious allure of red with our curated selection below.