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Welcome the Chinese New Year In Style

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Despite sounding like a complete traditionalist, we’ve just got to stick to red just like every other Chinese New Year. According to Chinese tradition, the color symbolizes good fortune, luck, and joy that you will definitely need for the rest of the year.

So when you welcome the Year of the Dog this Friday, make sure you’re in the classic shade. Think it’s dated to wear red in this season of streetwear and basic #ootd’s? We’re here to convince you otherwise!

Scroll down to learn how to rock red this Lunar New Year!

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Ruffle Up

Something Borrowed Strappy Cami Top with Ruffles | ccicci Roana 2-layer Ruffle Hem Skirt | Something Borrowed Ruffle V-Neck Dress

Ruffles and frills are feminine, but also bold, dramatic, and on-trend — they’ll add some extra detail into your outfit for Chinese New Year. Not to mention that ruffles are in themselves a statement, so there’s no need to add bolder accessories to your ensemble. Stick to ruffles and you’re good to go for the day.

Check out more ruffled pieces on ZALORA Philippines.

Printed Pieces

Chelsea Garbine Wrap Dress | ZALORA Cold Shoulder Midi Dress | MDSCollections Weigela Halter Dress In Maroon

Add some fun by incorporating printed pieces in your CNY #ootd! Floral prints or appliqués, polka dots, and basically anything print will definitely add some playful sophistication to your look.

Printed pieces can also help if you don’t want to go with the boldness a solid red provides — the right patterns will tone down the color.

INDIKAH Maxi Skirt With Front Splits | Plains & Prints Lemur Pants | Y.A.S Henna Pants

Red Accents

ZALORA Ruffle Heels | Something Borrowed Pink Ankle Strap Heels | ZALORA Star Embellished Sandals

Your shoes are another great way to incorporate this lucky color into your ensemble in a subtler way. For an extra touch of sophistication, grab a pair of heels or flats with some embellishments like frills or embroidery.

Ready to welcome the Year of the Dog?

Roll in the tikoy and let us know what you’re doing to celebrate Chinese New Year in the comments section below! And while you’re at it, give this article a clap if you LOVED it! ❤

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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