January 24, 2017

A Guide to Dressing for Chinese New Year

It’s common to think of food―tikoy and dumplings―and fireworks during Chinese New Year. With all the festivities happening this Saturday, it’s important to spruce up your style with the latest CNY collabs.

As we welcome the Year of the Fire Rooster, we look at some pieces that you can use in any occasion this weekend. Whether it’s comfy pieces for Chinatown or shiny baubles for dinner, there’s a piece that’s tailor-made for you. Of course, expect a lot of red and gold accents on them.

darling london octavia gold top chinese new year fashion

Give your plain t-shirt a rest and opt for this shimmery Darling London Gold Octavia Top. Available at Rustan’s Makati.


In case of rain, throw on H&M’s Knit Sweater from their CNY collection. It’ll keep snug and warm when it gets chilly during your mall trip. Available at SM Makati. 

R461481002_Scarlet_Black Mini Satchel

Carry all your necessities in this sturdy Scarlet Black Mini Satchel from DKNY. You can also use this as your everyday work bag as it won’t wear and tear easily. Available at Shangri-la Plaza Mall.


Flats are a must if you’re spending the afternoon walking around the mall and checking out all the Chinese New Year decor. These Christian Louboutin Pyramiplate Ballerine en Cuir Vernis brings an edginess to your casual look. Available at Rustan’s Makati.


Add more color to your casual look with these stackable open bangles from F&C. The colorful gemstones will break through all the red and gold elements, and will stand out just as much. Available at Glorietta 4.

P4672454EC_Scarlet and Lacquer Short Sleeve Dress with Expos

Feel bold with this fiery DKNY Scarlet and Lacquer Short Sleeve Dress during your family dinner. You can also wear this at parties―just wear stilettos and you’re good for the night. Available at Shangri-la Plaza Mall.

John Hardy Legends Cobra 18K Gold Drop Earrings with Diamonds

No eveningwear is complete without diamonds. John Hardy’s Legends Cobra 18K Drop Earrings with Diamonds is the right match for a night out. Available at Rustan’s Makati.


Photo courtesy of H&M Philippines’ website

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