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How To Avoid Looking Like An Ang Pow This Chinese New Year

Haven't settled for a Chinese New Year outfit yet? You still have time, and it doesn't always necessarily need to be a full red one.

The annual celebration of the start of every Lunar new year is both a momentous and joyous occasion. It’s a celebration of good family fun, everlasting wealth and health, and also – our favourite part – the decadently sinful snacks. It’s a season to reconnect with loved ones, and a great occasion to catch up, even if there are any awkward bits. But putting all good things aside, there is a perpetual headache that we will always face when Chinese New Year rolls around.

What do we wear?

Especially so for the modern woman, qipaos and cheongsams just aren’t part of the itinerary anymore. To really embody the new year spirit, and also since Chinese New Year is synonymous to the colour red, it’s normal to see everybody else decked in red from head to toe. But, wearing it all over is just more of an eyesore than a look. Don’t get us wrong, red is a beautiful colour and we love wearing it just as much as every street style queen that has championed it. But, like everything else in life, there is such thing as too much of a good thing.

The easiest way to ring in Chinese New Year is to look towards other auspicious colours: red, yellow, green or anything similar. From ochre to burnt orange to emerald, these will keep your elders smiling throughout the season. To finish off, pop on a bold red lip and grab a pair of mandarin oranges and you’re good to go out on your regularly scheduled programme of collecting red packets from the rest of the family.

If it’s red or nothing for you this new year, fret not. You can always incorporate pops of red into separate essentials. Similar to what Yoyo did above with her red Moncler jacket, she balanced the bold and edgy energy out by keeping the rest of her outfit a different colour. If your family’s particular about wearing white or black, pick brown, olive or beige.

This Chinese New Year, bring your A-game out with these picks below at different price points. From everyone here at YOYOKULALA.com, we hope that the new year brings you nothing but love, joy, and good tidings. Happy shopping!

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