The street style guide to wearing red-on-red this Chinese New Year


By Joan Kong

The street style guide to wearing red-on-red this Chinese New Year

If you celebrate Chinese New Year, you know the drill: the month before the new year is the time to hunt for red clothing, but often times, you’ll find yourself wearing the darkest shade besides black. While we can always count on the fiery hue to add that statement-making factor to the simplest of looks, when it comes to mix-and-matching, dark, neutral colours are fail-proof. But if you’d like to champion the colour of good fortune and joy for the Year of the Tiger, here are some trendy street style inspirations that will take your ensembles up a notch. These stylistas let the bold shade take centre stage by incorporating not one, but two (and more) pieces into their look. The result? Striking and trendy outfits that are not too overpowering for your reunion dinners and house visits.

The easiest way to start piling on the reds is with the help of accessories. Whether it’s a pair of heels or a bag, the matching hue will elevate the statement-making factor, although the micro arm candies in look 4 and 10 are already great conversation-starters on their own. If you’re confident with the colour, try experimenting with different print combinations—look 1’s stripe-on-stripe get-up and look 8’s rainbow separates will uplift your day, for sure. And lastly, to take everything one step further, throw in some contrasting colours to seal the get-ups with added interest. Some colours to experiment with? Lavender, silver, mustard, and dark green.

Here, the best red-on-red looks for your CNY style inspo:

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