Heralding the Lunar New Year of the red fire monkey this year (and in just a few days!), we bring you fiery pieces that are sure to spruce up your Chinese New Year style. The red fire monkey calls for fiery shades of red, vermilion pink, purple, lilac and burgundy, so whether you’re looking to strut out as a scarlet siren or blushing babe, we’ve got the right piece for you.
It’s Chinese New Year and if you’re looking for a chic place to stash your goodies and ang paos, look no further than the elegant offerings from Bally. Structured totes, boxy cross-body bags and petite minaudieres in burgundy and a demure dusky pink add the finishing touches to any outfit.
For a delicate take on the auspicious fire element colours, Bally offers a looks ranging from a pantsuit and poncho-style shirt to a shift dress in dusky powder pinks. With relaxed cuts and flowing silhouettes, you can snack on all the goodies you want without fear of it showing as bumps and lumps on your outfit.
If you feel like projecting a fun vibe with your outfit, Hugo Boss bespoke bags provide touches of colour with geometric prints in fun colours that pop like vermilion and mustard yellow paired with more neutral tones like taupe brown, black and grey.
Not a fan of red but still want to wear a bright fiery shade? Try BOSS Bespoke’s collection of dresses in vermillion. Featuring boat necklines and a cinched waist, the dresses are elegant enough to carry on even after the Chinese New Year is over.
Alternatively, go the tribal route with Dolce & Gabbana’s adorable creation bedecked in pompoms and miniature mirrors or a sleek snakeskin pattern. Choose between a structured bag or a pouch just big enough for your essentials in red snakeskin.
Braun Büffel is for the lady who opts for more luscious berry and tangerine shades in supple leather. It doesn’t matter if you have a preference for a structured tote or a roomy clutch, Braun Büffel doesn’t disappoint with totes, clutches, backpacks and a baguette bag in ruby and burnt orange. Details such as the gunmetal hardware, cutout details and stitching patterns make the pieces stand out.
Diane Von Furstenberg’s classy heels, a combination of gold, brown and burgundy straps across a golden base and transparent heel are bound to make you feel like Cinderella every time you take them off to enter the house. Dressy but not overpoweringly so, these heels can go with almost any outfit thanks the colours weaved in.
Fun prints in shades of scarlet. raspberry and lemon yellow make for a vintage vibe in Carolina Herrera’s Spring collection with checks, chevron prints and blossoms for a playful look. Beat the CNY heat in Carolina Herrera’s chilli red lacy dress that gives off a flirty vibe or project a casual yet sophisticated air in lemon yellow maxi with cape details.
Add some dazzle and sparkle to your outfit with jewellery from Dior’s collection. Bring in delicate details in the form of a bejewelled mesh necklace or go the coquettish route with their chokers in nude shades and ruby red accent stones. Into some arm candy instead? Opt for a chunky minimalistic bangle in garnet and gold or a bejewelled mesh bracelet in coral shades.
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