Wondering what to wear this Chinese New Year? Dress for success in the Year of the Rabbit with these must-have red and gold fashion picks…
Have you decided what to wear this Chinese New Year? Dressing in red and gold is an easy way to dress for the occasion and attract good fortune and wealth in the Year of the Rabbit. Try to steer away from dressing in black or white as they are considered unlucky colours. Purchasing and wearing new clothes during Chinese New Year is also symbolic of good fortune and, if we’re being honest, a great way to justify those shopping bags in your bedroom. Scroll through for our favourite must-have red and gold fashion items to incorporate into your CNY outfit…
Canada Goose x Reformation, Reversible Lorita Puffer, $10,700
If you’re aiming for a more laid-back yet luxe look, this collab creation by Reformation and Canada goose is the quintessential choice. Made sustainably with recycled feather-light ripstop, it’ll keep you cosy if the weather’s cool — an easy throw-on for all occasions. Did we mention it’s reversible?
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Zara, Stretch Dress, $79
Go sleek and stylish this Chinese New Year with this simple-yet-effective red dress from Zara. Finish off the look with statement gold drop earrings and some killer heels and you’ll be set for any celebration during the festivities!
Dr. Martens, 1460 Year of the Rabbit Leather Oxford shoes, $180 USD
Stomp around in these limited edition Year of the Rabbit Oxfords from Dr. Martens. We love the red and gold accents at the welt stitching and heel loop. The 1460 8-eye boots are decked out with matching gold D rings and aglets, and laced with a special gold commemorative charm. Pick up these boots at one of Dr. Martens’ physical stores across the city.
Charles & Keith, Rabbit Illustrated Chain Handle Bag, $699
Rep the Year of the Rabbit in a subtle fashion with this illustrated shoulder bag from Charles & Keith’s Chinese New Year collection. The chain handle will add a lovely gold accent to your look.
M&S, Lamé Puff Sleeve Midi Tea Dress, $799
Looking for a show-stopper? This gorgeous vintage gold lamé tea dress from M&S’ 2023 Lunar New Year collection will surely turn heads at your Chinese New Year Party.
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YanYan Knits, Laza Bra, $135 USD
A cute and casual top knitted in super soft merino wool birdseye jacquard, this is a perfect option to pair with a blazer for a laid back dinner with friends, or for if you’re lucky enough to be escaping to warmer climes!
FIERCE, Love Fiercely Necklace, $300
This unapologetically bold necklace from FIERCE is the perfect statement piece to dress up any simple look. Pair it with a simple turtleneck and jeans or party dress.
Victoria, Queenhead Logo Cap, $300
Keeping it casual this Chinese New Year? Throw on this red Queenhead Logo Cap from homegrown brand Victoria with your go-to athleisure fit and hit the streets.
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Cynthia & Xiao, CNY Fish Skirt, $1,580
Made of 100 percent merino wool, this skirt will make a cosy addition to your outfit. A symbol of luck in Chinese culture, we trust this fun goldfish print will draw in good fortune in the new lunar year.
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Hunter, Original Play Short Wellington Boot, $1,111.99
We like to be prepared for all types of weather. Stay stylish in these short gold wellies rain or shine, and go all out with some woolly red socks for a fully festive look.
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Editor’s Note: All listed prices were correct at the time of publication.
Main image artwork courtesy of Sassy Media Group and respective brands, image 1 courtesy of Reformation, image 2 courtesy of Zara, image 3 courtesy of Dr. Martens, image 4 courtesy of Charles & Keith, image 5 courtesy of YanYan Knits, images 6 courtesy of FIERCE, image 7 courtesy of Victoria, image 8 courtesy of Cynthia & Xiao, image 9 courtesy of ASOS.