Kristy Wu’s Lunar New Year Edit
The always fabulous, Melbourne-based creator and style authority shares with us all her favourite pieces she'll be wearing to commemorate the Year of the Tiger. While pops of vibrant and regal reds are customary in celebration, the addition of luxurious golds and whites make this cohort of goods quintessentially Kristy. Discover the beauty, lifestyle and fashion pieces Kristy has decided to bring with her into a new year filled good luck, respect, and gratitude.
Chinese New Year is one of my favourite times of the year, festivities go all week long and as tradition goes, wearing a new outfit from head to toe symbolizes a fresh start to the year and is believed to ward off evil spirits and bad luck.
Wearing red is the safest bet, but other bright “rich” colours are also popular, as well as wearing a lot of gold to represent good luck and wealth for the year ahead.
My personal style is more minimal, but I always incorporate a pop of red into my outfit during Chinese New Year because who wouldn’t want that extra stroke of luck?
For me, Chinese New Year is a time when I spend with family so I tend to opt for more conservative outfits and bonus points to trousers as there is usually a lot of eating involved.
Wearing white is usually avoided on Chinese New Year as it is a colour associated with mourning, but in modern times, off white and cream are also popular alternatives if you feel red is too bright for you.
This year’s zodiac sign is the tiger, so wearing tiger print is also a fun way to commemorate the Year of The Tiger; and if you are familiar with the 12 zodiac animals, it’s definitely the most wearable animal print out of the 12.