Wearing red for the Lunar New Year is a sign of optimism; a harbinger of health and wealth that delivers a blessing of luck for everyone around. And, as we welcome the Year of The Pig, it is the best time to use this auspicious colour to its full potential.
Opting for a bold or oversized item in a bright colour speaks volumes about our confidence, and there’s nowhere better to start than a block-colour coat. Find voluminous, robe-style outerwear in red at Comme Moi. If it’s not quite cold enough for that, try a dance-worthy dress in a similar shade: the flute-hem styles from Esteban Cortazar and Theory are body skimming but not too tight, and need little dressing up other than with a pair of beige or nude heels. These items will serve you well right through the year.
For tops, a little daring in red goes a long way. Current/Elliott’s coral red trucker jacket is ready for duty, while Self Portrait’s V-neck knit with choker band strikes the right note paired with a midi skirt or kick flares by 3.1 Phillip Lim. The year 2019 is set to see a renewed wave of interest in hats and headwear , and Jennifer Behr’s rosy silk satin headband adds a touch of feminine grace that will turn envying eyes.