January 28, 2017, marks the first day of Lunar New Year (also known as the Chinese New Year), according to the traditional Chinese lunar calendar.
This day is observed not only in mainland China, but in Chinese communities all around the world, and in many other Asian countries. (Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore, to name a few.)
There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac cycle, and an old and persevering custom is to name the years after one of the 12 animals. And this year, 2017, is the Year of the Rooster.
So, in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year, I thought it would be fun to create 3 looks for Lunar New Year that cost under $100 each. Scroll down to see them all:
Golden Goddess – $90.17
If you happen to be born in the Rooster years (1981, 1993, 2005, for example), your lucky colors are gold, yellow, and brown, according to the Chinese zodiac.
For this party look, start with a gold dress, and accessorize accordingly with similar shades—rose gold, blush, and white all pair beautifully together with this dress.
Lucky in Red – $79.78
In the Chinese culture, red symbolizes good fortune and joy. Because of its meaning, it’s not difficult to spot red during Chinese New Year festivals and celebrations.
This is more of a daily look, and I chose a crochet-paneled red dress. Because the dress is already a statement piece, I kept the rest of the look simple, balancing it with the color black for all the accessories.
Pocket Full of Sunshine – $96.78
If dresses are not your style, then opt for some pants that can dress up an outfit. This look is both comfortable and stylish for going out to celebrate Lunar New Year with your family, friends, and loved ones.
I added the symbolic red in this outfit for good luck, and the pom-pom earrings remind me of feathers (perfect for the Year of the Rooster). I chose flats specifically for this look so that your feet won’t hurt standing and walking around all day (or night!)
What Do You Think?
Which look did you like best? What will you be doing on Lunar New Year? Leave your comments below!