Bring on the good fortune in 2017 with these Chinese New Year looks inspired by lucky feng shui colours – red isn’t the only one!
Here at Honeycombers HQ, we’ve been counting down the days to Chinese New Year. From bookings of reunion dinners, to buying bak kwa and pineapple tarts, we’ve been striking off to-dos from our list at rapid speed. The next thing on our list? Outfits. And we’re not just talking everyday garb. Chinese New Year ensembles are always about attracting good luck (we need loads of it in 2017). But did you know that red isn’t the only auspicious colour this Fire Rooster year? Complement the feisty colour with these lucky feng shui hues in your outfits, and you’ll be reeling in good fortune in no time. Here are our fashion and beauty picks for men.
Pssst… we didn’t forget about lucky Chinese New Year outfits for women too!
Pay homage to Chinese tailoring traditions with a sumptuous cashmere-silk cardigan, worn over a basic checked skirt. Keep the look polished with suede loafers.
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Gucci cropped stretch denim jeans
Gucci Horsebit webbing-trimmed suede loafers
Oliver Spencer checked cotton-twill shirt
Cashmere-silk cardigan with lattice silk lining
Men, it’s high time to wear pink with pride. There’s no better time than Lunar New Year: the pale-pink hue alludes to your bold personality without going OTT. Pair with a simple linen shirt to keep it breezy, and tapered chinos for a smart finish.
We may have cheated a little with this one with a minimal pop of yellow in the form of a feisty embroidered tiger on the collar. Instead, we’ve got green – a complementary and lucky colour of the wood element – as a solid statement colour to add a splash of contrast to an otherwise dark ensemble.
Gucci Horsebit Lug-Soled leather loafers
Gucci slim-fit embroidered stretch-cotton piqué polo shirt
Gucci appliquéd silk-satin bomber jacket
Public School Ilyn slim-fit poplin-trimmed wool-twill drawstring trousers
It’s all about contrast here – mix up a traditionally preppy combination of a polo shirt and tweed trousers with holiday-esque leather slides to keep your feet cosy while visiting all day long.
Balenciaga rope-tripped creased-leather slides
Club Monaco slim-fit herringbone tweed trousers
Oliver Peoples Fairmont D-Frame acetate sunglasses
Tomas Maier slim-fit contrast-tipped cotton-pique polo shirt
Like yellow, we prefer keeping the bright hue to little pops of colour. The small embroidered rooster is a fun touch to a crisp white shirt, while a printed pocket square adds interest to your ensemble.
Not in a festive mood? Great news ’cause dressing sombre still attracts luck. You don’t have to stray far from black – just up the good fortune stakes with purple trousers and burgundy trainers.