Chinese New Year celebrations typically involve lengthy gatherings with family and loved ones, where the act of chowing down on traditional Chinese fare is interspersed with small-talk and side conversations with distant relatives. One of the most important elements of the festival is paying respects to your family with new year’s salutations (bai leen) while other more well-known components include giving out red packets (lai see) and enjoying the large spreads of auspicious food.
While this year’s celebrations will be significantly scaled down, you can still dress up for the occasion – we’ve compiled a selection of outfits to provide some inspiration for what to wear this Chinese New Year, whether it’s for a zoom reunion with relatives, a socially distanced gathering with immediate family, or cosy days spent home by yourself or with a loved one.
The homebodies among us can still embrace the Lunar New Year in a festive get-up with a luxurious red silk pyjama set from LESSLESS, and some cosy home essentials to spruce up the festive atmosphere. If you have casual daytime events planned, relaxed blue denim from Gucci and a red off-shoulder cardigan from Alexander McQueen are sure to fit the bill – don’t forget to pair it with a Doraemon x Gucci shoulder bag for some Year-of-the-Ox flair.
For a casual day out
For a cosy night in
For a stylish date
For a socially distanced gathering
Thoughtful Gifts For Chinese New Year
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