After reveling in the joyous festivities of welcoming the new year, Filipinos eagerly anticipate yet another significant celebration: the Chinese New Year! The colorful red and gold decorations, the mesmerizing lion and dragon dances, the crackling firecrackers, the mouthwatering feasts—these are just some of the reasons why we're stoked about this celebration.
But also, this is that time of the year when we double down on all things that bring us luck. This is why people eagerly want to know what colors are considered lucky every time the new year rolls in. Marites Allen, often referred to as the Feng Shui queen of the Philippines, shared in an interview with ABS-CBN News that for the coming Year of the Wood Dragon, the lucky colors are green and blue!
Whether you’re having another party or just simply celebrating the dawn of a brand new year, here are some fashion pieces that you can wear to usher in luck as you shout “gong xi fa cai”
If green is more your color…
In color theory, Green is said to represent renewal and growth. It is also said to attract wealth!
Why not try this Sequinned Bandeau Top from Zara (PHP 2,395)? It’s both sexy and refreshing, plus the sequins also add a whole sparkle to the whole ensemble—and to the party too!
This Relaxed Long Sleeve Mini Dress from Monki is another good pick. It is one versatile piece that can take you from a day at the office to that CNY party you have right after! The green flowers give that feminine vibe that can help you attract luck too.
For the guys, this H&M Bomber Jacket (PHP 1,990) is a must-have for your closet! It adds character to any outfit you wear. This number, which comes in this delicious pastel green shade, can dress up a simple shirt and jeans combo, give off that sporty vibe, or even add a smart casual tone to your overall vibe.
Plaids will always be rad! This Long Sleeves Shirt from OXGN (PHP 1,199) isn’t only perfect for ushering in the new year in style, it will also be the perfect outfit to impress your date for Valentine’s Day next month.
If blue is more your hue…
Like green, blue is also often associated with prosperity. It is also closely associated with immortality, and advancement.
Wear this Pleated Cord Dress from Mango (PHP 3,295) as you say hello to the new Lunar Year! It’s sleeveless design and bright blue color also make it an ideal outfit for the summer. It’s definitely one piece that you can wear over and over again.
Here’s another number that can take you from day to night. This Drop Shoulder Sleeve Straight Shirt from Urban Revivo has the classic trimmings that make it perfect for lunch with the family on New Year’s Day. The cropped trim gives it that fun and flirty twist that is perfect for that cocktail hangout with the girls at night.
Stripes will always be a classic. This Uniqlo Oversized Striped Crew Neck Half Sleeve T-Shirt (PHP 999) will surely go a long way and its 100% cotton material is super ideal for the crazy weather that we have here in the Philippines.
This Datsuzoku Kimono from Straightforward (PHP 1,200), in this gorgeous blue shade, is another versatile piece that you should have in your closet. It lends a classic vibe to an outfit that will surely impress everyone in your circle. It also has that relaxed oversized fit that allows you to move without restrictions.
If you want to paint the town red…
It may not be the colors of the year but in Chinese culture, red has always been an auspicious color! It is said to symbolize luck, joy, and happiness.
This Strappy Midi Dress from Just G (PHP 1,799.75) is made of plush velvet material that gives off that posh, polished vibe!
For the more casual alternative, the Terranova Crew Neck Sweater (PHP 1,595) in this burgundy shade spells comfort, warmth, and relaxation.
A polo shirt should always be in your closet. They are perfect for casual outings, and are also fitting for something a little more formal. This Regatta Polo Shirt (PHP 895) in red also feels CNY ready!
This Lacoste Slim Pique Jersey Shirt (PHP 9,450) has that gorgeously vibrant red color that you can feel it already attracts luck and happiness.
Whether it’s green, or blue, or red, we wish you all the best in this new Year of the Wooden Dragon. Head on over to your nearest and favorite SM Supermalls now to stock up on these fashionable items in this new year’s lucky colors! Who knows—you might just get lucky and score good deals too!
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