10 Chic Red Finds Perfect for Lunar New Year
RED-y for tikoy season?
(SPOT.ph) Mark your calendars, folks: Chinese New Year is right around the corner. We can almost smell those sweet servings of tikoy and feel the ang pao making its way into our pockets. Who else is excited for this festive and fortune-filled season? To help you prep for the Lunar New Year, we round up 10 stylish red pieces perfect to wear to your next big CNY celebration.
Here are 10 red finds perfect for Lunar New Year that you can shop in Manila:
Red Buttoned Midi Dress (P2,495) from Pull&Bear
Linen button-downs like this dress from Pull&Bear usually give off a soft, ethereal vibe, but this flowy midi gets a bold twist thanks to the punchy red shade it’s decked out in. Pair the elegant piece with your fave white kicks for a breezy Sunday lunch or slip into a pair of heels if you need to be all dressed up.
See a list of Pull&Bear branches.
Straight Linen-Blend Trousers (P1,995) from Mango
If you’d prefer to stick to a basic top you already own, you can pair it with these eye-catching, cherry-colored trousers from Mango. The straight-cut fit is form-flattering without being skin tight and can be used for both work and play.
Available at Mango branches nationwide.
Chunky Chain Link Small Shoulder Bag (P3,199) from Charles & Keith
If you’re loyal to neutral tones or you already had a practical outfit in mind for your next family get-together this Lunar New Year, you can still make your ensemble CNY-appropriate by adding a touch of red with this bag from Charles & Keith. The stylish shoulder bag sports a classic silhouette with an added oomph thanks to the chunky chain link on the front.
See a list of Charles & Keith branches.
Knitted Jumper (P1,490) from H&M
Keep it cozy this Chinese New Year (and hide your tikoy and noodle-filled tummy) with this loose red sweater from H&M. Pair with your fave jeans and sneakers if you’re keeping it casual or tuck it into a pencil skirt for a more sophisticated OOTD.
See a list of H&M branches.
Go from work straight to the party in this crimson blazer from Zara for a look that’s bold and put-together at once. Plus, you can use this piece to dress up any plain T-shirt-and-jeans look in case you’d rather stick to your usual comfy get-up. Pop on your fave red lippie for that effortless, model-off-duty aesthetic.
See a list of Zara branches.
Trinny Kitty Heels (P1,460) from Betsy
These pointed, closed-toe heels from Betsy sport a vampy red hue that screams “girl boss,” but with short kitten heels so you don’t have to endure the strain on your toes that comes with the territory. Use them to add a head-turning pop of red to any monochrome ensemble.
The floral pattern on this scarlet Stradivarius dress reminds us of delicate plum blossoms (China’s national flower), so it’s perfect if you’re looking to channel your ancestors’ ancient artworks this Spring Festival. We especially love the dress’ mullet silhouette—perfect to show off your legs, but fam-appropriate enough to keep your aunties from scoffing.
See a list of Stradivarius branches.
Court Vision Low (P2,895) Nike
For the sneaker loyalists who would rock sporty kicks to any occasion, this pair from Nike would be perfect for your next Chinese New Year celebration. The chunky shoe features a predominantly white shade with bright candy apple-colored accents on the Swoosh, sole, and tongue.
Available at Capital; see a list of branches.
Onda Top in Wine (P1,300) from Solana
We’re obsessed with the easy breezy silhouette of this vermilion-colored top from local brand Solana. The ultra-feminine shape and linen material keep the blouse looking soft and delicate despite the audacious shade. You can pair it with any of your go-to bottoms depending on how casual or formal your upcoming get-together may be.
Cami Frog Button Jumpsuit (P1,499) from Pomelo
No need to try too hard when you slip into this scarlet jumpsuit from Pomelo. Whether you’re dressing up or down for the party, this piece will save you from having to put an entire outfit together. Plus, the gorgeous clasps on the neckline remind us of the traditional Chinese cheongsam.