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How to rock a darker palette this Chinese New Year

How to rock a darker palette this Chinese New Year

To all the fashion rebels out there, here’s how you can look festive without subscribing to the usual CNY hues.

If your wardrobe only has that solitary red piece that’s your Chinese New Year mainstay (every year, might we add), it’s high time to update your festive staples. We’ve got an inkling on just how you can do so, even if you’re not a fan of the typical traffic-stopping colours that are associated with the occasion.

Ahead, find out how you can don a darker colour palette (and still look festive) right in time for your visiting rounds this CNY:

Flower Power

Keen on florals but want it ground-breaking (enough for CNY, that is)? Take on this season’s florals that don’t come in your typical sprightly hues—we’re talking botanical blooms against a muted palette of navy and black. Pair ruffled tops with a denim skirt for a casual look, or go for chiffon numbers that can take you from day to night. Our favourite is Miss Selfridge’s square-neck bodycon dress that comes with oversized floral prints for a festive twist.

Floral Print Chiffon Blouse, Dorothy Perkins

Floral Print Bodycon Dress, Miss Selfridge

Black Floral Print Ruffle Top, Wallis

One Piece Wonder

One-pieces are a no-brainer especially when you’ll be on-the-go this festive period. Save time on styling and figuring out how to mix and match separates by pulling on a jumpsuit. Iterations range from belted numbers to abstract-print midi dresses that are versatile for day-to-night wear. If you’re all for a traditional aesthetic, polka dot dresses with mandarin collars should do the trick—in black and white, of course.

Spot detail button dress, Warehouse

Belted Jersey Wrap Midi Dress, Wallis

Check button front midi dress, Warehouse

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