With Chinese New Year coming up, is it that one time of the year where brand new clothes are a must! But just in case you’re clueless as to what to wear this CNY, it’s time to beat the heat while keeping it stylish with these tips.

How to Dress This Chinese New Year

1. Light and Breezy

If cheongsams are too traditional for your liking and yes, they are usually tight fitting, which may not work in your advantage with all the CNY feasting, then opt for a loose fit garment. It could be a loose fit dress, peplum top, flare summer dress or high waisted skirt (perfect for covering up that food bump!) You might also want to consider sheer/light material for comfort and better yet if they’re sleeveless because we know how intense the heat can be in Malaysia!

2. Bright or pastel

It is not compulsory to wear red for CNY but we’d advise against wearing dark colours. There are other bright colours you can explore like fuchsia, yellow, green, or blue, depending on your skin tone. But if those neons don’t tickle your fancy, you can always opt for pastel hues and even white! Bottom line is to think happy colours.

3. Accessories

While we would encourage prints during CNY, but that’s not for everyone. Rather than appear too simple, why not throw in accessories to bring out the festive mood! A statement necklace or earrings always works in turning an outfit from “meh” to “yeah!” Play around with colours to make your outfit pop!

4. Dress to impress

An outfit is a reflection of who you are and it wouldn’t hurt to look your best when visiting family and friends. While you dress up this CNY, think of what makes you look and feel good without compromising style and the spirit of CNY! It’s always good to infuse both.

Last but not least, have a stylish and prosperous Chinese New Year. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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