Chinese New Year is fast approaching, (wow, where did all the time go?!) and you know the drill: Lucky colours.
It's that time of the year again where we fuss over what lucky colours we should wear for the year ahead for to bring us luck and success.
This is the year of the Fire Rooster, and the lucky colours of 2017 are mostly vibrant punchy hues.
If you want to know which hues might just bring you a bit more luck this year, based on your Chinese Zodiac sign, read on!
We take a peek at some of the top colours to wear and show you where you can buy them.
Brown has always been a notoriously polarizing hue because it has the reputation of being an 'ugly' colour.
However, in the sartorial colour spectrum it is considered as a versatile neutral.
Give it a go by styling it with denim blue, pink, light blue and burgundy.
You will be surprised at the refreshing ensembles.
We recommend: (Clockwise) Cotton sweater, $39.90 by Uniqlo; Suede platform sandals, $554 by Jimmy Choo from Saksfifthavenue.com; Leather bag, $3,800 by Chloe; Silk wrap maxi dress, $550 by Reformation from Net-A-Porter; Suede mules, price unavailable by Nicholas Kirkwood; Polyester skirt, $470 by Tibi; Faux leather trimmed wool-felt fedora, $130 by Rag & Bone from The Outnet; Leather bag, $3860 by Loewe
Snake, Goat and Dog : Red
Red is an empowering colour and makes for a great statement finish to any outfit.
It's a surefire way of commanding attention, in a good way of course!
Just make sure that the siren hue is the focal point of your entire outfit.
We recommend: (Clockwise) Cotton ruffled-sleeve top, $420 by MSGM from Matchesfashion.com; Woven fabric mini skirt, $60 by River Island from ASOS; Leather bag with bamboo handle, price unavailable by Gucci; tetxured knit dress, $150 by Topshop; Suede strappy heels, $151 by Loeffler Randall from Shopbop.com; Glass beads clip-on earrings, $495 by Oscar de la Renta from Shopbop.com; Felt slip-on sneakers by Joshua Sanders from Ssense.com; Canvas crossbody bag, $1,120 by Balenciaga; Leather belt, $ 19.90 by Dorothy Perkins; Embellished shorts, $25 by Glamorous Topshop
No colour is more fresh or crisp than white, so take this opportunity to brighten your wardrobe with pieces of white.
White looks just as good as a single item as it does as an entire outfit so let your creativity flow.
Remember to be careful not to spill anything on it when you are eating!
We recommend: (Clockwise) Embellished wrap-effect silk-chiffon top, $230 by Magaschoni from The Outnet.com; Cotton sweatshirt, $280 by Moschino; Leather-trimmed woven straw tote, $1,818 by Aerin from Net-A-Porter; Viscose pleated trousers, $1,065 by Delpozo from Farfetch; Leather headphones, $401 by Frend from Luisaviaroma; Leather sneakers with metal toe-cap, $199 by Adidas; Polyester shorts, $35 by Mango; Leather bag, price unavailable by Michael Michael Kors; Leather and suede sandals, $647 by Alexander Wang
The happy colour Yellow has always been a tricky colour, especially for our Asian skin tones.
The trick here is to use the colour as an added accent (like an exclamation point for your look) rather than wearing it from head to toe.
We recommend: (Clockwise) Cotton sweater, $59.90 by Topshop; Leather bag, $2,080 by Fendi; Jacquard satin top, $345 by Erika Cavallini from Yoox.com; Perforated leather sneakers, $220 by Raf Simons for Adidas from The Outnet; Cotton-blend shorts, $699 by Giambattista Valli from mytheresa.com; Suede mules, $52 by Topshop; Crystal-embellished earrings, $705 by Dolce & Gabbana from Matches fashion; Jacquard skirt, $425 by Cynthia Rowley; Leather bag, $1890 by Loewe; Acrylic keyring, $120 by Stella McCartney
Tiger : Orange
As wearable colors go, orange might seem a little daunting because it's bright, punchy and unapologetic.
If you're not ready to dive into this colour by wearing a solid orange dress or blouse, opt for a patterned piece for starters.
It goes really well with soft neutrals.
We recommend: (Clockwise) Cotton asymmetric dress, $370 by MSGM from Stylebop.com; Leather shoulder bag, $2900 by Prada; Ribbed silk and cotton-blend turtleneck sweater, $995 by Victoria Beckham from Net-a-porter; Mirrored sunglasses, $385 by Ray Bans; Printed stretch-jersey Skirt, $285 by Tanya taylor from The Outnet; Leather shoulder bag, $3,100 by Marni; Metallic leather sneakers, $349 by Acne Studios from mythersa.com; Polyester shorts, $75 by Finders Keepers from Ifchic.com; Suede platform sandals, $210 by Rachel Comey from Matchesfashion.com
Green is perfect for the year 2017 even in the western realm.
The Pantone Colour Institute has selected a green shade - appropriately titled 'Greenery'- as the symbolic colour for the year ahead.
There are many different hues of green.
Darker shades like emerald are great for evenings, while the lighter ones look perfect for a casual day out.
We recommend: (Clockwise) Cotton blouse, $790 by Dolce & Gabbana; Knotted tassels earrings, $82 by Vanessa Mooney from Shopbop.com; Polyester blouse, $150 by COS; Leather bag, $2,400 by Fendi; Knit dress, $451 by Maison Martin Margiela from Farfetch.com; Leather skirt, $920 by Courrège; Satin embellished heels, $756 by Rupert Sanderson; Leather bag, $2,350 by J.W. Anderson; Front pleat lace skirt, $375 by N.21 from Farfetch.com; Leather ankle strap heels, $1,143 by Gucci
Rat, Rabbit and Monkey: Blue
Blue is an extremely versatile and sophisticated colour, it's such a breeze to style it.
Blue denim for casual days and navy for fancy nights.
We recommend: (Clockwise) Ruffled two-tone merino wool sweater, $1,134 by Adam Lippes from Net-A-Porter; Leather backpack, $1,500 by Anya Hindmarch; Stretch-crepe mini wrap dress, $295 by Diane von Furstenberg from The Outnet.com; Stretch-crepe mini wrap dress, Suede heels, $467 by Alice + Olivia from Shopbop.com; Satin poplin blouse, $496 by Tibi; Canvas espadrilles, $350 by Kenzo; Pantone phone case, price unavailable from Casescenario.com; Denim skirt, $197 by Rag & Bone from Revolve.com; PS1 Tiny suede shoulder bag, $2,230 by Proenza Schouler
It's easy to wear this glided shade during the party season, but it might get tricky when you are styling it for a regular day at work.
Gold looks great with warmer colors such as olive, brown, camel and burgundy, so you might want to use these to play down the glitz factor for your day to day ensembles.
We recommend: Lurex shirt, $692 by Paul & Joe; Cropped sequinned top, $687 by Alice + Olivia from Harvey Nichols; Metallic leather shoulder bag, $2900 from Saint Laurent; Lame slip dress, $900 by HVN from Matchesfashion.com; Faucx leather skirt, $99 by Topshop; Leather slip-on sandals, $127 Loeffler Randall from Brandoutlet.com; leather bag, $2900 by Dolce & Gabbana; Leather loafers, $900 by Gucci; Sequined camisole, $49.90 by H&M; Leather wallet, $700 by Alexander McQueen
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