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Jan 24 2024

Entering The Year of the Dragon  

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Mark your calendars, because Chinese New Year is right around the corner! To help you get ready for the Year of the Dragon, we’ve curated a guide of Chinese New Year outfit ideas to wear to your 2024 celebrations. 

From the finishing touches you need to take your look to the next level, to reunion dinner outfit ideas, we’ve hand-picked the essentials you need to enter the Spring Festival in style. 

The 2024 Year of the Dragon 

This year, Chinese New Year falls on 10 February 2024. According to Chinese astrology, this year marks the Year of the Dragon, symbolising strength, prosperity and good fortune. Those born during the Year of the Dragon share similar traits to the zodiac, making natural leaders with a charismatic and commanding nature. Dragons are particularly special zodiacs in Chinese culture, so if you or a loved one were born in 1988, 2000 or 2012, this is your year to shine! 

Refresh your New Year Jewellery Collection  

The start of the lunar calendar is an opportunity to start anew, making the perfect occasion to spring clean your jewellery box for the new year. Part with the old and make way for the new with timeless jewellery pieces you can style all year long.  

Discover signature styles from our gold plated and sterling silver jewellery collections, filled with dainty and timeless pieces perfect for everyday wear. For a subtle nod to tradition, gravitate towards symbolic jewellery pieces adorned with unique accents and embellishments. 

Adornments like coin pendants, floral motifs and semi-precious stones can act as a reminder for your intentions entering the year ahead. These pieces can also make great additions to your Chinese New Year outfits! For more inspiration on revamping your jewellery box, visit our guide to curating a capsule collection for 2024 here.

Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner Outfit Ideas 

Chinese New Year is all about connecting with your loved ones. Whether you're attending a reunion dinner or visiting relatives and friends, commemorate the moment with an outfit fit for the occasion.  

 

Colours to Wear During Chinese New Year 

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Styling Red

Dress to impress this Chinese New Year by styling an all-red outfit or incorporating pops of red into your look. Red is the luckiest colour in Chinese culture and is synonymous with Chinese New Year. Because of its connotations with luck and prosperity, channelling red into your New Year outfits can be a great way to start the year on the right foot. 

Whether you want to style a monochromatic red look or adorn your outfit with vibrant pops of red – discover our selection of captivating red accessories for an impactful finish to your Chinese New Year outfit. Opt for jewellery adorned with red florals, delicate petals, or embellished with ruby cubic zirconia crystals for added flair to your ensemble.  


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Styling Gold  

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For an opulent addition to your Chinese New Year outfit, incorporate some radiant, gold accessories to your look. Just as red is a symbol of luck, so is the colour gold – representing abundance and success. Complete your Chinese New Year outfit in 2024 with our selection of premium gold plated jewellery pieces, perfect for elevating your look for formal dinners and events.  

Gold jewellery staples will never go out of style! This month, opt for a pair of bold statement studs for a modern and refined finish to your outfit. Right now, we love these Gold Plated Textured Stud Earrings and Gold Plated Flower Statement Earrings for an on-trend addition to your stack. 

For special occasions like Chinese New Year, adopt a more-is-more approach and layer bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings together for a maximalist feel. Discover our entire range of real gold jewellery here and decorate your look.  


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Impactful Statement Earrings  

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For the one-off occasions in your lunar calendar, get creative with our selection of eye-catching statement earrings in a range of unique designs. Switch up your stack with our collection of affordable and on-trend earrings, perfect for all the events Chinese New Year has to offer.  

For a subtle twist on tradition, style gold earrings with unique silhouettes and textures for a point of difference. Jewellery featuring chunky profiles and organic shapes are a great way to add interest and dimension to your ear stack, without making too much of a statement.  

Explore our selection of unique gold earrings here and complete your New Year stack.  


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Finishing touches for your Chinese New Year outfits 

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Exude elegance at your New Year events with our collection of trending and timeless pearl jewellery pieces. Pearls can effortlessly level up any outfit. Whether you’re wanting to elevate a more casual outfit or dress up a formal evening look – incorporating pearl accents can help create a sophisticated outfit.  

Pearls are also believed to be symbolic of harmony and wealth. Their historical rarity and value have made them a symbol of status and beauty, making them an ideal choice for festive occasions like Chinese New Year. Style our selection of pearl necklaces, drop earrings and studs for a perfectly poised look or explore our wide range of freshwater pearl jewellery here for more.  


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Floral Accessories Perfect for Chinese New Year  

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From the runway to street style, floral patterns and motifs are trending once again! Incorporate the blooming trend with a floral print outfit or adorn your look with delicate floral motifs to add a lively finish to your look.  

Certain flowers, like peonies and cherry blossoms, are synonymous with Chinese New Year, embraced for their symbolism of growth and renewal. Add some finishing floral touches to your look with our selection of gorgeous floral drop earrings, pendant necklaces and charm bracelets for a subtle nod to traditional New Year styling.  


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There you have it, the top styles to wear this Chinese New Year! For more styling inspiration, visit our Chinese New Year Collection here for more. Don’t forget to tag us in your Chinese New Year outfits using #MyLovisa over on our Instagram and TikTok for a chance to be featured.