What to Wear on Chinese New Year

February 5, 2019

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! Hoping this year brings you an abundance of wealth, good health, great fortune and a copious amount of happiness. As Chinese New Year is upon us, many of us may ponder the age old question of “what to wear on Chinese New Year??” And my go-to answer?? ANYTHING RED! It’s easy to answer what to wear on Chinese New Year when you know you want to rake in ALL the good fortune and luck by wearing the luckiest color out there: red.

The color red symbolizes luck and happiness. Legends say that red helps ward off all evil spirits/monsters back in the day, keeping those who have red on lucky and full of fortune. Thus, during the Chinese New Year celebration period, people embrace this color in hopes of protecting their wealth from the evil spirits. Red also stands for red and vitality, fields that evil spirits are unable to fight against. Paired with anything gold, you get the holy grail of good luck and fortune during this time!

Other colors that are good luck during this time include anything rich and bright such as orange because it resembles red, yellow because of gold and green because of money! Colors to avoid this time would be black and white, colors of death and mourning – so for today at least, try to steer clear of just wearing these colors.

Accessorize with a Red Lip

Red Clothing

Red Accessories

Happy Chinese New Year again! Talk to you all tomorrow!

A million and one thanks for reading – until my next lil’ thought then!

xx jen

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  • Reply Emily February 5, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I’ve never celebrated a Chinese New Year but it sounds like so much fun! Loveeee your outfit ideas as always!

    -Emily |

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen February 7, 2019 at 8:22 pm

      ahhh girl, one of these years you have to come to nyc during this time and we can celebrate together!
      xx jen

  • Reply Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's February 6, 2019 at 12:33 am

    Happy Chinese New Year Jen! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen February 7, 2019 at 8:22 pm

      happy chinese new year audrey!
      xx jen

  • Reply Danielle Alexa February 6, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    I hope you have a wonderful Chinese New Year sweetie!

    Danielle xx

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen February 7, 2019 at 8:22 pm

      thank you so much danielle! happy chinese new year hehhe
      xx jen

  • Reply Lizzy February 7, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Happy Chinese New Year, Jen! 🙂 When I was a child, my mom used to give us those little red envelopes. 🙂 Always good memories. 🙂 And, yes, red is the best color to wear!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen February 7, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      Happy Chinese New Year! it was also my best memories growing up!
      xx jen

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