Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

Festive Attire for Lunar New Year: Chinese Traditions

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As a Chinese girl growing up in America, I didn’t always get to celebrate Lunar New Year, which is the biggest holiday in China. So I’m super excited that this year, I’ll be going back to China to spend the Lunar New Year with my Dad and his side of the family. My Dad actually lives in Hong Kong, so Lunar New Year is the perfect time to go back and celebrate with my loved ones. I love spending the holiday in China as it’s so fun and festive, it’s kind of like Christmas here in the states. So of course I’ve already planned out my festive attire for the occasion. The one thing you must wear on Lunar New Year is red – it’s a symbol of good luck and prosperity. So I went with a vibrant red blouse and red plaid coat for a joyous vibe. I chose a big striped circle skirt to go with the blouse and match my black and gold jewelry from Folli Follie, which is the real star of this outfit.

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I have to say I’m obsessed with these black and gold jewelry pieces from Folli Follie. I’m not usually a black jewelry type of girl as I tend to gravitate towards color, but these pieces manage to be elegantly timeless yet contemporary chic at the same time. The mix of black and gold is so tastefully done and the jewelry has such weight to it, making it look and feel expensive. I chose a matching earrings and bracelet set from the Style Stories collection at Folli Follie. These black bauble earrings are just so effortless, they would go with anything from a super feminine outfit to a T-shirt and jeans. But my favorite piece is definitely the large black and gold statement bracelet, I just can’t get over how simple yet bold it is!Layersofchic Festive Attire Lunar New Year novelty bagLayersofchic Festive Attire Lunar New Year nyc fashion blogLayersofchic Festive Attire Lunar New Year black and gold jewelry

As a self-proclaimed master of layering, of course I had to layer two necklaces to accentuate the neckline of my blouse. I chose two pieces from Folli Follie: a delicate butterfly necklace paired with a more edgy black chain necklace. The great thing about both necklaces is that they are adjustable in length, so I was able to make the butterfly one longer and the chain one shorter for a layered effect. This is one of those outfits where the jewelry really completes the look and pulls everything together.

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Shop the Look:

Earrings: Folli Follie
Butterfly Necklace: Folli Follie
Chain Necklace: Folli Follie
Bracelet: Folli Follie

Thanks for reading,
Mary

*This post is in collaboration with Folli Follie & Shopping Links. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

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17 responses to “Festive Attire for Lunar New Year: Chinese Traditions”

  1. Liz says:

    That is so exciting! I am absolutely loving that unique handbag and plaid coat! Happy Friday <3

    Liz
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  2. Kayla says:

    These details are EVERYTHING! You are so chic, girl!

  3. Lauren says:

    What a fun skirt! So cute!

    Lauren

  4. Meaghan says:

    I’m drooling over your accessories!! They’re so so cute. Your style is totally inspiring me to mix thing up a bit!

    Meaghan xx

  5. You are the queen of mixing prints! I love that stripe skirt!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  6. You look so happy and beautiful!! Love the print mixing!!!

  7. Cat Chiang says:

    Love all the color in your outfit! Happy Lunar New Year 🙂

  8. Marcie says:

    I love your whole outfit! My husband is Chinese and we always celebrate Chinese New Year with his family. My son even put chocolate coins in red envelopes to give to his classmates at preschool! I hope you have such a fun time!

  9. Holly says:

    This is such a gorgeous look! I love the way you paired the stripes with that jacket, too. Mixing patterns is so in right now!

  10. I absolutely love your style! It’s amazing! Hope you have a great time in China!

  11. You are so right on the jewelry. The necklace is gorg!

    xo
    Taylor
    http://www.reeseshardwear.com

  12. I love this look! I am a huge fan of mixing patterns and you did it so well!

  13. I love this coat. The plaid is so pretty and I love the pop of color from the lining!

  14. Autum Love says:

    I love how you’re always mixing your patterns and prints 🙂 So chic!

  15. Daisi Ari says:

    How exciting! I’m so happy that you got to spend it with your dad and family. I love your look btw!

  16. Angelle says:

    You always have the best outfits! Love that skirt!!

    Xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

  17. Love this outfit and all of the patterns!
    and thank you for sharing your traditions! <3