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Chinese New Year lifts our spirit with more than scrumptious food and blessings from our family and friends. The intriguing traditions and customs – sometimes with a hint of superstitions – also chimes in for the fun.

The lucky color of red takes center stage during CNY. Just about everything is in red and ornamented in gold, and we’re not complaining at all. From decorations to outfit ensembles, we’re all in for luck.

Stylish kicks

New clothes and new shoes for the new year’s, of course. But do avoid buying shoes during the Lunar New Year as the word “shoes” in Cantonese sounds similar to a sigh, which might jinx our luck. Superstitious or not – we do everything to keep luck on our side for the new year. So get ahead of the tricky business of footwear before it’s too late.

Christian Louboutin’s Kate 100 Patent Leather Pumps in red amplify the signature red lacquered sole. The slender 100mm stiletto heel means the pair will remain as your favorite for any cocktail parties long after the new year.

Start your year with a spring hike to get back in shape after the holiday feasts. The Very Vivier Strass Buckle Sneaker by Roger Vivier’s fun outsole is in tune with the shiny rhinestone buckle.

Kate 100 Patent Leather Pumps from Christian Louboutin
Vivier Strass Buckle Sneaker by Roger Vivier

If scarlet red isn’t so much for you, go for other bright colors selected by Lane Crawford. Amina Muaddi Pink Lupita Heeled Sandals features an open square toe design to add a modern element to your traditional qipao, while the Sergio Rossi slingback heels with a tapered toe with a clear PVC insert add some visual contrast to the silhouette.

Amina Muaddi Pink Lupita Heeled Sandals from Lane Crawford
Sergio Rossi slingback heels from Lane Crawford

The options for the gents are abundant too. Tod’s 1T Sneakers are all about the juxtaposition of fabric and suede as well as bright hues of red and purple.

The Fendi Match lace-up sneakers made of gray denim and red leather make another great pair to own beyond the festive season thanks to the unique colorway.

Another serious contender is Hogan’s Rebel Sneakers. The chunky silhouette in white leather is given a CNY limited-edition twist embellished with a red wavy Hogan logo on the side.

Hogan’s Rebel Sneakers
Fendi Match lace-up sneakers
Tod’s 1T Sneakers

Inside and out

It’s one of the Chinese traditions to wear red underwear to ward off bad luck. Harbour City houses 8 lingerie stores, among other fashion brands, to ring in the new year filled with good fortune!

Aerie’s Real Sunnie Demi Strappy Bra and Cable Lace Boybrief in red feels like second skin underneath your red OOTD.

Put together your flirty look with a selection of red intimates from Private Shop. The Marie Jo “Danae” Plunge Padded Bra features a deep plunge design with delicate embroidery in red to add a hint of sexiness to your outfit.

Go matchy-matchy with your beloved with Calvin Klein’s Year of the Rabbit capsule collection, where the bunny motif channels the uplifting spirit brought by the Zodiac sign this year perfectly.

@Private Shop
@Calvin Klein Underwear

With just one week to go, make your way to Harbour City this week to make it just in time for a CNY makeover from head to toe.

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