1. Stay cool with a flirty dress
Instead of the cheongsam’s tight fit, opt for something looser so you can snack till your stomach’s content without feeling like you’re bursting at the seams.
This silky dress comes in an auspicious shade of red, and won’t feel too tight even after the third bowl of dessert. Plus, it’s also lightweight, which makes it great for staying cool in the February heat. Accessorise with ’70s inspired sunglasses and easy-to-wear slides for a look that’s truly comfortable and stylish.
Dress, $74.95, from H&M. Danse Lente bag, $567, from NET-A-PORTER. Tom Ford sunglasses, $198, from THE OUTNET. Earrings, $19.90, from Topshop. Shoes, $59.90, from Zara.
2. Sharpen up in a tailored jacket
Is your office having a CNY luncheon? Chances are, you’ve probably got meetings before and after that, so you want to remain comfortable and have functional clothing.
This blazer-meets-skirt combo is the perfect remedy to help keep you moving, while making sure you look appropriate for your office CNY gatherings. Throw this together with a white tee and you’re all set.
Blazer, $59.90, from Mango. Skirt, $109, from Topshop. Shoes, $53.90, from Charles & Keith. Iris & Ink earrings, $178, from THE OUTNET. Trademark bag, $477, from NET-A-PORTER.
3. Jeans and a dressy blouse always works
When you’re doing your family visits this year, stay comfortable in a combo of your favourite jeans and a going-out top. Look for interesting details like a vibrant print or ruffles to keep you looking presentable, and top it off with cool, timeless accessories.
Emilia Wickstead top, $528, from THE OUTNET. Jeans, $89.90, from Topshop. Bag, $1,700, from Gucci. Bracelet, $650, from Monica Vinader. Shoes, $39.90, from Zara.
4. Dress up your shorts
Just because you’re wearing shorts doesn’t mean you need to look sloppy. In fact, if you style it properly and use your accessories to maximum effect, you can look super chic too!
Our favourite pairing is to pair our shorts with an off-shoulder top. Then, complete with a cool pair of sneakers and grab a structured bucket bag before heading out the door. It’s cool, timelessly stylish and you’ll sit comfortably all day.
Top, $29.90, from Mango. Shorts, $35.90, from Zara. Shoes, $56.90, from Charles & Keith. Earrings, $69, from Pandora. Bag, $1,700, from Chloe.
5. Style your shirt with a mini skirt
The ultimate look for all the modern women out there comes in the form of an oversized shirt paired with a leather mini skirt. It’s undeniably cool, and still checks the box on dressing for CNY. All you need is an ‘It’ bag and a cool necklace to finish you look.
Shirt, $119, from H&M. Skirt, $39.90, from Zara. Bag, $2,350, from Saint Laurent. Axel Arigato shoes, $142, from THE OUTNET. Mounser necklace, $300, from NET-A-PORTER.