Jan 23 2024
Entering the Year of the Dragon
Mark your calendars, because Lunar New Year is right around the corner! To help you get ready for the Year of the Dragon, we’ve curated a guide of Lunar 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 with family, we’ve hand-picked the essentials you need to enter the Spring Festival in style.
But first, let’s cover the ‘need to knows’ of Lunar New Year...
What is Lunar New Year?
Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, marks the start of the lunar calendar. The lunar calendar is based on the phases of the moon, kicking off with the first new moon of the year. This year, Lunar New Year falls on 10 February 2024 – marking the Year of the Dragon.
The 2024 Year of the Dragon
The Chinese zodiac follows a twelve-year cycle, with each year assigned a different sign and characteristics. According to this astrology, 2024 marks the Year of the Dragon, symbolizing strength, prosperity and good fortune.
People born during the Year of the Dragon are believed to share these traits, making natural leaders with a charismatic and commanding nature. Dragons are particularly special zodiacs, so if you were born in 1988, 2000 or 2012, this is your year to shine!
How is Lunar New Year Celebrated?
Lunar New Year is all about connecting and celebrating with your family and loved ones. It’s also seen as an opportunity to start anew, often symbolized by cleaning your space, refreshing your wardrobe and purchasing new items for your home to bring good fortune.
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are reserved for celebrations and ceremonies with family. These events are commemorated with decorations, food and exchanging of gifts or red envelopes containing money for luck. This is a time of joy and marks hopeful new beginnings, best celebrated with your closest loved ones.
Colors to Wear During Lunar New Year
Dress to impress this Lunar New Year by styling an all-red outfit or incorporating pops of red into your look. Red is believed to be a lucky color and is synonymous with Lunar 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 Lunar New Year outfit. Opt for jewelry adorned with red florals, delicate petals, or embellished with ruby cubic zirconia crystals for added flair to your ensemble.
For an opulent addition to your Lunar New Year outfit, incorporate some radiant, gold accessories to your look. Just as red is a symbol of luck, so is the color gold – representing abundance and success. Complete your Lunar New Year outfit in 2024 with our selection of premium gold plated jewelry pieces, perfect for elevating your look for formal dinners and events.
Gold jewelry 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 Diamante Wide Hoop Earrings and Gold Plated Textured Wire Flower Statement Earrings for an on-trend addition to your stack.
For special occasions like Lunar 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 jewelry here and decorate your look.
Impactful Statement Earrings
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 Lunar New Year has to offer.
For a subtle twist on tradition, style gold earrings with unique silhouettes and textures for a point of difference. Jewelry 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.
Finishing touches for your Lunar New Year outfits
Exude elegance at your New Year events with our collection of trending and timeless pearl jewelry 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 Lunar 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 jewelry here for more.
Floral Accessories Perfect for Lunar New Year
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 Lunar 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.
There you have it, the top styles to wear this Lunar New Year! For more styling inspiration, visit our Event Collection for more. Don’t forget to tag us in your Lunar New Year outfits using #MyLovisa over on our Instagram and TikTok for a chance to be featured.