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All The Alternative CNY Fashion Inspo You Need

If you're looking for a reason to shop, CNY is probably your answer. But while we want to look festive and in the mood for "huat," not all of us can have the colour red integrate into our wardrobe. Here are all the tips and tricks for a festive but not-red alternative outfit this CNY. 
Play it up with the prints
Instead of solid colours like red, why not play it up with some prints? Have a go at something fun apart from the regular floral prints you find at CNY gatherings.      Viscose shirt, $250 , DVF
Skirt, $500, Kate Spade
Dress, price available in-store, Bimba Y Lola
Don bright colours
And while red is known as an auspicious colour, there are other lucky colours for you too. Have a go at these colours (according to your Chinese zodiac sign) if you’re not vibing with red this CNY.  Rat – red, yellow Ox – pink Tiger – gray Rabbit – pink, yellow Dragon – red, ruby, gray Snake – light yellow Horse – white and silver Goat – gray Monkey – yellow and bright pink Rooster – pink and blue Dog – yellow Pig – bright red and yellow Skirt, price available in-store, Bimba Y Lola
Polyester dress, $59.90, Zara
Go for warm hues: think yellows, orange, browns and nudes
An option to looking fresh this CNY without red would be to steer closer to warmer hues. Oranges, yellows and nude neutrals are a good option for the festive season. Ps, the colour yellow is meant to also signify good luck – so have at it! Leather bag, US1,650 (S$2,227), Chloe
Top, price available in-store, Coach
Leather trousers, price available in-store, Bally
A pop of colour
While some may frown upon black-and-white outfits during the CNY season, one hack is to accessorise with a pop of colour. Not only will it bring your outfit to the next level, but it’ll also save you from the stares of disapproving relatives. Polyurethane sneakers, $1,200, Givenchy
Leather bag, price available in-store, Balenciaga
Silk scarf, $600, Givenchy
Play on the year of the rat
What better way to usher in the Year of the Rat this year than with a mouse print itself? Gucci’s done it with Mickey Mouse, Zara did it with Tom & Jerry – so you should get in on the trend, stat.  Leather and canvas saddle bag, $2,900 Cotton T-shirt, $800, Gucci
Viscose shirt, $59.90, Zara