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10 Chinese New Year Buys That Will Keep Your Look Modern

Chinese New Year is around the corner, and if you’re keen to venture out of traditional territory (read: cheongsams and lace dresses), these dresses, bags and shoes will instantly inject a more sophisticated vibe.

#1: Cotton-blend dress, Alexander Wang
The schoolgirl-esque pleats make this a fun and flirty number.   #2: Leather shoulder bag, $6,570, Gucci
The embellished bee motif on this tri-coloured bag gives it a quirky appeal. #3: Calfskin ballet flats, Balenciaga
Trade up your sandals and heels for this pair of feminine ballet flats, which come with a subtle gold-stamping of the brand logo on the side. #4: Calfskin sandals, $990, Bally
With its sleek, sculptural lines and circular cut-outs, this is one Instagram-worthy pair to wear out for CNY visiting.   #5: Acetate earrings, Bimba Y Lola
These moon-shaped earrings come with a splash of red, and makes any CNY outfit instantly chic-er. #6: Polyester-blend dress, DKNY
This maxi dress ups the fun factor with its dual shades of red. #7: Cameron Street Lane top handle, $400, Kate Spade
This is more than just a Chinese New Year-appropriate bag. Bring it along with you to work or take it out for a dinner date – it’s that versatile. See: More stylish red bags that will last you beyond Chinese New Year #8: Leather pouch, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci
A lightweight, fuss-free pouch that’s just the right size to store your red packets is always essential. Another plus: It comes with a detachable wristlet. #9: Denim dress, Kate Spade New York
Ditch the floral cheongsam for something more current – but still feminine – like this denim shirtdress, which comes with prints of blooming pink roses. #10: Prada embellished leather tote, US$3,030 (S$4,301), Prices unavailable unless stated
Another trendier way to incorporate florals into your look: With Prada’s embellished tote (the tiny red and orange flower appliques add extra cheer).   Like this? Check out 16 all-red looks to inspire your Chinese New Year outfits, Chinese New Year limited edition buys and 6 fashion forward hairstyles for Chinese New Year.