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#1: Wear on-trend jewellery.
Minimalist and feminine, Monaco-based jewellery brand APM Monaco’s pieces are ones that will last you through the years. Its SATURNE Collection are inspired by the ring and moons that surround the planet Saturn. Items in the range include a pair of asymmetric pearl and zirconia earrings ($578), a hot favourite amongst the fashion set now that will definitely turn heads. For something timeless, choose a silver dropping necklace ($406) from its VENUS collection, which will add an elegant touch to an all-red outfit. #02-08 Paragon   #2: Choose deeper shades of red.
Not a fan of traditional bright red? Reach for New York label DKNY’s merlot tees ($360) and top handle ($440), which have a more sophisticated appeal. Extra sartorial points for the abstract rooster print on the tee, which actually spells out the brand’s name. #02-43 Paragon   #3: Do classic silhouettes with a twist.
Season after season, the shirtdress has proven to be a versatile wardrobe staple: Wear it belted for work, or turn it into a lightweight coat for the weekend. Italian brand Liu Jo’s Spring/Summer 2017 version ($249) is ’70s-inspired, has a mandarin collar and contrasting stripes in red, blue and white. If you’re looking for pieces that will have a longer shelf life beyond the Lunar New Year festivities, this is one. #02-49 Paragon     #4: Opt for flirty co-ords.
Matching tops and bottoms offer a more playful, unexpected outfit choice. Our top pick: Italian label MAX&Co.’s jacquard jersey set ($419). The top comes with ruffled bell sleeves, while the flared skirt has asymmetrical pleats. #02-12 Paragon   #5: Take the bohemian approach to floral prints.
Floral anything for Chinese New Year is a tad predictable. How to take things up a notch: By wearing botanical patterns with a Coachella-ready vibe, like Amsterdam-based label Scotch & Soda’s wide-legged pants ($189) and embroidered gilet (price unavailable). In short: Unexpected, fun and still 100 per cent on point. #02-45/46 Paragon   #6: Or go down the painterly route.
Another less conventional – but still stylish – approach to incorporating florals in your look: Ones that have a ethereal effect. American brand Guess’ work-friendly tote ($129) comes with delicate pink, blue and white blooms, and its relaxed fit denim jeans ($179) also boast subtle etch-outs of rose petals on each pants leg. #02-01 Paragon   #7: Make your footwear pop.
White sneakers may have been all the rage, but what’s trending now are shoes in intriguing colours and textures. American brand Cole Haan’s pale lilac design ($359) ticks all the boxes – there’s a subtle floral embossed print on the neoprene upper, and its Vachetta leather quarter panels provide added support when worn. #02-11 Paragon #8: Opt for pieces with interesting details.
The same principle extends to clothes: There’s no need to stick to the same old silhouettes. Rather, experiment with pieces that have unique details. American womenswear label BCBGMaxazria stocks contemporary pieces like a pencil skirt with contrast panelling ($339); a shift dress in a sweet shade of peach pink and with ruffled sleeves ($389); and a long-sleeved lace number ($399) that’s perfect for any parties you’re heading to after a reunion dinner. #02-10 Paragon #9: Use red as an accent.
Not into wearing full-out red for Chinese New Year visiting? Here’s how to still wear it (it’s an auspicious colour, after all) while keeping it to a minimum: Putting on red-hot accessories like British luxury label Ted Baker’s Ballerina pave diamond pendant ($209). #02-36A/37 Paragon #10: Dress up the graphic tee.
The graphic t-shirt is an effortless way to jazz up a tee-and-jeans ensemble. Italian denim expert Diesel’s rendition for its Lunar New Year limited edition capsule collection comes with a stylised print of a rooster on its front ($199). Match it with a maroon-coloured biker ($1,299) and ripped jeans ($589) and you’re all set. #02-47A Paragon SHOPPING PROMOTIONS AT PARAGON GIFTS OF GLORY – Exclusive Paragon Red Packet Clutch with minimum $388* spend. Maximum 2 same-day receipts. – Exclusive Paragon Red Packet Clutch and $35 shopping vouchers with minimum $888* spend. Maximum 3 same-day receipts. CITI EXCLUSIVE – Receive $30 SPH Malls Vouchers when you charge a minimum of $388* in a single receipt to your Citi Card. – Receive an additional $10 SPH Malls Voucher* for purchases made from Mondays to Thursdays. – Top-up your purchases to $1,600* and receive a LIULI Teapot Set. Maximum 2 same-day receipts. *Promotion is valid from 9 to 27 Jan 2017. Terms and conditions apply. For more details, visit www.paragon.sg or Paragon Concierge at Level 1.