Why We’re Eyeballing Luxe Pieces in Gold and Red

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Chinese New Year is mere days away — on February 5, to be precise. In this Year of the Pig, we’re thinking festivities are in order. With beautiful fabrics and luscious designs ripe for the picking, now is a great time to fill your wardrobe with a few fashionable finds to see you into the Year of the Pig with style and grace.

And just in case you’re on the fence about buying new clothes just because of another holiday, take note of this significant fact: Chinese New Year is also known as Spring Festival, a period of renewal and change. It’s a welcome opportunity to splurge on items that serve you well, both during the holiday and for years to come.

While there’s no specific dress code for celebrating Chinese New Year, we love the idea of investing in rich materials and decadent colors — because that spells perfection for your wardrobe.

Here are a few ideas to inspire you!

The Draped-Back Dress

A hint of gilded glamour makes anything look fancier! This Golden Girl Draped-Back Dress ($59.99) from Midnight Velvet is a dream for your evening celebrations. Finish with a pair of velvet pumps and a sleek clutch for a perfect night-out ensemble.

Slinky Gold Tee

As if you needed an excuse to wear more gold, right? This stunning top takes your casual outfits to a more polished world that you’ll want to stay in forever. Even if you wear the slinky Patrizia Pepe T-shirt ($79) with a pair of skinny jeans and heels, you’ll feel like you’re ready for any fancy gathering.

The Metallic Turtleneck

We see you, gold turtleneck! Sure, it’s not your usual wear, but here’s how to make this RACHEL Rachel Roy Metallic Jersey Turtleneck Top ($47.40) work. Slip it on during the workday beneath a tailored blazer. Then refresh it with a red pencil skirt and a pair of sharp heels to bring it all together.

Red Satin Skirt

Did someone say party? Considering it’s customary to wear red during Chinese New Year, it’s only fitting that you break out something sizzling — like this Satin Skirt from Zara ($12.99). It features a flattering sarong style silhouette and a draped front to provide a flattering finish.

Tie-Waist Pants

Color us obsessed with flattering pants in to-die-for shades of red. These Cybill Tie-Waist Pants from the Eva Mendes Collection at New York & Company ($34.97) are a dream with everything from a simple top to a dressy gold blouse.

The Embroidered Sandal

Embrace the spirit of the holiday in a pair of beautiful J. Renee Flaviana Ankle Strap Sandals ($69.90). The rich embroidery stands out for miles against a dramatic crimson-orange backdrop. These are the perfect shoes for Chinese New Year!

Tanya

Staff Writer at The Budget Fashionista
Tanya is a seasoned journalist based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Specializing in fashion, beauty, and travel, she loves to explore new places, read as much as possible, and scour the web for fabulous finds — all in the name of research, of course.