’Tis the season to dress to impress! As we inch closer to Chinese New Year, we understand the pressure in searching for perfect traffic-stopping OOTDs without literally looking like a walking red light. For that, one can never go wrong when they turn to SS19 trends for styling tips. From the glamour-loving fashionista to the fan of the classics, here are some simple hacks to rock your new year’s best and stay away from being the human reincarnate of an angbao.

1. One can never forget the classic angbao red during Lunar New Year. Only worn that dress once last year and never again? Red clothing are often thought of as gaudy, and only limited to festivals.


Pair your red one-piece outfits with gold accessories for that extra oomph, or with neutrals like black or white to tone it down. Top (or bottom) it off with a pair of slides to combat the summer heat and for added comfort.

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STRAPPY CROSS BACK MIDI SLIP DRESS IN RUBY 

CUTAWAY LAYER CAMI TOP IN WHITE

MAISIE DOUBLE PEARL EARRINGS

2. For the girls who love a bright, eye-catching look without the saturated reds would like to opt for yellow hues like ochre, apricot and mustard. A running trending colour family for a few running seasons, golden hues are the new nude, complementing every skin tone and adding vibrancy to the overall look.

Ranging in various brightness, put on an apricot dress for an off-kilter look that is sure to stand out from the crowd, yet is easy on the eyes. Solving the fear of clashing outfits with fellow guests.

You are what you wear – fill your heart with sunshine happiness with an ochre sweater for a laid back, casual look that adds an instant cool girl chic to the total OOTD.

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TWIST FRONT SWEATER TOP IN AMBER

SHIMMER STRIPE HIGH NECK TOP IN BRONZE 

WRAP FRONT FRILL SLEEVE STRIPED DRESS IN APRICOT 

3. Now that monsoon season is over and the sun is out again, it never fails to remind us of the flowers that bloom. Cherry blossoms (both real and faux) litter the markets and it is always a classic move to dress on-theme.

Florals are a signature print every Spring Summer season (and maybe, even all year round), but never succumb to plain and boring with interesting details.

Dresses and 2 piece separates with frills and chest cutout detail with ruching on the bust that gives off an extra feminine vibe.

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HIGH-LOW FLORAL FRILL DRESS IN MULTI

GINGHAM FLORAL CHEST CUTOUT DRESS IN MULTI

RUCHED CROP TOP IN BLUSH FLORAL SPECKLE

BUTTON THROUGH MIDI SKIRT IN BLUSH FLORAL SPECKLE

4. Ease the anxiety of seeing your relatives again with pieces with a more relaxed fit. Function over form; these pieces ensure a wide range of moment as well as room for those festive goodies and reunion meals.

Dress up with accessories like belts, headbands, bags, and socks of your choice. Or slip on a pair of heels or sneakers for a day out and about. No fuss. Combat the heat with minimal, flowy silhouettes that keep you cool all the time.

For more formal days, look prim and proper with an outerwear thrown over or wear a top underneath strappy dresses.

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SPLIT FRONT WIDE LEG PANTS IN MUSTARD

BUSTIER CORSET MAXI DRESS IN PINK GINGHAM

MINI SLINKY SLIP DRESS IN CREAM

(Credit: Runway Photos via Vogue Runway)

 


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Chelsea Yin @chelsyells

Danica Chia @danicayingna