These Pieces Will Elevate Your Chinese New Year 2019 Look | Clozette

Already planning your Chinese New Year 2019 outfit but don't know where to start? We say drop your usual cheongsam and mix things up by adding new elements to your typical ensemble. From dresses to shoes to accessories, elevate your CNY look with these pieces that will have you welcoming the Year of the Earth Pig with a chic and elegant bang. 

Cassey Gan Printed dress with shoulder straps


Coming from SocietyA's Noveau CNY 2019 Oriental Collection, this beautiful tunic dress makes for both a perfect standalone or layered piece on your outfit. The mix of basic colours and bold prints add a festive touch to the look without being too overwhelming or in-your-face and the asymmetrical hem gives a hint of elegant edginess that makes it a great choice.  

Yard Yarn Hiro Earrings


Going for a more muted or minimalist outfit this year but don't want to have a 'boring' ensemble? Swap your usual hoops with these unique statement earrings embellished with grommets and pearls from Yard Yarn. Not only is it a great complement to most necklines and hairstyles but it's also the perfect accessory if you want to have a focal piece that can elevate your look without being too overwhelming.

Ray-Ban CNY Special Edition

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It's no myth that a pair of sunnies has the power to transform a look to a new level of coolness and we've found the perfect one just for CNY. This Ray-Ban Special Edition release for the Lunar New Year will surely win the approval of anyone you're meeting for the festivities with its crystal clear transparent frames and washed Bordeaux lenses in a rosy tint to ensure you see life in rose-coloured lenses — literally — to symbolise a year-round optimistic outlook. Plus, with the tradition of adding a bit of gold into the mix for luck, this pair has the words "Special Edition" engraved in gold on the right temple frame. Sweet, right?

ECCO SP 3 Backpack in red


A CNY look is never complete without a red fashion piece and this practical and chic backpack is just the ideal pick. The perfect necessities case for visiting relatives’ and friends’ houses during the Chinese New Year, this is exquisitely crafted with ECCO Camelia leather and is designed to ensure a minimalist yet timeless appeal. Did we mention it's also very roomy, giving you all the space you need for the oranges and red packets you're going to collect?

Malone Souliers Emanuel Ungaro Amelie 100 leather ankle boots


Celebrations often call for us to put our best looks forward, making it the perfect time to try something sleek yet experimental, like these Amelie ankle boots, for example. This '80s-inspired pair made from smooth Italian leather and embellished with graphic zigzags will definitely add some spunk to any look and can be paired nicely whether you're going for jeans, skirts, or even dresses. 

Roxanne Assoulin Gold Standard set of five silver and gold-tone bracelets

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Looking to add some shine to your look? String one of these bracelets on or stack 'em up to give yourself an elegant arm candy for the occasion. The balance of silver and gold is a great accent to any outfit and will definitely pop more if you choose to wear red in light of the festivities. 

Joseph Silk-blend turtleneck sweater


We know that planning a festive outfit can be stressful so what do you say about a piece that's a standout even without trying? A perfect in-betweener when gunning for a casual yet well-put-together look, this gorgeous tomato-red turtleneck just speaks classy and elegant minus the strenuous effort. 

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January is a month where we can still enjoy the cool breeze of the holidays while also basking in the welcoming warmth of the summer sun. And such weather can only mean one thing: spring is already peeking at us. That's why our Community temporarily said goodbye to their fall burgundies and reds and said hello to brights and florals to channel a hint of spring in their daily ensembles. 

Soft blooms

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Petaled sleeves

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The age of Farmville, celebrity mohawks, everything vampire-themed (looking at you, Twilight) and of course, MySpace, it's safe to say that 2009 is an epic piece of recent history for all of us. This is whether we're talking about the good, the bad or the extremely cringe-y. And to be honest, most of the things that we've mentioned earlier are still pretty fresh in our memories that it's weird to think it's already been a decade since. 

With the '10 Year Challenge' rising once again from the ashes, we get reminded that time flies really fast and looking back once in a while to see where we've been and where we're at is a refreshing experience. Even celebrities jumped in on this year's version of the trend by using hashtag #2009vs2019 and ICYMI, here's what some of them contributed. 

Lily Collins

In 2009, Lily Collins was a newcomer in the industry, starring alongside Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side and having guest spots in the 90210  TV series remake. Fast forward to a decade later, she has now become a household name, starring in multiple romcoms, dramas, biopics and more and has had multiple acting awards added to her belt. But even with the major jump career-wise, some things never change. As she pointed out in her throwback post, her love for sequins didn't seem to falter and we can't blame her because she can really rock the look!

Reese Witherspoon

We had to do a double-take upon seeing this photo because Reese doesn't seem to have aged a day! The span of 2007 to 2010 was a trying period for both her career and personal life because of her struggles with creativity and not doing things she was passionate about. But since then, she has bounced back and created more films, started running a production company, and has been enjoying motherhood with her three beautiful children.

Brie Larson


Even Captain Marvel couldn't resist sharing a throwback photo, and she gave us a funny one at that. Serving us flashbacks of fashion looks from 2009 with her two-toned sheer top and denim shorts combo in one photo and an adorable pizza eating shot in the other, it's safe to say that trends may come and go but one's love for food is forever. 

Tyra Banks

The Smize Queen also joined the party by sharing a throwback photo of a look she wore in a 2009 Paris runway show. Her present look is just as fierce and gorgeous, and if we're being honest, we're totally digging her 2019 beauty look more!

Kate Beckinsale

Is it cheating if Kate used a 2005 photo instead of one from 2009? We don't think so because an older photo should show more disparities but hers just look incredibly vampiric, in the non-ageing kind of manner. Maybe she's channelling her character Selene from Underworld in this one? But aside from the awe-inspiring past and present comparison, what really impressed us about this throwback post is Kate saying in the caption that she's so much happier now. 

Jessica Biel

"What a difference ten years can make," she says. But honestly, we can't see it. We really hope Jessica Biel spills the secret to her fountain of youth because apart from her blonde to brunette transformation, we really can't believe those photos were taken a decade apart.  

Anne Hathaway

Hey, Anne, we have a question: How? If there's anything those 10 years have done to Anne Hathaway, it's definitely made her even more beautiful. In fact, she seems more glowing and healthier in her 2019 photo. She even said that it seems like she was "trying really hard not to do anything wrong" then in contrast to today where she feels like she's "doing what feels right." This reminds us that the landscape of acting, fashion and beauty has really changed a lot in the past decade and has definitely become more empowering towards women.

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