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There are Chinese New Year clothes, shoes and bags that you buy and wear only once for the sake of the festive season. What a waste. If the money-saver in you prefer to make your CNY purchases give you a bit more bang for your buck, think about how these items can fit in with the other occasions and events that you have throughout the year.

For example, instead of getting a ravishing red dress that you’ll only wear during lunar new year (and maybe Christmas), why not get a pair of red pointed pumps that will easily match your work closet?

Or an auspicious key chain to adorn your shoulder bag. It may even help in warding off bad vibes. Scroll down to see more CNY inspired pieces that you’ll want to continue wearing and carrying even when the celebrations are over.

Cicille pumps, price unavailable by Aldo

Boring black heels are the no-brainers when it comes to workwear wardrobe. These pointed pumps in fiery red, however, require an extra shot of confidence. Are you daring enough?

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Poncho, $132.80 by iRoo

Grab this poncho. It will come in especially handy when a) you’re wearing a sleeveless dress and b) shivering under your strong office air-conditioning.

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Barcelona bag, $4,250 by Loewe

The iconic black Barcelona bag gets a colourful and festive facelift with a blooming blossom that says, “May good luck come in your way.”

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Linear friendship bracelet in coral, $260 by Monica Vinader

Not only is this slim bracelet going to give you a smaller looking wrist, it’s also easy to match with your work and weekend outfits. So really, what’s not to love?

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Cat bag charm, price unavailable by Swarovski

This fortune cat inspired key chain is a) adorable and b) a subtle way to ward off bad luck and welcome good fortune in the new year. 

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