Lucky colours to wear for the Year of the Dog based on your zodiac sign
What's your lucky colour?
We’ve already touched on the lucky colours to paint your nails with for an auspicious new year as well as looking flawless in your lucky colour. But if you’re looking for an extra boost of luck, there’s no better way than to show up all clad in your favoured shade. According to The Chinese Zodiac (and apparently, feng shui), here are the colours to be seen in for the Year of the Dog according to your zodiac sign.
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Blue — Rat, Dog
For those born in the year of the Rat and Dog, blue is the lucky colour for you this upcoming Lunar new year. Look to sweet pastel periwinkle blue as seen on this floral slip dress for a regal and elegant look for CNY visiting. Pair with a pair of comfortable mules or even sneakers (we’ve picked out a whole list of them here to make your life easier) and a nifty crossbody bag and you’re all set for the festive season.
Opt for shades that fall within the yellow family to usher in good luck. This pale yellow midi dress is great for everyday wear and even for work. We love the contrasting black buttons and the trench-like silhouette. Here’s a style hack: unbutton some of the lower buttons and wear this as a top above a pair of jeans. Bam, an instant new look.
Those who were born in the year of the Tiger and Snake should look towards deep brown shades. Earthy and neutral is the way to go. Throw on an A-line corduroy dress such as this one over a turtleneck top — or even just wear it by itself for an effortless look. Finish with a bucket bag for a girl-next-door appeal.
COS corduroy dress, price unavailable
White — Monkey, Pig
You’ll attract good fortune with the colour white if you were born in the year of the Monkey or Pig. A fully white-on-white ensemble can be a total snooze fest. To avoid that, go for pieces that have panels or features in contrasting colours if it’s a one-piece. Take this dress for example; the modish black buttons running down the side panel gives this white number an elevated sophistication.
Beige — Goat, Rooster
Given that beige is a rather easy, fuss-free colour to play with when it comes to styling, you can’t really go wrong with this lucky colour. Get in on the plaid trend with this asymmetrical ruffle hem check skirt that’s rendered in a classy shade of beige.
Pink, in all its different shades (think: fuschia, salmon, powder pink), will serve you well this year. Go for an elegant style such as this shift dress that has unique ¾ sleeves and a straight cut. It’ll make for a lovely choice for Chinese New Year festivities. Simply pair with a pair of loafers for a laid back, chic look.