How To Impress Your Relatives This Chinese New Year

It’s simple: Just do designer

Kate Spade New York colour-block dress, $720
14 Jan 2016

Kate Spade New York colour-block dress, $720

Kate Spade New York monkey crossbody bag
14 Jan 2016

Kate Spade New York monkey crossbody bag

Kate Spade New York monkey drop earrings
14 Jan 2016

Kate Spade New York monkey drop earrings

Sandro swallow-print silk scarf
14 Jan 2016

Sandro swallow-print silk scarf

Sandro monkey embroidered sweater
14 Jan 2016

Sandro monkey embroidered sweater

Sandro lace dress
14 Jan 2016

Sandro lace dress

DKNY mixed-media pencil skirt, $480
14 Jan 2016

DKNY mixed-media pencil skirt, $480

DKNY short-sleeved shirt with scalloped hem, $420
14 Jan 2016

DKNY short-sleeved shirt with scalloped hem, $420

DKNY sleeveless mixed-media dress, $520
14 Jan 2016

DKNY sleeveless mixed-media dress, $520

Dolce & Gabbana Carretto Siciliano print bag
14 Jan 2016

Dolce & Gabbana Carretto Siciliano print bag

Dolce & Gabbana Carretto Siciliano print heels
14 Jan 2016

Dolce & Gabbana Carretto Siciliano print heels

Dolce & Gabbana Carretto Siciliano print bags
14 Jan 2016

Dolce & Gabbana Carretto Siciliano print bags

Prada Cornelia & Cesare Trick keychains
14 Jan 2016

Prada Cornelia & Cesare Trick keychains

Prada Saffiano Lux bags
14 Jan 2016

Prada Saffiano Lux bags

Prada Spazzolato flats in Scarlatto
14 Jan 2016

Prada Spazzolato flats in Scarlatto

Kenzo sweater, $490
14 Jan 2016

Kenzo sweater, $490

Kenzo-t-shirt, $185
14 Jan 2016

Kenzo-t-shirt, $185

Cath Kidston Button Spot printed mini leather Gile handbag
14 Jan 2016

Cath Kidston Button Spot printed mini leather Gile handbag

Cath Kidston Button Spot embroidered bowler bag
14 Jan 2016

Cath Kidston Button Spot embroidered bowler bag

Cath Kidston Monkeys zipped travel purse
14 Jan 2016

Cath Kidston Monkeys zipped travel purse

There’s no shame in saying it: Most of us Asians are pretty status-conscious. We love our luxury labels and our large European cars, and unabashedly take pleasure in acquiring the latest of these (which is partly why seasonal colours do much better here as compared to the West – fact!). 

Of course, if there’s ever a time to flaunt all the bling you’ve worked so hard to accumulate, it’s during Chinese New Year. Apart from being an “accepted” period to pull out all the stops (so people don’t think of you too much as a show-off), you’ll also be ensconced among family and friends (so the chances of you getting mugged are fairly low). 

But what to splurge on to make the best impression this Year of the Monkey? Luckily, some brands are helping you take that decision with special Chinese New Year 2016 collections. Click through above to find out how to get designer-dressed for success.

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