Usher in the new year with all things red and auspicious [clothes and shoes added!]

·Lifestyle Editor
·2 min read

Nothing spells more Chinese New Year than the colour red. It has come to symbolise luck and prosperity to the Chinese. But how did it all start? Let me tell you a story. A long, long time ago, a mythical beast ravaged the villages, killed livestock, and posed a threat to the livelihood of the masses. Life was hard.

TL;DR: The villagers realised that the beast was afraid of loud noises and red items. They started decking their homes with red items such as red lanterns and red scrolls and lighting firecrackers. The mythical beast never appeared again, and peace was restored. And so, the association to the colour red with good luck and good fortune began.

Many Chinese still subscribe to the notion that red brings luck to this day. With the lunar new year less than a month away, Yahoo Shopping has sussed out some beautiful red attire and shoes (in various gorgeous hues) for you to usher in the new year. Look out for discount codes within. Here’s to a prosperous Huat year ahead!

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Pomelo

New to Pomelo? Use code "TRYPOMELOSG" to enjoy 15% off + 10% cashback. No minimum purchase required.

Pomelo Flower Print Midi Dress, S$38.40 (was S$64)

Pomelo Flower Print Midi Dress. PHOTO: Pomelo
Pomelo Flower Print Midi Dress. PHOTO: Pomelo

Vinn Patararin Cowl Neck Dress, S$214.90

Vinn Patararin Cowl Neck Dress. PHOTO: Pomelo
Vinn Patararin Cowl Neck Dress. PHOTO: Pomelo

Spray Heel Slide, S$49.90

Spray Heel Slide. PHOTO: Pomelo
Spray Heel Slide. PHOTO: Pomelo

ASOS

Use code "LUNAR" to enjoy 22% off fresh fits!

Use code "HIASOS" to enjoy 25% off!

ASOS DESIGN ring wrap long sleeve midi in oxblood, S$92.99

ASOS DESIGN ring wrap long sleeve midi in oxblood. PHOTO: ASOS
ASOS DESIGN ring wrap long sleeve midi in oxblood. PHOTO: ASOS

Topshop floral v neck swing tea dress, S$74.99

Topshop floral v neck swing tea dress. PHOTO: ASOS
Topshop floral v neck swing tea dress. PHOTO: ASOS

Style Cheat high neck pleated midaxi dress, S$114.99

Style Cheat high neck pleated midaxi dress. PHOTO: ASOS
Style Cheat high neck pleated midaxi dress. PHOTO: ASOS

ASOS DESIGN Maxi Tea Dress With Bias Cut Panels, S$77.81 (was S$111.16)

ASOS DESIGN Maxi Tea Dress With Bias Cut Panels. PHOTO: ASOS
ASOS DESIGN Maxi Tea Dress With Bias Cut Panels. PHOTO: ASOS

Miss Selfridge tie front chiffon midaxi dress in hand-painted floral, S$49.74 (was S$88.93)

Miss Selfridge tie front chiffon midaxi dress in hand-painted floral. PHOTO: ASOS
Miss Selfridge tie front chiffon midaxi dress in hand-painted floral. PHOTO: ASOS

Love, Bonito

Check out the Love, Bonito CNY Collection

Lorelei Tulip Midaxi Dress, S$56.90

Lorelei Tulip Midaxi Dress. PHOTO: Love, Bonito
Lorelei Tulip Midaxi Dress. PHOTO: Love, Bonito

Jayla Drawstring Wrap Jumpsuit, S$56.90

Jayla Drawstring Wrap Jumpsuit. PHOTO: Love, Bonito
Jayla Drawstring Wrap Jumpsuit. PHOTO: Love, Bonito

Zalora

Use code "NYSALE40" and enjoy up to 80% off + extra 40% off

VANSA Suit Style Midi Dress, SS$132 (was S$176)

VANSA Suit Style Midi Dress. PHOTO: Zalora
VANSA Suit Style Midi Dress. PHOTO: Zalora

Zalora One Shoulder Dress, S$37.49 (was S$39.90)

Zalora One Shoulder Dress. PHOTO: Zalora
Zalora One Shoulder Dress. PHOTO: Zalora

Zalora Crochet Lace Dress with Removable Straps, S$61.29 (was S$69.90)

Zalora Crochet Lace Dress with Removable Straps. PHOTO: Zalora
Zalora Crochet Lace Dress with Removable Straps. PHOTO: Zalora

Micro Wireless Medium Padded SOLUTIONS Demi Bra, S$34.90

Micro Wireless Medium Padded SOLUTIONS Demi Bra. PHOTO: Zalora
Micro Wireless Medium Padded SOLUTIONS Demi Bra. PHOTO: Zalora

Shoes, shoes, shoes

Dolce & Gabbana Patent leather slingback pumps, S$910 (was S$1,300)

Dolce & Gabbana Patent leather slingback pumps. PHOTO: MyTheresa
Dolce & Gabbana Patent leather slingback pumps. PHOTO: MyTheresa

Acne Studios High-top leather sneakers, S$312 (was S$625)

Acne Studios High-top leather sneakers. PHOTO: MyTheresa
Acne Studios High-top leather sneakers. PHOTO: MyTheresa


Mansur Gavriel Slingbacks, S$266.84 (S$667.11)

Mansur Gavriel Slingbacks. PHOTO: Shopbop
Mansur Gavriel Slingbacks. PHOTO: Shopbop

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