ASOS HeaderChinese New Year is fast approaching, and that means one thing: new clothes! Sure, the decorations, the reuniting of families, and the food may all be great, but what’s better than finding a new outfit for the new year? Any excuse to buy new clothes, right?

This auspicious holiday dictates that we’ve to wear red and gold, which can turn out to be quite a gaudy combination. That’s why we have teamed up with ASOS to teach you the right way to buy clothing for Chinese New Year that can be worn even after the festivities end!

For Him

Avoid bright reds at all costs. Although a bright red might scream “Chinese New Year” to most, that’s exactly the problem; you don’t want to walk around the whole year looking like a giant red packet, do you? Choose a more muted tone of red – maroon or burgundy would do the trick – and you’ll be wearing the shirt all year long.

ASOS Regular Fit Oxford Shirt in BurgundyASOS Regular Fit Oxford Shirt in Burgundy
Originally £18.00 | £16.74 after cashback

Do not get bright colored pants either, for obvious reasons. Instead, opt for a pair of faded denim jeans, that can be dressed up with a dark button up, or dressed down with a white t-shirt.

New Look Skinny Jeans in Rinse BlueNew Look Skinny Jeans in Rinse Blue
Originally £19.99 | £18.59 after cashback

Pair those washed-out denim jeans with a pair of cool kicks. As sneakerheads ourselves, we will always opt for a pair of classic Nikes in white. White sneakers are the easiest to wear; neither too flashy to be formal or too dull to be casual. Just try to keep them clean at all times.

Nike Tennis Classic CS Trainers 683613-104Nike Tennis Classic CS Trainers 683613-104
Originally £45.50 | £42.32 after cashback

Lastly, to tie your outfit together, throw on a simple watch with a dark red band. The River Island watch will give your outfit that extra pop of color, and make it seem like a planned masterpiece outfit, and not random pieces from your closet that you threw on.

River Island Watch In RedRiver Island Watch In Red
Originally £28.00 | £26.04 after cashback

For Her

It’s Chinese New Year, and that means you’ll be meeting judgmental relatives and family members. Even though you might love your short dresses and classy open back dresses, your family might not be as understanding. Instead, opt for a longer A-line dress that blurs the line between safe and chic. Add a feminine schoolgirl collar to that dress, and you’ve got yourself a winner.

Ted Baker Velvet Embellished Collar DressTed Baker Velvet Embellished Collar Dress
Originally £169.00 | £157.17 after cashback

Despite public opinion, gold heels are not gaudy whatsoever. In fact, when paired properly, they can make you look like a million bucks (that’s why so many celebrities do it). Be sure to avoid chunky heels and wide straps when getting gold heels, because it can read cheap.

Public Desire Aisha Gold Strappy Heeled SandalsPublic Desire Aisha Gold Strappy Heeled Sandals
Originally £29.99 | £27.89 after cashback

For finishing touches, throw on a pair of red and gold earrings to make your outfit cohesive and deliberate. Earrings are an inexpensive way to add flair to an ensemble without changing up the look altogether.

ASOS Winter Flower Strand EarringsASOS Winter Flower Strand Earrings
Originally £6.00 | £5.58 after cashback

Looking for more great deals on Chinese New Year clothing? Head over to ASOS for the best promotions during this festive season. Be sure to make your ASOS purchase through Shopback, that way you will receive up at 7.0% cashback for every dollar you spend!

All images courtesy of ASOS.

Prices accurate as of 09 December 2016