Happy Lunar New Year to those celebrating!
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February has always been one of the most eventful months for me! This year, Chinese New Year is followed immediately (and semi-overlapping) with New York Fashion Week, and then there’s Valentine’s Day, as well as London Fashion Week (yes, I’ll be attending this season!). And then, I will be wrapping up the month with my birthday!
I don’t often wear red, but I do love wearing red throughout February because the color is a must during Chinese New Year (for good luck, of course) and perfect for Valentine’s Day. For some magical reasons, I think red makes me feel extra strong and powerful, so I like wearing the color on my birthday, too!
In today’s post, I’m styling the same midi silk dress from a sustainable fashion brand I first came across half a year ago called AGAATI. The piece has these beautiful embroidered birds created using a manual machine operated by skilled artisans in India!
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Read on to see the looks I put together for 3 different occasions:
Lucky Vibes for Chinese New Year
Red is considered the most auspicious color to wear during Chinese New Year, which makes this dress a perfect choice to wear on Lunar New Year’s Day! I won’t get to celebrate it with my immediate family this year, but my husband and I will be having family dinner on new year’s eve with relatives in New York, so I will be sure to show up in the lucky color!
To ensure I double my luck for the year, I picked out a coat of a similar red tone to wear over the silk dress. And then I put on my new booties since it is too cold for me to wear pumps right now!
Romantic Vibes for Valentine’s Day
I adore how this dress flows and I think the soft material gives it a romantic vibe. For Valentine’s Day, I decided to add rosy pink hues to the look, so I wore a pink blazer over the dress! And because the blazer is a little oversized, I added a pink belt over everything to accentuate my waistline. Since Valentine’s Day is on a weekday this year, you can even go from work straight to dinner in the same outfit!
Pairing pink with red has been an on-going trend recently and I personally just can’t get enough of this color combination!
Casual Chic for Birthday Celebrations
Last, but not least, this is likely my favorite look out of the three!
For a more casual vibe perfect for a birthday brunch or afternoon tea with my girlfriends, I grabbed a soft leather jacket and a pair of flat over-the-knee boots to make sure the outfit is chic and comfortable at the same time! The dress isn’t too tight, so it leaves me extra room for a second (or third) piece of cake!
How would you style this red dress? And where would you wear it to? Let me know by leaving a comment below!
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Tricia Chen is co-founder of Key To Radiance. She loves having fresh flowers in her apartment, putting on face masks, savoring cupcakes and a daily cup of grande almond latte. She works in PR and Marketing, and is currently based in New York.
Skin Type: Combination skin with an oily T-zone area (forehead and nose). Changes in climate, diet and/or lack of sleep irritates skin and causes inflammation, which then leads to large pores. High moisture level required on dry cheeks.