I’ve always been drawn to the color red because it’s a symbol of luck, fortune, and happiness in my culture. In the Chinese culture, it’s customary to wear red on Chinese New Year to ward off evil and set the tone for the rest of the year. Whether you celebrate Chinese New Year or not, I say why not wear red year-round? As luck would have it, red is one of the color trends of 2018!
This Chinese New Year, which happens to be tomorrow, I’ll be wearing this red number to my family’s Chinese New Year celebration (queue the dumplings and red envelopes!). It ties together the classic elements of the trench coat with the lightweight effortlessness of the duster. I typically wear it over a simple, black lace bralette, but for a warmer, nighttime look I layer it over a long-sleeve bodysuit.
Happy Year of the Dog!