Auspicious & Stylish Gold Jewellery To Complete Your #OOTD
Besides family reunions and delicious feasts, Chinese New Year is a time when we don our best outfits for house visits and Instagram #ootds.
Over the years, you’ll notice that everyone tends to wear similar styles and outfits; what’s more embarrassing is that your intricately put together spring 2020 look clashes with one of your relatives! Don’t fret, we have some ingenious tips through the use of fine gold jewellery that will add an interesting twist to your outfit and make you stand out from the crowd.
Keep reading to find out our picks of auspicious and stylish gold jewellery to complete your Chinese New Year outfit!
#1 Accessorise a plain red dress
It’s Chinese New Year, so everyone will be wearing various shades of red. A bright red look will look Avant Garde with 916 Gold Jewellery, where designs are not too traditional, and the gold colour doesn’t have an orange tint!
This gorgeous 916 Gold Fortune Fish Pendant ($164) features two fishes while the 916 Gold Duo Tone Fortune Fish Bracelet (from $389) has a minimalist design featuring a sparkly fish.
We love how the duo tone of the bracelet tones down the gold colour and gives it a more modern look. Besides feeling like royalty while wearing pure gold jewellery, fish motifs have symbolic meanings of wealth, courage, and happiness – very apt for Chinese New Year!
#2 Pop of gold with a dark red romper
If you’ve decided on a dark red outfit, brighten the look with gold jewellery that will add a pop of glow!
The cute and playful Citigems 999 Pure Gold Citi-Mouse Pendants (from $215) adds the perfect finishing touch to a pink outfit. If you’re born in the Year of the Rat in the Chinese Zodiac, this is definitely the perfect accessory to complete your outfit!
The pendants would make lovely gifts for your family and friends too! It comes in three designs: Papa Citi-Mouse (middle, $219), Mama Citi-Mouse (right, $215) and Baby Citi-Mouse (left, $230).
The Citigems 916 Gold Abacus Pendant (from $237) also goes well with a dark red romper to create a gold contrast to the dark hue.
#3 Brighten a navy dress
It’s not an absolute rule to wear bright colours for Chinese New Year when it comes to the younger generation. Darker hues are increasingly embraced by all generations as an option for a CNY outfit. Still, to appease the older generation, balance the dark look with some gold jewellery to ring in the prosperity!
Dark navy looks elegant and sophisticated, but it can look a little dull especially when everyone else is dressed in bright colours. Adding gold jewellery is the perfect way to add sophistication and a traditional touch to your look.
We love how the Citigems 916 Gold Abacus Pendant (from $237) and 916 Gold Round Abacus Earrings ($223) brighten the entire look and makes the red colour of the dress more vibrant.
While the abacus has a traditional look, the simple shape of the jewellery balances it out for a modern and sophisticated look. The abacus is often associated with money and prosperity, so you can wear it for a boost of luck in wealth!
#4 Off-shoulder top with gold earrings and necklace
An off-shoulder top paired with black shorts has a modern and stylish look. However, your shoulders are left bare which can create an unbalanced look.
The eye-catching Citigems 916 Gold Duo Tone Fish Earrings (from $382) and 916 Gold Abacus Pendant (from $412) draw eyes back up to your shoulders and collarbones. The drop earring style brings focus to your face, balancing the attention of the off-the-shoulder neckline.
#5 A classic pairing of grey and gold
If you love monochrome outfits, grey is a softer and more feminine alternative to black and white. Silver jewellery looks similar to grey and will only get lost in your outfit, so make a statement with gold jewellery that stands out.
Don this Citigems 916 Gold Abacus Pendant (from $493) and 916 Gold Round Abacus Bracelet (from $749) with your silver outfit! The classic combination of gold and grey creates an elegant statement.
#6 Go traditional with a mandarin collar
The traditional way to dress for Chinese New Year is to wear a qipao or a cheongsam dress. For a modern and stylish look that still nods to the traditional look, go for a mandarin collared dress and yellow gold jewellery! Yellow gold jewellery has a traditional aesthetic that goes well with a modern dress for Chinese New Year.
The 999 Pure Gold Mouse Pendant in Mama Citi-Mouse ($215) has a traditional yellow gold hue with a modern and adorable design that complements a mandarin collared dress perfectly! We love how the pink colour of the pendant complements the sky blue dress.
#7 Layer necklaces with a v-neckline top
Layer the 916 Gold Abacus Pendant (from $275) and 916 Gold Round Abacus Pendant (from $304) for an effortlessly chic look!
#8 Glam up a casual outfit
If you’re planning to rock a casual outfit like a cute top and denim skirt, wearing gold jewellery will make you look more dressed up and fitting for Chinese New Year.
The 999 Gold Fish Charm ($189) on a bracelet and 916 Gold Round Abacus Ring (from $173) adds a glamorous and feminine edge to any casual outfit!
For some extra gold in your life, you can also collect pure gold coins as valuable gifts and investments that will appreciate in value over time.
If you’re born in the year of the Rat, the new Citigems 999 Pure Gold Citi-Mouse Collection ($38 each) are lovely collectibles.
Another adorable find is the Citigems 999 Pure Gold Mediacorp Yu Shu Shu and Le Shu Shu Prosperity Coins ($38 each) and the Pure Gold Bar ($88).
You can find all the featured gold jewellery pieces, gold coins and more at Citigems to complete your Chinese New Year outfit!
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