Chinese New Year: The Rooster Style Guide

On 28th January, Chinese communities across the globe will celebrate a new year, and the start of the Year of the Rooster, according to the Chinese Zodiac.

Tradition dictates that a person’s personality traits are influenced by the year of the Zodiac they are born in. To celebrate Chinese New Year we’ve identified the key style pieces that suit the Rooster personality! 

 

Qualities and Characteristics

Rooster personalities (born 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005) are hardworking, courageous and popular.

Honest and loyal, they enjoy the company of others and the chance to be in the spotlight. They are trustworthy, outspoken and confident in their convictions – traits we like to think we share here at Positive Luxury!

Brown, gold and yellow are lucky colours for the Rooster – something to consider, because unfortunately the year of your sign is believed to provide challenges ahead!

 

The Rooster Style

Wear bright-coloured clothes for the festive mood, red for prosperity and courage, and gold jewellery (ethical, of course) to ward off evil spirits. Tidy up your house before the New Year as it’s considered bad luck to clean the house on the celebration day (why not check out our interview with Marie Kondo, best-selling author and queen of decluttering?). 

 Chinese New Year Rooster Wardrobe

 

The Top Chinese New Year Essential

Money is the most common gift given at Chinese New Year. It is traditionally given inside a red envelope, the colour of which symbolises energy, happiness and good luck. Those who receive a red envelope are wished another safe and peaceful year.  (Tip: Avoid giving any amount with the number ‘4’ as the word in Chinese sounds like ‘death’! Eek.).  

We suggest you upgrade from the conventional paper envelope to this vivid wallet from Okapi. Made from ethically sourced crocodile leather, it can be reused for many years to come!

 

For those celebrating this weekend, we wish you a joyous celebration and positivity for the year ahead! Gong Hey Fat Choy!

 

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Camilla Elphick

Camilla Elphick
Coming Up Roses

Gabriela Hearst

Gabriela Hearst
Elizabeth Dress

Stephen Webster

Stephen Webster
China Girl Lotus Flower Ring

Lisa Franklin

Lisa Franklin
Pro Effect Luminscence Base

Pembe Club

Pembe Club
Katavi Tusk Cuff

Okapi Womens Wallet

Okapi
Womens Wallet

House of Garrard

House of Garrard
Wings Classic Pendant Yellow Gold

Kiehls

Kiehls
Pure Vitality Skin Renewal Cream

IWC Schaffhausen

IWC Schaffhausen
Da Vinci Automatic 36

Bronagh Holmes

Bronagh Holmes Luxury
Aura Passport Cover

Age of Reason

Age of Reason
Iris Print Cashmere Modal Scarf

Aura Soma

Aura Soma
Parfum 11

Fountain of Youth

F.O.Y. Fountain of Youth
Micellar Cleansing Water

Flamingo Jewellery

Flamingo Jewellery 
Citrine Drop Earrings

Gabriela Hearst

Gabriela Hearst
Hewitt Skirt

Umran Aysan

Umran Aysan
Silk Shirt Dress Blue

Alexandra Soveral

Alexandra Soveral
Sweet Orange Hand & Body Wash

Gilda & Pearl

Gilda & Pearl
Harlow Gold Lace Kimono

Loewe

Loewe
Printed Asymmetric Shirt White Pink

Malin + Goetz

Malin + Goetz 
Bergamot EDT

Gabriela Hearst

Gabriela Hearst
Lennox Jumpsuit

 

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Sophie Corfan