Posted On 20.01.2020

Your Style Guide to Lunar New Year

Get ready to celebrate Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Rat with some style savvy help from Kingsway.

With over 180 stores to choose from – our stores are filled with glam fashions, elegant accessories and even commemorative items to mark the occasion. Whether you plan to paint the town red with friends, enjoy a special feast with family or stay home for a casual night, here are some inspired ideas for a night to remember.

Take a look through this preview of some of the many Lunar New Year must-haves featured on Search.Find.ShopNOW. Then click through to enjoy the convenience of shopping online or plan your trip to Kingsway.

Dress Code: RED

Take inspiration from the official colour of Chinese New Year and put on a red party dress. This frock star is sweet and sassy with a ruffled mandarin collar, puffed sleeves and full skirt. Available at H&M.

From office hours to after-hours, transition with grace in this chic midi-length dress – looking polished and professional, while commanding attention as a lady in red. Available at H&M.

Red hot and ready to celebrate! Stick with a monochromatic outfit in chili pepper red, pairing a lacy bodysuit with tailored dress pants. For a more conservative look, top with a structured blazer – perfect for dinner with the in-laws. Available at Dynamite.

Radiant in Red

Such an auspicious occasion calls for indulging with a manicure. Take a break from your usual neutral tone of nail polish to paint the town – and your nails – red with OPI Infinite Shine 2 in A Kiss On The Chic. Available at Chatters.

Golden Opportunities

A nude shoe is an easy way to create the illusion of appearing taller. So rise to the occasion with this gorgeous Wicalindra block heel in go-with-everything rose-gold glitter. Available at Aldo.

If you’re not a fan of red or don’t find it flattering for your skin tone, take the spice route with warm, shades of golden turmeric. This crepe blouse is perfect for going from your desk to a dinner date. Just add a glitzy necklace for night. Available at Urban Planet.

Focus on the Details

Take inspiration from the tradition of gifting with a red envelope (hong bao) to treat yourself to a classic envelope clutch – in Chinese red, of course. Perfect for adding an eye-catching pop of colour to any outfit. Available at Ardene.

Mane Priorities

Whether you’re adhering to the “hair must not be washed on the first day of the lunar year” tradition or you’re challenged for time, refresh your hair between shampoos with Schwarzkopf Professional OSIS+ Refresh Dust dry shampoo. Available at Chatters.

Finishing Touches

Nothing finishes a look like dramatic red lips. Make a lasting impression with Yves Saint-Laurent Rouge Pur Couture High On Stars Edition lipstick in 1 Le Rouge, a rich red with intense hydration. Available at Sephora.

Nothing finishes a look quite like a confident choice in a bold coloured lipstick, so make an impression by treating yourself to Vice Lipstick in limited edition Naked Cherry. Available at Sephora.

Made For Men

Up your sartorial game wearing a red silk tie with an oh-so-subtle pattern. If wearing a suit feels too formal, pair with a dress shirt and layer on a luxe cashmere sweater. Available at Le Chateau.

Guys, put away your black leather boots and step out in blue suede shoes, dressed up with slim-leg charcoal trousers or kept casual with dark denim. The bonus? They’re easy to slip on and off when visiting someone’s home. Available at Aldo.

Red may be the official colour of Lunar New Year, but for men’s fashions, go deep and rich towards shades of merlot, cabernet and other wines. A deliciously dapper alternative to a suit jacket, this burgundy Quilted Knit Blazer is a fine example. Available at Le Chateau.

Men of Leisure

Switching up to a dress shirt with French cuffs instantly makes any outfit feel more formal. For an extra-special touch, add a hint of spring with gold flower cufflinks. Available at Le Chateau.

Keeping things casual or looking for a guy gift? Celebrate the Year of the Rat with a nod to the most famous rodent of all, Mickey Mouse, on this special-edition Disney sweatshirt. Available at H&M.

Whether hosting dinner at home or after a long night out, let him slip into a comfy pair of suede and leather UGG Ascot China Tea fashion moccasins, made with a warm sheepskin lining. Available at SoftMoc.

Gifts for Girls

Your little princess will be “red-y” for family celebrations dolled up in this picture-perfect brocade dress – made for twirling in with two layers of tulle. Her lao lao will be so proud. Available at H&M.

Lunar Must-Haves

Stuck at home fighting the flu? Order in food from your favourite Chinese restaurant and rest up. You can still celebrate the spirit of the occasion wearing the Adidas Originals Chinese New Year Crewneck Sweater (and the matching sweat pants too!). Available at Foot Locker.

Roots own iconic rodent, the beaver, has been replaced by a graphic rat, featured on a limited-edition Lunar New Year collection, including a coin pouch that could be set out at each person’s place setting. Available at Roots.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Join us on Sunday, January 26 from noon to 5pm for our Year of the Rat Lunar New Year celebration! Kingsway has partnered with the Edmonton Chinese Community to bring you free activities and special performances to ring in the Lunar New Year. For more information about activities and performances, visit our Lunar New Year event page here.

Lunar New Year Gift Card Promotion

Make sure you take advantage of our Lunar New Year gift card promotion. From January 16 to February 2, if you buy $200 or more in Kingsway gift cards, we will give you an additional 5% bonus in gift cards for FREE! You can purchase up to $9000 in gift cards, so you could walk away with a bonus gift card as large as $450!
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