Chinese New Year is just round the corner, hurray to the holidays!:) Dressing up is the huge challenge though. And there comes the question of the day: How to wear traditional clothes like qipao without looking tacky?
We see a lot of blogshops in Singapore selling CNY collections that attempt modernity + tradition. It's not easy to get the balance right; some have done it better than others. So here we are to help you sieve out what is on point, and we don't mean just adding a Chinese collar.
Get inspired by these trendsetters on how to embrace the chinoriese look and rock it!
1. Comfy in Sneakers
Photo credit: Ong Shunmugan, ForUrbanWomen. Shiatzy Chen, Pinterest.
Once again the myth that comfort and fashion is mutually exclusive is debunked! With sneakers in trend this season, there is legit reason for wearing them with your Cheongsam and still look chic - Ong Shunmugan shows the perfect example of it.
2. Pair with Denim
Photo credit: Tiny Ink. Lisa Aiken in Magdabutrym.
Denim is fail-proof and back for SS18. So you can play it down and keep it cool with denim pants or jacket.
3. Get Bold and Artsy
Photo credit: The Closet Lover. Elle UK.
Go big or go home right? For the bold, you can push limits and tone up in vibrant hue, solid block colours and larger, abstract floral prints.
4. Suit up with a jacket
Photo credit: Peony Lim, Vanessa Jackman Photography. Love,Bonito.
Either wear the oriental print as a statement jacket (and prepare to stun!), or pair your Cheongsam with a smart-causal jacket like the tweed one above.
5. Choose a Sharper Cut
Photo credit: Fashionista. The Stage Walk.
Femininity is not just about gentleness but also female power and strength. So go for sharper cuts like a jumpsuit, romper, jacket dress etc that will be a nice contrast softer hues like pastel pink.