Ang paus, endless cookies and heaty food, relatives you haven’t seen in ages who comment on your weight/age/job/studies—brace yourself (and your self-esteem), Chinese New Year is almost here! Jokes aside, this festive season is a meaningful time for those who celebrate it, with family members far and wide, finally getting the chance to reconnect. On the not-so-fun part, this time of year is also best known for the scorching weather, reunion dinners and heavy traffic.
While we could just round up a list of red/pink items you could buy and wear, we thought, why not go one step further as this time of the year is also when you’re put in so many awkward family/social situations. But fret not, we’ve got your back! From meals with that conservative aunt to outfits made for ang pau collecting, here’s all the rosy-coloured pieces you need to own to survive this festive season.
For when it’s just too hot in your hometown (Ipoh, I’m looking at you) and wearing a dress just leads to chafing
Off-The-Shoulder Playsuit — Red/Striped, RM109.95, Available at H&M