• 8 Lucky Colors to Wear in the Year of the Fire Rooster

    From clothes to shoes and accessories to bags, here is fashion inspiration for your Chinese New Year OOTD.
    by Rachel Perez .
  • 8 Lucky Colors to Wear in the Year of the Fire Rooster
    IMAGE hm.com/ph; Kelly Misa/Instagram; Uniqlo PH/Instagram
  • It's about time for another New Year celebration. On January 28, the whole world will usher in the Chinese lunar calendar's year of the Fire Rooster. As some traditions dictate, wearing auspisious colors throughout the year can brighten and uplift your aura and bring good luck. 

    The lucky colors in the Fire Rooster are just a colorful as its element, fire. Your first picks should be in the hues of the said element: red, yellow, orange. Puprle, magenta, and pink are also said to be lucky, according to Rodika Tchi, feng shi expert on FengShui.about.com. Green and brown also bring luck this year, as these are the colors of wood, which can be used to create fire.

    Based on these colors, here is a roundup of fashion inspiration to attract good luck for your Chinese New Year OOTDs. 

    This red textured dress looks comfy yet stylish enough for special occassions. Cayene, P2,198, Plains and Prints, located at major malls in the metro). 

    Check out Kelly Misa's red dress from BCBG Max Azria. Branches are located at Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Greenbelt 5, Resorts World Manila, and City of Dreams.

    Wear accessories with lucky colors. (From left) Carolee's "The Big Apple Illusion" necklace and button earrings, and Ziio's "Rose Cornaline" pendant, all available in Rustans.

    This strappy low-heeled red sandals are perfect for date night. P3,999, Massimo Santino, CMG   

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    Actress Maricar De Mesa wore this orange pleated "Flynt" skirt from Plains and Prints' Modernism Collection. 

    H&M's rib-knit sweater (P1,190) would be perfect for the cool days. 

    "Kylene" nursing top from Elin PH can be worn even if you've weaned your baby from the breast.

    Ensembles floral short dress (P1,895) is a dress that can go from day to night.

    For preggos, try this "Megan dress" (P1,995) by Elin. You can still wear it even after giving birth. 

    You don't have to worry about wrinkling your shirt when you hug your baby adieu with Uniqlo's wrinkle resistant rayon long-sleeved top (P990). 

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    These soft yellow or pink cropped leggings from Uniqlo are perfect for doing errands. 

    This bright yellow top from SM Woman at The SM Store can brighten anyone's day!

    You have lots of designs to choose from Mellissa's collection -- they love pink!

    Try Melissa's Honey sandals, P2,195, available in light pink or brown -- two of the lucky colors this year.

    Kim Jones's SM Woman Collection at The SM Store offers an array of browns and greens that are classic but stylish cuts to flatter your figure. 

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    Or choose a more basic top from Plains and Prints (P1,298), great for everyday use. 

    Accessorize your basic errand OOTD with CMG's "Staccato" sling bag.

    Or put on a statement pastel green bracelet from The SM Store.

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