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It’s Tradition: Celebrate Chinese New Year With a New Outfit

Chinese New Year is here and 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, according to the Zodiac calendar. People associated with the rooster sign are generally upbeat and energetic, known for being trustworthy, determined and reliable.

Chinese New Year is a time for food, festivity and family, but traditionally, it’s also a time for reflection and fresh starts. According to Chinese tradition, the new year marks a new beginning. That means the days before the change in calendar are spent cleaning every room in the house, to get rid of the bad luck that’s associated with dust and debris. It also means throwing away old clothes, so that bad memories from the past year don’t cling to you.

When you arrive to your New Year’s dinner, it’s often expected that you show up in new threads, symbolizing an openness to new things and an embracing of the new opportunities ahead. Like they say in all traditions, it’s out with the old and in with the new.

With that in mind, what better time than now to pick out a new outfit for yourself? Here are four suggestions to get you started.

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An easy-to-wear dress with bold, brilliant hues inspired by Jamaica in the 60s, this Tory Burch stunner features epaulettes, flap pockets and a chevron-striped fabric belt, bringing a sporty element to the design. Forget about bad omens, because there’s nothing but good vibes here!

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Inspired by mid-century architecture, the Nova ring features an 18k gold-plated brass combined with a hand-cut agate semi-precious stone. Handmade in New York, this ring is at once minimalist and luxurious, setting your year off in style.[/caption]

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The classic ballet slipper gets a feisty update! Crafted from sumptuous suede, these bright red lace-ups feature coordinating straps designed to wrap around the ankle. The shoes are cut low on the sides for an elegant and elongating effect. Bonus: use code ROOSTER at checkout for an exclusive Lunar New Year “Red Packet” gift from Stuart Weitzman.[/caption]

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A fun and bold rooster motif highlights this saffiano-leather Kate Spade coin pouch. At 4.5 inches wide, it’s got just enough room for your keys, cards and your favorite red lipstick.[/caption]

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