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12 Fashion Statements for the Lunar New Year Based on Your Chinese Zodiac


According to the horoscope forecast for all 12 Chinese zodiacs for the Year of the Pig this year, it is going to be a joyous year filled with abundance and lightness, as the end of a Lunar cycle begins.

As the Pig is known to be a benevolent one, all 12 zodiacs will go through its year with good will and motivation renewed and strengthened. The ephemeral joy throughout the year is stabilised and fixed, under the dominant presence of the Earth element under its Yin polarity.

Whenever it is the Year of the Pig, one is known to take a step back, and take stock of everything that has happened in the last 12 years, so that one may project oneself more serenely when a whole new Lunar cycle begins in the Year of the Rat in 2020.

What better way to anticipate the coming year, and sail through said “joy” we are to encounter in the Year of the Pig with something fashionable?

Read on to find out which fashion piece “sparks joy” the most based on your Chinese zodiac.

 


PIG
(1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)


For the well-loved, hardworking and stylish Pig, this is your year to shine – and there is no reason not to either, for every undertaking you get on board with will be successful, partly because of your natural self-esteem.

The dog days are finally over, (last year, during the Year of the Dog, it has been a year filled with hardships); it’s time to remerge from your man cave, and reap the delightful benefits of your hard labour and good fortune in store for 2019. After a year of slums, the Pig would feel motivated to seize happiness with both hands (or knuckles), and keep it close to his chest as long as possible.

Such good fortunes will definitely draw towards the Pig more new friends and acquaintances than his usual characteristics would; traits of faithfulness, tolerance, kindness and generosity have always attracted loyal friends, as well as others who enjoy his benevolence.

Step out this year to catch up with your steadfast friends, and meet new ones too with the Chinese New Year special edition Le Pliage Cuir top handle bag by Longchamp, in collaboration with Mr Bags, a.k.a Tao Liang, one of China’s most influential fashion bloggers.

Following last year’s hugely successful collaborative debut, Mr Bags revisited Longchamp’s icon, which is his personal bag of choice for travelling, with a witty interpretation for the Year of the Pig: upon the black lambskin leather, one may find a curly tail on the front, drawing the attention to the back where the full form of the pig with pointed ears can be found, while unbeknownst to many but the carrier, underneath the familiar flap hides a tiny fart.

 


RAT
(1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996)


For the curious and charismatic Rat, It is a period of change and transition: an opportunity to reflect on the past 12 years, and finally decide to get rid of all the junk that clutter him, and make room for novelty coming into his life – in other words, Konmari the sh*t out of yourself!

This year, spend time upping your organisational game, so that you may make up for lost time from the past, and put all your energy to consolidating your achievements. In return, you may gain pragmatism and self-esteem that will put an end to any pessimistic or negative thoughts once and for all. So that by the time the Year of the Rat comes around, what you have been patiently building up this year will finally come into fruition.

Helping you take your first step in the right direction is the new Cole Haan Kneeland Bit Loafer constructed in supple calf leather. Embellished with a horsebit for a subtle equestrian aesthetic, the Grand 360 contoured foot bed cushioning with a leather outsole finishing, ensures a lighter, more flexible and more comfortable feel throughout the day.

 


OX
(1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997)


The somewhat ambivalent atmosphere in the Year of the Pig may not show any immediate profit for the Ox, but if he holds true to his hardworking and persevering traits, he might just see the light of day that patience is very much a virtue.

This year, seize upon as many valuable opportunities to sow new seeds as possible, as the Year of the Pig is an optimum one for the Ox to initiate many new projects that may draw in profits in the long run. These investments, matched with an Ox’s resistance and determination, will ultimately be very beneficial towards the end of the 2019 Lunar year.

To keep the Ox’s motivation in peak condition throughout the rest of the year, the Gucci Chateau Marmont jacket should do the trick. Originally designed by Vittorio Accornero in the ’60s, the multi-colour flora print is reworked onto an ivory technical jersey zipped jacket.

The original design elements and emblematic symbols are incorporated alongside the stripe details in the House’s defining colours, with tiger patches that emphasise the fascination for the world of nature go on the front, and the “Chateau Marmont Hollywood” patch is sprawled across the back.

 


TIGER
(1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998)


It’s a year full of twists and turns for the Tiger, but do not feel discouraged to trudge through the year, for as a whole, the Year of the Pig will turn out to be a positive one – thanks to the Tiger’s secret friendship with the Pig.

It will be a year when the Tiger learns to adapt a more flexible and tolerant spirit, in contrast to its courageous and reckless traits. In a burst of concentration that lasts throughout the year, he is able to assess the risks accurately, and avoid conflicting situations which victories may be doubtful. And it is in his own private lair at home that he can best make clear and objective assessments of his past struggles, so that he may close the 2019 Lunar year with much care, and come out invigorated when the Year of the Rat rolls around.

Keep your hot-headedness cool and collective with the Dolce & Gabbana aviator-style sunglasses with 18-karat gold plating. The simple, yet sophisticated model is distinguished by a slim profile and mirrored lenses, available in white, pink and yellow – all packed in a stylish black leather packaging with a metal plaque and box that matches the color of the frame.

 


RABBIT
(1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999)


2019 calls for a beneficial year – on the personal and home front – for the conservative, subtle and reserved Rabbit. He can expect increased peace of mind that will in return advance prospects in various areas of his life, all thanks to the benevolent energy the Pig exudes, bringing forth the Rabbit greater happiness and fulfilment in life.

Such a well-rested year will reinforce and renew the fighting spirit in the Rabbit, leading him down a much more precise and skilled path towards success. The Rabbit may take full advantage of his new social relationships the lenient year allows, or enjoy moments of relaxation and leisure that he finally decides to give himself – after all, the Rabbit is attached to his home, and is not prone to overly ambitions to save the world.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy all the gifts and enchantments coming your way with the Burberry B Series polo shirt in red. Inspired by his debut runway collection for Burberry, which celebrated the heritage of the fashion house in a return to the spirit of its founder, whose initials are referenced in the design, the T-shirt features the TB Monogram designed in collaboration with British graphic designer and art director Peter Saville.

 


DRAGON
(1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)


Much like the Pig, 2019 marks the end of a period of isolation for the Dragon. Finally released from the chains of the 2018 Earth Dog Year, he may now move with the vigour and grace that usually characterise him, once again finding the hope and chances he has missed out on for an entire year.

For the stunning and flamboyant Dragon, happiness, joy and prosperity will surround him, as he remerges from his hiding place, invigorated and resplendent, with shiny scales and a fiery breath, ready to leap into new adventures with his wings spread wide, drawing in all the glory and treasures the Year of the Pig has to offer.

Mark this brilliant year to come with the Swatch “Gem of New Year” Chinese New Year 2019 watch. Boasting a sophisticated two-colour scheme – red representing good lucky and positivity, and gold symbolises nobility and fortune, the brushed gold-coloured dial is etched with a sweet sow, to match the red and gold patterned bracelet reminiscent of the ink blot art.

Read also: 5 Special Edition Watches That Bring Forth the Chinese New Year Spirit

 


SNAKE
(1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001)


The Snake, who usually prefers to have a better grip on his destiny, may face some small annoying difficulties throughout the Year of the Pig that may just suck out all the joy and good humour, and leave him disappointed. Imperfections and delays he faces in his daily life may play with his nerves, and as a result, the Snake may feel like he has been forced into a corner to redouble his efforts to maintain the existential balance of his life.

While nothing seems to transpire according to your plans this year, it’s best to lean on someone (or something) that will keep things in balance with its sleek style and superior functionality.

Refined with decorate accents for the New Year, the versatile and elegant TUMI Hagen backpack boasts plenty of technical features to make life perfect on the go: the padded laptop pocket, and water-resistant water bottle pocket can be accessed from both in and outside the bag.

In the spirit of the Chinese New Year, the backpack now comes in a new black/red colourway, with the use of a subtle palm tree pattern jacquard fabric with leather trimming. The classic black silhouette with gold hardware is highlighted with vibrant pops of red, seen upon the festive red zipper pulls, and the custom monogramming tag featuring an elegant illustration of the Pig, the zodiac sign of the New Year.

 


HORSE
(1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)


While all 12 Chinese zodiacs are expected to review the Lunar years this cycle in 2019, it is especially so for the Horse, for he is preparing to enter into a cyclical hibernation that will last two years, right until the Year of the Ox in 2021. The Horse, sign of Fire and mobility par excellence, usually goes through the beginnings and ends of cycles of the Chinese calendar in a more composed and studious way, and in his first phase of “time out”, it is a chance for him to take stock all that there was in the last 11 years.

The active Horse will find himself devoted intensely to activities related to leisure, arts and interior decoration, while at the same time, rejuvenating at home with families and friends, retaining the strength and determination to set up ambitious future projects – perfect for this year, when the Horse draws up the roadmap towards his dreams and aspirations for the next lunar cycle.

The only way to get your affairs in order to work out your 12-year plan is to be away from the everyday hubbub to achieve clear eyes and full heart. The Rimowa Essential Cabin in red gloss, the world’s first ever polycarbonate suitcase, fitted with TSA-approved locks, Flex Divider, Multi-wheel System and telescopic handle – it is just what you need for that strong, durable and lightweight companion when you go on your “hibernation”.

 


SHEEP
(1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)


Get ready to fill up your 2019 planner, as it is going to be a favourable and highly stimulating year with surprises, parties, luck and love. Right from the get-go over Chinese New Year, the Sheep is cajoled and spoiled with good companies that lift the spirits.

Constantly sought after in social circles hitherto hermetic to his presence, there will be many trips that encourage friendly and family reunions, as well as exciting discoveries and new experiences that will come to be part and parcel of his daily life – but only if he manages to seize the opportunities at the right time during the Year of the Pig; any Sheep that is aware of his strengths and weaknesses, and who wishes to take full advantage of this highly advantageous period, must still maintain a reasonable vigilance to preserve his well-being.

Keep your head above waters, and be ever ready for these “advantageous” moments donned in the Versace Lunar New Year 2019 – the Year of the Pig limited edition sweater. The fashion statement boasts a hand-drawn print inspired by the protagonist of the 2019 Lunar New Year, enriched with classic Versace details in a gold tone – the Barocco, Medusa and coins depicting the star of the Year of the Pig.

 


MONKEY
(1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)


Despite the usual ups and downs during the year, the agile and inquisitive Monkey can expect a lenient and lucky Year of the Pig, as long as he continues to keep things on the positive spectrum like he did last year.

Take this opportunity to embark on new activities, and meet new people – either professionally or just on friendly terms; your inquisitive mind that is always fresh and alert, paired with your agile personality that is never out of ideas will take you far this year. When small contradictions in the daily life take place, don’t feel agitated like you usually would, but instead know that the Monkey’s legendary luck will pull you through muddy waters at the end of the day.

So trust in yourself, and pack it all in with the COS waist bag in a vibrant celebratory red hue, straight from the limited edition collection of wardrobe staples reimagined and styled for an updated design in the archetypal COS style.

 


ROOSTER
(1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)


Typically self-reassuring and determined, the Rooster can carry out several professional projects at the same time, motivated by challenge and by the strong desire to surpass his opponents. This year, the Rooster can expect to be in the centre of attention when he savours a victory, as the generosity of the Pig will spill over and grant the Rooster in his deepest aspirations he has been longing for – mainly because the Yin Earth character of the Chinese year particularly favours Metal Yin, the intrinsic element of the Rooster.

While he has the opportunity to experience tremendous reversals of situations, this enviable destiny can only come to fruition if the Rooster manages to carry out a strategy to avoid some inconveniences that may put things in complete parallel.

For the often eccentric, yet deeply conservative Rooster, something from the Calvin Klein Chinese New Year 2019 capsule should put things in the right frame of mind for you. The fiery red bucket bag may be minimalistic, but it goes hand in hand with the statement-making collection of bold samba red and gold colour palettes, some of which are further animated with monograms of the Pig and bandana detailing.

 


DOG
(1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)


Someone let the dogs out last year, and after a full Lunar year of adventures, the Dog is ready to get the rest he needs, and spend time at home sprucing it up, for it is where the Dog feels the safest.

There will be plenty of time for the loyal and sympathetic Dog to busy himself over homely matters, such as the more creative spectrum like interior design and furniture re-layout, or the more laborious aspect like repair works and pruning the garden. It is only within the confines of this wholesome sanctuary of peace and serenity that the Dog will shed light on his complete assessment of the past years, when preparing for the next Lunar cycle.

However, if the great outdoors do call for the Dog to step out of his comfort zone, make sure you have the Fendi Mon Trésor Pequin-patterned tote handy. First presented during the Fendi men’s Spring/Summer 2019 show, the Mon Trésor for Men features signature graphics that celebrate the DNA of the Maison, among which is the 1983 logo-non-logo Pequin motif.

The deconstructed and abstract monogram in Fendi’s institutional colours – black and brown – pervades its graphic dualism a wide range of shapes like the spacious tote made in a timeless jacquard fabric.

Read also: Pearls of Wisdom: Getting Back in Touch with the Chinese Philosophical Heritage

 

2019 Chinese Zodiac horoscope forecast by KarmaWeather.com

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