This year goes to the dogs!

Bowwow Happy New Year

This year we're letting man's best friend have all the fun for Chinese New Year, and that's because this year is the year of the dog. Legend has it that when the Jade Emperor ruled over China, he chose 12 animals to be his palace guards, these in return became the Chinese zodiac–representing a different month in the year. While the story may be a myth, the worship of animals holds true to this day; so much so that each zodiac has its own meaning and characteristic that we can identify with today.

The dog symbolizes honesty and loyalty. To celebrate this new lunar year, China holds a Spring Festival complete with traditional food and activities. A vital part of the celebration? Red and gold of course! Red, which symbolizes happiness and good fortune, is one of the most prominent colors. How to wear it? Match the traditional paper flowers and paintings with your red GUCCI Headband and floral GUCCI Espadrilles. Don’t forget to don a red VETEMENTS Backpack for an added vibrant touch.

Mix it up with another traditional color: gold, which symbolizes wealth and fortune. The enchanting golden hue of your SAINT LAURENT Leather Jacket will not only bring luck, but also all eyes will be on you! Add some shine with the sparkle embellishments on your GUCCI Marmont Shoulder Bag and a layer of gold with ERIN WASSON FINE necklace and AURELIE BIDERMANN choker. To tie the two colors together, throw on MYKITA Sunglasses which feature red lenses and gold-toned titanium.

You can even channel a few other animals for the celebration. Bring a CHANEL Owl Clutch as you watch the mesmerizing lanterns float up into the sky, which signifies the start of a new year. Then, walk over to the street festivals in your purple GUCCI Dragon Mules for a traditional yet chic look. Before you head back home for the first rest of the year, pack up some goodies into your PROENZA SCHOULER basket bag so that you can save the memories for the next year.