As we all gear up for the New Year festivities, a burning question is: "What should you wear to not only look fabulous but also attract good luck?" Well, we'll help you put together the perfect, Wood Dragon-approved outfit. The symbol of 2024 (and everyone around!) will definitely be impressed with your charm and style!
2024 — the Year of the Wood Dragon
In Chinese astrology, that follows a 12-year cycle, each year is represented by a specific animal sign and one of the five elements — metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. Each animal and element hold unique characteristics, symbolism and can even influence the events of the year they are linked to. Coming up in 2024 is the year of the Wood Dragon, a wise mythical creature that is highly respected and beloved in Chinese culture. It is believed to bring people luck, prosperity, and new opportunities.
If you're looking to boost your good fortune, we suggest stepping into 2024 wearing the Dragon's favorite colors. It's the perfect way to welcome all the positivity coming your way! While the year of Black Rabbit was all about coziness and muted tones, the main rule this time — the more color and sparkle, the marrier. Think metals, passionate reds and emerald greens.
When imagining a Wood Dragon, what color immediately comes to mind? Likely green, isn't it? The color of renewal, growth, healing, harmony perfectly resonates with the Dragon's spirit and energy. So, definitely weave this beautiful hue into your New Year party ensemble. Just remember, the symbol of 2024 favors natural greens like those reminiscent of leaves, moss, or emerald. Add green accents to your look with makeup, accessories or green-stoned jewelry.
Red is another win-win color for your New Year party look! First, it's the hottest shade of the season, totally owning all the recent fashion shows. Trust us, in red, you will be an attention magnet — stylish and impossible to ignore! It is also considered the luckiest color in Chinese culture, bringing people wealth and happiness. Well, who wouldn't want such positive blessings in their life? Plus, red just screams confidence — and the Dragon appreciates those who are brave, ambitious and ready to open their hearts to new beginnings.
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Charming and mysterious, purple is the best color choice for the fanciest and most magical night of the year. It embodies leadership, luxury, and power — qualities that are so loved by the Dragon. When on the hunt for the perfect purple piece, go for rich and deep hues instead of lighter pastels.
Choosing something sparkly and shiny for the New Year soiree almost feels like a tradition. Many believe it can attract exciting possibilities and good fortune. Shiny gold is your safe bet to enter the year of the Wood Dragon! The mythical creature loves everything associated with prosperity and riches, and gold is just that. Whether it's a white gold hue or yellow gold, make sure to sprinkle some in your party wardrobe. The Dragon will be giving you a nod of approval for sure!
Guess what? The Dragon has a soft spot for silver too! Much like gold, it represents financial success and can just help you speed up positive changes in your life. So, when it comes to your New Year's look, give a big "Yes" to the sequined-trimmed tops, skirts and dresses in silver. If you've been into the "mermaidcore" trend lately, chances are you already have some perfect pieces in your wardrobe.
And how about brown? Being an earthy tone, it perfectly aligns with the Wood element. Also, brown (especially its chocolate shade!) is one of the current must-haves that can be such a great addition to your New Year party outfit. While it might not shout "glorious and festive" like gold or emerald green, it has its own charm. So, we definitely recommend giving it a try! To make the brown stand out, pair it with lighter pieces, like golden-beige. That contrast can really make the brown pop and create a stylish, balanced look.
New year, new chapter, and fresh beginnings! If you're aiming for a clean start in 2024, consider putting on something white. Pure and classy, this color seamlessly blends into the festive vibe, can be styled easily, and totally captures the essence of winter with its snowy charm. Go for something elegant, like satin, silk, and organza.