How’s 2019 treating you so far? Whether things are going your way or not, it surely wouldn’t hurt to boost your luck this coming Lunar New Year, happening on February 5. Decorate your home with red items like lanterns, serve tikoy in time for Chinese New Year, or for something easy, why not rock the Year of the Pig’s lucky colors instead?
Each year, certain colors (yes, aside from red) are believed to grant good fortune based on Chinese astrology.
In feng shui, there are five elements, such as metal, earth, fire, wood and water, and the Year of the Pig is an Earth element year, according to Know Feng Shui. This means that the Earth element is powerful in 2019, but it also means that the Fire and Metal elements are weak. So to help balance the energy flows of the Earth pig, it is important “to fill this lack by the colors of your clothes and your interior design” states the Karma Weather. “Color choices should represent the elements of Fire and Metal as they are complementary to Earth,” notes Her World.
So if you believe in doing everything you can to make your year more auspicious, start planning your wardrobe and makeup looks based on these colors below:
Attract positive energy with vivid colors such as red, pink, and orange, all of which symbolize the element of Fire. If you constantly find yourself wearing all-black, take this a good reason for you to wear more color; black, after all, is traditionally believed to be unlucky as it is associated with mourning according to China Highlights.
Perk up your boring office wardrobe with this structured blazer in a refreshing shade of Living Coral. The energizing hue will help put you in a good mood, and as a result, that positive mindset will attract great things.
TRY: Mango Essential cotton-blend blazer, P1,995 from 2,695, available online
Pink is hot during the Year of the Pig. Embrace the bold color through a linen dress that's guaranteed to be your new year-round staple. With its breezy, tropical weather-approved fabric, you can sport this eye-catching frock even beyond the Lunar New Year (think: beach weddings or even the upcoming Valentine's day).
Not only will a red lippie invite prosperity into your life, but it can lift up your entire look (and your mood) too, especially during stressful work days. The Superlustrous Matte is Everything line from Revlon is highly-pigmented yet it doesn't leave a dry, heavy feeling on the lips—you might even forget that you put it on!
TRY: Revlon Superlustrous Matte is Everything collection, available at department stores
From February 1 to 29, you can get any two shades of Revlon Superlustrous Matte is Everything at P500, and any three at P700 (from P350 each).
TRY: Revlon Ultra HD Lipcolor collections, available at department stores
From January 31 to February 5, you get 25 percent off on the Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor, Ultra HD Matte Metallic, and some shades of the Ultra HD Matte Lip Color.
Not a fan of wearing loud colors? Don’t fret—you can still bring in good fortune into your life in a subtler way. Opt for metal colors like white and gold, which are considered particularly lucky, too. Like Fire, Metal helps harmonize the flow of the Year of the Pig’s Earth energies.
Kill two birds with one stone by rocking a chic set of gold earrings that are big on luck and big on making a statement.
If you’re going to splurge on another white fashion item, it might as well be something that will upgrade your look for 2019. This pair of white kicks detailed with florals is a dainty addition to your shoe rack. Wear it out on a date, ladies’ day out, or even for work--the styling possibilities are endless.
TRY: Charles & Keith