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Fashionista NOW: Horse Prints For CNY 2014 Fashion Inspiration

Ring in the Year of the Horse by wearing horse adorned ensembles.

While red has always been the go-to conservative color to wear for the Chinese New Year celebration, why not make horses a part of your festive wear to welcome the year of a blue wooden horse that shall begin on January 31st.

CNY 2014 Colors To Wear

Feng shui expert, Master Hanz Cua states that red is the lucky color for 2014 and recommends going completely red on the eve of the lunar new year and on the new year’s day itself.

Other colors to include are earthy tones like brown, green and blue which can be worn along with other earthy shades as these are colors associated with the wooden horse.

Horse Symbolism

The horse symbolizes energetic and dynamic elements. According to the Chinese zodiac, the horse signifies absolute happiness. The sign is endowed with all the vivacity, loyalty along with the elegance of a thorough bred animal, but with a childish anxiousness at the same time.

Now, if you like horsing around for no absolute reason, this is the year to do just that. On a completely serious note, Vans, the American skate shoe brand haa came up with a footwear collection in celebration of the Chinese New Year and you can expect colors like red, blue and pink to be prevalent in their signature hi-top shoe line.

Wear horse prints for CNY 2014

On to the matters of wardrobe, look below to unearth inspiration for a modern introduction of horse prints into your Chinese New Year party outfit:

horse print tee – eBay

horse print blouse – Asos

horse print shirt – Forever 21

vintage horse print blouse

horse print dress – Oasis

horse print sweater – Sheinside

horse print leggings – Romwe

DIY horse print shorts

To stretch your creativity and keep to a budget, make your own horse print dress (or blouse, skirt, etc) through the step-by-step guide shared by Elsie and Emma on their blog, A Beautiful Mess.

horse print peplum dress – Dressabelle

What would you wear for the Chinese New Year celebration? Will you incorporate horse prints into your party wear? If so, how would you organize your look? Share below, it’s FREE!

“The language of clothing is high symbolism and we all, in moments where we need to know this, realize it.”Judith Martin

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Here on Fashionista NOW, our one and very own Miss Reverie showcases the latest in fashion trends and its various social implications in our everyday lives. You may read more of her at REVERIE SANCTUARY.

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