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The New-Age Visitors You’ll Meet this Chinese New Year

You know the drill. It’s that time of the year again — the time when families come together and celebrate the possibilities of the new. If you’re celebrating Chinese New Year, you’ll know that there’s no way to avoid home visits. With that, you’ll notice that everywhere you go, there are certain types of people you meet at every house. 

But as we usher in the new decade, we’ve identified 5 new-age visitors you’ll almost definitely meet this CNY:

1. The Newly-Wed

From the Infinite Wardrobe: Sydne Dress by Elliat & Chanel Petite Shopping Tote

We all know that preparations for CNY are usually adorned with large price tags, with new clothes, grooming and stocking up of the CNY goodies. As a Newly-Wed who has just entered into a new phase of life with new financial commitments, she’s pragmatic and has had sustainability in mind when it comes to her sartorial choices. She seeks affordable ways to expand her wardrobe that can help her get more out of what she already has without breaking the bank! CNY only means two things for her: surviving the red packet conundrum or answering the inescapable “Pregnant or not?” question from the overbearing aunts.

Why renting is huat for the Newly-Wed: “99 problems but my wardrobe ain’t one. No clutter and no holes in my wallet.”

2. The Baller

From the Infinite Wardrobe: Gucci Jacquard Ribbon Clutch

The actual significance of CNY tradition revolves around the giving of red packets and wearing new clothes to symbolize a new start and fresh hopes for the New Year. But the savvy Baller is continually finding innovative ways to modernise his life and is unafraid to challenge long-standing traditions with a digital update. He’s not going to obsess over owning the trendiest accessories but in having access to them. You can find the Baller immerse in raving about the latest tech products or what’s new in the fintech space with his cousins. 

Why renting is huat for the Baller: “Access over ownership is the future of fashion, bro. Psst, I got you some cryptocurrency in your e-hongbao.”

3. Miss Independent

From the Infinite Wardrobe: Headlines Lace Top by Keepsake, Multi Lace Illusion Dress by Alexa Admor & Saint Laurent Pyramid Box 

Don’t be mistaken, our new-age Miss Independent might not necessarily be the commitment-phobe who is seen with different boyfriends every CNY. She loves being a free agent — independent and in control of her own life. With her love for experimentations, she’s not likely to be tied down to unnecessary commitments in life especially when it comes to fashion. Look out for her fashion fling: she’s coming in hot with fresh outfits every year. Also, expect no awkward conversations — she’ll start whipping out her ‘Gram and share about the exciting travel stories behind her perfectly curated feed. 

Why renting is huat for the Miss Independent: “Why commit when you can have one for every occasion?”

4. The Girl Boss

From the Infinite Wardrobe: Below the Belt Blazer by Ghospell, Darkest Light Pant by Keepsake & Marni Trunk Medium Shoulder Bag

You’ve probably heard of the expression “work smarter, not harder” before — this pretty much sums up what the Girl Boss believes in. To make time and space for bigger things in life, she knows how to utilize time and stay productive amidst the busy CNY period by having most things automated. Yes, chores included. It’s as easy as rent, wear, swap. if the Girl Boss isn’t dishing out career advice to her younger cousins, she’s probably on her phone handling a work thang – yes, even on a holiday.

Why renting is huat for the Girl Boss: “No more laundry or ironing — it’s the best way to get some me-time back.”

5. The Cool Aunt

From the Infinite Wardrobe: Floral Print Midi Dress by Selected & Saint Laurent Floral Monogram Clutch

We all have that one cool aunt who delivers the fun, and she’s also the best cheerleader or role model. She might be in their 40s or older, but an eye for style and fierce passion for self-expression have nothing to do with her age. You’ll see her in her most eye-catching ensembles every CNY, everything from embroidery and bright patterns to fitted tailored pieces. Unlike the regular nosy aunt we’d love to avoid during the house visits, she’ll be seen surrounded by her nephews and nieces for some life pep talks. 

Why renting is huat for the Cool Aunt: “My hair might be grey, but my outfit doesn’t have to be.” 

Our new-age CNY personalities advocate living on your own terms by welcoming the most celebrated and traditions-filled festival with something better than new — renting novel designer pieces and a savvier way of life. After all, the best traditions are the ones we make our own. It’s rented, so huat?


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About Author

Pei Szan is a dreamy idealist (a.k.a chronic daydreamer) who easily speaks in metaphors. She enjoys anything philosophical, loves jet-setting around the world, and has a serious boba addiction. Fun fact: Hailing from the land of Nasi Lemak, she left the legal scene to pursue her creative calling and hopes to inspire more women along the way. Her favourite section of the wardrobe? One-piece wonders like jumpsuits for the lazy days.

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