Charles & Keith’s Chinese New Year 2020 collection


charles & keith cny collection - collage of floral embroidered turn lock bag, rat zodiac mini pouch, embroidered sneakers, rat zodiac ballerina flats

You know it’s Chinese New Year when you’re decked in red finery to usher in the festive spirit. For that extra bit of luck, some of us might even go the extra mile to add the year’s zodiac into our mandatory OOTD shot. And this year, it’s the Year of the Rat. 

You might have doubts about rat motifs being an outfit stunner but the new Charles & Keith CNY collection will make you fall in love with this adorable creature. With pastel hues and floral embroidery, this CNY collection has shoes, bags and accessories to give your outfit a touch of elegance.

And psst, there’s also free delivery for our readers so read on to find out how!


Shoes for Chinese New Year – heels, sneakers & flats


charles & keith cny collection - mules, sneakers, ballerina flats, slide sandals

You didn’t hear it from us but we’ve got the fashion police saying that style starts from the shoes upwards. We’re not saying that there’s a wrong pair of shoes for any outfit but wearing one that complements your outfit could make you the fashionista of the night. 

charles & keith cny collection - embroidered floral mules in grey
These mules come in pastel colours like cream, grey, and pink.

Put on a pair of Embroidered Floral Mules ($49.90) for a versatile piece that’ll fit both formal and casual get-ups. It comes with a low block heel that’s perfect for a strut of confidence – match it with a flowy dress or take it street chic with a pair of jeans.

charles & keith cny collection - embroidered sneakers

For all sneakerheads unwilling to get in heels just for CNY, look to these Embroidered Sneakers ($56.90) that are still elegant for any formal occasion. Against the white leather, you’ll find an intricate web of flowers and a lovable mouse hidden amidst the mini garden.

charles & keith cny collection - wearing dress with embroidered sneakers and rat zodiac cylindrical bag

They’ll work with any outfit, from modern tunic dresses to traditional cheongsams. If you’re not a fan of white, they also have a pair in champagne blush for a sweet dash of colour.

charles & keith cny collection - embroidered slide sandals

Sometimes, all we want to do is to slip on the most convenient pair of shoes even for the most formal event. This is where the Charles & Keith Embroidered Slide Sandals ($46.90) shines as it’s both easy to wear and stylish. 

Whether you’re in a midi dress or flaunting a pleated skirt, slip on these sandals to complete your look. It’s simple in design but the elaborate embroidery will still make heads turn. 

charles & keith cny collection - rat zodiac ballerina flats
Also available in grey

The one pair of shoes that any tired feet can rely on – the ‘Rat Zodiac’ Ballerina Flats ($49.90). It’s comfy for sure and it scores high in the festive department ‘cos the mice on your feet will be sure to bring you good luck.

Because of its timeless look, pair it with a long flowy dress or a midi layered skirt to keep your look classy with a touch of quirkiness. 


Bags for Chinese New Year – handbags, crossbody bags & purses


You could be wearing a standout dress, but it wouldn’t look complete without a matching purse. As a rule of thumb, don’t accessorise with a bag that’s entirely matchy-matchy with your outfit – rather, choose one with complementary colours or be daring and choose a show-stopping pattern.

charles & keith cny collection - floral embroidered turn lock bag

To spruce up your outfit, pick the Floral Embroidered Turn Lock Bag ($79.90) which has mellow tones to pair with all neutrals, while the embroidered flowers add that extra touch of class. What’s most charming about this piece is the turn-lock – a vintage twist to the modern chic look. 

Wear it with a jumpsuit or a shirt dress. When paired with a minimalist outfit, this crossbody bag is sure to pop. Another treat: this bag is spacious enough with 2 separate sections to fit your phone, wallet, lipstick and all the angbaos you will be collecting this CNY.

charles & keith cny collection - rat zodiac cylindrical bag

If quirky is your aesthetic, the ‘Rat Zodiac’ Cylindrical Bag ($39.90) is the perfect match for any classic CNY look but with added personality. Unlike other character-themed accessories, this bag can easily match with any outfit thanks to its soft grey hues. Its cylindrical design is also a plus point for a whimsical vibe.

charles & keith cny collection - rat zodiac cylindrical bag

Pair this with a short white dress or sling the white version across denim dungaree. Either way, this bag will add a touch of fun to any ensemble.


Accessories for Chinese New Year – cardholders & pouches


There’s no such thing as over-dressing for the occasion so consider adding 1 or 2 more accessories to rake in extra points in the glam department.

charles & keith cny collection - floral print card holder in white

Keep your cards in a Floral Print Card Holder ($16.90), with pastel floral prints. You can get this in white, pink, or green

charles & keith cny collection - rat zodiac mini pouch

To keep your purse organised, consider getting a ‘Rat Zodiac’ Mini Pouch ($23.90) to keep your coins, keys or lippies all in one place. This mini pouch also comes in 3 colours: white, grey and mint green – a sure treat for minimalist fans.


Shoes, bags and accessories from Charles & Keith CNY collection


charles & keith cny collection - flat lay featuring embroidered sneakers, floral embroidered turn lock bag, mules, slide sandals, ballerina flats

CNY fashion doesn’t have to be all about the vibrant reds or old-fashioned cheongsams. Take the lead from Charles & Keith’s latest CNY collection: pastel hues, hints of the zodiac and simple motifs on bags, shoes and even accessories. Whether you’re one to prioritise comfort or one to stick with the traditions, there’s something for everyone in this collection.

charles & keith cny collection - kid shoes collection featuring ballerina flats, sneakers, sock shoes, boots
Even your kiddos can get matching pairs of shoes

And a special treat for those decked in Charles & Keith this season: a free set of red packets to bring home when you spend a minimum of $120. Also, as an exclusive promo for TSL readers, you can also score free delivery with no minimum spending when you apply promo code “TSL-CKCNY” upon checkout. Valid from 9th-15th January 2020 only. 

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Hop on over to their online site and get festive with their latest collection now!

Shop the Charles & Keith Chinese New Year 2020 collection here


This post was brought to you by Charles & Keith.
Photography by Pichan Cruz and edited by Adria Tham.