Give ‘Em Something To Crow About With These 10 Year Of The Rooster-Inspired Fashions
Did you know it’s officially the Year of the Rooster? On Satuday, January 28th, Chinese communities all over the world celebrated the Lunar New Year and we officially left behind the Year of the Monkey and ushered in the Year of the Rooster. Not surprisingly, quite a few feathers were ruffled in January, but that doesn’t mean the Year of the Rooster will produce nothing but rotten eggs! Those who follow Chinese astrology explain that Rooster years tend to be bustling with activity, with a collective focus on increased productivity, and that the collective energy level tends to remain high as the months pass. To give you the necessary pluck to rule the fashion roost, these apparel, footwear, handbag, and jewery brands have unveiled limited-edition designs that celebrate the strength, confidence, and pride associated with 2017’s Chinese zodiac animal. Like the rooster, you know what time it is!
Dior Diorellita Bracelet, price available upon request. Visit Dior.com for list of boutqiues.
This whimsical red lacquer-coated gold-tone bracelet features a cartoon-y rooster charm with a white resin bead designed to represent the creature’s body and oversize eyes that give it a playful cuteness.
Betsey Johnson Kitsch Wing Man Crossbody Bag, $98. Available at BetseyJohnson.com
A bird in hand is worth more than two in a bush — especially when the avian creature in question is a saucy rooster like this kitschy handbag by Betsey Johnson. Measuring 11″ in height, 14″ in width, and 3.5″ in depth, this rooster-shaped purse is a cock-a-doodle Do.
Nike Air Force 1 Low Profile Lunar New Year ID Sneakers, $160. Available at Store.Nike.com
The gold and red tones chosen for these Air Force 1 sneakers pay homage to the two colors most commonly seen in Chinese New Year celebrations.
Gucci Chinese New Year Dionysus Top Handle Bag, $2890. Available at Gucci.com
The beloved Gucci Dionysus bag was just given a makeover in celebration of the Chinese New Year! This special edition version of the handbag comes in a red leather color and features a metallic gold floral motif engraved along the front surface. Made in Italy, this bag measures 13″ in width, 10″ in height, and 5.5″ in depth. It features an intricate semi-circular embellishment on the slim front flap with a tiger head on each end of the horseshoe-shaped adornment.
Swatch Rocking Rooster Watch, $85. Available at Shop.Swatch.com
People born in a Rooster Year are said to value punctuality — which isn’t surprising given that the rooster is nature’s time-keeper, crowing to announce the dawn of a new day. If you’re working on your own timeliness, why not do so with this sleek Swatch watch, which features a rooster design on its golden dial and a red band for good fortune.
Ferragamo Roosters in Flowers Print Scarf, $230. Available at Ferragamo.com
Featuring many a colorful rooster, this 100% silk scarf can be worn around the neck, folded in half and folded or tied under the chin for a Grace Kelly-inspired look, reinvented as a bandanna or head scarf, folded and rolled to create an artsy fabric bracelet, or even twisted and rolled around a handbag’s top handle as a creative embellishment.
Michael Kors Gold-Tone Rooster Key Chain Charm, $38. Available at MichaelKors.com
When the work day is over and you’re ready to come home to roost, make sure your keys are handy by looping them through the ring on this celebratory keychain.
Dr. Martens 1460 Year of the Rooster Boots, $150. Available at DrMartens.com
Featuring a laser-etched rooster in a deep burgundy color along its side panels, this high-shine Dr. Martens 1460 boot commands attention, a reflection of the Fire Rooster’s leadership potential.
Kate Spade New York Holland Red Leather Strap Watch, $195. Available at Macys.com
Featuring a mother-of-pearl dial with a rooster at its center, as well as a slim red leather strap, this Kate Spade watch is a fine feathered friend.
MCM New Year Series Leather Rooster Bag Charm, $260. Available at NeimanMarcus.com
Personalize your favorite tote by adding charms that infuse a whimsical energy into your look. Made of smooth leather, this MCM charm features a red rooster with a heart-shaped body, dyed fox fur trim placed atop his comb, and long tassels in pink, blue, and white shades for a touch of swing. This rooster is clearly the King of the Coop — after all, the golden pin stud accents and rhinestones along its tail and comb are reminiscent of Elvis Presley’s bedazzled jumpsuits!