With Chinese New Year celebrations coming our way, reunion dinners and meetups are undoubtedly on the cards. After all, the spring festivities are just another excuse to spend more time with our family and friends!From casual catch ups to formal sit-down dinners, we’ve got some great outfit ideas for you to try out. Funk it up or dress it down, a pair of Heatwave shoes is a must-have for that spring in your step!CasualVisiting your friends and relatives over the holidays? Pay them a visit in this casual chic ensemble – a crop top and jeans, with an embroidered bomber jacket, complete the look with Heatwave’s Pandora Loafers and you’re good to go!Smart-CasualDining with friends and family at a fancy restaurant for reunion dinner? An off-shoulder blouse with a pair of high-waisted culottes and our signature Lizard Effect Metallic V-cut heel would definitely do the trick!FormalBlack is a colour that is traditionally frowned upon during Chinese New Year. However, if you must absolutely wear black, don a pair of our red Carla D’orsay Heels to inject a festive-friendly vibe to your outfit!All dressed up and ready to go? Our CEO, Elizabeth Tan, has a few tips on how to beat the awkward small talk:Use the person’s nameIt’s not only polite, but it gives a great impression to the person you’re talking to! Using a person’s name helps them carve a sense of familiarity with you, creating a deeper bond between both parties within a shorter period of time.Express gratitudeSome of us have a tendency to gravitate towards topics that can put a downer on any gathering, such as politics and family affairs. Instead, we should be focusing on the positive things that have happened in the past year and being thankful for it. Doing so will benefit all parties joining in the conversation.When in doubt, remember C&T - Compliment and TransitionRun out of things to say? Find something nice to say about the person you are talking to and transition to a statement or a question to turn the focus on the other person. For instance, saying “I love your blouse! Where did you get it?” would immediately prompt the other person in the conversation to talk instead, giving you a short break.