The Chinese zodiac has had a huge influence on fashion this year. A range of designers from all over the globe seem to be sporting the monkey somewhere in their designs. There are five types of Chinese zodiac monkeys; fire, wood, water, gold and Earth. The pairing of your element and animal is believed to affect your personality and destiny. This year is the year of the Fire Monkey, characteristics of a Fire Monkey are ambitious and adventurous, but irritable.