It's precisely halfway through the holiday season and you've been to more parties than you can remember. With more than two weeks to go until New Year's Eve, cobbling together a chic outfit is starting to turn into a struggle. Here's the trick: Stop overthinking. Sure, you can go and hunt down some crazy sequin dress for one memorable night but then that look is forever documented on Instagram.
Instead, try a simple, elegant black dress jazzed up with some great accessories. This Atea Oceanie style features a plunging back, but if you'd rather get the look for a lot less, Modern Citizen has a version that has the same minimalist feel. Then add gigantic sparkly earrings and finish with colorful velvet pumps for a restrained but festive outfit.
Atea Oceanie cady silk dress, $475 at Barneys, for similar try Vera stretch knit dress, $78 at Modern Citizen; Lizzie Fortunato the Souk statement drop earrings, $290 at Saks Fifth Avenue, for similar try Zara long earrings, $19.90 at Zara; Gianvito Rossi velvet pumps, $670 at mytheresa.com, for similar try Topshop Gallop court shoes, $105 at Topshop.
Photographer: Jody Rogac; styling by Diana Tsui; model: Melanie Culley at DNA Models; makeup by Allie Smith; hair by Takashi Ashizawa using Oribe Hair Care; photo editor: Emily Shornick; photo assistant: Tim Schutsky.