Outfit of the Week: A Chic Dress and Big Earrings

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Photo: Jody Rogac

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.

Photo: Jody Rogac

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.