Fashion What to Wear When the Dress Code Reads Black Tie By Andrea Cheng Andrea Cheng Andrea Cheng is a New York-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, celebrity style, beauty, and trends. She was previously the Digital Fashion News Editor at InStyle. InStyle's editorial guidelines and Stephanie Araujo Updated on November 3, 2016 @ 08:00AM Pin Share Tweet Email Shop the look: 1. H&M coat, $70; hm.com 2. Charlotte Chesnais earring, $1,923; matchesfashion.com 3. Stella McCartney dress, $2,195; net-a-porter.com 4. Halston Heritage clutch, $149 (orginally $345); theoutnet.com 5. Stuart Weitzman heels, $398; stuartweitzman.com We're all about the office-to-event outfit change (throw on jewelry, step into heels, swap your work tote for a clutch, and voilà), but when there's a black-tie dress code situation involved for a VIE (very important event), well, that's a game-changer. What you need is a beautiful creation of a dress, like this to-die-for satin-velvet Stella McCartney number, and then you're pretty much set. Round it out with a coat in the same color family (to up the chic factor) and shiny gold extras (a single statement earring, a sculptural clutch, metallic sandals). Don't have a black-tie affair on the horizon? File this look away for future winter weddings, galas, or any other VIEs that are bound to make their way onto your calendar this season.