With all the hustle-bustle of the season, who wouldn’t want to throw on a Santa sweater or some reindeer earrings and call it done? But special occasion dressing needn’t be stressful. These expert tips will get you stylish, comfortable and very much in the spirit.
Wardrobe wipeout: As a general rule, personal style mentor Alexandra Greenawalt (www.alexandrastylist.com) suggests tossing festive attire that’s more than seven years old. “As we age we tend to forget how dated our clothes are,” she says. “It’s especially important to keep fresh and current at the holidays, since you’re in the spotlight.” What’s more, passé party clothes that suited your shape back then may not be as flattering now.