The other day at my daughter’s school I overheard a mom telling her son that she might wear a dress to the school’s holiday concert. Her seven year old boy, with all the innocence in the world said, “But mommy, you hate dresses.” Her son called it. She did hate dresses, but she was feeling the pressure to put one on for this celebratory occasion. I say pshaw! Keep your tight pants on! Or loose pants, or whatever pants you feel comfortable in, even if they are full of holes like the ones I’m wearing here. The holidays aren’t a time to forgo everything you know to be true about your personal style, but instead, they’re a time to bring your own brand of festive to the party. I’m not saying you should scoff at tradition, or thumb your nose at decorum, but I do think there’s a happy solution to all your stylish woes. And who wants woes at the holidays? Not me! Be yourself, and then all will be merry and bright.