Lynne McCrossan: Yuletide time to let it hang out

Alexis Quinn, 30 Quartermile. ''This cardigan come jacket is an absolute cracker and it looked great over a simple but chic outfit and a slick of red lipstick. The cardigan was picked up in TK Maxx, top and jeans are Next and the shoes are from Debenhams.

Alexis Quinn, 30 Quartermile. ''This cardigan come jacket is an absolute cracker and it looked great over a simple but chic outfit and a slick of red lipstick. The cardigan was picked up in TK Maxx, top and jeans are Next and the shoes are from Debenhams.

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BEAUTY is in the eye of the beholder and this, too, is true of style.

The world would be a boring old place if we all liked the same thing and even thought style is inextricably linked to personal taste, it still adheres to a certain code of conduct.

Coco Chanel’s pearls of wisdom ‘before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory’ and ‘less is more’ together are one such code.

Although I’d normally adhere to these rules I implore you stylish folk to join me in throwing good taste out of the frost-covered windows and embrace Christmas tat.

This is not the time to colour co-ordinate the baubles in some sad monochrome homage. In fact, it puts you right up there with the Hallowe’en halfwits who use the occasion to dress as a sexy something or other.

It is the season of excess. Apply it to all aspects of the festivities. Let colour, glitter, sprinkles and sparkles into your life because it’s the only time of year when said silliness is acceptable.

I promise, once you give in to your inner drag queen the stressful feeling that can strangle you this time of year will melt away.

Cast aside those crappy decorations that suck out all Christmas fun and us join us in the bright side. You’ll be amazed at how liberating it feels.