Christmas is over, and what you really wanted this year... wasn't under the tree. Don't fret, there's plenty of time to head to the stores and return the stuff that didn't work out. Many places still have extended hours and super lenient return policies to accommodate for the post-holiday rush.

But that doesn't mean there aren't some general guidelines that can help you navigate the lingering retail mess relatively unscathed. After all, good style is all about artful restraint, and so smart shopping habits go hand-in-hand with looking dope. Before you fight over a parking spot or set foot into that mall, check out How to Turn Lame Gifts Into Stylish Purchases.