As people who talk, touch, and think about fashion all day long, it's kind of our job to have an answer for anything clothing-related. And, as you can imagine, we've also become de facto Dear Abbys for fielding our non-industry friends' shopping questions. Here's the thing: Real-life shopping problems offer budget, cultural, and weather restrictions in a way that makes for a much more interesting challenge than, say, "What would you wear to the Met Ball if you had a million dollars and were BFFs with Tisci?"
So, as summer gets into full swing and a new season inspires some serious shopping trips, we've rounded up some of the most common quandaries we've been getting from you all via Facebook, Twitter, text, and hollers. Click through for 12 of your burning shopping questions and our responses, ahead.
Doug Funny had it easy. He'd pull on a white T-shirt, a green vest, and some (surprisingly on-trend) front-pleat khaki shorts, and he was out the door faster than you can say Patty Mayonnaise. Unfortunately, in the 3-D world, it's not that simple. But, that also means exciting options abound — yes, even for your 9-to-5 read
In the beauty world, "cult products" is a widely recognized term. From NARS' Orgasm blush to Urban Decay's Naked palette, there are a few items that nearly every beauty aficionado has used in their lives. But for fashion? That concept is a little harder to grasp. The pool is small, but there are a few items that'll get read