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.

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