Trend Spotting at MAGIC 2016- Women’s and Shoes

Fashion, especially fast fashion, is constantly evolving and changing. Trying to keep up on the latest trends can be more than any one person can handle. That’s where we step in and do the legwork for you so when you walk into a Glik’s, all the latest and greatest fashions are available to you without the guesswork.

One of our main resources for trend spotting is tradeshows. Our buying team recently attended MAGIC, one of the biggest tradeshows of the year. Walking through the different shows at MAGIC is like walking through a gigantic mall, on a Saturday, at noon, when every store is having a sale. Basically, MAGIC is chaos. It is wonderfully crowded with booths full of great fashion and stylish people.

If you want to be in the know on upcoming trends, keep reading.

Shoe Trends:

1. Color is key. 

Earth tones, shades of olive green, and blush are predicted to be major players for Spring 2017. These colorways were available in styles ranging from lace up ballet flats to ankle boots.

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2. It’s all in the details.

Cut out details are trending now for fall and this trend shows no sign of slowing down come spring.

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3. Say goodbye to the middle man.

While a classic pair of riding boots is still a style staple, ankle boots and over-the-knee boots are the next big thing in footwear. Be on the lookout for over-the-knee boots coming soon to Glik’s!

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CLOTHING TRENDS:

1. Stand out in camo print.

From tees to dresses to jackets, camouflage print was everywhere. This print will give you instant cool girl vibes.

camoflage clothing

2. Olive everything.

Whether it was olive green, army green, or somewhere in between, this trendy hue is at the forefront of fall fashion. This neutral shade will continue into spring 2017, so you’ll be able to wear your favorite pieces now and later.

3. Slay in (faux) suede.

This fabric is both buttery soft and oh-so-stylish. This combination leaves no doubt that faux suede is a trend to try.

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What trends are you ready to try?

Trend Spotting at MAGIC 2016- Women’s and Shoes

How to Tuck in a Shirt | A Step by Step Guide |

Ever wonder how to get the perfect tucked in shirt? Follow our four easy step-by-step guides below to master the trend and tuck in your shirt like a pro!

The Side Front Tuck

  • Start with a slightly oversized top. A short sleeve Piko shirt is a perfect option!

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  • Take a small section at the hem between your navel and hip and tuck into your waistband.

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  • Slightly pull both sides for more a relaxed look.

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The Front Tuck

  • Start with a basic tee or tank. We used a nautical striped shirt from Jolie clothing!

STRIPED SHIRT

  • Grab a small section at the hem directly below your navel.

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  • Twist the section and put into your waistband.

HOW TO TUCK IN YOUR SHIRT

The Half Tuck

  • Start with a button up top. We used a Polly and Esther plaid shirt.

HALF TUCK SHIRT

  • Beginning at the bottom, unbutton the shirt until the buttons meet the waist of your pants.

HALF TUCK

  • Tuck in one side. It doesn’t matter which side you choose!

HALF TUCK SHIRT

  • Tug slightly on the tucked in side.

SHIRT HALF TUCK

The Full Tuck

  • Start with a fitted top. The less fabric you have gathered at your waist, the better!

FULL TUCK

  • Completely fold into your waistband.

FULL TUCK WITH SKIRT

  • Raise both arms over your head. This will evenly pull out the fabric and give this look a more relaxed vibe.

HOW TO WEAR A DENIM SHIRT

  • Finish this look with a belt or wear as is!

DENIM SHIRT OUTFIT

Like what you see? Find these looks and more at Glik’s!

How to Tuck in a Shirt | A Step by Step Guide |

Introducing POL Clothing

WHo is POL?

POL is one of the hottest brands currently and is selling out in all Glik’s stores. Conceptualized in Los Angeles, CA., POL clothing started with humble beginnings from 2009 as a wholesale manufacturer and has blossomed since. POL is versatile, comfortable, and most importantly stylish. Regardless of age or style, POL capitalizes on everything that is trendy. POL has numerous styles ranging from tanks to dresses and cardigans. They are made out of soft fabrics and are dyed with a unique wash. Some of the most popular colors include: black, olive green, red brick, and ivory. Some designs include lace, added pockets and embroidery. POL is great for day to night outfits or just a casual outing. Here is a little outfit inspiration and reasons why we love POL! 🙂

 

POL Tanks

POL baby-doll tanks are one of their most well-known styles. They are cute, comfy, and are perfect for any woman. With unique colors, styles, and trims; baby-doll tanks are a hit! POL baby-doll tanks pair well with jeans, shorts, and leggings. Also add a long fringe necklace for an added feminine touch.

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POL baby-doll tank in the color Strawberry

 POL Three QUARTERED sleeve

These shirts are perfect for comfy fall nights. They pair well with blanket scarfs and skinny jeans for a stylish fall look. They have small detailed trim for a feminine touch and have a Bohemian feel to them with their bell sleeves. Our favorite way to pair them is with leather black shorts or joggers.

 

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POL Quarter Sleeve Baby-Doll top in Black

POL Dresses

POL dresses are cute and comfy! They have the same baby-doll shape as the tanks, yet are slightly more feminine. They come in swing dress designs, as well as long maxi dress designs. They also have the same lace trim detail and unique stone wash look to them. Our favorite way to wear them is with a bright colored bralette and gladiator sandals! A great way to get this look would be pairing the MIA Tall Devi Gladiators with the POL dresses.

 

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MIA Gladiator Sandals
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POL Baby-doll dress in the color grey

 

POL Tunics

POL womens tunics are perfect for the festival goer! They are embroidered with colorful stitching and have an added tassel for an overall boho look. They pair well with shorts or jeans. For a fun way to dress up women’s tunics, add a felt sun hat and gladiator sandals, or for your more classic women’s, tunic look add some colorful denim like these styles from Flying Monkey!

 

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POL Tunic in White
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Flying Monkey Denim in Pink

 

POL Cardigans

Finally, one of POL’s most feminine styles is their short sleeve backless cardigan. the cardigan is just a soft and comfortable as the rest of their pieces, but has a sweet backless detail. This little detail brings a big punch when it comes to style. It can turn any daytime outfit into the perfect going out outfit, and make any casual outfit a little bit sweeter! We recommend pairing them with racerback bralettes from Wishlist and denim for a cool street-style look.

 

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POL backless cardi in olive green

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Wish List Bralette in White

Find all these styles and much more at http://www.gliks.com

Introducing POL Clothing

Trending Now: Choker Necklaces

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Photos from Pinterest

The choker necklace is back and having a major moment; further proving that everything eventually comes back in style (hello crop tops and Birkenstocks). This trend is flooding the red carpets, featured on the covers of your favorite magazines, and impossible to miss while scrolling through the Gram. Celebrities and fashion icons alike are rocking this trend and so can you!

Adding a choker to your look will both draw attention to your neckline and frame your face. Plus, the “cool girl” vibe you’ll get from rocking this trendy accessory is a nice bonus.

YES, YOU CAN PULL IT OFF.

Choker necklaces can work for every style from boho chic to minimalist to 90’s grunge. Don’t be afraid to pair a choker (or two or three..) with an off the shoulder shirt or a low neckline.

ways to wear a choker

These short necklaces are perfect for layering, but can make just as much of a style statement flying solo. Mix and match your long chain necklaces with a single strand choker or ditch the extras and let a simple choker shine on its own!

Create a look that’s uniquely you with a cute choker necklace!

Trending Now: Choker Necklaces

Fast Fashion: A Style Evolution

“Fast Fashion” is a new term that the fashion industry is using lately. It is changing the way consumers shop and the way retailers stock their shelves. Fast Fashion is more than just a movement, but it is causing an economic shift. However, many do not know what it even means. Retailers are able to quickly react to the popularity of certain items, and are able to hold back on items that do not do so well. Fast Fashion also allows customers to create their own sense of personal style because they are able to test out a large variety of fast fashion items.

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Photo credit: TAMTEX

Displaying Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 8.13.22 AM.pngThe Process of Fast Fashion

Recently, our intern had the opportunity to study abroad in China and do research on the process of fast fashion. While in China, she observed fabric markets, fabric mills, production factories, showrooms, and finally in store layouts. Fast Fashion excels because the production line in short. One factory in China, had a production turn around of less than 30 days. This time period allowed the brand to excel and gain profit quickly, because they reacted to their customers needs quickly.

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A Production Factory in China
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The Final Product

The Outcome of Fast Fashion

Due to Fast Fashion stores are able to produce and sell the trendiest outfits. There is now slight competition for who can get the product out first, however, it also allows stores to re-brand themselves constantly. Stores are able to have numerous styles in stock, with different colors, and different patterns. Furthermore, the consumer is able to be any style of shopper she wants.

Check out these fast fashion styles at http://www.gliks.com!

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POL Baby-Doll Tank in Black
Everly Clothing Floral Print Dress
Everly Clothing Floral Print Dress
Vanilla Bay Kaleidoscope Skirt
Vanilla Bay Kaleidoscope Skirt
WIshlist Bralette
WIshlist Bralette
Fast Fashion: A Style Evolution

4 Stylish Ways to Cover Up at the Beach

Finding the perfect beach cover up is just as important as finding the right swimsuit for many reasons: 1. Just because you rock a teeny bikini doesn’t mean you want all eyes on you all day long; 2. Sunscreen can only last so long and offer so much protection; 3. Spending the day at the beach doesn’t always mean you’re staying put. If you want to leave for lunch or walk to local shops, a cover-up is a necessity.

Beach cover-ups don’t have to mean an oversized caftan that does nothing for your figure. You can easily rock a button up shirt, kimono, or even a Piko dress over your swimsuit this summer.

Not only will a cover up look great at the beach, but you’ll also be ready for after-beach dinner in no time.

Check out a few of our favorite beach cover up alternatives:

cover up dresses

Replace your old beach cover up with a lightweight denim dress, like this one from Elan Clothing! Add a fun pair of sandals (i.e. the MIA Renata) for a playful and eye-catching look.

kimono cover up

Repurpose that cute kimono hanging in your closet to add an effortless layer over your swim suit this summer. This fringed kimono from Hayden Clothing is the perfect option! Throw on a Natural Life Boho Bandeau to tame your beachy waves.

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Covering up with a long vest is a must for two reasons: 1. You can add denim cutoffs and easily go from poolside to after-party in seconds; 2. A pretty vest, like the Verona from Jack by BB Dakota, will look just as good with your skinny jeans as it does over your bikini.

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A simple tank dress as a swim cover up is a no-brainer. The Amuse Society Dani dress is lightweight enough to wear in the hot summer heat, and can easily be thrown in your beach bag when you’re ready to jump in!

Like what you see? Find more cute beachwear at Glik’s!

4 Stylish Ways to Cover Up at the Beach

How to Wear Ankle Boots in Summer

When the temps rise, our first inclination is to bust out open-toe sandals. And while summer sandals are necessary to beat the heat, there’s something about a chic pair of ankle boots that can’t (and shouldn’t) be ignored, even when it’s warm out.

Booties are not only a summer footwear staple, but the right pair can easily be a year-round essential in your wardrobe.

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Ankle booties and ripped skinny jeans are the perfect companions for an on-the-go look this season! Complete the look with a crochet lace Ryu top and festival hat.

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You can also pair a mini dress, like this striped dress from Jack by BB Dakota, with a short pair of black ankle boots. Remember, keeping the hemline of your dress above the knee will help elongate your legs!

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For an on-trend #ootd, style cutout ankle boots with a pair of olive green jeans! These ripped skinnies from Machine Jeans will not only add a tough-girl touch to your denim collection, but this color is the talk of everyone from fashion bloggers to style editors this season.

Like what  you see? Find more styles of cute ankle booties at Glik’s!

How to Wear Ankle Boots in Summer

Gift Ideas for Dad

He was your first best friend, is always there to offer a helping hand, and gives the best advice (even if he throws in some corny dad humor along the way). A guy this great deserves a gift to match, so this Father’s Day skip the “World’s Greatest Dad” mug and surprise him with something he’ll really love.

gift ideas for dad 1. A shirt from Columbia Sportswear’s PFG line is a no-fail Father’s Day present. Not only will your dad be well-dressed, he’ll also become obsessed with how comfortable and durable these button up shirts are.

2. If he spends weekends out on the green or fishing on the lake, you can’t go wrong with giving him an Under Armour hat this year.

3. Summer days = lake days. Help him prepare for some serious summer fun with a pair of new boardshorts or swim trunks.

4. Buying himself nice clothes might not be at the top of your dad’s to-do list, so take the guesswork out of looking good and surprise him with an 1897 polo!

5. He needs shirts for his off days as well. Try a v-neck tee and help dad elevate his casual style.

6. Our 1897 shorts will be a home run, no matter your dad’s personal style. At only $29.90, these men’s shorts make for an affordable Father’s Day gift your wallet will love just as much as he does.

7. For the guy who already has everything, try a Yeti rambler! These personal drink coolers are tough, hard-wearing, and maintain ice twice as long as plastic tumblers — and it works just as well for hot beverages.

Find these gift ideas for dad and more at Glik’s!

Gift Ideas for Dad

Little White Dress Trend

Like cute sunglasses and strappy sandals, think of a white dress as a warm-weather staple. A stylish L.W.D. is not only a crisp and clean addition to your wardrobe, but it can also leave ample room to play around with accessories.

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A white summer dress is fitting for almost any occasion from brunching with your girlfriends, to date night, to a fresh look for a day at the office. The neutral color of a white dress allows for endless styling opportunities.

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If you’re feeling extra bold, try pairing your favorite skinny jeans with a short white dress. Finish off your look with wedge booties or heeled sandals to elongate your legs.

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The white trend is so hot right now, you’ll find yourself wanting to rock it on repeat. How will you wear your L.W.D. this season?

Little White Dress Trend

4 Must Have Memorial Day Outfits

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Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to summer, so start off the best (and hottest) season of the year with a bang! From American Flag tank tops to red, white, and blue maxi skirts, Glik’s has so many cute options that will have you celebrating the holiday weekend in style.

If you’re heading to the beach…

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Beach days are the best days…when you’re properly prepared! In addition to a cute swimsuit, don’t forget to bring extra clothes, a beach towel, and most importantly– your sunscreen!

If you’re going to a barbecue…

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Nothing screams “USA Forever” like a good ‘ole fashioned cook out. This is your chance to really play up your favorite Americana outfit. Try pairing a blue tank dress with a red lace bralette!

If you’re watching late night fireworks…

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The temperature is bound to drop by the time the show starts, so don’t be left in the cold! Throw on a cute American Flag shirt, boyfriend jeans, and your trusty Converse for a no fail look.

If you’re traveling…

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No matter if you’re flying or heading out on a long road trip, comfort is key. It can’t possibly get any more comfy than a Piko top and boyfriend jeans! Add a trucker hat to complete your laid-back but cute outfit.

Like what you see? Shop these Memorial Day outfits and more American Flag apparel!

4 Must Have Memorial Day Outfits