Criss Cross Tops and Dresses |All about that Neck(line)|

The terms “lace up” or “criss cross” may cause you to immediately think of lingerie or a risqué Halloween costume, but a strappy neckline doesn’t have to be intimidating (or a look reserved for night time). This trend is something you can work into your every day wardrobe. In some cases, it’s even suitable for work.

Criss Cross Tops

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A criss cross neckline add a subtle, slightly rebellious, detail that elevates even the most basic pieces. One of our favorite criss cross tees is available here in multiple colorways and sleeve lengths.

You’ll want to add a few (or three or four) to your wardrobe ASAP.

Bralettes

criss cross bralettesA criss cross bralette can be paired with a v-neck or lower scoop neck top so the strappy piece peeks out at the neck and amps up the overall look.

Criss cross bralettes also work well with off the shoulder shirts. Not only do they add a little extra coverage if you don’t want to completely bare your shoulder, but it also adds an element of edge to your outfit.

 

LACE UP DRESSES

lace up dressesAnother way to rock a detailed neckline is a lace up or criss cross dress. A dress with a trendy neckline eliminates the need for a necklace, but can be paired with a choker necklace for extra style points.

How will you wear criss cross tops and lace up dresses this season?

 

Criss Cross Tops and Dresses |All about that Neck(line)|

Trend Alert: Sherpa Pullovers and Vests

Sherpa for men and womenFALL IN LOVE WITH SHERPA

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Introducing the item of the year from True Grit Clothing: sherpa Pullovers and Vests! These pullovers and vests are to die for! The ultra-plush fabric is perfect for the colder weather heading our way. The main question we receive about these hot items are regarding the sizing and the difference between True Grit and Dylan.

True Grit:

Built for men. True Grit pullovers are crafted with a squared hem and side slits. These men’s pullovers have an oversized fit and are perfect for layering. When men purchase True Grit pullovers, we recommend ordering their true size. For women ordering a True Grit pullover, we recommend ordering down one size for the perfect, slightly oversized fit.

Dylan by True Grit:

Dylan is the women’s brand made by True Grit clothing. The women’s Dylan pullovers have a slimmer fit and also feature side slits. Made in U.S. women’s sizing instead of junior’s, these pullovers are cut with an oversized construction. We recommend ordering your true size in these pullovers to receive the desired fit.

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The obsession continues! Stay extra cozy and layer up in sherpa vests this fall and winter. These vests pair perfectly over just about anything! For women, wear it over your favorite long sleeve graphic tee or dress up your vest by layering it over a Piko sweater. Men, you can be stylish too. Wear your True Grit vest over your favorite plaid shirt. For a more comfortable look, pair it over a Patagonia or The North Face hoodie. Don’t let the cold stop you, take on colder weather with sherpa this year!

Some of our favorite brands are joining the sherpa trend! Shop sherpa from True Grit, Dylan, Southern Shirt Co, Lauren James and Patagonia.

Trend Alert: Sherpa Pullovers and Vests

How to Wear Over the Knee Boots

Over the knee boots are the must have shoe for this season!

From the runway to your news feed, thigh high boots are having a major style moment. These chic boots are not solely reserved for model-types; anyone can pull this look off.

 See how we’re styling these glam shoes for fall:

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If you’re feeling uneasy about styling your over the knee boots, keep it simple! Pair flat black OTK boots with a cozy off shoulder sweater, one of our Wishlist lace bralettes, and basic skinny jeans. Add a hint of color to your lips to polish everything off. This look is a no-brainer but still looks like it came straight from Pinterest.

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Flat thigh high boots also look great when worn with a cozy fringe poncho! Try this Love Stitch poncho, which is available in multiple color options. The neutral taupe coloring of this pair will allow for endless styling options, no matter the season!

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Over the knee heeled boots are another chic option to try! Make a statement and wear a trendy lace up dress, floppy hat, and sparkly Kendra Scott earrings with your heeled boots. As the weather gets cooler, layer a trench coat over your dress for a sophisticated and stylish outfit.

How to Wear Over the Knee Boots

Celebrating 119 Years at Glik’s

Glik’s turned 119 years young this month! Our stores and associates had a two week long celebration which included decoration of their stores, sweet treats, anniversary sales and special social media giveaways. Let’s see how some of our associates celebrated Glik’s 119th Anniversary!

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Home Office celebrating outside of our Granite City location.
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Brooking Glik’s celebrating 119 years of fashion!
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Hillary and Lori from our Effingham location celebrating our 119th Anniversay!
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Jasper Glik’s celebrating 119 years!
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Olney Glik’s blowing out the candles in celebration of our 119th Anniversary!
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Our South Haven location made adorable scarecrows of Mr. Glik, Jeff Glik and Jim Glik during their 119th Anniversary Celebration!
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Blowing out the candles for Glik’s 119th Anniversary!
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These girls are ready to celebrate 119 years!
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Celebrating 119 Years at Glik’s

Plaid Poncho Lookbook

Hello, Sweater Weather…

As hard as it may be to say goodbye to your warm-weather wardrobe, it’s officially time to pack away your breezy blouses and revamp your sweater collection. The piece to have this fall is a plaid poncho. These easy layering pieces are ultra comfortable and pack a serious style punch.

Our new plaid ponchos are crowd-pleasers across the board- perfect for busy moms who are constantly on the go or even college-age fashionistas.

These poncho sweaters will look best worn over basic pieces, so you can rest assured you already have plenty of pieces in your wardrobe to layer with. You should keep the rest of your outfit fairly simple and let the plaid poncho be the focus.

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Shop our plaid ponchos and more fall fashion at your local Glik’s, or visit us online at Glik’s.com!

Plaid Poncho Lookbook

Moto Leggings: Trend to Try

These bottoms fit like leggings, but give the illusion of real pants. Yes, please.

Both comfortable and on-trend, moto leggings pass the leggings-as-pants test because of one thing: the details. There are ribbed panels above each knee and zippers at the ankles, giving these pants an edgy but still very wearable look.

Moto pants will elevate any outfit, no matter how casual. Keep scrolling to see how we’re wearing moto-inspired leggings this season.

Moto Pants + Z Supply

We paired our olive green moto pants with a faux suede Z Supply tee and black ankle bootswomens moto pantsHitting right about the ankle, these pants are the perfect length to wear with short boots.

Moto Leggings + Freeloader

This is the outfit you’ll never want to take off (and I don’t blame you). This Freeloader clothing cardigan is made with a tiger brush fabric that is cozier than cozy. We had to throw another Z Supply tee underneath because they are just that comfy. 
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Moto Leggings + Camo Jacket

Rock two trends in one outfit with a cool camouflage jacket and black moto leggings.

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Leave a comment and tell us how you’re styling your moto pants!

Moto Leggings: Trend to Try

Fall Fashion Finds Under $50

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Another season, another chance to vamp up your wardrobe!

With the official beginning of fall coming in a few short weeks, it’s time to find pieces you’ll want to wear all season long. Thankfully, bringing new life to your closet doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite must-have pieces that are all under $50. Feel free to do a little happy dance.

It’s time to bust out the booties! There are two major factors to consider when buying a new pair of ankle boots: color and comfort. Taupe, black, and brown are three colors that you’ll get a ton of wear out of this season and next.

As the temperatures drop, you’ll need a good pair of jeans in your rotation. KanCan Jeans are not only affordable, but they also fit like a dream! At only $39 for most styles, consider adding a pair of mid-rise and low-rise  skinnies to your denim collection.

Nothing says fall fashion like a Piko top! There are so many colors and styles to choose from at Glik’s, but this burgundy tunic is one of my favorites for autumn.

Is it really even fall if you’re not wearing a vest? My all time favorite quilted vests are from Thread and Supply. The quality of these vests is amazing for the price point and the selection of colors makes it impossible to choose just one!

 It’s not all about bundling up this season, especially at the start. I love this olive green dress from Blu Pepper. The lace up neckline is perfectly on-trend, plus it’s a style steal at only $39.

Lastly, accessories are just as important as your outfit itself. My favorites for fall include CC Beanies, a cute plaid scarf, a lace bralette, and a black choker necklace. Any of of theses pieces will instantly elevate your #ootd.

Fall Fashion Finds Under $50

The Catsuit: Your New Favorite One-Piece

You’re probably thinking, “What in the world is a catsuit?”

Well…

If a bodycon dress and a jumper had a baby, it would be the catsuit.

The catsuit is an elevated basic with an extremely fitted silhouette. This one-piece jumpsuit has a sleeveless design that allows for endless styling opportunities, no matter the season.

Regardless of how you style this one-piece body suit, confidence is key. Find layering pieces and accessories that work for you and you’ll look nothing short of fierce in this hot trend!

Here’s how we’re wearing our cat suits:

Look 1

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Pair a black catsuit with a quilted bomber jacket, caged ankle booties, and a black velvet choker necklace for an athleisure inspired look. Complete your outfit with gold rings and matte red lipstick.

LOOK 2

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You can also rock a 90’s inspired girly-grunge look with a grey jumpsuit. Try tying a buffalo plaid shirt around your waist, throwing your hair in a messy topknot, and sliding on your go-to black Converse. Finish this look with an all black baseball hat and simple stud earrings.

Leave a comment and tell us how you’ll style your cat suit this fall!

The Catsuit: Your New Favorite One-Piece

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.

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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

Back to School Outfits with Glik’s

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Soon you’ll be trading in your swimsuit for something to fit the dress code and swapping out your worn-in flip flops for a fresh new pair of kicks. As hard as it is to believe, it really is almost time to say goodbye to your beach bags and hello to backpacks.

The end of summer is always bittersweet, but going back to school shopping is sure to make the transition from sleeping in every day to waking up for 8 a.m. classes easier to bare.

Kick off the start of the school year by finding your back to school style at Glik’s! Check out our top picks for this fall and find back to school outfits.

For the Guys…

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Keep it casual this fall with a Glik’s exclusive 1897 sweater. This men’s sweater is a versatile layering option. You can easily pair this pullover sweater with a plaid shirt or a basic tee. We recommend a casual hoodie, like the Quiksilver Keller pullover, for laid-back days.

The new semester calls for a denim update. Keep it simple this season with our line of 1897 denim, men’s Silver Jeans or a pair of Axel Jeans with simple details and minimal destruction.

For the Girls…

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Make a great first impression with the Billabong Seaside Ryder sweater. This Baja style pullover will have you standing out in the crowd. Minimal effort required.

Extend the wear of your back to school outfits by incorporating lightweight sweaters and cardigans into your rotation. We recommend the Bobel Clothing Aztec cardigan or our best selling Love Stitch Clothing fringe sweater.

Complete the Look…

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Don’t forget to accessorize! C.C. Beanies and plaid blanket scarves can (and should) be worn on repeat this fall.

Finish off your back to school style with a new pair of shoes. Whether you’re looking for boots or lace up flats, no outfit is complete without the right footwear.

More Looks to Love…

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Shop all of the looks from our Back to School photo shoot here!

Back to School Outfits with Glik’s