Kimonos: The Epitome of the Layering Piece

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Who doesn’t love a good kimono (or three)? They are an AMAZING transitional piece that can take you through all of the seasons, they are cozy, AND they are super fun and flattering. So, we will go ahead and start by saying that you definitely need to invest in a few kimonos to switch up your looks all year round.

For starters, kimonos are so versatile since they come in infinite combinations of colors, lengths, short sleeve, long sleeve, patterns, and fabrics. This is our absolute favorite part about kimonos and is what makes them so great for year-round style.  They have the ability to make you feel fashionable, feminine, and cool, while still letting your personal style shine. The kimono is a staple piece in your wardrobe that can be easily incorporated into your personal, day-to-day style.

You can wear kimonos during the summer months by choosing a lightweight, floral kimono and pairing it with a basic tank or tee, ripped jean shorts, and your favorite summer sandals.  Or, throw a patterned kimono over your swim suit when you are headed to the pool for a cool, yet fabulous, look.  For the cooler months, rock a duster kimono that is toned with autumn colors, a tank or lightweight sweater, ripped (or clean!) skinny jeans, and your go-to heeled booties! This look is so great since you can also switch up the look by substituting your kimono for a cardigan! A timeless look for every season is throwing a kimono over your favorite sun dress! If it’s chilly, wear a pair of tights or leggings underneath to stay warm. Going for a night out look? Opt in for a silk or velvet kimono with a more tailored look, dark wash denim, and your best dancing heels!

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We just can’t get enough of kimonos, honestly! They are the epitome of a layering piece. Let us know what your favorite ways to wear your kimonos are! Shop these trends at www.gliks.com or check out how we like to style our looks on Glik’s Official Instagram!

Kimonos: The Epitome of the Layering Piece

Natural Life Boho Bandeau

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Natural Life was created out of a woman’s passion to be creative and to create beautiful things to help others enjoy life, so I think it is more than fitting that the Natural Life Boho Bandeau allows that same creativity and happiness to the wearer.

Whether you’re having a good hair day or need something besides a hat to help save you from a bad hair day. (Cause let’s be real; we have all had those days where the dry shampoo just won’t cut it). The Boho Bandeau by Natural Life is really a stylish addition to your wardrobe with over 10 ways to wear it. We are going to highlight just a few of the many ways you can wear this adorable bandeau style headband!

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 This is the go-to headband look and classics are classics for a reason!

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The boho-bandeau also doubles as an adorable necklace or scarf accessory for all your outfits!

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The boho-bandeau can always be used as a hair tie to put your hair up. You can throw it up in a high stylish bun, a loose pony, or a side braid. Whatever hairstyle you wear that day, you can add a little more personality to your hairstyle.

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A true bohemian inspired style. Again this is a way to get the hair away from your face but also a good way to show off more of your favorite boho-bandeau print!

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Great to throw on over a swimsuit, or under a low cut top or tank!

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Maybe you haven’t decided to put your hair up just yet. Perfect if you want to put that little bit of color with your outfit without the jangle of metal bracelets or mix it with a set of your favorite jangly arm pieces!

The Boho Bandeau by Natural Life is the perfect accessory for going on a trail run, enjoying a day at the pool, or grabbing a cup of coffee on an early morning. With over 10 ways to wear these headbands and a plethora of designs and styles you can make these cute headbands fit into every look! Be sure to check out all the Natural Life products on Gliks.com and in our stores!

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Brand Spotlight: Hey Dude Shoes

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If you haven’t already heard, Hey Dude Shoes are the next big thing. They make affordable, lightweight & comfortable shoes that allow you to move freely while exploring the world. As of now, Glik’s carries various styles for men, but will soon be testing some women’s styles in the near future (so stay tuned!).

Hey Dude Shoes’ mission is to provide new adventures and discoveries to their customers all by the support of their shoes.  They are extremely lightweight, so you may even forget to take them off at night! These shoes are crafted with such care and technology, and they never compromise care or quality, that they are necessary for year-round style.  With different styles and fabrics, Hey Dude Shoes creates shoes for almost any casual occasion.

Here are a few of our favorites:

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Men’s Wally Woven Shoes in Beige

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Wally Woven Grey/White

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Men’s Wally Knit Shoes in Dark Grey

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So what are you waiting for? Buy your Hey Dude Shoes and more at gliks.com!

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Brand Spotlight: Hey Dude Shoes

Styles We Love: Romper Edition

styles we loveRompers are basically just a dress that offers a little more freedom, and we are here for it. They are also a socially acceptable onesie that you can go out in, we are here for that! Nothing is better than simple fashion that does the work for you, and rompers are basically in OT with how cute they make us look with zero effort on our part.

Another one of our favorite things about rompers is that they always look good with whatever shoes you pair with them. As you can see from the photos, they look absolutely perfect with just a bralette and maybe a little bit of jewelry depending on the occasion.

Rompers are also a great piece to transition you into fall weather. You can just throw on some booties, maybe a cardigan, and have you have yourself a fall ready look. Or if you really want a trendy style, throw a long sleeve flowy white shirt underneath; you’ll be warm and have a super stylish look. Thankfully we have about two and half more months of good summer weather and don’t have to think about how to wear our cute rompers in autumn weather quite yet!

If you haven’t added a romper to your wardrobe yet, now is the time! If you are already a romper feign, then you will need to check out the gorgeous new styles that we just added to Gliks.com! Below we have 5 rompers that will be just what your closet has needed!

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This gorgeous new style from Rokoko Clothing has an adorable stripe and floral design and a self tie waist that will define your shape. Doesn’t it look so cute with that coordinating orange bralette?!

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Here are some more floral romper options that we are carrying right now. They all have that sweet and girly charm that would look great with a pair of heels for a night out or some comfy sandals for a day look.

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The striped surplice romper from Everly would be perfect for date night or to pack for your next vacation. The Amuse Society is actually a skort style jersey romper that gives you the illusion of a dress but with the comfort of shorts. A neutral romper like this will match effortlessly with your cardigans, flannels, or jean jackets for cooler evenings or for an elevated look!

Hurry up and grab these cute styles before they sell out! For more style inspiration check out Glik’s Official to see how we are styling all the latest trends.

Styles We Love: Romper Edition

GRAND REOPENING of Glik’s in Rockford, MI

ROCKFORD,MIOn Friday June 19, 2018, Glik’s re-opened our store located in Rockford, MI! Check out some photos from their first day.

This store is new and improved, with something for everyone and every occasion inside! Be sure to check out Rockford Glik’s!

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GRAND REOPENING of Glik’s in Rockford, MI

DIY Pom Pom Earrings

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Who is ready for another DIY blog?! Today, we are going to be talking Pom Poms! Pom Pom accessories are one of my favorite things at the moment. Not only are they trendy, they are an easy way to make a plain outfit super loud and quirky. There are a couple different ways to do this trend and to make it your very own style.  I am going to show you two ways to make your very own pom pom earrings in less than 5 minutes each!

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What you’ll need:

  • Pom poms (pre-made)
  • Yarn (to make your own poms)
  • Fork (to make your own poms)
  • Hoop Earrings
  • Post Earrings
  • 2” length of small chain
  • Needle
  • Embroidery Floss

Alrighty, now that we have everything we need it is time to get crafty. So since this DIY is so gosh darn simple we are going to be making two different kinds of pom pom earrings. One that is for beginner DIYers and then a slightly more difficult option.

Easy-peasy option: I bought some pre-made ones from a local Dollar Tree that came in a variety of colors so this is a good option if you don’t really want to make your own.

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Slightly more effort option:  It is pretty easy to make your own pompoms with some yarn if you’re up for the challenge. I found a pretty simple way to make medium sized pom poms with just a fork. You just wrap the yarn around the fork about 20 times;  next, tie a piece in the center as tight as you can. Finally, cut the two sides and you are done. SIMPLE AS THAT FOLKS!

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After you figured out your pom pom situation, take your pom pom, your hoop earring, and add a variety of pom poms. It’s up to you if you want to cover the whole thing in pom poms or just add a couple. Just find the center of your pom and thread it through with the back of the earring. That is all it takes for the hoop-pom pom earring style!  What I find fun about this DIY option is that you can make multiple colored poms and switch them out to match your outfits! Above you can see the easy and more difficult pom-pom options. For the pre-made pom poms, I just put a bunch on my earring hoop. For the homemade pom I went with just one simple pom on the hoop. Both are super cute way to add some color to your regular plain hoop earrings!

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For another slightly more difficult option, grab a small 2 inch chain to put on the back of your earring post for a dangly-drop style earring. Thread your embroidery floss to your needle, find the center of your homemade pom and tie it up to the bottom chain. Then take the top of the chain, put it through whatever style of post earrings you want to wear that day and your ready to go! It really is that easy to make your own DIY Pom Pom earrings.

Let us know what other kind of DIY posts you would like to see! For even more cute accessories and all the latest trends, check out Gliks.com and for styling tips and tricks head to Gliks Official on Instagram!

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DIY Pom Pom Earrings

Get Your Stripes On

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Horizontal or vertical, thick or thin, we do not discriminate stripes at any time throughout the year. So, if you’re like any of us, you consider stripes to be a pretty core part of your year-round wardrobe.  This being said, go ahead and get your stripes on!

Stripes are super flattering, trendy, and mostly considered a basic! We are seeing stripes in so many sizes and colorways in 2018, and we are all about it. We are here to tell you that if you wear your stripes strategically, you won’t be disappointed.  Vertical stripes, such as pinstripes, create a slimming and lengthening affect.  Vertically striped pants and dresses lengthen your legs and torso and make your façade more visually appealing. If you are trying to make your shoulders or hips look bigger and fuller, opt for horizontal stripes!  These patterns will help you create a more proportionate look as well. From tops, pants, dresses, and even shoes, stripes are making their appearance known in today’s fashion world. So, why not add to your collection obsession?

The best thing about stripes is that you can find something that fits for any occasion.  They are a great print for all ages, too! For a casual vibe, pair a striped tank or cropped top with your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans or mini skirt.  Or, if you’ve got a date night or party planned, whip out a chic striped jumpsuit or dress and everyone won’t be able to stop talking about your look!

Keeping all of this in mind, you really can’t go wrong with striped clothing! Now, go ahead and get your stripes (and shopping) on! Shop now at www.gliks.com 🙂

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Get Your Stripes On

Tips and Tricks for Mixing Prints

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One of the best, and most exciting, things about fashion is that there are endless possibilities.  There are so many variations to mix and match the clothes you already have in your wardrobe; it is impossible to get bored! A good rule of thumb to live by is to wear what makes you feel confident and comfortable, while not being afraid to step out of your comfort zone.  That is where today’s topic comes in: mixing prints.

Now, you may be thinking, “there is no way I could ever pull that off!” Or, “I never know where to start or if the patterns actually match WITHOUT matching.” Mixing prints can be so simple and subtle, or big and bold, whatever your preference. We are here to give you a few tips and tricks on how to mix different patterns and prints, for year round style!

1. Match colors, Not prints

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One of the simplest places to start is by having a black and white color scheme.  Try mixing a polka dot top with some striped pants, while making sure the colors match!  This is a great start for someone who is unsure of whether or not they can pull off mixing prints. However, we encourage you to be a little more daring and try a certain colorful color scheme instead.

2. Break up the look with solids

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This is a personal favorite tip! Start by layering up your tops by wearing a solid color base or a chambray button up or a chic blazer! Then you can incorporate different patterns on your pants or under shirt. This tricks your mind into adapting to the fact you are mixing prints, yet breaking it up with a matching solid color!

3. Mix prints with different size scales

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Having variations of size scales with your look helps add structure. This look can be achieved by wearing a blouse or sun dress with tiny floral print and pairing it with a denim jacket that features a bold striped design or pants that feature a large checkered print. Just make sure that the colors are coordinated!

4. Textured fabrics count as a print

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This tip is super easy to incorporate into your wardrobe without giving it much thought.  Some examples of textured fabrics include: silk, leather, lace, tweed, or even textured sweaters with inverted patterns.  Slip on a leather skirt and pair it with a striped top with a plaid button up tied around your waist! Voila!

5. Stripes are considered neutrals

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This is a huge tip to remember! Vertical stripes are always your friend, yet horizontal stripes are definitely a close acquaintance as well. If you are hesitant about mixing prints, start with a striped top, dress, pants, skirt, what-have-you. Then, pair with a fun, colorful print such as paisley, floral, boho, or diamonds. You can’t go wrong with mixing and matching patterns with a staple like stripes!

6. Match the same print in different colors

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This is a fun way to invent your own version of two-piece sets! Match a black and white gingham tank with red and white gingham shorts, and you are all set for a summer day. Or, pair a colorful square print top with fun printed pants for spring, or throw on a fair isle cardigan with matching colors for a fall day.

7. Use accessories to mix prints

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Bold accessories are super trendy right now, so don’t shy away from them! Mix and match prints by accessorizing with a plaid scarf, gingham heels, chunky statement earrings, a bamboo beach hat, or a palm print or leopard print clutch.

We hope these tips and tricks have helped feed your imagination for the combinations you choose! There are simply endless possibilities for fashion, so just remember to step out of your comfort zone once in a while and rock mixing and matching prints! Start your shopping now at gliks.com!

Tips and Tricks for Mixing Prints

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fashion

619 blogIt’s one of the best times of the year with some of the best activities. There’s the picnics, the fairs, sparklers, barbecues, fireworks etc. Basically the Instagram photo opportunities for the Fourth of July holiday are endless. And with endless activities you should have a standout fashionable ensemble that matches the sparkler that you are.

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Denim screams America to me and a good classic blue denim can get you far on the 4th of July. This Thread and Supply Denim dress is the perfect blue for your outfit, pair it with the Free People Bralette, and a snazzy pair of red heels for a truly stunning outfit.

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For a slight preppy look try the Everly Ruffle Hem shorts. These shorts are perfect for every day wear but will be amazing for your red, white, and blue look. Pair it with a Wishlist Reversible tank and the Qupid Comfy slides. Throw on some blue accessories, your sunglasses, and you are ready to celebrate. Be sure to grab a denim jacket to wear in case it gets cold while watching fireworks.

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For a classic look, try the Moa Moa USA racerback tank and a good pair of denim. Pair this Americana top with a festive red O2 denim skirt, or with flare denim jeans in a dark wash. And of course, reach for your white converse to complete this fantastic and classic look.

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For a free spirit inspired look, try the Free People Sleepy Eyes Brami with the Thread and Supply Paper Bag High Rise Pants. Then add a casual pair of slides and maybe throw on a red bandanna to tie this look all together!

Hopefully, these four looks will inspire you for your own Fourth of July look! This is a fun holiday and you should have fun with your outfit! Make sure to head to Gliks.com to shop American Flag apparel and check out our Instagram for some great styling inspo! Have a Happy Fourth of July everyone!

 

 

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fashion

Brand Spotlight: Everly

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Everly Clothing is a brand that we have long carried at Gliks and it is a fan favorite for a reason! Everly embodies femininity, durability, and comfort in all their clothes.

This brand was started by sisters Adriana and Fabiana in 2009. They both had a deep passion for creating a clothing line for the everyday women, and thus named their brand Everly. Together they share their love of fashion and use their unique differences to create a one of a kind brand.

You can always find this season’s trendiest maxi dresses, two piece sets, and stripy rompers by Everly on Gliks.com. All of their designs showcase clean designs and fun patterns. Here are a few of the pieces that we carry to help you get an understanding of what this brand creates!

The Everly Clothing Solid Bell Sleeve Top in Golden Pear

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The Everly Clothing Strappy Tie Front Crop Top and Ruffle Hem Shorts in Red

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The Everly Clothing Stripe Midi Ruffle Leg Hem Jumpsuit in Blue and Grey 

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The Everly Clothing Tie Waist Striped Shorts

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The Everly Clothing Ruffle Wrap Dress in Yellow

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From these 5 pieces you can get a real sense of what this brand designs. Every single article of clothing would be perfect for a picnic in your favorite park or to try out that new fancy restaurant for date night.  Wherever your day takes you, Everly has the right outfit piece for the occasion! Be sure to head over to Glik’s soon to grab these pieces before they’re gone!

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Brand Spotlight: Everly