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!

 

 

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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

Red, White, & You

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Okay, now that summer is in full effect it is time to start getting in the patriotic spirit and revolve everything around red, white, & you! The Fourth of July is right around the corner folks (Wait, wasn’t it just freezing in January?), so you definitely need to invest in a tshirt or two to complete your summer looks.  Specifically, check out these sister brands: Charlie Southern and Friday + Saturday.  We absolutely LOVE everything these brands create, especially their graphic tees, so we were super excited when they released their Americana line!

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that oversized and comfy tees are super fashionable right now? I mean, you cannot beat these looks during summertime! If you do one thing today after reading this blog, take our advice and purchase yourself one of these amazing tee shirts.  They are perfect for all things summer! Trips to the beach, backyard BBQs, boating at the lake, country concerts, baseball games, lounging around the house, the list goes on and on!

These graphic USA inspired tees from Charlie Southern and Friday + Saturday are also extremely versatile.  Heading down to the lake for the weekend? Slip on one of these tshirts or tank tops, pair them with your favorite pair of ripped denim shorts, and slide on your most comfortable pair of summer sandals.  Got plans to go to a backyard BBQ where your *secret* crush will be? Throw on a patriotic graphic tee, tie the bottom hem in a knot for trendy vibes, and pair it with your denim skirt and wedges or platform sandals.

Continue to celebrate America in style with a t-shirt from Charlie Southern and Friday + Saturday! Trust us, these tees will become a staple in your year-round wardrobe.

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Shop the latest styles in fashion online at www.gliks.com! Or, check out the Glik’s Official Instagram for fashion inspiration and sneak peeks of what’s to come!

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New to the Buying Team: Paige!

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Introducing: Paige

Hi everyone! We are so excited that our Glik’s team is constantly growing and we wanted to introduce you to our newest buyer, Paige Grimmer.  Paige recently graduated from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) with a degree in Textile Apparel Management.  She is from St. Louis, Missouri, so she is so happy that she was able to find a job closer to her hometown!

Here’s a picture of Paige outside of the Columbia, Missouri Glik’s near Mizzou’s campus!

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Paige is super excited to have landed a buying position with Glik’s.  She is currently the buyer of girls, boys, and infant and toddlers, clothes!  She is really looking forward to learning new things and tackling new responsibilities at Glik’s, especially since this is her first job right out of college. She is ready to learn and grow at Glik’s by making new friends and experiencing new opportunities.

It has been a whirlwind for Paige since she came on board a couple weeks ago.  Within her first week of the job, she was able to experience her first buying trip!  Paige and a few other buyers went to New York City, New York where she was able to get first-hand (and hands-on) experience of what her new position is all about.  Paige said she was, “sooo excited! It was so fun, but we were constantly moving; it was exhausting.”  They met with a handful of vendors during the short trip that they were progressing from one meeting to the next.

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One of the coolest things about the trip to NYC was that Paige and the buyers were able to have a few of their vendor meetings in the Empire State Building.  Everyone is always so busy in New York, so she was able to witness that as well.  Paige’s favorite thing about her first buying trip was, “having ownership of my new position at Glik’s.  It is a great feeling and so rewarding to see the buying process from start to finish.  From picking out the clothes in person in the showrooms during the vendors’ presentations, to writing my first purchase order, to seeing the clothes get delivered to the stores for customers to buy.”

Now that the business talk is aside…

let’s get to know Paige a little better!

Hometown: Originally from O’Fallon, Illinois but now St. Louis, Missouri is her home.

College: University of Missouri (Mizzou)

Major/Degree: Textile Apparel Management

Favorite Color: Yellow!

Hobbies: Trying new foods/restaurants, spending time with her friends, taking her dog on walks.

Here is a picture of her sweet pup, Bean!

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Favorite Food: Seafood

Fashion Inspo: Social media, window shopping, bloggers. All over, day to day style!

Fun Fact: During another recent trip to NYC, she ran into and met Tracy Morgan.

Skill She Would Love to Learn: Learning another language, either French or Swedish.

Dream travel destination: Greece!

We are all so excited to have Paige on board at Glik’s! We love her drive and passion, and we cannot wait to see how she grows with us!

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New to the Buying Team: Paige!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Father’s Day is June 17th and so now is the time to start looking for what gifts to give the  favorite men in your life. Lucky for you, we have some of the best Father’s day gift options here at Gliks. Head over to Gliks.com or stop in your local store to check out their great Father’s day giftable options. Here are our favorite 5 Father’s Day giftables!

  1. The Sperry Top Siders Shoes

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With a comfortable design and breathable canvas uppers, these shoes will compliment all his cool dad looks.

  1. Patagonia Dad Hat

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This lightweight and effortless cool hat is a must for all the Father’s out there. Whether your dad is the outdoorsy type or would rather stay indoors, this hat will be his new favorite accessory. (Bonus: once you get it for him, you can totally borrow it for yourself.)

  1. BBQ Shirt

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A good BBQ shirt is practically the universal Dad uniform. Right now at Glik’s we have so many styles and colors so you can find one that will perfectly match his personality.

  1. Hybrid Shorts

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These shorts will be his new go-to for the summer season. These shorts are made from a hybrid material so they are great for days spent outside or in the water or both!

  1. A Yeti Tumbler

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The Yeti tumblers are a great way to maintain the temperatures of his favorite drinks for extended periods of time. Perfect for tailgating, hunting trips, or any other adventure your favorite guy has!

Be sure to head to Glik’s to find the perfect Father’s Day gifts!Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

DIY Embroidered Tee

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It has been a minute since we have done a D.I.Y. blog here at Glik’s, so for today’s post we are going to show you how easy it is to embroider a tshirt! Embroidered denim, shirts, shoes, etc. are such a trend right now, and you can totally make this trend your own personal style! You will be amazed with how easy it is to create a fashionable and unique piece with just about an hour of your time! So let’s get started on your own DIY embroidered tee!

How to Embroider a TSHIRT

What You’ll Need:

  • Plain t-shirt
  • Colorful thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Chalk/Pencil
  • An embroidery hoop (optional)
  • A design 

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To start off get whatever shirt in whatever color you like best! The thread and needle you can buy at any supermarket or craft store. Try to find embroidery thread, normal sewing thread will be too thin to really show up well on the shirt. I recommend breaking the thread up to two to three strands.

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Next, sketch out your design, pattern, icon etc. that you want to put on the shirt with some chalk. This will easily come out of the shirt when your are finished stitching.

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After you sketch out your design, get to stitching! An embroidery hoop is optional, but it will make this whole process easier, especially if you are new to sewing. Go over the lines as many times as you want to create the desired thickness for your design. The shirt we made here isn’t totally perfect, so to dazzle it up we added some colorful lines! 

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TA DA! That’s all it takes to make a plain tee a cute and trendy tee that reflects your personal style! Hopefully, it is clear to see how easy it is to make whatever design you can dream up come to life with just a couple minutes of your time. Be sure to check out the Glik’s Official Instagram for styling tips and outfit inspiration!

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The Unofficial Father’s Day Uniform

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Father’s Day is quickly approaching, which means you (or your dad, or your brother, or your uncle) need a fresh look within your summer wardrobe. Novelty print shirts are the answer to your fun, fresh, unique style and are so great for summer! The button up shirts can be dressed up or worn casually, all while showing off your sense of style! We carry so many different styles and colors of BBQ shirts that you will be sure to find the perfect one for a gift for Father’s Day, or for yourself!

Also a necessity for summer are flat front shorts.  Khaki shorts are a staple in summer style, but why not try to branch out and get a pair of colored flat front shorts? The clean design will be super stylish while kicking it up a notch with a pop of color in your wardrobe.  Flat front shorts pair perfectly with novelty button up shirts, so they definitely need to be purchased together! Check out our Glik’s exclusive brand 1897 for all of your wardrobe necessities.

Take a look at some of our picks for the unofficial Father’s Day uniform:

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Head to Glik’s Official Instagram for styling tips and outfit inspiration!

The Unofficial Father’s Day Uniform

Summer Dresses~ The Maxi Dress

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Easily one of the best parts of the summer season are dresses, and while there are so many styles of dresses today, we are going to be talking about the maxi dress. Nothing beats throwing on a dress in the morning and walking out the door looking #flawless. Whether you are wearing a maxi dress for a special occasion or for days of running around town, here are 4 maxi dresses that we are currently crushing on here at Glik’s.

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The first maxi dress is by Everly. Everly is a brand that you know will always have quality clothing with a girly, feminine style. This dress is a super versatile wrap dress in a beautiful colorway. Our shoe recommendation would be a simple peep toe mule shoe or try an espadrille platform shoe to give you some height! Honestly, any shoe or accessory would pair well with this dress because of its beautiful neutral color, but you should definitely try and accessorize with your favorite sun hat!

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If you want a more casual dress for everyday wear, you have to check out the Elan Clothing Halter Striped Maxi Dress in Navy. It’s a jersey knit dress with on seam hand pockets, and a rounded hem. Try knotting the bottom and putting on some strappy heels with your favorite accessories for a more dressed up look for nights out. We are loving them with some platform espadrille wedges to give you a little height with your look. For a comfier style try pairing it with some super comfy Sanuk sandals for pool days.

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We of course have to talk about the two piece maxi dress option. Illa Illa has so many adorable two piece sets that are just perfect for summer. The floral patterns are the perfect summer pattern. This particular set comes in two different colorways and has a shorts lining, which is amazing for days where you want to be on the move and wear a dress. Bonus! ~ you can always pair the top with your favorite distressed shorts and some Borks. Or you can try wearing the skirt with a solid Piko top and some strappy sandals by Soda. There’s really so many outfit options with a two piece set!

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The Storia Palm Print maxi dress is another one of our faves. Palm print, ruffles, and off the shoulder are very on trend details of the season, and this dress gives you all of those things in the most stylish way! This dress will look amazing with the City Classified Hudson shoes or any other neutral colored low heel. This type of shoe will perfectly match everything in your closet and you definitely need to add our straw bag to give your look more of those beachy vibes.

Shop these styles, and more, at gliks.com! Or, check out Glik’s Official Instagram account for styling ideas for any occasion!

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2018 Summer Styles

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Happy Summer, y’all! It’s finally the time to enjoy the sunshine, warm weather, good times, and most of all summer fashion! Check out the hottest trends and our top picks for Summer 2018.

Women’s Summer Preview


1. Crop Tops & Denim Skirts

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The dynamic duo for summer. There are so many styles of crop tops and denim skirts that there are endless possibilities and combinations.  Wear a knit crop top and sandals for a casual day look and change into a cropped blouse and heels for a night out! If you decide not to wear them together for a full look, crop tops and denim skirts definitely need to be in your summer wardrobe regardless.

2. Wrap Tops & Dresses

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You can find us in this look allllll summer long! Just look how fun and flirty these are! The wrap style silhouette is adjustable and super flattering, and it adds a bit of feminine flare to your look without going overboard. Ruffles are also super cute touch to these styles. From tops, rompers, and mini or maxi dresses, you will continue to see the wrap style everywhere.

3. High Waist Shorts

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We never want the high rise trend to end. From denim shorts to linen shorts, solids to prints, we want them all! Since the shorts sit high above your hips, they are comfy, flattering, and elongate your legs. Winner! Dress these shorts up with a printed blouse, or dress them casual with a basic tank or tee.

4. Espadrilles & Flatforms

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Let your toes be free! Espadrilles and flatforms are out in full force this summer and we couldn’t be more into it. Flatforms are super comfortable, but are also versatile and add height to your look! Trust us when we say you can’t have too many pairs of neutral slides and platforms to rotate within your summer wardrobe.

Men’s SUmmer Preview


1. Basic Tees & Flat Front Shorts

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Guys, now is the time to stock up on basic and graphic tees.  Basic tshirts are such a great investment since you can literally wear them year round! Plus, you can’t go wrong with a basic striped tee and flat front shorts look.

2. Novelty Shirts & Volley SHorts

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If you are anything but basic, you guys need to grab yourself a novelty print shirt (or two) for summer. Wild and bold prints are so fun for summer while the tailored button up shirt design dresses up the look a bit.  Pair them with some comfy volley shorts and your favorite flip flops and your summer uniform is complete.

3. Trucker Hats

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Trucker hats are also on trend for summer! (And year-round in our eyes) With so many brands and styles to choose from, Glik’s has got your man covered. Get rid of that dirty old baseball cap this summer and buy a nice, clean trucker hat to complete your casual looks.

2018 Summer Styles