Halloween Costume Ideas 2018

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Halloween is quickly approaching (yet again) so now is the time to get your costume ready! This year, we are rounding up a few of our favorite Halloween looks! The best part is you can shop all of these looks at Glik’s! (online and in store) You’ll be sure to wear all of these pieces in your wardrobe anyways, so why not have a little fun and make a costume out of them?! Keep reading to see five head-to-toe costumes we got ready for you.

1. Angel

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For this classic pick of good versus evil on Halloween, we decided to go the Angel route. However, we stepped this classic costume up a notch by making it super trendy!  Pair an extremely comfortable suede skort with this contrast faux fur sweater! Dress it up with a pair of nude heels or go the casual route with flats or sneakers! Finish off the look with a halo, wings, or any other accessories you love, find your Devil, and you’re ready to face whatever the night brings you.

2. Military

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Combat the night with this camouflage look! This go-to costume is great for a last minute idea since camo clothing is totally in right now. We paired our Kancan Jeans Camouflage Moto pants with a cropped camouflage crew neck sweatshirt! Comfortable, stylish, and you’ll be sure to wear the pieces on repeat. Finish the look with a versatile pair of combat boots! You could seriously play some Halloween pranks on your friends with this look, they won’t even see you coming! 😉

3. Cher from Clueless

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Ugh, as if! This makeshift look was created for 90s babies. This plaid wrap skirt is a great excuse to buy that bodysuit you’ve been eyeing! Complete this iconic uniform with a yellow blazer and heels, and don’t forget Cher’s natural sass. Find your Dionne and you can rule the night in true style!

4.  Rainbow Brite

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Okay now, this is what dreams are made of! Everyone is crushing on the rainbow trend currently and everyone loves a good throwback. Become the cute and magical Rainbow Brite herself with this multi-striped shredded sweater! We decided to rock a party pony with Teleties and threw in a wand for good measure.  Bonus points if you pair the top with rainbow tights, too!

5. Morton Salt Girl

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Just like the Coppertone girl, the Morton Salt Girl will never go out of style. For this look, all you need is a yellow jumpsuit or dress, a pair of Converse, an umbrella, and Morton Salt for extra props! Cute, comfy, and you’ll be able to wear this jumper and tennies year round!

Which look will you be wearing for Halloween this year? Make sure to check out our new arrivals online or in your local Glik’s to find the perfect pieces for your DIY costume this Halloween.

Halloween Costume Ideas 2018

What to Wear on a Fall Date

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Oh the crisp, cool weather has finally arrived. That means it’s finally an appropriate time to bring out all things autumn and start thinking about those fun fall date ideas! Whether you’re going to grab coffee and donuts, go pumpkin picking and get lost in the corn maze, visit a haunted house, or attend a football game, your outfit has got to be ON POINT. So, guys and gals, we are here to give you a lead on what to wear for any of these occasions!

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Fall weather means light (or in some cases heavy) layers and cozy fabrics.  We have been receiving SO many cute and comfortable (and affordable!) sweaters lately, that it is so hard to just choose one or two.  With styles from brands like Wishlist, Lovestitch, Elan, and Miracle, you’ll be sure to find a few that fit what you’re searching for! With sweater trends being so big right now, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. THAT’S NORMAL.

Our favorites right now are buttery soft cardigans and light thermal shirts.  The cardigans are great to wear over leggings and fashion sneakers by pairing with your favorite graphic tee underneath OR dress it up by wearing a bodysuit, your Kancan denim jeans, and heeled booties! Thermal shirts are all the rave right now, so if you don’t already have one you definitely need to purchase yourself one right now! Waffle knit thermal shirts are a great basic that give a little more edge with the textured fabric.  The best part about our button down thermal shirt from Wishlist right now is that you can also wear it as a cardigan, SCORE!

When it comes to shoes and accessories, autumn is when it is time to shine.  The key is to find the most versatile, and comfortable, pair of boots or booties that will look fabulous with all of the sweaters you’re about to buy. 😉 And, you’re in luck because the shoe styles just keep rolling in and we are so in love with everything we have in stock right now! Depending on which type of date (day or night) you’re adventuring on, complete your look with accessories! Don’t be afraid to mix and match bralettes, beanies, scarves, and jewelry!

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Guys, we have to apologize to you for a sec. Every girl will tell you that, “guys have it easy when it comes to fashion!” Although that may be partially true, you men have a lot of expectations to live up to, especially when it comes to fall style! We are here to tell you exactly what to wear (so you aren’t panicking about what to wear 10 minutes before you have to pick up your date).

Invest in a few quality, flannel, button down shirts. These will soon be your favorite clothing item (besides that beloved pair of gym shorts you’ve had for years). If it’s chilly outside, layer up with a fashionable vest or sweater! You will receive style points, we promise. A nice, well fitting pair of denim will go a long way.  Check out the many denim jean styles we have for men from 1897 Denim, Silver Jeans, and Axel Jeans! Complete the look with a nice pair of brown boots, a leather belt, and a watch, and you’re ready to enjoy your date with confidence!

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Check out how we love to style our    fall fashion on our Instagram!

What to Wear on a Fall Date

Fall Style 2018: Anniversary Sale Edition

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Although the weather isn’t fully cooperating yet, fall fashion is in full effect! If you haven’t already started to stock up on your favorite items for fall, now is most definitely the time to start as we are celebrating our 121st Anniversary Sale! (And if you have started expanding your fall wardrobe, then you can go ahead and grab some more fall styles at awesome low prices!) Trust us when we say this is a sale you DO NOT want to miss out on.  Shop some of the hottest items at the lowest price of the year, in stores & online, for guys and gals!

We decided to go ahead and put together a couple outfits for both women and men! These items are all included in the anniversary sale and are fantastic pieces to have in your wardrobe! Keep reading to see what we’ve styled for you!

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This first outfit is a great cozy option for fall weather! Flare jeans and chunky sweaters will keep you fashion forward this year. The light wash denim will pair with multiple styles of tops for year-round looks, but we stayed true to fall and all things cozy and paired it with this off the shoulder sweater! Speaking of, if you’re going to buy any item of this first outfit… BUY THE SWEATER. It’s a chunky cable knit sweater, that comes in a darling color, flattering fit, and features a trendy fringe detail! It can be worn either up as a mock neck or off the shoulder as well, score! Finish it off with the best versatile booties you will wear on repeat year after year!

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Outfit #2:

Every guy can rock this look, no excuses! A nice plaid shirt, dependable denim jeans, and a neutral pair of boots should be his go-to! This flannel button down shirt is made of super soft fabric and it comes in a variety of colors. It’s a crowd favorite here at Glik’s 🙂  Silver Jeans offer great styles for your man as well, with various fits and washes to suit his needs! Complete the look by investing in a high-quality, weatherproof pair of Sorel boots!

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Outfit #3:

This third look can be styled in different ways to bring out your own style! Piko dresses are so comfortable, that you will NEED one in every color and style! They are super flattering on all body types and can be worn year round! They’re also a great layering piece.  Throw on a flannel or cardigan sweater over the top, or wear some tights underneath if you get chilly! To bring out your bold side, grab a pair of these metallic booties! They are neutral enough to wear on repeat, yet the subtle metallic shine steps your look up a notch. Since the dress itself is so simple, this leaves an open palette for you to style and accessorize! We went the simple route with a long, dainty necklace and our favorite lace bralette.

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Outfit #4:

Here is another great go-to option for a nicer night out for you guys! Layering a flannel or printed shirt underneath a ¼ zip sweater is a guaranteed way to look sharp! Our 1897 Brand offers such great styles for men at affordable prices. This lightweight, breathable sweater is slimming and versatile and features minimal designs (it also comes in various colors!) A nice, neutral pair of boots and another pair of our Silver Jeans for Men top off the look.

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Shop our Anniversary Sale Online Here! Or, head to your local Glik’s to see what great offers they have for you!

But don’t wait! These sales end 10/14/18!

Happy Shopping!

Fall Style 2018: Anniversary Sale Edition

121 Years of Glik’s

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Glik’s started in 1897 and this October we are going to be celebrating 121 years of business! We want to join everyone in on the celebration by having one of our biggest sales yet! We have tons of exciting things planned for this two-week long event!

Let’s get social!

Follow us on Facebook to check out our locations and see where we are coming next, to keep up with our deals, and other exciting announcements!

And follow us on Instagram to find out about some exciting giveaways, cool events, and special deals we are going to be having for this year’s big celebration!

Give Back Tuesday

Give Back Tuesday! On Tuesday, October 2nd we will have our Charity Day. This event will donate 10% of proceeds from the day to: Polaris Project- Human Trafficking Prevention, St. Jude Research Hospital, and The Humane Society of the United States.

Now for the deals you have been waiting to see all year! Here are just a couple of the many awesome deals we are going to be having!

For even more deals, be sure to shop at your local Glik’s and to check us out at Glik’s.com!

~ H a p p y   S h o p p i n g ! ~

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What Fall Piece You Need Based On Your Sign

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Hey girl, what’s your sign? No forreal, because we are about to tell you just the piece you need this Autumn based on your horoscope! Let the stars tell you just what fall wardrobe essential is going to be your new go-to!

Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19)

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                You are a pretty competitive person and you need to have the winning look! Your must have fall piece is a sporty pullover style. A pullover like this one from Thread and Supply will be perfect for running errands or laps on the track!

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20)

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                You are strong and creative. The best way to show off those wonderful traits would be to wear a Lace Up Knit Sweater. These sweaters by Elan are unique and bold, just like you.

Gemini (May 21-Jun 20)

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                Expressive and sweet, Gemini’s will look best in something that is versatile for their wardrobes. Try a Frayed Vneck Sweater. They are soft and can be worn with the Vneck in the back to show off your favorite bralettes for a look that is extra sweet.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

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                You are a sentimental and intuitive. You need something that will be classic and also feminine, like a THML embroidered skirt. An embroidered skirt pairs perfectly with a lightweight mock-neck shirt and a cute heeled bootie.

Leo (July 23-Aug 22)

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                You are outgoing and confident! Your must have fall piece will be a snake print shoe. They are a bold choice but with your confidence you can pull these shoes off with every look!

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22)

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                You are loyal and analytical. You tend to overthink things, but what you can be rest-assured about is that you need a bell-sleeved sweater like this one from Elan. You can rely on this sweater to keep you warm and cute all fall long.

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22)

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                You are gracious and tactful, you need something as classy as you. This THML Boat Neck Bishop Sleeve Top is the perfect fit for your style with it’s feminine touches with bright colors!

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21)

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Scorpios are passionate and brave you love to wear new edgy styles. A denim jacket with a twist is totally going to be a fall staple for you this season. Try a pearl embellished jacket or Sherpa lined denim jacket that will totally have you standing out.

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21)

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                You are an extroverted soul with a sense of humor. Your must have fall trend need is a Friday Saturday T-shirt with your favorite TV show and layered with a comfy cardigan. This tee will help you strike up conversations with complete strangers.

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19)

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Capricorns are independent and determined. You need something that is as reliable as you and will be a practical piece all season. A cozy knit cardigan sweater like this one from Wishlist will be an absolutely staple for those long days of being a girl boss. Plus, the yellow color will keep you happy on days that feel a little off!

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18)

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                You are innovative and fun. The best fall piece for you would be a pair of suede leggings. They will keep you comfy but also will look great for when you rock that interview for your dream job! Plus with these leggings you can be adventurous with mixing different fabric textures!

Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20)

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Both affectionate and artistic, Pisces need to wear something that matches their soft insides. The best piece for your creative side will be The Room Plush Pocket cardigan. You can use those large oversized pockets to store your paintbrushes or your Starbucks gift cards.

Get all these looks by shopping with us Gliks.com and for even more styling inspiration head over to our Instagram!

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New to the Buying Team: Sam!

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Introducing: Sam!

Hi everyone! We wanted to introduce you to our newest buyer and member of our team, Sam Ryner. Sam recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a Marketing Minor! Sam previously worked in our Holland Boutique store in Michigan and was thrilled to hear that our Home Office was looking for a new buyer.  She decided to pack up from her home state and move down to the Midwest for this amazing opportunity to become a buyer.

Here is a picture of Sam outside of the Holland Boutique store!

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Sam is super excited to be a part of the Home Office team and still can’t believe she is living out her dream job as a fashion merchandising buyer.  She is currently our assistant buyer of women’s bottoms, women’s outerwear and women’s athletic clothes!  Sam is having so much fun learning new things each day on the job, as well as exploring her new home town of St. Louis, Missouri!

While working in one of our brick and mortar stores, Sam loved how every day was different.  Each day, there were different customers, different situations, and new clothing that arrived, so she was always on her toes. She is looking forward to working in the same fast-paced environment at home office, but now is getting to see how the process works from the other side! So far, her favorite part about working in Home Office is learning the buying process and seeing all of her work from start to finish. From picking out and buying the clothes, to sending them to the stores and being purchased by customers.  Sam said, “I am learning new things every single day and my goal is to focus on and master the categories I buy.” She also is excited about getting to meet all of her amazing coworkers, exploring a new city, and attending trade shows.

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Speaking of trade shows, a few weeks ago Sam was able to attend the largest trade show of the year in Vegas, MAGIC.  According to Sam, “MAGIC was so much more than I expected, it was huge!”  Since she was a fashion merch major, Sam had been hearing and learning about MAGIC since her Freshmen year of college. “It was so cool to have that image in my mind for the past few years, and actually becoming reality!” Her favorite part of her first show was being around SO many people with common fashion interests and being able to see and choose product that no one else has seen before.


Let’s get to know Sam a little bit better!

Hometown: Originally from Detroit, MI but now St. Louis, MO is her home.

College: Central Michigan University

Major/Degree: Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Marketing

Favorite Color: Mustard!

Favorite Food: Ice Cream

Pets: An English Bulldog named Stanley!

Go ahead and give him a follow on Instagram @stantheman0805!

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Hobbies: Workout, Read, Shop, Netflix, repeat.

Fashion Icon/Inspo: Currently, Instagram bloggers and whatever is trending!

Favorite Song: Any of Kane Brown’s music!

Dream Travel Destination: Spending a month seeing all islands of Hawaii.

Fun Fact: Sam has 1 blue eye and 1 green eye!

Skill She Would Love to Learn: Cooking! Preferably anything other than a salad 🙂

Favorite Fashion Trend Currently: Give her all the 90s vibes and grunge feels.

Fashion Trends She Hates: Wearing white socks with all black tennis shoes, tucking in your shirt without wearing a belt, wearing a bralette as a top, LOW RISE PANTS.

Once again, we are all so excited to have Sam on board at corporate office! We love her excitement and passion and we cannot wait to see how she grows with us!

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New to the Buying Team: Sam!

How does Patagonia Fit?

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Patagonia is an awesome brand that makes clothes that will last a number of years all while trying to reduce their environmental impact.  It makes sense to invest in a piece that will fit you as well as their products will last. Have you been looking at making a Patagonia purchase and you’ve been trying to figure out what size would look best on you? Then keep reading!

While there are many different styles of Patagonia (ex: Los Gatos vest, Synchilla Pullover, Better Sweater, etc) there is only 4 different types of fit for these garments. The four fits are; formfitting, slim fit, regular fit, and relaxed fit. From these four categories we can begin to really figure out which size is the best for you.

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Form Fit: The garment should hug your body. These are ideal fit for base layer pieces.

Slim Fit: Should show off your body type but with enough room that you could throw a base layer underneath comfortably.

Regular Fit: This should fit a little looser. You should have enough room under these types of styles to wear a heavier base layer comfortably.

Relaxed Fit: With this style of fit you should have a lot of room and should be able to layer quite a bit under these garments.

Women’s Sizing Information

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X-Small 0 32 25.5 34.5
X-Small 2 33 26.5 35.5
Small 4 34 27.5 36.5
Small 6 35 28.5 37.5
Medium 8 36 29.5 38.5
Medium 10 37 30.5 39.5
Large 12 38.5 32 41
Large 14 40 33.5 42.5
X-Large 16 42 35.5 44.5

Most of our Patagonia that we carry at Glik’s is going to be either regular or slim fit. For the most true to size fit for those pieces you should try to order the size that typically works best for you. If you are confused about what your true size may be, refer to the chart above. You can take your own chest, waist, and hip measurements to see what size would be best!

In the photos below you can see our model wearing a size small and a size medium of the Slim Fit ¼ Better Sweater Fleece Pullover. If you are wanting more of a looser fit on items that are label as Slim Fit, try sizing up for more of that Regular Fit. But on her true size (small)  the garment is a little form fitting but still loose enough that she could add layers underneath.

how do I know what size patagonia I need?And with the Regular fit style photos you can see our model wearing a small and a medium of the Regular Fit Women’s Lightweight Better Sweater Marsupial Fleece Pullover. These also fit true to size with more room to add some layers slightly heavier base layers underneath for chilly winter time adventures.

what size patagonia would be best for meBe ready to be cozy warm in your well-fitting Patagonia all fall and winter long! Check out all of our Patagonia at Gliks.com! And be sure to see all the ways we style our Patagonia on the Glik’s Instagram.

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Mens’ Fall Preview 2018

Men's Fall Preview

LISTEN UP MEN! We are about to tell you some of our favorite Fall Picks for your autumnal looks. We have classic flannels, casual color block fleece, some new exciting Western styles, and so much more! All of these styles are just what you need to give your fall to winter wear an exciting makeover. Keep reading to see all of our favorite fall 2018 picks!


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The 90’s are back and so are these cozy fleece pullovers. Free Nature makes some great quality fleece pullovers and vests for a classic fall style. If you’re an outdoor kind of guy be sure to check out our new North Face and Patagonia Fleece pullovers for all your outdoor escapades.


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A tried and true Men’s classic for fall is the flannel. These are must have item for items for your wardrobe all year round, but be sure to have a fall toned ones for photo shoots and to keep that Instagram feed looking fresh.


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The Western shirt trend is something that we are very thrilled about! It has that same versatility as a flannel with similar color schemes and button up or down options. Wear this shirt open over your favorite tee or use as a lightweight outerwear layer!


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Don’t forget to stock your fall wardrobe up with sweaters! Sweaters will keep you warm and comfortable into all of the coldest fall days and will be perfect to start building your winter wardrobe. If you are looking for something particularly warm and comfy be sure to check out our Men’s Sherpa.

Go ahead and shop all these looks here, and check out the rest of our fall favorites on Glik’s Official Instagram!

 

Mens’ Fall Preview 2018

How to Wear Denim on Denim

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The fall season is right around the corner and we want to challenge you to try and step out of your fashion comfort zone a little this season! One way to try something new is putting some of your denim pieces together for a bold denim on denim look. Denim on denim, also known as the Canadian Tuxedo, was once seen by a lot of people as a fashion NO, but we see it as a fashion YES, YOU SHOULD BE WEARING DENIM ON DENIM and here is how…


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keep darker denim on bottom

Try and keep your darker denim on bottom. Also keeping the denim more well fitted for you body type will be the most flattering way to rock the double denim trend! 


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add some texture

To make sure to keep the denim on denim trend interesting try adding different textured pieces! A great way to get in your textures are to add a snake skin shoe like these or a sherpa lined jean jacket!


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try a statement shoe & tee

The denim doesn’t have to have all the spotlight! Put on your favorite tee and a bold shoe to try more of a rocker look. Similar washed denim can be a little tricky but with the right shoes and a dark band tee makes this whole outfit look well put together!


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Add colorful pieces

Denim on denim is basically the same as wearing two neutral pieces together. Be sure to add all your favorite statement pieces to keep you from looking too monochromatic.  A well fitting jean skirt with a lighter washed chambray shirt is the perfect way to show off those bright shoes and accessories!


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Throw on more neutrals

Plain and simple, fashion shouldn’t be difficult. Throw on a neutral shoe with a cute bralette and don’t over think it! You can have a trend-setter look with minimal effort when you throw on your double denim with other neutral pieces!


For all these cute adorable denim on denim looks, head over to Gliks.com! And for all the latest style inspiration and to see new arrivals check out Gliks Official on Instagram! What are some other trends you guys are loving right now?

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Cozy Cardigans Make the World Go ‘Round

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Cozy Cardigans Make the World Go ‘Round


This topic comes around year after year, but we just cannot get enough of it! Cozy cardigans literally make the world go ‘round. They are the perfect item of clothing to throw on and go when you’re in a rush, but also a great piece to dress up for a night out while still remaining warm and comfortable! We have already been receiving new styles and returning favorites of cardigans at www.gliks.com, and we cannot wait to see what we will continue to receive throughout fall and winter!

Cardigans are basically a fashionable blanket, so you really can’t go wrong with them.  When transitioning from summer to fall, we recommend throwing on a cardigan over your favorite summer dresses! It is such a versatile look, you can mix and match with all of your cardis and dresses.  Also, when the temperature really starts to drop, cardigans are a great layering piece. Throw a cozy cardigan over your favorite graphic tee and flannel button up, a pair of ripped denim jeans, and ankle booties and you are set for whatever comes your way!

Now, we know you’re probably thinking, “tell me something I don’t already know.”  Well, what you don’t know is just how hard it’ll be to decide on just ONE cardigan to wear for the crisp, cool air that comes with the changing of seasons. With different lengths, fabrics, and colors, you’ll want to wear a cardigan just about every day.  Which means, you’ll have to keep hitting up your local (or online!) Glik’s to snag one of the latest styles we get in. Check out our favorite cardigans below and see how we love to style them daily on Glik’s Official Instagram! Happy shopping 🙂


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Cozy Cardigans Make the World Go ‘Round