How to Wear a Bodysuit

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Bodysuits- the one piece you can wear all year long! Bodysuits are becoming more widely popular and they can be such great basic pieces in your wardrobe. In case you missed it, bodysuits are one-piece garments that function as any other shirt, but with the added benefit of being able to tuck in your shirt and keep it tucked all day long. We continue getting new styles of bodysuits online and in-stores – with bare shoulder, tank styles, and short sleeve bodysuits headlining this season.  And, if slim-fitting styles aren’t for you, don’t worry because bodysuits also come in flowy blouse styles as well!

You may be wondering why we love bodysuits so much and we will tell you. They offer support, comfort, flexibility, and overall versatility to your outfits. You can move and groove all day long while keeping everything in place! Bodysuits are best paired with high waist pants, shorts, or skirts, since some styles have a high cut on the sides.  Most of our bodysuit styles we carry are designed with a snap button closure at the bottom, which makes for easy on and off – especially when using the restroom!

When thinking about how to wear and style your bodysuit, act as if it is any other tank or shirt in your wardrobe. Play with layers and accessories, or just wear it by itself with a pair of denim shorts! Bodysuits may seem intimidating, but the most difficult part is finding the right size.  Each style is sized differently, so don’t be afraid to experiment with various sizes.  If you are ever unsure or are between sizes, it’s better to size up to give yourself more length- you don’t want the bodysuit to be uncomfortably riding up or sitting too low at your chest.

Style Examples:

For when you want a laid-back look, try wearing a stretchy-knit bodysuit and pair it with denim jeans or denim shorts and a pair of sneakers.

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For when you want to get dressed up, look for a sleek or flowy bodysuit and pair it with a skirt or tie-waist pants and some heels.

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Are you ready to step into a bodysuit now?! Check out our selection in your local Glik’s and make sure to follow us on Instagram to see how we like to style our bodysuits.

How to Wear a Bodysuit

Easter Basket Ideas for Girls

Easter Basket Ideas for Girls

Easter is almost here! The bunny is ready to go, the eggs are full of candy, but what about the baskets? If you’re needing some ideas for stuffing Easter baskets for your girls, we’ve got you covered! With so many giftable options, you’ll be able to fill up those baskets in no time, so let’s hop over to our ideas:

 

Simply Southern Hats

Simply Southern has some ADORABLE baseball caps that will easily amp up any outfit. Whether she prefers the tie-dye, or the simple turtle logo with the solid background, we know your giftee will love these hats!

 

Fur Life Simply Southern Hat

Our furry friend, Gus the Bunny, loved this Simply Southern hat the most because he thought it would look amazing on every bunny. 😉 So if your girl loves her fur babies, this is the hat she needs!

 

Simply Southern Bags

Practical and cute, these preppy bags from Simply Southern are some of our favorite accessories! If your little lady doesn’t like to carry big bags around, the Key Chain ID Holder is the perfect gift for her! It is roomy enough to carry cards, chapstick, and some cash while keeping her ID easily visible for school. The phone wristlets are completely touch screen compatible while also being roomy enough to carry the rest of her essentials on-the-go wherever her adventures take her. Finally, the clutch bag is great for when she needs to pack up a few extra items when she’s leaving the house for the day, and it also works as a cute pencil bag! We also love the phrase on this one that says, “Believe in your own magic.”

 

Teleties for Women

Don’t forget about hair accessories! If your girls love putting their hair up in messy buns, pigtails or ponytails, these Teleties are the perfect gift! Just in case you haven’t heard, Teleties are the one and only full-grip, no rip hair tie that gives back, and they will be the perfect finishing touches to your Easter Baskets this year.

 

Silly Rabbit Simply Southern Tee

If your baskets are still needing that extra something, Gus also liked this Simply Southern Tee! The back says, “Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus! He also thought that it would match perfectly with the “Living the Fur Life” hat that he picked out at the beginning. So now your little girl will be set with her new favorite comfy outfit!

 

Simply Southern Easter Baskets

You’re all set! Easter baskets are full and your little girls will LOVE all of the Simply Southern items you can fit inside. If you feel like you need more, check out the rest of our Simply Southern accessories! You can shop for all of these items and more at gliks.com, or head into your local Glik’s store! Need more shopping inspiration? Follow us on Instagram. 🙂

Easter Basket Ideas for Girls

5 Looks, 1 Piece: The Rokoko Leopard Tie Front Top

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Now a days, it seems like when you go shopping you want to make sure that the pieces you buy are versatile and will last you a long time.  (Obviously splurging on trendy pieces is necessary, too!) A smart rule of thumb, if you can make 3 outfits in your head with the items that you already have in your closet… then this new piece of clothing is worth buying!

Today, we wanted to make this shopping experience a little bit easier for you.  We put together five different looks, for different occasions, with one top from Rokoko Clothing!  This Long Sleeve Leopard Print Tie Front Top is currently one of our favorites at HQ. It’s a great transition piece throughout the seasons and can be styled so many different ways, even more than the 5 we have put together for you today.  So, let’s take a look 😊

LOOK NO. 1 –

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This is a classy night out look and the most basic way to wear this top! We just tied the front with a simple knot, but it can be tied however you would want to wear it. We styled it with a simple black bodysuit, a pair of high-rise KanCan jeans, and a fun, yet neutral, pair of sandal wedges! Complete the look with a statement necklace or statement earrings.

LOOK NO. 2 –

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This look is a little trendier than the first, but it is a great way to add some shape to the shirt and accentuate your curves! We started with a basic tank with criss cross detail, but you could totally wear a cute bralette or brami instead. Then, to add some shape we wrapped the front ends around the waist and tied it in the back to create this pretty surplice neckline. We finished the look by tucking it in to a denim skirt, paired with a statement belt and studded flatform sandals!

LOOK NO. 3 –

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This look may be our favorite out of them all. It is such a simple look, but this leopard print top really heightens the style! We started out with a basic white tee and ripped denim shorts from Nature Jeans. These two things should be warm weather staples in your closet! Then, we styled the Rokoko top in a laid-back way by keeping the front open, rolling up the sleeves, and loosely tying the ends to add more detail. All you need now is a pair of sandals, like these from Blowfish Shoes, and a simple necklace!

LOOK NO. 4 –

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If you’re a fan of jumpsuits, this look is for you! We are a big fan of layering over the top of our dresses and jumpsuits, so this look showcases just that. The main piece is this utility jumpsuit from Thread & Supply Clothing. We kept the sleeves rolled up to keep it more casual, but tied the front of the Rokoko shirt again to define the waistline and show off the cute button front of the jumpsuit! Complete the look with a pair of slip on mules from Qupid Shoes.

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This last look can be worn on dressier occasions, while still staying comfortable! Throw on a pair of black linen pants with a trendy paperbag waist and tuck in this beautiful lace camisole. We love wearing this leopard print top as a kimono since it is so light and flowy! We unrolled the sleeves to let the button cuffs show and just let both sides of the shirt hang to create more dimension. We finished the look with a simple pair of slide sandals, but you could definitely wear a strappy pair of heels to keep the look dressier. Also, don’t forget your trendy initial necklace!

Let us know which look is your favorite! Shop all of these looks and more at gliks.com or head in to your local Glik’s store! Need more style inspo? Follow us on Instagram 😊

5 Looks, 1 Piece: The Rokoko Leopard Tie Front Top

Colorful Shoes: I’m loving it!

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Craving new shoes? We are too! With so many new arrivals of sandals, platforms, mules, heels, and sneakers, it’s hard to only pick one pair! If you like to stand out from the crowd, rather than blend in, you might feel the nudge towards the more colorful pairs like the ones we’re sharing in this post. We were inspired to do a fun McDonald’s FRY-day photoshoot with these styles and we loved how it all turned out!
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The bright colors featured on these platform sandals will make your entire look pop! Thanks to the neutral colored platform, you’ll be able to pair these cuties with pretty much anything in your closet.

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We also loved this comfy pair of Hey Dude shoes. When it feels like you are just wearing your favorite socks or house slippers while you’re running errands on your busy day, you know you’ve found a winning pair of shoes! Add these to any outfit, and you’ll be set to bring Spring and sunshine wherever you walk!

Colorful Platform Sandals

We have so many amazing statement shoes that we’re excited to share with you this season. You should check out our latest new shoe arrivals online and in your local store! And don’t forget to keep up with us on Instagram to see daily shoe inspiration!

Colorful Shoes: I’m loving it!

New to the Buying Team: Emily!

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Introducing: Emily!

We hope everyone is having a great day! We wanted to give a warm welcome to the newest member of our buying team at HQ: Emily Maltman! Emily recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Emily is from the great city of Rockford, MI, but was extremely eager to accept an assistant buying position at our Home Office near St. Louis, MO. She has been so grateful for her entire experience so far since she has always wanted to be a buyer in fashion!

One of the things Emily loves to do most (besides scouting out the latest fashion trends) is traveling! One of her personal goals is to continuing traveling and to see as much of the world as possible. She had the amazing opportunity to travel to South Korea last summer and fell in love with the variety of foods and being able to experience the culture firsthand. Although she has already been able to check some destinations off of her passport, her dream travel spot would be to see Ireland and Scotland to see where she came from and learn more about her heritage!

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Before leaving her hometown and moving south to STL, Emily had the opportunity to work in some of our Michigan stores! She mainly worked in our Rockford location, since it was close to her home, but she was able to visit most of our stores along the coast of Lake Michigan. While working as a sales associate in the stores, she was able to get hands on training and get to know more about our company before transitioning to HQ.

Not only was she able to work in a few of our stores, Emily had the amazing chance to go to the biggest tradeshow of the year, MAGIC in Las Vegas, on the second day of her job! She said it was a great starting point and loved being able to dive right into the “fun side” of work, aka getting a glimpse at what all of the fashion vendors have to offer. She’s super excited to learn more about the buying process and continue to grow in her position.  Being able to see the back end of fashion retail and buying into trends before they even happen is something she is really looking forward to in her new buying position.

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Let’s get to know Emily a little better…

Buying Position at HQ: Juniors Tops & Dresses

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Meal: Cheeseburger & Fries (if she could have an endless supply of any food, it would be fries 100%)

Hobbies: Scrapbooking & Yoga

If she were an ice cream flavor, she would be…: Mint Chocolate Chip, it’s her favorite and so fresh!

Three Things She Cannot Live Without: Good Clothes, Coffee, & Netflix (can’t argue with this)

Fun Fact: Emily can wiggle her ears!!

Favorite Place in STL (so far): Forest Park, and all it has to offer.

Fashion Icon/Inspo: Her peers & current events (Being a fashion major really challenged her and prepared her for this!)

Favorite Fashion Trend Currently: Wide Leg Crop Pants

Least Favorite Fashion Trend: Socks with Sandals

How she would Describe her Style: Classic Pieces with a Trendy Twist

We are all so happy to have Emily here at Home Office! We love her excitement and passion for fashion and we cannot wait to see how much she grows with us! 🙂

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New to the Buying Team: Emily!

Brand Spotlight: Silver Jeans Co.

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Brand Spotlight: SIlver Jeans Co.

Experimenting with denim styles is SO in right now, and we are here for it.  However, it can be overwhelming when trying to decide which fit and wash work best for you.  Today, we want to give a little insider about one of our favorite brands at Gliks; Silver Jeans Co.  Although Silver Jeans Co. was established in 1991, they are an extension of a former company called Western Glove Works, which was founded by the Silver family in 1921. With almost a century under their belt, you could say that the Silver’s know a thing or two about denim jeans.

The reason we love Silver Jeans so much is because of their overall high quality and their variety of fit they offer in their jeans.  (Guys, they offer men’s styles too! You can shop them here.) Since they create specific kinds of fit you will be sure to love, they even have named their denim jeans to fall into each category. By naming their styles, it makes shopping for jeans THAT much easier since you can shop for new styles with the same fit you already know and love. For example, some of the core styles we carry for women at Glik’s are: Suki, Avery, Elyse, Aiko, and Boyfriend.

SUKI : Curvy Fit | Mid Rise

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Silver Jeans Co.’s go-to curvy fit, consciously designed to play up all your best assets with unique shape-enhancing details for the perfect hourglass silhouette.

AVERY : Curvy Fit | High Rise

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Silver Jeans Co.’s perfect curvy-fit jean, designed with a slightly higher rise for extra coverage and the best shape enhancement.

ELYSE : Curvy Relaxed Fit | Mid Rise

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Silver Jeans Co.’s more relaxed version of their signature curvy fit, engineered with an eased waistband for fuller waistlines that prevents gapping and a muffin top.

AIKO : Straight Fit | Mid Rise

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Silver Jeans Co.’s classic straight fit you know and love with an oh-so-comfortable mid rise that contours to your natural shape.

BOYFRIEND : Relaxed Fit | Mid Rise

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Silver Jeans Co.’s laid-back fit that is perfect for weekends, designed as a more comfortable, relaxed alternative to your favorite skinny jeans.

Now, if you’ve never tried on a pair of Silver Jeans before we highly recommend you do! It is not uncommon for customers to have two or three different sizes of Silver Jeans in their closet depending on the style, so don’t be afraid to experiment with looser and tighter fitting styles! Here is a Silver Jeans Co. size chart for reference or a starting point on which size you may need, but it can’t possibly replace actually trying them on 😉

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Shop Silver Jeans Co. now online or in your local store! And don’t forget to keep up with Glik’s Official Instagram to see how we love to style these denim jeans.

Brand Spotlight: Silver Jeans Co.

How to Wear a Boho Bandeau

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How to Wear a Boho Bandeau from Natural Life

For you girls who love to experiment with your hair, you will love Natural Life’s Boho Bandeau Hair Accessory! This boho headband can be worn in various ways; you can wrap it around your head, neck, or wrist, style it as a bandeau, or wear it in your hair as a ponytail. If you need inspiration, there are multiple pictures displayed on the packaging that show you how you can wear the Boho Bandeau. Show off your creative side and create your own way to wear this Bohemian-inspired hair accessory!

We have been crushing on this accessory lately since they are so versatile.  They are definitely a quick go-to for pulling your outfit together for a night out or giving that extra touch you may need to complete your athleisure look. We are constantly getting new patterns of these headbands (such as floral, tie-dye, striped, and solid) and we can’t get enough!

Take a look at a few of our favorite ways to style this headband and accessory from Natural Life

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Shop the latest in women’s fashion with us online or in your local store!

How to Wear a Boho Bandeau

How to Style Paper Bag Pants

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One of the biggest fashion trends for this year are paper bag waist bottoms! These statement shorts and pants are about to appear ALL OVER social media as soon as the weather starts to warm up if you haven’t started to see them already. We are loving this trend because this style is super flattering for numerous body types. Fashion is finally starting to break away from the skinny leg and we are all in! If you’re in the market for some new, fancy pants, but just don’t know how to style them with your every day essentials, keep on reading! Here are a few ways that we love to style them up for the season:

 

paper bag pants outfitBreak out your favorite bodysuit, and you’re set with your new favorite outfit! For a fun and fresh look, try to mix prints and solids in order to create a stand-out look. Since the weather is still a little chilly, don’t forget your cute denim jacket on your nights out in this adorable get-up!

 

Paper bag waist pants styleFor this combo, all you need are your favorite double strap sandals, a printed tank top and a lace bralette. This look is easy to take to work, to class, or to your favorite coffee shop on the weekend. Style tip: Make sure to pick a tank top that you can tuck in so that you can show off your detailed waist!

 

Paper bag shorts outfitRosy and cute, this look is a winner all around! A quick match for every pair of paper bag pants (or shorts in this case) is a basic tee! For this warm colored look, we also wanted to grab some rose gold sandals to help highlight the pink color pallet of these paper bag shorts.

 

Paper bag pants ootdWe know the weather has been on the colder side, so don’t put your sweaters away just yet! These midi pants with a subtle paper bag waist look ADORABLE with this destructed sweater. So, we think that this will be an easy way to transition your favorite shredded sweaters from your fall closet into spring. As long as the sweater isn’t too chunky, this will always be a great match for any cute pair of tie waist pants.

 

 Flowy pants outfitWe are IN LOVE with this look! At this point, you’re probably noticing that as long as you tuck in your top, you’ll always be able to create a killer look with your new paper bag pants. However, it’s never a bad idea to wear a cute crop top and show a little skin when the sun finally comes out! To add the finishing touch, wear a pair of sandals that match your top in order to pull the whole look together.

 

Paper bag midi pants outfitFor our final look, we wanted to share how cute a button-up denim shirt will look under your new paper bag pants. Whether you choose to tuck in the entire shirt, or you’ve been binge watching Queer Eye and want to try out a French Tuck, you’ll fall in love with this combo for spring! It’s a great look for all weather and all occasions since it can be dressed up or down with whatever shoes you choose to pair with it.

Feeling inspired to step into the world of paper bag pants? Shop all of our favorite women’s bottoms online or check out the selection of amazing pieces in your local store! Want even more style tips and inspiration? Follow us on Instagram!

How to Style Paper Bag Pants

7 Spring Dresses Under $50

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Now that the weather is finally starting to get warmer — ok not every day, but we get that random beautiful day thrown in, which we have to capitalize on! – it’s time to start wearing some of your favorite and beautiful spring dresses and rompers. We have been receiving new looks each week since the beginning of the year, and it is so hard to choose favorites! However, we narrowed a few of the adorable dresses and rompers down for you.  At least ONE of these is bound to suit your style and be the perfect pick-me-up to brighten your day. And guess what, these styles are under $50!

1. A Versatile Button Down Chambray Dress

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From Everly Clothing: The optional belt at the waist adds even more styling options!

2. An Intricately Embroidered Sun Dress

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From Fate Clothing: So many delicate details give this dress character and class.

3. A Casual Denim Overall Dress

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From KanCan Jeans: The throw-on-and-go dress that can easily be worn year-round!

4. A Beautiful Floral Romper

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From Lush Clothing: Ruffle details and comes in the perfect shade of green. Easy to dress up or down!

5. A Whimsical Button Front Midi Dress

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From Lush Clothing: Style tip– this midi dress can be worn as a duster kimono by unbuttoning the front 😉 and it has pockets!

6. A Dainty Pinstripe Wrap Dress

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From Everly Clothing: This dress has a flattering fit and a tasteful print, it’s a must have in our book!

7. A standout Wide-Leg Jumpsuit

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From Lush Clothing: The perfect piece to jump into the new season with style and make the crowd stare.

Which dress will you choose to rock this season? Shop all dresses and rompers online or check out the selection of amazing pieces in your local store! Want more style tips and inspiration? Follow us on Instagram!

7 Spring Dresses Under $50

Must Have Shoes for Spring 2019

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Must have shoes for Spring 2019


Shoes: a girl can never have too many. If anyone tells you differently, tell them you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.  2019 is the year of positive vibes and CUTE SHOES. Since you may be feeling overwhelmed with how much spotlight your feet have been getting, we wanted to round up our must haves! If you don’t want to splurge on shoes or go crazy with all of the trends lately, don’t fret! We picked our top five shoe styles that will be sure to go with any and all of your outfits this Spring season.

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  1. MIA Shoes Piper Banded Sandals in Cognac
  2. De Blossom Shoes Melanie Strappy Heels in Black
  3. Qupid Shoes Pantera Star Sneakers in Black
  4. Sanuk Yoga Sling Ella Sandals in Iris
  5. Blowfish Shoes Hapuku Cork Wedges in Scotch

Now, don’t get us wrong.  We love a good trendy platform or a snakeskin mule just as much as the next girl.  BUT, this post is solely about necessities 😉 Our top five must have shoes for the season aren’t just *for the season*… they also are and will be staple pairs of shoes to complete your stylish looks for years to come.  And since quality and comfort is the name of the game when it comes to shoes, we definitely made sure to provide you with nothing less. The best part? These 5 must have shoes for spring won’t break the bank either 🙂

Shop women’s shoes online or in your local store! Also, go give us a follow on Instagram to checkout more spotlight shoes for the season.

Must Have Shoes for Spring 2019