New to the Buying Team: Suriya!

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Introducing: Suriya!

Hello all! At the beginning of the new year, we welcomed our newest member to the buying team, Suriya Johora.  Suriya recently graduated from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) in December 2018 with a degree in Textile and Apparel Management.  She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri (which is located right outside our HQ!), so she is happy that she was able to find a job close to home!

Here is a picture of Suriya in London, England! She completed an internship abroad to prepare her for this position while also getting to travel before graduation.

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Suriya is very excited to have joined the buying team at Glik’s.  She is currently the buyer of girls, boys, and infant and toddler’s clothes! She is looking forward to getting experience, learning new things about the buying process, and meeting new people.

Her first few weeks at her new job have flown by! She has been constantly busy with shadowing other buyers and writing new orders, but she is so fortunate to have found a position that allows her to do what she is passionate about. One of the things that Suriya is looking forward to in her buying position is traveling to New York to meet with vendors of children’s clothing! Traveling is her dream and wanderlust is her motto; so she’s grateful work allows her to travel a little bit! Speaking of traveling, while Suriya was at her internship in London, she was given the chance to visit Paris, France! This was her dream travel destination, and she is ecstatic she was able to check off that part of her bucket list at such a young age.

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Let’s Get to Know Suriya A Little Better…

Hometown: Born in Bangladesh, but she moved to St. Louis when she was 7!

College: University of Missouri (Mizzou)

Major/Degree: Textile & Apparel Management

Favorite Color: Turquoise (or anything green and blue!)

Favorite Food: EVERYTHING

Pets: Unfortunately, she does not currently have a fur baby of her own, but she loves cats!

Hobbies: Traveling, Exploring, Spending time with friends & family

Fashion Icon/Inspo: Blake Lively (Let’s be honest, she always looks good)

Favorite Artist: Johnny Cash or Arctic Monkeys

Favorite Place in STL: Nudo House! (Amazing Ramen!)

Fun Fact: Fluently speaks Bengali!

Skill She Would Love to Learn: To play the guitar

Favorite Fashion Trend Currently: Anything animal print or oversized sweaters!

Fashion Trend She Hates: Shredded Sweaters or Distressed Tops

We are all so excited to have Suriya on board at Glik’s HQ! We cannot wait to see how she grows with us 🙂

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New to the Buying Team: Suriya!

Christmas Outfit Ideas – ‘Tis the Season for Festive Looks

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With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, finding that perfect ‘fit for your occasions can be stressful.  The holidays can also be super overwhelming with Christmas gift shopping, baking, family parties, gazing at the beautiful light displays, and so on. Cozy oversized sweaters or statement cardigans paired with skinny denim jeans will forever be the go-to for cold weather style, but we wanted to step out of your comfort zone and show you a few of our other styles for the season.  So, check out some of our picks for you to wear around the holidays (and throughout the rest of the year too!).

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Spend the remainder of 2018 in style with a darling dress from Everly Clothing, the classy pairing of an Elan sweater and windowpane plaid pants from Lumiere Clothing, or chic flare jeans from O2 Denim Jeans with a chenille cardigan from Illa Illa. And, don’t forget to bundle up with a statement outerwear jacket that will be sure to turn heads while also keeping you warm and stylish! Afraid to be bold? Opt for a neutral fringe scarf to accessorize all of your winter looks!

‘Tis the season for festive looks! So shop for your holiday outfits online or in store!

Christmas Outfit Ideas – ‘Tis the Season for Festive Looks

Holiday Giftables for Him and Her

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MERRY CHRISTMAS! Well close enough, technically the whole month of December is considered Christmas in our books. Even though December is still a few days away, we are in full on holiday mode now after Black Friday! So, since we are in the season of gift giving, it’s time to start considering what giftables you are going to give to your family, friends, and even to yourself!

Giftables for Her:

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Having a gift exchange among girls usually turns into a fun-filled occasion. That being said, it also may be challenging at times to find that PERFECT gift. Us ladies really do love the simplest and coziest of gifts to get us through the rigid temps and stress of this time of year.  Here are a few gift ideas (big and small) to give to her: a Thread & Supply Drayton Pullover, Look by M Shearling Slipper Socks, a fleece lined CC Beanie, a Thread & Supply Park City Reversible Vest, a Look by M Brushed Fringe Scarf, some Teleties hair accessories, a Friday Saturday Christmas Graphic Tee, and of course Yeti Wine Tumblers.

Giftables for Him:

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When it comes to guys and gift giving, they generally are very vague on what they want as a gift for any occasion.  (Sorry to the select few men that actually give helpful hints!) If you’re searching for a gift that is actually practical and he won’t just throw in a pile on the bottom of his closet, we’ve got some ideas for you!  Here are a few gift ideas for him: a True Grit Sherpa Pullover, a pair of Stance Socks, a neutral yet stylish hooded pullover, a Patagonia Beanie, a sophisticated Duffle Bag, a Christmas themed graphic t-shirt, and of course a Yeti Tumbler.

We hope you take the time this season to spend quality time with those near and dear to your heart. We want to make things easier and sweeter for you, so check out all of the great clothing and gift ideas we have to offer online or in your local store!

Holiday Giftables for Him and Her

What to Wear On Thanksgiving 2018

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It’s already that time of the year again… THANKSGIVING! Can you believe!? With family traditions, shopping, great food, and holiday cheer, Thanksgiving is the kick off for the holiday season. With all of the busyness and chaos that revolves around Thanksgiving week, we wanted to put together a few outfit ideas for you! Keep reading to see four head-to-toe looks that will leave you cozy, stylish, and wanting each item for your wardrobe.

1. Shredded Sweaters

main-strip-outfitSweater weather is definitely here, so obviously this is a go-to look for the holidays. Statement sweaters are the perfect item to incorporate into your wardrobe.  We went with this shredded v-neck sweater from Main Strip. We ADORE this sweater so much, that we carry it in FOURTEEN (14!) colorways for you to choose from! We paired the sweater with an ultra-stretchy and soft pair of flared jeans.  These flare jeans from Cello Jeans are so great for the holidays because they have a pull on construction (fashionable look with a legging feel) so eat all of the turkey and stuffing you want! Complete the look with a lace bralette and a pair of neutral heeled booties, like these from Qupid Shoes!

2. Dainty Dresses

everly-outfitThis next look goes out to all you trendy girls out there. This corduroy dress from Everly Clothing is a timeless piece that features a delicate button front detail. (SWOON) This dress can easily be styled to suit your unique looks, but we decided to pair it with a trendy pair of leopard booties! We love how the animal print dresses the look down a bit, but if you wanted to dress it up, throw on a pair of sheer tights and heeled ankle booties or a pair of over the knee boots. Since the temperatures are dropping at this time of the year, you’ll need a dependable, yet fashionable, jacket! Snag this fur lined corduroy jacket from Thread & Supply and you’ll never want to take it off.

3. Sleepy Sherpas

threadsupply-outfitLet’s face it, this is what the majority of us will wear (or dream of wearing) on any holiday! (Let alone any day of the year, but that’s a battle for another blog post. 😉 ) This outfit will let you stuff your face with as much food as your heart desires, followed by a nap wherever you land, and then you will 100% wear the look on repeat weekly.  Our Thread & Supply Lazy Sunday sherpa pullover is the hottest item, so you’ll FOR SURE want one in each color. Sherpa pullovers are what dreams are made of; they’re like a soft blanket you can wear in public without being judged. We paired it with one of our many graphic tees from Charlie Southern that we are quite literally obsessed with and a pair of black fleece lined leggings. Finish this snuggly look with a high-quality pair of Sperry Duck Boots!

4. Charming Cardigans

lovestitch-outfitThis final look is definitely for when you want to look like you made an effort in how you look for the holidays, without sacrificing any comfort. This Love Stitch Clothing popcorn cardigan is sooo buttery soft and comes in multiple colors. It is extremely warm and such a great investment since you can wear it as a fashion piece and as outerwear! We layered it over one of our Wishlist Clothing bodysuits, which needs to become a staple in your year-round wardrobe if it isn’t already. Complete the look with a pair of versatile denim jeans, like these from Nature Jeans, and a pair of tall boots, like these from MIA Shoes.

Find your holiday outfits at gliks.com or in your local store! Need even more inspo? Follow us on Instagram for up-to-date looks year round!

What to Wear On Thanksgiving 2018

How To: Men’s Fall Fashion

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With all of the attention on women’s fashion for fall, we had to be fair and give the men a little love too. Lately at Glik’s, we have been getting so many great new styles for men and we are so excited! Fall fashion is literally so simple for men to pull off, even though it can look like they put in SO much time and effort. (We know you guys get a little excited when this time of the year rolls around too.) These new fall styles scream comfort and versatility, which is what any guy wants in their style.  From street styles and layering, to casual and classy, we are sure to have the looks your man needs.

First of all, basics are the starting piece for any outfit, so fellas need to have staple basic pieces in their wardrobe too (think Active USA basic tees or 1897 Henley shirts). Once you have a few picked out, start thinking about your favorite pair of denim jeans.  No matter the wash or fit, they will be the best investment for cold weather fashion. Let’s face it guys, we know you have about 4 of the same pair of jeans because why fix what’s not broken? In that case, check out the amazing styles 1897 Denim and Axel Denim have to offer, they will be sure to become your new go-to.

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Now comes the fun part, layering! To some guys, layering may be a scary thing since they may not know what matches or what styles look good together.  However, don’t fret, fall and winter are the BEST times to experiment with layering and figure out what works best for you! Therefore, we are here to tell you that you can never go wrong with a long sleeve button down woven shirt, like one from Weatherproof Vintage! Then, depending on the temperature, throw on another layer with a cool Patagonia vest or an 1897 Sweater. Complete the look with a versatile pair of Crevo Boots and you’re ready for fall activities!

If you want to go the more casual route, stick with your basic t-shirt or henley top. Next, throw on some comfortable joggers and a classic beanie from CC Beanie or The North Face. Then, bring the look together with a pullover from Free Nature, a lined denim jacket from Brooklyn Cloth, or an ultra-cozy sherpa pullover from True Grit.

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Voila! It really is that easy. We hope you have found some inspiration for your (or your hubby’s) looks for fall! You can shop men’s styles online or in your local Glik’s store! Need even more style inspiration? Check out the looks we put together on Glik’s Official Instagram.

Happy shopping!

How To: Men’s Fall Fashion

Standout Sweaters You’ll Gladly Wear During Sweater Weather

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… sweater weather that is! There is nothing better than pulling out all of your cozy sweaters from the back of your closet. Or in our case, adding to our sweater collection with the latest and the greatest styles! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite new and trendy sweaters that you’ll be dying to add to your rotation!

Look by M Cashmere Blend Poncho Sweater

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Versatility with a classic twist! This little black poncho sweater can be worn in a variety of ways this season. Experiment with layers 🙂

Miracle Clothing Off the Shoulder Sweater

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A fancy sweater for a night out! Yet still providing you the right amount of comfort.

Illa Illa Clothing Cold Shoulder Thermal Sweater

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Make your statement with these cool cutouts. Lightweight enough to wear alone or paired under a denim jean jacket.

Kayla’s Armoire Embroidered Sleeve Sweater

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Floral embroidery will never go out of style! Step your sweater game up a notch with this feminine sleeve detail.

Love Stitch Clothing Confetti Hooded Cardigan

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Those chilly days were simply made for cardigans! This style comes in plenty of colorways to choose from and can be easily dressed up or down.

Wishlist Clothing Chevron Oversized Sweater

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Perfectly oversized.  Pairs well with ripped denim, flats, coffee, and a messy bun.

Shop all sweaters and cardigans online or in your local Glik’s for your coziest season yet!

Standout Sweaters You’ll Gladly Wear During Sweater Weather

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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////And for the fellas…

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!

Outfit #1:

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 ! ~

121 Years of Glik’s