Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fashion

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fashion

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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4th of July Clothes | A Rowdy Gentleman’s Guide

 Sport red, white and blue 4th of July clothes in these clever yet patriotic Rowdy Gentleman tanks. Rowdy Gentleman prides themselves on being equal parts “refined and rambunctious.”

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And their sophomoric humor shines bright across their tees and koozies printed with “BACK TO BACK WORLD WAR CHAMPS” and “I’M SORRY I THOUGHT THIS WAS AMERICA!”

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Rowdy Gentleman apparel isn’t limited to just men. The Lady by Rowdy Gentleman line features fun, trendy phrases like “SUNDAY FUNDAY” or “BORN AND RAISED.”

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The patriotic Rowdy Gentleman apparel and accessories will be perfect for this upcoming 4th of July weekend. Wear this Rowdy Gentleman American Flag Rambo Reagan Tank to your BBQ this weekend, and don’t forget your Retro USA Koozie to keep your drinks cold all day!

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Ladies get a hold of this adorable Born and Raised Tee to wear while waiting for the fireworks this 4th of July.

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With koozies, croakies and even visors, let Rowdy Gentleman add a fun and unique twist to your Independence Day gear this year!

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Krass & Co: Our Current Obsession

Since beginning in 2010, Krass & Co. has taken the preppy world by storm. Founded by two friends, Pierson Krass and Will Lovallo, the brand is the perfect balance between classic New England prep style and comfy performance apparel. According to Krass & Co., their mission is “to make clothing that you put on in the morning and don’t take off. Clothes that don’t force you to choose between looking good or being comfortable.” In our opinion, they’ve achieved that mission and then some. We are currently obsessed with their fun, colorful apparel and can’t wait to see what they come out with next!

Krass & Co. Shorts: Get Them at Glik’s!

We currently have 3 styles of Krass and Co. shorts available on our website. Whether you’re spending your day at the beach with friends or going to class, all three of these shorts are a must-have.

Krass & Co. Sam's USA Shorts available at gliks.com

 

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Want a free outfit?

Get in on our new current obsession by visiting our Instagram @gliksofficial. Krass and Co. has graciously supplied us with four (yes, FOUR) outfits that we are giving away in just a few days! There is still time to enter and be one of four lucky winners.

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Krass & Co: Our Current Obsession

Shop Memorial Day American Flag Apparel

American Flag apparelMemorial Day is approaching fast, so there’s no time like the present to add a patriotic bang to your wardrobe. Our American Flag Apparel game is on point this year for Memorial Day Weekend and the Fourth of July, so you have plenty of options when planning your red, white, and blue look this year.

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Whether your style is more conservative or you like to make a statement, Glik’s has plenty of brands and styles to match your personality. You can go loud and rambunctious with Rowdy Gentleman and Jadelynn Brooke or keep it simple with a basic Piko top and Flying Monkey Jeans.rowdy gentleman reagan bush vans americanarowdy gentleman america

Don’t forget to accessorize with scarves, handbags, hats, and koozies! Because, ‘Merica!

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Whatever your style, we are the one stop shop for your Americana Clothing needs. With a variety of styles in men and women’s, we have plenty of stars and stripes to go around. Celebrate America this year in style.american flag apparel at gliks

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Check out our Instagram Contest we have this week! You can win $100 to shop our American clothing page. Follow @gliksofficial for more details.american flag giveawayfox american flag boardshortslauren James american flag seersucker shortiesROWDY-GENTLEMAN-RED-WHT-BOOZE-TANK-NVY-RWB_354c8337-1538-4668-97d9-63bd4c627235_1024x1024STOLEN-HEARTS-CROCHET-FLAG-HALTER-TANK-SHS5724_FVans-Van-Doren-Era-Stars-and-Stripes-Classic-Shoe-ZULFP1-HERO

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Look Ahead: Mens Trends for Spring 2015

Let’s take a look ahead to upcoming mens trends for Spring 2015.

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Americana seems to be a reoccurring trend pulling from past generations of the hard working American man with a love for his country.

1897 flat front shorts sperry for menTo wear this trend, red, white and blue colorways are essential. Even if you vary the shades (as shown below with Marsala, khaki and dusk blue) the impression of Americana still resonates. Stars and stripes not necessary.

Prep and Nautical

Both Prep and Nautical trends will be seen this Spring.

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Brands including Vineyard Vines, Southern Shirt Company, 1897 and Sperry Top Sider will be leading this trend in menswear at Glik’s. The Preppy look isn’t just long sleeve pastel pullovers or gingham button-downs paired with flat front khaki shorts and Sperry Top-Siders. This trend has expanded to include patriotic graphic tees (Rowdy Gentleman) worn with chinos and Vans.

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Both styles are clean-cut with an emphasis of a preppy lifestyle.  Watch for plaid button downs or polo shirts with bright pops of color in red or mint.

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And as the Nautical trend sets sail, it’s going to find its home within the Preppy lifestyle. So be on the lookout for anchors and stripes (particularly navy and white) within this trend. But don’t be afraid to think outside the yacht, Hawaiian printed shirts, cardigans and blazers are a fun way to switch things up a bit.

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Activewear

Fitness is booming right now, so it should come as no surprise that activewear has become huge in the fashion industry.

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Tech tees from Under Armour, Fox, or Nike, paired with joggers and sneaks can be worn any and everywhere–not just to the gym. No fellas, activewear isn’t just for leg days anymore.

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Here are some other trends to look out for at Glik’s for Spring

Color block tees

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Pocket tees

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Beachwear

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Must-have accessories to beat the heat

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Shades and croakies are for the active man. Whether it be a round of golf with the boys or a game of volleyball at the beach, you won’t lose your cool with these accessories.

After your fun in the sun, fire up the grill and crack open some cold ones with a koozie in hand and, of course, a beeracuda to keep those brews ice-cold.

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Celebrate in Style | What to Wear on the 4th of July

The fourth of July is a perfect time to get together with friends and family. You’ll want to make sure that you’re looking your best! Let Glik’s help you spend your holiday in style and help you find what to wear on the 4th of July.

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Whether you are going to a casual backyard bash or a parade in the city, red, white and blue apparel can look fabulous. Here we have a white and red dress and white denim jacket paired with a pair of taupe Chinese Laundry wedges to really elevate the style. This outfit can be appropriate for a dressier venue, or it would be perfect to wear to a party to “wow” your friends.

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If more casual settings are your style, you can rock this Americana pocket tee with a pair of dark wash capris. All this outfit needs is some simple accessories and a pair of sandals to be perfect for an evening barbecue or an afternoon parade. If this pocket tee isn’t really your style, try a layered look like the one pictured here. You can mix and match prints and colors to satisfy your 4th of July style. This way, you can display your patriotism while remaining stylish.

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If you are in love with this Americana Pocket Tee, you will love our matching Americana maxi skirt!

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Arrive to your next Fourth of July event in this adorable red crop top with lace crochet cardigan. When paired with a pair of dark wash cut-off shorts and crochet sandals, this outfit will have you ready to celebrate in style. A crop top and light weight cardigan may be just what you need to beat the heat of the July sun and showcase your effortless style.

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If you follow the latest fashion trends, you know that Aztec print is very popular. Let everyone know you are up-to-date on fashion while wearing this Aztec print tank top with a pair of cute blue shorts. This outfit is a great transitional outfit to wear during the day while attending parties or parades and at night when you are watching the fireworks display. Just throw on a cardigan or jean jacket and you will be set.

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Celebrate in Style | What to Wear on the 4th of July

She was an American Girl

Happy first day of summer people! Known as the summer solstice, today is the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer.  We’re so excited for this season to begin and want to take full advantage of all the sunlight’s benefits!

For me, summer holds many memories, roadtrips and camping with friends, days spent in the water of our local lake, sand in my shoes from walking the beach, and (most importantly) family gatherings where copious amounts of barbeque is served with an array of side dishes. Oh gosh, you can’t forget sun tea!!! No summer is complete with out it.

Summer also reminds me of fireworks and the 4th of July! A daredevil at heart, I spent a majority of my youth tampering with sparklers and poppers during 4th of July celebrations. I would write secret messages in the air, light four sparklers at once and doodle out designs, or be “that kid” and incite popper battles with my cousins. I have matured since my youth (I swear) and no longer partake in such shenanigans. Now that I’ve entered my older, “adult” years the idea of just relaxing on a blanket with my friends and watching the fireworks from under the St. Louis Arch sounds perfect.

The Americana trend is absolutely huge right now, you can find a bit of red, white, and blue on anything from a pair of denim shorts, to tops, sneaks, and even scarves!

Here are just a few of our favorite 4th of July looks:

IMG_1023Miss Me American Flag Fray Shorts; Sperry Top-Sider Bluefish Boat Shoe; USA Sunglasses

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IMG_1026American Flag Top (Similar: here); HOLY High-Waist Short; USA Sunglasses

Our flip-flops and sandals are 25% off this week too!!! Be sure to check out gliks.com to find summer styles from your favorite brands like: Roxy, Sanuk, Fox Racing, and Quiksilver.

Be sure to bust out your red, white, and blue apparel this summer, and have fun styling this Americana trend! The Glik’s online website has a page totally dedicated to Americana apparel for both men and women.

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Americana Dreams

Don’t let the current economic situation get you down.  Brush the grey and gloominess off your chic shoulders and embrace a fashion trend that’s sending out positive vibes.  “Vintage” Americana reminds us all of more prosperous eras of the past.

Essentially, Americana represents taking pride in our American heritage, and we are seeing this trend carried off the runways, across the markets, and down to the streets.

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It’s not just about wearing the American flag, even though the familiar red, white, and blue colors of the iconic image are used regularly. There is a deeper meaning associated with this trend. It’s about brands, businesses, and people returning to their roots, and holding close the knowledge of what defines them. It’s about taking pride in ourselves and what makes each and everyone of us “who we are”.

When digging further into this Americana trend, take into consideration other trends that are current and how they are connected. Think nostalgic thoughts of traditions, values, and authenticity. Handcrafted trends like crochet, beading and macramé, or the (HUGE) tribal trend of Native American prints and colors are also trends associated with the Americana heritage.

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Remember, as a very popular and meaningful holiday approaches (hint, hint) 4th of July, to take pride in who you are and where you come from. Be proud of yourself! Visit us online at gliks.com, or stop into a store location nearest to you to find your favorite Americana themed fashions.

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