Ring in the Spring with New Spring Dresses

Lately every blog has been about how excited I am about spring being sooooo close and sorry, but here is another one. I mean winter clothes are cute too so don’t get me wrong about that, but GIMME ALL THE SPRING DRESSES ALREADY!! Here at Glik’s we have been getting in all our spring clothing and oh my goodness are they the epitome of all the good things that I cannot wait for with warmer weather.

A good spring dress is such a vital investment us girls make every season. The spring dress is the essential piece we wear to outdoor weddings, surprise date nights, summer music concerts, and probably on a couple warm autumn days when we refuse to wear those jeans quite yet.

Here are just a few of the spring dress that I am in love with (plus a couple footwear options to go with it!)…

Amuse-Wrap-Dress-1-8More-Buckle-Bootie-Lt-Tan-2The Amuse Society Faux Wrap Dress is a nice longer sleeved dress but still with the mini length look. This dress is perfect for the wedding receptions or days you have to go to class all day long. Plus this vintage inspired dress in stripe print is really trending right now and this surplice style dress gives everyone a flattering shape. I love them with the Qupid Shoes Prenton Perforated Ankle Booties in black but for a more casual look try the Soda Shoes More Ankle Booties.

Black Dress - EdwardsvilleArya-Perf-Cutout-Heels-TaupeThe Fate Sleeveless Ruffle Bodycon Dress in black has the ruffle sleeveless design I cannot get enough of! This could be your new LBD or just a fun dress to throw on before a spontaneous night out with friends. Try it with a pair of knee high boots or with the Soda Shoes Arya Perforated Cut Out Heels.

Elan-Sage-Dress-OOTD-1-17Bork-Ankle-Strap-Sandals-BLK-2The Elan Clothing High Neck Sleeveless Dress in Sage is a gorgeous shade of green that just reminds us of all the May flora that I cannot wait for. This dress is super comfortable and is made of a lightweight stretch knit fabric. The Qupid Chamber Distressed Strappy Heels look perfect with this shift dress, but I also love them with the Bork Toe Loop Sandals for when you just need an outfit to run to get ice cream with friends.

Everly Striped Dress - EdwardsvilleBork-Ankle-Strap-Sandals-Taupe-1The Everly Clothing Striped Midi Dress is one of our newest arrivals. With a midi style and the flattering stripe this dress will easily be a go to for whatever event you have this season. This Striped Midi Dress will be perfect for day or night! Plus this dress has pockets, and who doesn’t love that! This dress is going to look great with a denim jacket or a cardigan on those chillier spring nights. For a simple look try it with the Bork Ankle Strap Toe Loop in Taupe or dress it up with your favorite booties.

If you weren’t ready for spring yet, you definitely have spring fever after seeing these warm weather dresses. These four dresses are perfect because you can easily dress them up or down depending on shoes and accessories. For even more spring fever check out Gliks.com!

Ring in the Spring with New Spring Dresses

The Print of the Season: The Vertical Stripe

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Nautical stripes were all the rage in 2017, but in 2018 we are changing directions, literally, with vertical stripes. Be ready to want a pinstripe pattern in at least three different styles this spring! Whether the classic collared, the front tie, the off the shoulder, or the flirty jumper, we have all the styles at Gliks and we are dying to share with you what we think will be one of the classiest looks this season.

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One of the best things about a striped shirt is that it is a neutral style and color, so it can go with whatever you pair it with. So go ahead and wear it with your burgundy moto leggings, your dark wash denim, your light wash denim, or your classic boyfriend jeans. For a stand out look, try mixing it with other patterns, like a pair of printed shorts or with your floral embroidered jeans or skirt.

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Since this is a neutral for your wardrobe, you can wear the vertical stripe with your brown suede booties, or your black strappy sandals. Also, try wearing whatever odd colors of shoes you have stashed in the back of your closet, time to break ’em out since there is officially something to match them with! Basically, the striped shirt is a dream come true in the mornings when you want to throw some clothes on but don’t want to waste the effort of finding all the “right” things to match with it. Now everything is fair game!
Screen shot 2018-01-16 at 12.02.10 PMTo make the striped shirt even better, it’s one of the most flattering prints. The vertical stripes create a small optical illusion to make us all a little taller and a little leaner. This style will help us get those New Years Resolutions bods we swore we’d get this year.
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What ever style of the vertical stripe you decide to try, it’ll be a versatile addition to your wardrobe. So go ahead, ‘add to cart’ with the guilt free knowledge that the stripe pattern will be your new favorite print of the season.

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The Print of the Season: The Vertical Stripe

Spring Break Essentials

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Spring Break Ready?!

Here are four spring break essentials that you will not want to forget to pack!


Yeti just released their spring colors and they are perfect for spring break. Stand out from the others with a brand new Seafoam or Tahoe Blue Tumbler. This Yeti Tumbler will keep your drinks cold for those long days on the beach!


It’s not spring break unless you’re in your swimsuit all day! Our Amuse Society Swimwear is the cutest and will be perfect for some fun in the sun. Weather it’s a one piece or a bikini set, you will look amazing in Amuse Society. Don’t worry guys, we have you covered! Our Vissla Boardshorts are perfect for the beach and will be a must have item for spring break.


Take a walk down memory lane with a pair of Sanuk sandals. These sandals will leave you feeling comfortable all day while still looking stylish.  Pair them with your swimsuits or dresses, either way you will be ready for any activities that may come your way!

Beach Bag/Fanny Pack

Leave your designer purses at home, it’s time to break out the fanny packs and beach bags! Jadelynn Brooke has an adorable party, party, party flamingo fanny pack that just screams spring break.  If a fanny back isn’t your type, try a Simply Southern tote or a Patagonia backpack.

Spring Break Essentials

Tie Dye Fashion Trend: How to Master the Look

Stand out from the crowd in this Amuse Society tie dye tank dress with back detail
Stand out from the crowd in this Amuse Society tie dye tank dress with back detail

The hottest trend of the summer is in full swing and can be worn in many different ways. Tie dye is taking over the fashion world and is seen everywhere from the runway to the beach. Mastering the tie dye fashion trend isn’t hard to do because there are so many options!

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The perfect pairs for summertime concerts, festivals, or just casual days around town!

Tie Dye Tank Tops

First, there is the tie dye tank. Tie dye tanks can be paired with a pair of cute denim shorts and sandals, or can be worn tied up with a swim suit for the perfect beach day. The simple but sweet detail of tie dye turns a basic tank into a fun way to stand out. Wear day to night by pairing with black jeans, a choker necklace, and a bralette to complete the tie dye fashion look.

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Tie Dye shirt Shea by Amuse Society sold at Gliks.com

Tie Dye Dresses

Another fun way to incorporate the tie dye trend is through tie dye dresses. These dresses can range from short shift dresses and tie dyed swing dresses to tie dyed sundresses and tie dyed maxi dresses. Tie dyed dresses can we worn to almost every occasion. Tie dye shift dresses can be paired with leather sandals and a cross body for an on the go look. Tie dye maxi dresses can be paired with gladiator sandals for a fun concert look, and finally tie dye swing dresses can be worn with heels and a bralette for the perfect night on the town look! Designers are even incorporating fun little details in their tie dye fashion looks in order to make their looks stand out from the rest. Cutouts, fringe, and jewels can be added to spice up any tie dyed print.

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A tie dyed maxi dress by Amuse Society with a cutout back detail
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Tie Dye Rompers

Finally, one final way to wear tie dye is also a trend itself: rompers. Tie dye rompers are the hottest way to rock the tie dye trend. They are fun, easy to wear, and can easily transition from day to night. Celebrities rock these and so can you! Elan and Ginger G brand have great styles available in the tie dye trend and range in style and color.  Tie dye rompers can be paired with gladiator sandals during the day for the perfect boho look, and then can easily be paired with a kimono and wedges for an effortless date night look. Rompers are very versatile and adding the # trending tie dye trend can turn any outfit into a fun, flirty, boho look!

Find all these styles and much more at http://www.gliks.com. Brands like Billabong, Ginger G, Elan, and Amuse Society can help you stay on style!

Tie Dye Fashion Trend: How to Master the Look

Outfit of the Day Roundup

Need a little Monday afternoon pick-me-up? Check out this week’s Instagram Outfit of the day round up.


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hat | hoodie | shorts

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shirt | jeans | sandals

And one for the fellas.

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shirt | jeans | koozie | hat

Want to see more of our #ootd posts? Follow us on Instagram @gliksofficial!

Outfit of the Day Roundup

Glik’s Attends Surf Expo 40th Anniversary

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Every January, a group from our buying team at Glik’s attends Surf Expo, the largest and longest running surf, skate, swim and beach lifestyle tradeshow in the world. At Surf Expo, you can expect to see almost any and every major water-related brand there to introduce west coast trends to east coast retailers. Popular brands that our buying team continues to see include the likes of Roxy, O’Neil, Visla, Billabong and Amuse Society name a few.

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Southern Prep is making a Move

The past three years, there has been an increase in the presence of Southern Preppy brands. Our buyers saw familiar vendors that Glik’s already carries like Southern Shirt Company and Southern Marsh.

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New Brands Coming to Glik’s

Along with the brands we already know and love, our buyers also picked up a few brands that will be new to Glik’s in spring 2016 like Guy Harvey and Salty Crew.

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Here’s a look inside Surf Expo 2016 and a sneak peek of what’s to come this spring at Glik’s!

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Glik’s Attends Surf Expo 40th Anniversary

Women’s Swimwear | Amuse Society & L*Space

Amuse Society

With a motto like Beach Vida Bling, you can tell that Amuse Society isn’t just another beach lifestyle brand. They describe themselves as channeling “a rock muse on a beach holiday” which gives this beach-inspired brand an edgier look. The eclectic mixture of beach, street, bohemian and rock and roll meshes together to create a collection of apparel that can be worn anywhere from the beach (of course!) to a concert or wherever else the wind blows you. Launched in just November 2014, the premier line of Amuse Society clothing is something to get excited about!

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L*Space Swimwear

Far from ordinary, L*Space Swimwear has suits that include intricate details and fashion forward silhouettes. L*Space’s designer, Monica Wise, gets her inspirations through her travels around the world. Her designs can be described as sophisticated beach chic, glam surfer girl, and most definitely fashion-forward swimwear.

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Women’s Swimwear | Amuse Society & L*Space

How to Wear Cut-Out Backs

Since it has started to get warmer and the sun has begun to shine, it is time to break out the spring and summer attire. This summer is going to be full of new hot trends to try. One of our favorite new trends is the cut-out back. Glik’s has dresses, cardigans, sweaters, and tops that feature unique cut-out designs on the backside of the garment.
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There are many different ways you can wear dresses or tops with cut-out backs. One way you can flaunt the cut-out design is to bare your back. Another way is to pair your top or dress with a cute bandeau or cami. If your cut-out top is a solid color, it may be fun to pair it with a colorful bandeau or cami.

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One of our favorite new brands, Amuse Society, has a lot of cut-out back details on their clothing. For instance, the Brooklyn Kimono in Leopard Print has a dramatic cut-out back that transforms a regular long cardigan into a sassy, fashion-forward piece.

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Shop more cut-out tops at Gliks.com

How to Wear Cut-Out Backs

Co-Founders Mandy and Summer Talk Fashion & Amuse Society

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New to Glik’s last November, Amuse Society has since elevated to one of our most sought after brands for spring and summer. Co-Founders Mandy and Summer have created more than just a brand–they’ve built a lifestyle. We got the chance to ask them a few questions about fashion and Amuse Society. Check out their interview below.

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How did you both get started in the fashion industry?

SUMMER: I grew up in a small beach town in the seventies and I only wore bikinis.  That’s where my love of fashion and swimwear began.  It wasn’t until High School that I decided I wanted to devote my education to it and then turn it into a career.

MANDY:  Right after high school, I headed west to California and attended design school. I thought I wanted to be a buyer, but quickly realized I had a love for design. My parents mentored me from many miles away and taught me that beyond just having creativity I had to work hard, put in the hours, and work on building relationships. This was my ticket into the fashion world!

SUMMER & MANDY:  We first met while working at Roxy back in late 90’s. Mandy was a swimwear designer and I was an assistant merchandiser. The two of us have been friends for over 15 years and we have a close group of girlfriends who have kept in close contact for the same amount of time as well.

How would you describe the Amuse girl?

SUMMER & MANDY:  The Amuse girl is a “rock muse on a beach holiday.”  She feminine, yet tough, effortlessly cool and sexy.

Where do you get your design inspiration?

SUMMER & MANDY: We are really inspired by the amazing women around us who are chasing their dreams and making things happen! That is why we formed and continue to form a Society of these women – they are people we want to surround ourselves with, who will contribute to making this journey successful and entertaining!

What are you favorite brands to wear? (Outside of Amuse of course!)

SUMMER: I am really simple at the end of day… I have my go-to jeans and basic knits.  Lately I have been abusing my old school Nikes and wearing flip-flops a lot 🙂 When I need to turn it up, it’s always black and a shade of white. I never leave home without my leather motorcycle jacket within reach!

MANDY: I love mixing my high-end denim from brands like J Brand and IRO with my Amuse pieces as well as Vintage tops and caftans.  I also love Annie Bing boots, Vanessa Mooney jewelry, and Janessa Leone hats!

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Image Credit: Magdalena Wosinska
Image Credit: Kayla Varley
Image Credit: Magdalena Wosinska
Image Credit: Magdalena Wosinska
Image Credit: Kayla Varley
Image Credit: Kayla Varley

Are you an Amuse girl?

Co-Founders Mandy and Summer Talk Fashion & Amuse Society

Spring Break Essentials

It’s time to escape from our normal lives and bask in the warm sun on Spring Break. Check out our list of Spring Break Essentials at Glik’s for men and women.

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1. Boardshorts

2. TanksSpring break items for men

3. Sunglasses

4. Croakies

5. Sanuk Sandalspacking for spring break

6. Hatswhat to pack for spring break preppy outfit

7. Koozies and Beeracudasbeeracuda and koozies

8. Sperry’s

9. Club Shortspreppy spring break outfits

10. Lobster Shirtmens sperry and southern shirt preppy clothes for men

Women’s Spring Break Essentialswomens spring break essentials

1. Swim Suits

2. Flash Tattooswomens accessories

3. Koozies

4. Sunglassesleopard swimsuit and sandals

5. Cute Sandals

6. Beach Bagwomens spring break outfits

7. Cover upspring break sandals

8. Cut Off Shortswomens cut off shorts and beach cover

9. Ponytail Holders

10. Hats

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Spring Break Essentials