College Outfit Essentials

Let me guess, it’s the week or two before school starts, you have all your school supplies and dorm room accessories ready to go but you haven’t even started packing your clothes yet. Because, let’s be honest, who wants to make that decision on what items to bring and what items you have to leave behind.  Well, I am here to make your packing experience a little easier, I have put together a top 10 closest essentials list that I know I wouldn’t be able to live without!

Top 10 Closet Essentials for College

  1. Sweaters
  2. Sweatshirts and pullovers
  3. Your favorite blue jeans
  4. Leggings
  5. A couple of dresses – A sassy, flirty dress and a casual t-shirt dress
  6. At least 5 pairs of shoes – tennis shoes, heels, booties, flats, slides/sandals and rain/winter boots
  7. Hats and Scarves – baseball caps, beanies and blanket scarves.
  8. Bralettes – 1 White, 1 Black and 1 of your favorite color
  9. At Least 7 nice shirts/blouses
  10. A few t-shirts

Dressing for fall is my favorite time of the year! I just love the sweaters and cozy scarves that come along with the colder temperatures. Unfortunately, for packing this makes it harder because usually fall clothing is bulkier and takes up more space. But don’t let that intimidate you, that means you just have to pick out your favorite pieces to take with you.

Piko Sweater Top

I started my list with sweaters, because I love a nice cozy sweater! I would say to pack at least 3 or 4 sweaters, two casual sweaters that matches everything and two statement sweater for going out in. My favorite statement sweater is a lace up sweater.

Sherpa Pullover

My next go item is a sweatshirt. On my lazy days, I just grab my sweatshirt and pair it with my leggings and just bum around campus. You can dress up your sweatshirt and pullover collection by adding a Sherpa pullover, these pullovers will be sure to keep you warm during that nice little walk from your dorm to class.

College Essentials

I know you have to have at least one pair of jeans that you just cannot live without. I know I have at least two. I would pack your favorite jeans and some leggings. You will be living in leggings during class and hanging out in the dorm! They are a must have!

Booties

Don’t forget about your best companions, your shoes. You’ll need at least one pair of tennis shoes and maybe a pair of nude heels that will match everything. Be sure to grab your favorite booties, and some slides or sandals to hang around the dorm in. I would also grab a pair of rain boots or winter boots for those wet and cold days this winter.

Scarves and Hats

When it comes to packing accessories, I would just limit it to hats, scarves and bralettes for the fall semester. Hats will eliminate all bad hair days! Pack at least one baseball cap and a neutral colored beanie. Last fall, my blanket scarf saved me! I would recommend packing at least one or two blanket scarves to keep you warm. My other favorite accessory is a bralette. They layer perfectly under any fashion top or sweater. I would recommend having at least one black and one white lace bralette to help add a little touch to your outfits this fall.

Everly Dress

When it comes to fashion tops and dresses, I wouldn’t pack too many. You will need some for those days that you want to dress up or go out with friends. But, you also want to make sure to leave room in your closet for new items that you will want to buy from the local boutiques near campus.

I know we all have our go to t-shirt that we like to lounge in and it’s okay to bring a few of those with you, but keep in mind that your t-shirt collection will expand during college. There’s always t-shirts being given away on campus and during events.

I hope this has helped you with getting ready for the fall semester and makes your transition into the new dorm less stressful. Just remember, you can always come home and visit during weekends and holidays to grab more clothes!

Share with us some of your everyday must have items!

College Outfit Essentials

Back to School Outfits with Glik’s

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Soon you’ll be trading in your swimsuit for something to fit the dress code and swapping out your worn-in flip flops for a fresh new pair of kicks. As hard as it is to believe, it really is almost time to say goodbye to your beach bags and hello to backpacks.

The end of summer is always bittersweet, but going back to school shopping is sure to make the transition from sleeping in every day to waking up for 8 a.m. classes easier to bare.

Kick off the start of the school year by finding your back to school style at Glik’s! Check out our top picks for this fall and find back to school outfits.

For the Guys…

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Keep it casual this fall with a Glik’s exclusive 1897 sweater. This men’s sweater is a versatile layering option. You can easily pair this pullover sweater with a plaid shirt or a basic tee. We recommend a casual hoodie, like the Quiksilver Keller pullover, for laid-back days.

The new semester calls for a denim update. Keep it simple this season with our line of 1897 denim, men’s Silver Jeans or a pair of Axel Jeans with simple details and minimal destruction.

For the Girls…

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Make a great first impression with the Billabong Seaside Ryder sweater. This Baja style pullover will have you standing out in the crowd. Minimal effort required.

Extend the wear of your back to school outfits by incorporating lightweight sweaters and cardigans into your rotation. We recommend the Bobel Clothing Aztec cardigan or our best selling Love Stitch Clothing fringe sweater.

Complete the Look…

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Don’t forget to accessorize! C.C. Beanies and plaid blanket scarves can (and should) be worn on repeat this fall.

Finish off your back to school style with a new pair of shoes. Whether you’re looking for boots or lace up flats, no outfit is complete without the right footwear.

More Looks to Love…

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Shop all of the looks from our Back to School photo shoot here!

Back to School Outfits with Glik’s

Back to School Outfit Inspiration

It’s that time of the year again… back to school! Sure, like most people when I was in school I secretly enjoyed shopping for the usual school supplies: folders, notebooks, pencils, etc. But what really thrilled me was finding that perfect ensemble for the first day. There’s something about the first day of school that always felt like it held endless possibilities. New classes, new friends, new year, new me! Okay, so maybe I have always been the same girl with the same friends, but I’m sure you can relate to that feeling of excitement!

Whether you’re heading for high school or already a seasoned college veteran, I’m also sure that you have already put precious time and effort into selecting the perfect first day outfit. Just in case you haven’t, I’ve put together a few looks to provide some inspiration.

Look #1

The Preppy Tomboy

Back to School Outfit Inspiration

Looking put together for your first day back to school doesn’t have to take a lot of effort. Trust me, I know the early morning still half asleep but trying to get dressed without looking like a slob struggle. For this look, I chose a Staccato plaid button up shirt and layered it under a Ginger G v-neck top. The bottoms are by Flying Monkey and if comfort is important to you, I highly suggest investing in a pair of these bottoms. The shoes I have chosen are a classic sneaker by Soda Shoes.

Look #2

The Trendy Free Spirit

Back to School Outfit Inspiration

This look is for my girls who are up on the latest trends. If you’re this kind of girl, you know that fringe is huge this year! This outfit doesn’t require a lot of effort, but it does involve taking a fashion risk and I know some of you will be up for the challenge. The look I have put together includes an Aztec print Ginger G top layered with a faux suede Peach Love fringe vest. For the pants, I chose a light wash destructed Flying Monkey that would look great tucked into a pair of ankle booties.

No matter what your personal style is, I hope that now you feel a little more prepared to select your perfect back to school outfit! If you like what you see, you can shop for these looks and more at Glik’s.com!

Back to School Outfit Inspiration

4 Must Have Jeans for Fall

Flying Monkey Jeans

With fall fast approaching,  have you found that perfect go-to pair of jeans to wear with boots? Flying Monkey Jeans are the perfect jeans to wear with your favorite boots. Most of our Flying Monkey Jeans have a skinny leg that fits right into a boot. Glik’s selection of Flying Monkey Jeans includes colored, destructed, high-waisted and plain denim to fit everyone’s style.

Find your Flying Monkey fit, style and color here.

Flying Monkey Jeans

Flying Monkey Jeans

Flying Monkey Jeans

Rock Revival Jeans

Rock Revival Jeans can be your go-to jeans for a night out on the town. Rock Revival is best known for the signature quality, fit, and unique washes of their denim jeans. With their decorated back pockets and high quality denim, you will feel great and look great! We offer Rock Revival Jeans in bootcut styles and skinny styles. All you need to do is find your favorite back pocket design that will best compliment your outfit.

Rock Revival Jeans

Rock Revival Jeans

Rock Revival Jeans

Miss Me Jeans

Miss Me Jeans are the ultimate bling jeans. We carry Miss Me Jeans in both bootcut and skinny styles. They have specialized pocket designs that are tailored to individual personalities. Miss Me Jeans feature rhinestones and thick stitch detailing. With rocker styles being so hot and on trend this fall, every closet needs a pair of Miss Mes. These jeans also look great with embellished tops or faux leather moto jackets that are on this fall’s hot list and will add an edge to your style.

Miss Me Size Chart

Miss Me Jeans

Miss Me Jeans

Silver Jeans

If you want a jean that fits your shape and size in all the right ways, Silver Jeans are the way to go. With the different styles and sizes that are offered, you are sure to find the perfect jean for you! The Suki fit is a jean designed for women with curvy hips or thighs. It offers an accentuated contour waistband with plenty of room through the hip. The Aiko fit is  slightly curvy  with an accentuated contour waistband but with moderate room through the hip. The other style that we offer is the Tuesday fit, which is a straight fit. The Tuesday consists of a slim-fit and straight cut through the hip. Each of these styles feature the Silver Jeans classic back pocket design that is detailed enough to be fun, yet clean enough to dress up or down or even wear to work.

Silver Jeans Size Chart

Silver Jeans
Suki
Silver Jeans
Aiko
Silver Jeans
Tuesday

Find the perfect pair of jeans at Gliks.com.

4 Must Have Jeans for Fall

Backpack Styles to Fit Your Personality

It’s that time of year again: Back to School! It’s time to go shopping for all of your school supplies. Is a new backpack on your list? Be sure to pick up the backpack style to fit your personality!

The Athlete

If you are athletic, you are probably always on the go. That means you pretty much have to plan out your whole day and pack accordingly. The North Face Backpacks were designed with the athlete and active lifestyle in mind. The durability and organizational structure of North Face backpacks make them perfect to take with you to school, to practice, and to your games.

North Face Haystack Backpack

The Artsy One

Those of you who find yourselves seeing, or being inspired by, the beauty of the world around you are probably also artistic. So why not have an inspiring backpack? There are several Dakine Backpacks with very unique designs and great storage capacity for your art supplies.  Other book bags that are creatively designed include this Roxy Backpack and the patterned Burton Taylor Backpack.

Burton Taylor Backpack

Roxy Backpack

Dakine Backpacks

Dakine Backpacks

The Prep

Feeling preppy? If you have a timeless and classic style, you’ll love these Herschel Supply Co. backpacks and tote bags. A Herschel Supply Co. bag will compliment your sophisticated style.

Herschel Supply Co.

Herschel Supply Co.

The Bookworm

If you find that studying is your path to success, you’ll love the no-nonsense style of these backpacks. This Dakine Garden Backpack in Mineral Blue is perfect for the female bookworm. It has a 20 liter storage capacity for books and an organizer pocket to store a calculator and extra pens and pencils. For the male bookworm, Glik’s offers a selection of Hurley Backpacks large enough to carry the books and supplies that the most studious of students need.

Dakine Backpacks

Hurley Backpacks

The Girly Girl

If you are always up-to-date on the latest fashion and love spending time shopping, hanging with your best friends, and flipping through the newest issue of Vogue, you’ll definitely want a book bag to compliment your fashionable style. These backpacks have fun prints with the hottest colors of the season. For example, this Burton Kettle Backpack‘s bright floral pattern will definitely stand out and create a buzz. The Dakine Prom Backpack with Stripes features a lot of trendy colors that definitely put off a girly vibe. The pink striped Volcom Backpack is a sweet and sassy choice for your back to school needs.

Burton Backpacks

Dakine Striped Backpack

Volcom Backpack

The Outdoorsy One

Finally, if you love the outdoors and want a multi-functional backpack, then you will get great use out of The North Face Backpacks and Fox Racing Backpacks. These bags can be used both for school and on the weekends for your hiking excursions and camping trips.

Backpacks

Visit Gliks.com for our entire shop of backpacks!

 

Backpack Styles to Fit Your Personality

Buyers Picks for Back to School and Fall

August is just around the corner, which means Back to School is upon us! The change of season is always an exciting time for our wardrobes, so we are giving you an exclusive sneak peek into our buyers picks for back to school this fall.  Check out the styles we look forward to wearing!


Laurel-Women’s Buyer

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Billabong Loosen Up Fringe Sweater – JV077LOO – $ 64.00
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Volcom Round Town Sweater – B0741418 – $69.50

Nicole-Women’s Buyer

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Hello Miss Open Aztec Cardigan $39
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Thread & Supply Buffalo Plaid LS Flannel $28

Kathy- Women’s and Shoes Buyer

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Flyaway striped cardigan in Black/White SWS110 – $46
“Fuzzy” sweater in Cream (Also available in Black) SW1086- $48
Buckle topped sweater in Black/white stripes SWP1057- $52
Zipper back sweater in Beige (also available in Black) SW1059- $54

 Sara-Women’s Buyer

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Love Stitch Navajo Cardigan Sweater- $88
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Everly Clothing Chevron Border Top- $34

Jenna- Outerwear Buyer

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The North Face Fave Pullover Hoodie for Women A6S1- $55

Mary-Shoe Buyer

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Michael Antonio Shootie – Jim in Natural $59.90
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Pierre Dumas Riding Boot style 89885 in Tan $49.90

Tavi-Shoe Buyer

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Blossom riding boot – Pita Available in Cognac, Black, and Tan- $49.90
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Bronx moccasin in camel, blue, pink, green, orange taupe and yellow – Asher $29.90

Kristin-Men’s Buyer

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Fox Racing Sekwell Full Zip Hoody For Men 11804-243- $59.50
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The Herschel Supply Co. Retreat Backpack 10066-00006- $64.99

Which of the new fall arrivals will be your favorite?

Buyers Picks for Back to School and Fall

Pre-Fall Fashion Essentials You Can’t Live Without

We know that there is still a decent amount of summer left, but it never hurts to start thinking ahead towards semi-cooler days. I don’t know about you, but now is the time that I start thinking about fall. I am a serious fan of the clothing… added cozy layers, socks, boots, light jackets, maybe a light scarf… there is no reason why you should deny the slight warming effect of these items. I definitely can’t deny the pull that a rad new pair of ankle boots has on me.

That’s why this year is going to be different.  I’m getting a head start. It helps that gliks.com is quickly filling up with amazing, new pre-fall fashion essentials for you to choose from. I’ve decided to narrow my search down to 5 items that I can totally incorporate into my existing summer wardrobe for those cooler summer days and nights. I know that these 5 key items will transition perfectly into fall.

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A quality pair of ankle boots is something that you can absolutely not live without! I LOVE ankle boots, and normally wear them year round.  Ankle books can be worn with shorts and tanks, or with maxi skirts, little dresses. Transition your ankle boot over to fall by pairing them with denim jeans and tights– I like adding socks too. We just started receiving some of our pre-fall ankle boots in and so far I’m a pretty big fan of the: Banjo Ankle Bootie, Missile- 13 Military Boot, and pretty much all of the Roxy Fall 2013 collection that will be hitting gliks.com this week– so don’t forget to watch for them.

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I can’t forget to talk about an absolute Back to School Essential for pretty much everyone, Backpacks.  Whenever I think of fall, I think of backpacks. Admittedly, my taste has changed now since was 8 and Lisa Frank ruled my world, darn unicorns got me every time. Now, I think along the lines of utility. I’m not in school anymore (sadface), graduating and “growing-up” has –somewhat–stepped in, but I still use a backpack for all of the traveling that I do on the weekends. I can’t go to a music festival or thrift hunt without my trusty backpack. School is just around the corner, so all the more reason to snag a great backpack, right? Pictured: Dakine Laurel 20L Backpack in Vera.

Also pictured is a pair of our Flying Monkey Premium Denim Skinny jeans. A few new pair of denim for fall is always a must-have! We have a huge selection of both women’s Silver Jeans Co long denim and LA Idol denim in various leg openings.

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A lightweight jacket is another (definite) key item to have for fall– something that you can just throw on when the temperature cools down and not feel weighted down. I’m really digging our selection of vegan friendly leather jackets. The Jack by BB Dakota Bowen Jacket is a favorite of mine. Adding a scarf makes a world of difference to your look, too.

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What is your favorite pre-fall fashion essential item? Visit us at gliks.com for a all of your soon-to-be fall needs.

Pre-Fall Fashion Essentials You Can’t Live Without

Style File: Fox Fleece & Outerwear!

It’s that time of year again! The weather changes, and so does your wardrobe! Tanks, Flip-flops, and shorts will soon be traded out for Fleece, Sweats, Jeans, and Boots! Don’t worry because Fox and Glik’s have you covered! We have some of the hottest styles and colors of fleece and outerwear and it is NOW available in stores and online! Check out some of the New Merch below!

Rookie Fleece Pullover- $39.50

 http://www.gliks.com/Fox-Rookie-Fleece-Pullover-P2066.aspx

 

Superfox Burnout Pullover- $39.50

 http://www.gliks.com/Superfox-Burnout-Pullover–P2073.aspx

Piston Bomber Jacket- $79.50

 http://www.gliks.com/Fox-Piston-Bomber-Fleece-P2071.aspx

Charlene Jacket- $86

 http://www.gliks.com/Fox-Charlene-Jacket-P2072.aspx

 

Clean Zip Hoody- $39.50

http://www.gliks.com/Fox-Super-Clean-Zip-Hoody-Scarlet-P2068.aspx

Breakdown Henley Pullover- $52

 http://www.gliks.com/Fox-Breakdown-Henley-Pullover-P1858.aspx

Superfox Burnout Pullover- $39.50

 http://www.gliks.com/Super-Fox-Burnout-Pullover-br-More-Colors-Available-P1842.aspx

Masterlink Clean Zip Hoody- $56

 http://www.gliks.com/Fox-Masterlink-Clean-Zip-Hoody-P1862.aspx

Warhead Babe Sherpa Hoody- $86

 http://www.gliks.com/Fox-Warhead-Babe-Sherpa-Hoody-P2070.aspx

Fox Sherpa Lined Hoody- $69.50

 http://www.gliks.com/Fox-Bandit-Sherpa-Lined-Zip-Hoody-P2069.aspx

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Style File: Fox Fleece & Outerwear!

Surprise Contest @Glik’s!!

For our surprise sales contest in all stores, we had 3 generations of Glik’s selling on the sales floor in our Minnesota and Dakota stores!!!!!!!

Mr. Glik- 85 yrs old and working hard every day in the office and in all stores!
Jeff Glik- Our President!
Jeremy Glik- Jeff’s 16 yr old son! Excited to be apart of the famiy business!

 

The trio hit stores yesterday to help promote and sell all of the great new merchandise that just landed in Glik’s stores!

New merchandise from TOMS, LA Idol, UGG’s, The North Face, Fox, & Silver is now available in stores and we have some AWESOME items PERFECT for Fall 2011 and back-to-school!

Check out our online store at www.gliks.com!

 

Surprise Contest @Glik’s!!

“Rep Your School” Contest!!

Rep your school to win a backpack!
What do you have to do?

Write a short essay for us (100 words minimum) telling us about why you LOVE your school. Doesn’t matter how old you are, what kind of school you go to, or if you graduated a long time ago, tell us about your experiences, friends, classes, sports, or clubs, anything awesome about your school. See below for an example from our summer intern, Kara.
Post your essay to this event wall! We will choose the top three essays next Monday morning. The winners will receive one of four backpacks, two from Sprayground and two from Hurley.

 

“Rep Your School” Contest!!