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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Back cutout detail by Amuse Society
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Details are key

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

Glik’s Attends Surf Expo 2015 in Orlando, Florida

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Every year in January, a group of our buyers attend the Surf Expo tradeshow in Orlando, Florida to check out the newest collections from some of our top apparel brands. The show includes over 2,000 booths with everything from apparel to surf hard goods. It also features a full line-up of fashion shows and product demonstrations. Compared to other tradeshows, Surf Expo has a laid back atmosphere that makes you feel like you are walking and shopping the pier in Southern California, even though it takes place inside a convention center!

This past week our buyers went to Surf Expo to see the new Fall lines for Fox, Quiksilver, Roxy, Hurley, Billabong, and Volcom. Up and coming brands like Amuse Society, Spirit, Rowdy Gentleman, and Fraternity Collection were also there to show us what they have in store for the upcoming seasons.

Here’s a look inside the show and a sneak peek of what’s to come at Glik’s!

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Glik’s Attends Surf Expo 2015 in Orlando, Florida

Glik’s Fall 2014 Photo Shoot for the BTS Mailer

Our Fall 2014 Photo Shoot was a success! We’ve featured these photos along with images from our vendors in our Fall Back to School Mini-Catalog that is hitting mailboxes this week (but you can view them online now!) PLUS you can shop our WEB SPECIAL: 4 styles of Silver Jeans for Men & Women on sale for just $49.90 each. We are pumped up about this year’s Fall Fashion! You can Shop the Shoot here!

Web Specials

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Prices Valid Until 8/19/14

Fall Photo Shoot 2014

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Billabong Fringe Cardigan Sweater
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This Fox Hoody is a Glik’s Exclusive!
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The North Face 1/4 Zip and Hoodie
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Lovestitch Colorblock Sweater with Flying Monkey Jeans
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In House Brand 1897 Denim has Shirts and Jeans for him this fall
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Roxy Boots are a Must Have this Fall
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This Women’s Fox Racing Sweater is cute and comfy
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Vineyard Vines is Available in Select Glik’s Stores
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Volcom Aztec Cardigan Coming in September!
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Volcom Aztec Cardigan Coming in September!
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A fall must have! Hello Miss Aztec Cardigan Sweater!
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Lovestitch Navajo Cardigan Sweater Coming in Late August!
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Available in Select Stores Only
Glik’s Fall 2014 Photo Shoot for the BTS Mailer

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

Fashion Rules You Have to Break

Rule #1: Don’t Wear White after Labor Day

It has always been said that you should not wear white after Labor Day. Well, that is not the case anymore. In fact, wearing white into the fall and winter can be refreshing and trendy. The trick is to select appropriate fabrics for the season. Heavier and more durable fabrics are going to look better than sheer, lightweight fabrics going into the winter.

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Rule #2: Don’t Mix Prints or Bold Colors

There is a statement to be made with mixing prints. One of the hottest trends right now is mixing floral prints with stripes. Other patterns that look great mixed together include polka dots with stripes, polka dots with floral, polka dots with ikat, plaid with stripes, and chevron with floral. A great way to ease into wearing bold patterns together is to start off by throwing leopard print into your outfits. Leopard print can be treated like a neutral color and looks great with a variety of colors.

Mixing Prints

Mixing Prints

Rule #3: Don’t Mix Silver and Gold Jewelry

Mixing gold and silver jewelry is no longer a fashion faux pas. The trick to mixing metals is to make it look like you meant to do it. If it looks like you haphazardly threw on your bracelets, necklaces, or rings, it may not be as appealing. In order for gold and silver bracelets to look good together, it would be best to wear bracelets of different sizes and shapes. Adding a watch creates a very glamorous look. Necklaces look best if they are layered in different lengths, and if you are wearing multiple rings in gold and silver, we recommend pairing different widths.

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Rule #4: Sneakers are only for the Gym

It’s time to bust out your sneakers! They are not just for the gym anymore. A cute pair of sneakers can look fashionable with anything from sleek skirts and dresses to shorts and jeans. There is just something about sneakers that adds a modern twist to your outfits.

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Van's Sneakers

Rule #5: Never Mix Black and Brown

Mixing black and brown is definitely not a fashion faux pas. In fact, it can be very chic and trendy if styled the right way. One of our favorite ways to mix black and brown is to wear black leggings or jeans with a great pair of brown boots.

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Rule #6: Backpacks are only for Class

No need to dismiss a cute backpack. A fabulous new trend is to carry a backpack instead of a purse! Not only is a backpack super-functional, it also makes a very trendy fashion statement. A solid color backpack looks great if you are wearing an outfit with bold prints and colors. However, if you want to jazz up a simple outfit, a backpack with bright colors or cool patterns will do the trick.

Volcom Backpack

Fashion Rules You Have to Break

Boardshorts are 25% Off!

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Billabong, Hurley, Fox, Katin, O’Neill, Burnside, Lost, Valor, 3rd and Army, Patagonia, and Quicksilver. We have all the best brands in styles, colors and patterns to fit any man. Boardshorts are a summer must-have because they double as shorts! Let’s be honest, what could be better for a guy than a pair of shorts he can wear in the water and out on the street?  Plus, all of our boardshorts are 25% off! Here is just a snippet of what we have to offer this summer…

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Lost Wags Boardshorts, Billabong Mens Legend Tee, Quicksilver Flip Flops, WeSC Tropical Hat

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Katin USA Kylon Boardshort, Hurley Malcom Tank, Quicksilver Flip Flops

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Katin South Pacific BoardshortBasic Tank ,Sperry Top-Sider Mens Bahama Boat Shoe, Katin Trucker Hat

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Katin Fiji Boardshort, 1897 Ethnic Pocket Tank, O’Neill PBR Trucker Hat, Vans

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Fox Racing Boardshorts, 1897 Stripe Tank, Vans

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O’Neill PBR Boardshort, Artistry in Motion Star Woven, Sperry Top-Sider Bahama Boat Shoe

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Hurley Boardshorts, WeSC Faded Flag Tee, Chor Hawaiian Woven, Vans

As always, check out gliks.com for more styles or visit one of our Glik’s locations for even more product! Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the latest Glik’s updates!

Boardshorts are 25% Off!

Who’s Got Your Back-pack?

I realize that not everyone is excited in July at the thought of going back to school, BUT with summer in full swing a simple, yet chic backpack is an ideal accessory to have handy.

I’m not inferring that you have to use your backpack to store your books. But if you happen to be taking a summer class, having a book bag with enough space for your coursework, electrical devices/media, laptop, pens, pencils, rulers, calculators, and whatever else you may require would benefit you when you’re walking across campus.  They even make backpacks that have insulated “cooler” pockets to help keep your beverages and snacks cool!

Quiksilver Schoolie Laptop Backpack

Besides the obvious “school” association, backpacks can be used for a numerous amount of things. I have a canvas backpack that I pack clothing in for overnight or weekend roadtrips. There is just enough room for a few sets of clothing, an extra pair of shoes, toiletries, and my makeup bag.

Billabong Take Me With You Backpack

I favor using a backpack over packing an actual suitcase because its limited space promotes my “packing lite” theory. I’m definitely known for packing for a 7-day trip when in reality I am only going on a 3-day trip (it’s a girl thing).  I’m also grateful for the double straps. I use the excuse that I can “shop” more having two free hands to carry my extra “bags” with.

For those of you with a love of the great outdoors, The North Face makes backpacks that are ideal for all of your outdoor needs.  The Jester backpack can be used for camping trips, hiking outdoors, or any other recreational activities that require a hardy yet durable daypack. Once fall hits, these great book bags can be transitioned to accommodate your hike across campus when classes actually start up again.

The North Face Jester Backpack

Backpacks come in all shapes, sizes, styles, and color patterns to meet the lifestyle requirements of any user.  Whether it’s a place to strap our skateboards, store our snowboard gear, or display extreme graphics that highlight the wearer’s individuality from others, a good backpack can be a multifunctional tool that can withstand a multitude of tasks.

Neff Downtown Backpack

Neff Shark Backpack

Be sure to be on the lookout for backpacks coming from your favorite brands like: Fox Racing, Burton, Neff, The North Face, Dakine, Billabong, Quiksilver, and many others arriving daily online at gliks.com. You can also stop by a Glik’s store location nearest to you and check out all of the latest back to school fashions arriving daily.

Who’s Got Your Back-pack?

Have a Fashionable 4th!

Time to bust out the snakes and sparklers! Word of the week is independence, and we’re serving you up some 4th of July “realness”.

Summer holidays are my favorite! I get to have all of my favorite things wrapped up together in a neat little red, white, and blue package. That’s right people! What’s better than lots of good barbeque, tasty side dishes, sweet treats, swimming, family, and things that go BOOM?

The only thing you need to go with all the patriotic pride you’ve got is a great outfit! I have gathered a few of my favorite 4th of July ensembles to share with you.

Top:  Land of the Free Cropped Tee

Bottom: Flying Monkey Skinny Jegging

 

“Fashion is a government with style of the people, by the people, for the people!”

Top: American Heritage Cropped Top

Bottom: Flying Monkey Jegging

Boots: Very Volatile Rio Grande Boot in Camel

“Liberty is the right to choose. Great Fashion is the result of the right choice.”

Top: Ellison Chiffon Button Down

Bottom: Proud to Be an American Flag Skirt

 

“Life without great Fashion is like a body without a stylish soul.”

Top: Show Some Pride Top

Bottom: Silver Jeans Co. Trinity Destructed Short

Shoes: Keds Champion Canvas Sneaker in Red

Top: Billabong Proud of U American Tank

Bottom: Silver Jeans Co. Trinity Destructed Short

Shoes: Keds Champion Canvas Sneaker in Red

REMEMBER: Fireworks are not toys, so treat them with care and do not do silly things with firecrackers OR your sparklers! Be thankful for your friends, family, and most importantly your freedom! Visit us online at gliks.com, or stop into a store location nearest to you to find your favorite 4th of July themed fashions.

Have a Fashionable 4th!

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.

Proud to Be an American Flag Skirt

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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Billabong Proud of U American Tank

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.

Americana Dreams

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Another Fathers Day is just around the corner, and let’s face it, you don’t want to disappoint good ol’ dad again with another pair of boring socks, a cheesy necktie, or a sappy card. No way! This year is the year!

Your pulling out all the stops, and you’re ready to surprise and delight him with a gift that conveys how much you appreciate all those years he diligently watched over you and your not-so “awesome” decisions.

Want to show dad how awesome he really is?  No matter what kind of style he had, here are some amazing Father’s Day gift ideas to help jump-start you in your mission for the perfect gift for Dad.

Hybrid Shorts: You heard right. Whether he is on land or in the water with the fam., a pair of hybrid boardshorts is just the right thing to keep his simplistic style in check. No muss or fuss necessary. Hybrid shorts are made of the same material as regular boardshorts and provide the same function, but they look like a regular short. There is no need to change when going from water to land; all he needs to do is throw on a comfy tee and off you all go!

Printed Tees: Dads are hip and cool. They wear t-shirts from brands that represent their hobbies and interests. If dad is a fan of moto sports then a tee from Fox Racing will be right up his alley. If he is a casual fellow then brands like Hurley, 1897, and Billabong have casual prints or basic solid colors just for him.

Shorts: Keep it simple, just like your dad. It’s hot out, and I am sure he would appreciate an updated style on a classic pair of shorts to wear while out golfing with the guys. My suggestion would be a pair of twill flat front shorts from 1897 denim.

Boardshorts: Dad is an active man. He likes being outdoors doing manly stuff and is a sucker for water related activities. That is awesome! Update his (maybe) outdated boardshorts! A little color and graphic flare never hurt, especially if amazing comfort and top-notch functionality is at play.

Flip-Flops: No harm, no foul when flip-flops are involved. A sure way to a dad’s heart is though food, chores (done right) and something comfortable. I would aim my sights at his feet. Make them happy with a pair of comfy flip-flops, like the Beer Cozy from Sanuk. They even have camo for the dads who like to hunt.

Every dad is special. So show him how much you care with a great gift for Fathers Day! Be sure to look for any of these great gift ideas for dad online at gliks.com or visit a Glik’s store location nearest to you!

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