Buyers Pick | Machine Jean Shorts

The first day of summer this year is June 21st, and we want to make sure your wardrobe is set and ready to go! A core part of any gal’s summer closet is her selection of jean shorts. This season it’s out with the “plain jane” styles and in with detailing that will give your shorts (and outfits!) a brand new look.

In our opinion, no brand does this better than Machine Jeans. Their unique destructed look and finish makes them a brand of choice for young trendsetters and those with a hip sense of style. Check out our 3 favorite Machine Jean shorts of the season: high-waisted, crochet rim, and acid wash.

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Machine Jean Shorts for WomenHigh-Waisted Denim Shorts

Don’t miss out on high-waisted denim shorts this year. They pair great with crop tops and their high-waisted rise will leave you feeling comfortable all day. Not to mention how you’ll get to show off your sun-kissed legs! Check out our Machine Jeans denim shorts in white for a classy yet cute look.

High Waisted Jean Shorts

Crochet Rim Denim Shorts

These Machine Jean shorts with white crochet trim are the hot item this summer. The crochet trim leaves you with a sweet, scalloped finish. Pair them with a Patrons of Peace Aztec bohemian tank top to complete your boho-inspired look.

Crochet Shorts

Acid Wash Shorts

Acid wash shorts are the perfect casual shorts for this summer season. These Machine Jeans acid wash shorts have a zipper on each side to show off the fly-away look. We love pairing these shorts with a tank top or swimsuit top to hit the beach!

Acid Wash Shorts
Pictured with Ginger G American Flag Tank Top and White Statement Necklace

 

Buyers Pick | Machine Jean Shorts

Fringe Footwear at Glik’s

One of our favorite trends is the fringe trend. Besides loving the fringe details on clothing, handbags, and accessories, we especially love fringe on footwear. Fringe Footwear has a way of taking an ordinary outfit and elevating it to become a Boho chic ensemble.

Fringe Footwear
Photo c/o Angela Bruening

 

Mia Shoes

Whether you are reminiscing about the 70’s fashion trends or experiencing fringe fashion for the first time, you will love fringe footwear. You can wear fringe booties to work, school, shopping, or during a night out on the town. You can wear the fringe sandals to be the focal point of your outfit or you can wear them to add instant style and trendiness to your outfit.

Fringe Footwear

Glik’s offers several different styles of fringe footwear, including Blossom Footwear Pink Fringe Sandals, Mia Shoes Coty Peep Toe Fringe Booties, and Mia Shoes Native Fringe Sandals.

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Fringe Footwear at Glik’s

Flower Power: The Daisy Makes a Comeback

Daisy print trend

Get ready for a blast from the past this spring as we start rolling in the trendiest fashions of the year. And what’s on the line-up? Get ready to embrace your inner flower child, because things are about to get Daisy Crazy.

Floral inspired fashions are fun and inspirational and daisies are no exception. At the height of the new boho chic movement, we couldn’t have welcomed a better fashion trend to infuse into our free and spirited looks. Last year, we witnessed fashion genius Miuccia Prada and her daisy themed fashions on the runway. It is of little surprise that daisies are going to be iconic for this spring.

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Although you can expect to see daisy printed fabrics making their way into Glik’s stores, you can also plan to see daisies creatively infused into everything from accessories to handbags. We are already seeing daisy motif statement necklaces, lace, crochets, and embroidery. Incorporating contrast colors with the crochet and lace tops will set off your look in a great way!

pink pewter headbands

Need some added inspiration for the spring? One of our favorite ways to style out our daisy fashions is with Pink Pewter Headbands. This Deanna style headband is perfect for your hippie-inspired look this spring and we have it in multiple colors.

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Keep your eye out on the Gliks.com New Arrivals page for more daisy motif fashions for this spring and summer.

Flower Power: The Daisy Makes a Comeback

Amp Up Your Outfit with Aztec Prints for Fall

The bright hues and daring prints of summer have passed on the wayside… but fear not; fall makes a bold move by making plays on summer’s biggest trend: Aztec. So make way for geometrical patterns with bold pops of color this fall because this year’s hottest style for prints is undoubtedly the tribal theme.

This tribal trend has trickled down from the runways to the masses and evolved-somewhat appropriately for fall 2013 to feature Aztec, Navajo and southwestern designs. No matter what the outfit, your look is instantly trendy when wearing a tribal themed print.

 

Key Characteristics.

Bold geometrical shapes, daring color combos, and a mix of various patterns and lines make-up the various tribal prints that dominate the fashion world. We’ve seen this pattern’s colors range from bold neons to dusty earth tones, and depending on your particular taste, Aztec prints can be casually be paired with any solid hue to anchor or even uplift your look.

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Scarf: Warm and Cozy Infinity Scarf

The BB Dakota Davina Coat’s neutral earth tone Aztec pattern pairs perfectly with the contrasting burnt sienna hue of this chunky knit infinity scarf. Build on this bohemian traveler theme by wearing a pair of dark denim skinny jeans with under the knee boots.

 

How to Pull It Off.

If you’re new at the tribal trend and want to take the first step towards dominating this new ‘look’, then play it smart and invest in pieces that you’ll actually wear. We know that part of fashion’s allure is the idea of its wearer to be daring, and that’s great. If you know you will wear it, then buy it… but more often than not (speaking from personal experience), not all great ideas are seen through, especially when it comes to clothing. I cannot tell you how many articles of clothing from seasons past that I have adorning my closet with the tags still attached. It’s ridiculous… ask my mother. Actually, don’t.

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Earthy Aztec Cardigan / Scarf: here

Classic items for fall like coats, cardigans, sweaters, scarves, and even hats are ideal editions to your closet that promise to see some use. The key to cold weather is layer, layer, layer; add some flair by adding a pop of Aztec print! This lightweight, Aztec print cardigan features black, brown, grey and stone hues that can be mixed-and-matched with any article of clothing in your closet.

 

Dominating Trend.

 Everything about Aztec screams bohemian (another popular trend). Donning natural accessories like leather, mixed metals and natural stones can accentuate the boho-feel of this tribal trend.

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Aztec Fringe Poncho (similar available here)

Simply adding a floppy brimmed hat, touches of silver accents and boots to this oxblood red, color pop Aztec sweater uplifts whatever look you’re going for. The fringe detail of this sweater would look great paired with dark denim jeans or even a fun and free maxi. Again, layering is fun, as well as key for achieving a fashion forward fall look.

 

Uplifting Your Aztec Look.

Not all tribal patterns have to say classic and neutral. Fashion forward brands like, Everly, an LA based company who produce most of their apparel in the USA, are taking an exotic take on Aztec patterns by adding sequin, metallic, and beading details. This women’s Aztec sequin shift dress from Everly is just asking to be styled with gold accessories and 4 ½ inch platform heels (we’re also big fans of the ankle boot with buckle accenting) for a night out on the town. Just remember to bring along a fun, faux leather jacket to don with the temperature drops and you’re set.

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Everly Aztec Sequin Shift Dress / Boots: here

Wearing tribal prints can be fun and demonstrates that you know how to have fun with fashion. The key is to not over-think what you’re wearing. Consider taking a look at all of the great, fashion forward Aztec items that we carry at gliks.com or stopping by one of our 60 Midwest store locations to find the perfect tribal print for your fall 2013 wardrobe.

Amp Up Your Outfit with Aztec Prints for Fall

What’s Your Style? – BoHo Chic

Our “Style” post today is influenced by bohemian and hippie looks.  The BoHo look seems to be even hotter this summer than usual with all of the maxi dresses and gladiator sandals.  BoHo chic is all about the “floaty” skirts and the floral and embroidered prints.

Outfit 1:  A belted maxi dress is your go-to look for this style, especially paired with a great pair of brown gladiator sandals with a slight heel.  Add some bangles and a feather earring for some extra flair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress: My Beloved – Maxi with Belt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gladiators: City Classified

 

Outfit 2:

This floral print dress looks great by itself when it’s hot, or with a pair of distressed Silver jeans when it’s cooler.  Gladiators always work as a go-to shoe for this look, but western-inspired boots would give it an added edge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress: Mine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gladiators: Codify

 

Outfit 3:

This top puts a modern spin on the hippie look, and these distressed shorts a must-have for hot summer days.  These cut out sandals are a perfect match to finish off the look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top: Mine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shorts: Machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandals: Wanted

 

And, of course, every BoHo chic girl needs a classic pair of aviators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want us to write about a style we missed?  Let us know!

What’s Your Style? – BoHo Chic