When to Wear Mules

When to Wear Mules (5)Mules have been a popular trend for a minute now and I just can’t get enough of them lately. This is definitely one shoe trend you don’t want to miss out on. To make sure you don’t miss any styling opportunity, here are 5 times that you can be putting your best mule wearing foot forward and rocking one of our favorite shoe trends.

When You Are Out To Enjoy The Day…When to Wear MulesHeeled mules literally elevate your style. Dresses and a simple laser cut mule go perfectly together for days out exploring the city and trying out that new totally instagramable coffee shop. I love a good pair of heeled mules with a midi dress, or actually any dress ever, you absolutely can’t go wrong with a pair of heeled mules and a dress.

When You Have Things To Get Done…When to Wear Mules (1)When I run errands, I know there is a 90% possibility that I will run into someone that I kind-of-sorta-know but definitely have to say hi to, when that happens I like to look somewhat presentable. Mules are ideal to throw on with your distressed jeans and your favorite comfy shirt. With this outfit combination you can fool everyone into thinking you’re the kind of girl who is fashionable and has time to buy a gallon of milk. Your new secret is safe here.

When You Are Out On The Town…When to Wear Mules (2)Its girls night and you have the perfect outfit and now you’ll have the perfect pair of shoes to match. Mules are so durable and totally dance friendly with a nice stacked heel. So go ahead and grab that romper and mules and be prepared to outshine your friends in all the group pictures tonight, girl.

When You Mean Business…When to Wear Mules (3)When you are at work its essential to have a shoe that keeps you comfy till 5pm rolls around. Mules are necessary for work because of their no back design. You won’t ever get that restrained feeling that other shoes tend to have. Again another simple put together look, just grab your basic black pants, a structured top, and you’re out the door on the way to grab your coffee.  You’ll be contently comfy the whole day at work, so you can focus on looking cute, getting your work done, and looking cute.

When You Would Rather Be On Vacation…

When to Wear Mules (4)One of the cool things about the mule shoe is that they can be a casual shoe as well. Throw them on with your beach lounge pants and instantly be the beach boho babe you know you were meant to be!

In case you need more time to mull over the mule trend, be sure to check out @gliksofficial on Instagram for all the outfit inspo you could possible ever want/need! And to shop all these styles and more check out gliks.com!

When to Wear Mules

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

The Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater

Screen shot 2018-01-08 at 2.17.53 PMScreen shot 2018-01-09 at 4.06.08 PMOkay, so winter may not be my favorite season, but there is always one thing that I love about cold days, and that’s the sweater options! There is something almost magical about getting a new sweater and the Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater is a sweater that I have been absolutely smitten with since the first time laid eyes on it. This frayed cropped sweater comes in mustard, grey, mauve, and ivory, which are all beautiful muted tones that go well with whatever shoes, pants, or jeans you can think to wear them with. Definitely one of my favorite things about this sweater is how many things I can wear it with and feel like am an actual vogue-fashionista-model. This sweater makes it easy to look cute and it is the kind of comfy feel-good sweater that you naturally gravitate to!

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Another major plus about this sweater is that it can be transitioned into all the seasonal outfits you can think of. Right now I like to wear it with my black ripped Silver denim and throw on my Levi’s denim jacket for a little more edge (and maybe a CC Beanie for a little more warmth)! For a relaxed lazy weekend look, I love this sweater with my high waisted light washed denim and some fuzzy socks when I hang out at my friends’ homes. But as soon as the weather warms up, I cannot wait to style this sweater with a bralette, a faux suede taupe skirt, and ankle booties, for a look to wear at the office or a casual night out!

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The Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater is the kind of quintessential piece for your wardrobe! No matter what the temperature may be outside this sweater will be there for any look. Now sweater weather can officially last forever (maybe without the cold weather part though).  To shop these looks be sure to head to Gliks.com!

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The Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater

Pantone Colors of 2018

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Every year Pantone releases a palette of colors that they believe are the trend for the upcoming season. Pantone is influential in the world of design and is the global authority of color standards. These are the color trends that Pantone is predicting for the Spring 2018 for both men’s and women’s fashion.

This year’s colors have quite the vibrant ambiance to them. Here are some looks straight from our store that use the 2018 Pantone colors of the year, so you know exactly what to wear to be the trendiest you that you can be this spring. We really love some of these colors and the way they remind us of some of our favorite things in nature.

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The Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater for Women is one of our absolute favorite sweaters, but this Main Strip in Mustard has a serious mellow vibe to it that we wanna wear all day, everyday. This will be the perfect Meadowlark color that will keep you happy during the last of these cold winter weeks.

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For the touch of Chili Oil in your wardrobe try the Beulah Moto Leggings in Burgundy. Or try The North Face Campshire Full Zip Vest in Sequoia Red for something that will provide a little more warmth. The Beulah Moto Leggings and The North Face Campshire Full Zip Vest have all the earth boho vibes that this Pantone Color intended.

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For a bit of the Cherry Tomato color from Pantone try the Piko Tops Fitted Long Sleeve Tunic Top in Red. This shirt is so soft and has a barely there fit that you will become obsessed with. This shirt will be that bright, attention grabbing piece that your wardrobe has been needing.

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If you are looking for something in the shade of Little Boy Blue, you have to check out this Patagonia Women’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap T Fleece Pullover. Besides this pullover being a 2018 Pantone favorite, this Patagonia will you keep you nice and warm.


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For a romantic color in your wardrobe, you will love the Pantone color Pink Lavender. The North Face Half Dome Pullover Hoodie for Women in Foxglove Lavender has all the soft color of the Pink Lavender while providing you some warmth and comfort. And because we love this color so much, check out the Elan Clothing Back Lace Up Sweater in Mauve, this will become your new go to sweater.

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The Qupid Shoes Tuxedo Laser cut Ballerina Ankle Booties in Nutmeg are the perfect match for the Pantone color Emperador. These shoes will pair perfectly with any of the Pantone 2018 colors to create the perfect Spring outfit!

While this is just a couple of the Pantone 2018 colors, to read more about the Pantone colors of 2018, click here! And to shop all the trendiest styles, and for all your Pantone Color matching needs be sure to check out Gliks.com!

Pantone Colors of 2018

Booties to Step You into Spring

We can’t wait for warmer weather! And we cannot wait to transition these super cute booties out of our winter wardrobe and into our spring looks. The best thing about these booties is that while the weather is still cold we can wear them while we wait for Springy-er days (sigh).

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The Qupid Prenton Perforated Ankle Booties

These faux leather shoes with an oil finish are an awesome option for every day wear, whether to school or work. The cut out sides are perfect for showing off your frayed hem jeans. We love these shoes because they have major casual boho vibes! They are definitely the kind of shoe you throw on with your chunky sweater but also wear with your romper to see your favorite artist in concert. You can get these laid-back booties in Taupe or Black.

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The Qupid Prenton Woven Ankle Booties

These shoes have a chunky stacked heel and trendy almond toe design. The Prenton Woven Ankle has a stunning intertwined design on the leatherette uppers. You can easily throw these shoes on and off with the hook and loop fastener strap design. We love these shoes because they have a super unique design, you will want to wear these with your favorite denim all the time. But no matter what you decide to wear with these shoes, they will help make your outfit unique and distinctive! You can get these trendsetting shoes in either a Light Grey or a Taupe color.

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The Qupid Tuxedo Laser Cut Ballerina Ankle Booties

These shoes are the kind of things dreams are made of! The laser cut detailing on this shoe is some beautiful attention to detail. With a low cut style that looks wonderful with your distressed jeans. Or imagine it with a lightweight Piko dress to wear on warmer days out. We love these shoes because they are not super “heeled” like other booties for days you don’t feel like adding the extra height to your look. These booties have a dainty “ballerina shoe” feel to them, so you can feel as lightweight as these shoes when you wear them out. You can get the Qupid Tuxedo Laser Cut Ballerina Ankle Booties in a rich Nutmeg color or in an elegant Black color. Both practical and chic, these booties are a great option for the transition into the spring!

Any of these three shoes will help you take the cold steps into your spring looks. These are just some of the booties we have been crushing on lately, for even more booties check out our site at Gliks.com!

 

Booties to Step You into Spring

New Year’s Outfit for Men: Bring in 2016 Right

New Year's Outfit for MenWith Christmas upon us, New Year’s is just around the corner. So, how are you gonna dress your hubby?… Or yourself for that matter. Whether you need an extra gift for yourself or a man in your life, I’ve hand picked a New Year’s Outfit for Men that’s sure to get some compliments when that clock hits midnight.

So for New Year’s, what exactly is the criteria? Well, for most, you want to stand out with class, but not be THE standout. At Glik’s, we have plenty of options for a New Year’s Outfit for Men that fall just inside that perfect medium.

New Year's Outfit for MenEven though the weather has been absurdly warm, I’d be willing to bet the chill will be back for New Year’s. And with that, comes a prime opportunity to rock a new quarter-zip or sweater. For the more outdoorsy male, I’d be sure to grab this Kuhl quarter-zip. It will still leave you with that rugged feel, yet a classy one at that. New Year's Outfit for MenHowever, we do have great options on trendy, yet classy, sweaters. This one here is easily my favorite. Aztec just really gets to me you know???

Next up, let’s talk about some shirts. We have plenty of shirts that surely won’t break the bank, and just about all of them will look great with the above outerwear. You can find them all on one page here.

Next, let’s move down a bit to the pants. Personally, I cannot recommend better pants than these. New Year's Outfit for MenAs the comfiest khakis I’ve ever worn, it’s no wonder why I put them on here. They have some stretch to them that adds an incredible level of comfort, and to top that off, the color is perfect. However, I get that some people may want to rock some denim, and in that case, I’d have to go with these 1897 jeans as my favorites.

Now, to top off the outfit, it’s all about what’sNew Year's Outfit for Men at the bottom of those feet. Shoes are cool, but socks can really add that extra style to an outfit. Here, we have a plethora of stylin’ Stance socks to bring in the New Year with.

New Year's Outfit for MenFinally, as cool as socks can be, shoes really are important. Also, they really can be a great means of showing off your socks. Check out the picture to the right and upper right as an example. For me, Chukkas are without a doubt the best trend in footwear right now. They are classy, functional, and can still look great after getting down and dirty. Here, you can find my personal favorite Chukka we carry. It’s Timberland, so you know the quality is there. However, because the quality comes with a bit of a price, here is a close second that won’t break the bank.

Hope you enjoyed this helpful holiday blog, and have a great New Year!

-Jeremy Glik

New Year’s Outfit for Men: Bring in 2016 Right

Men’s Sweaters at Glik’s

Just because the temperature outside is about to reach a low point doesn’t mean that your style has to also. The solution to your winter wardrobe blues is the essential men’s sweater. If you are new rocking the men’s sweater, there is no need to stress. Glik’s offers a lot of handsome and attractive men’s sweaters for men that will liven up your wardrobe during the fall and winter seasons.

1897 Sweater for MenNot only do these sweaters make for attractive attire but they are also functional, stylish, and a great way to stay warm! Sweaters can be worn on a dinner date, to a holiday party, or to work on casual Fridays. Even when wearing casual sweaters, you can look sharp and stylish.

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Men's Quarter-Zip Sweater

The secret to adding sweaters to your wardrobe is variation. At Glik’s you can choose between quarter-zip, shawl collar, full-zip, and hooded sweaters. It is important to make sure the style is appropriate for the occasion. For instance, the sweaters with the shawl necklines look a tad bit dressier than the hooded sweaters and would be appropriate to wear to a holiday party or even to work. And depending on how you layer them, these men’s sweaters can be worn in the fall, winter, and possibly even into the spring.

Retro-fit Men's Sweaters

Men's Sweaters

If you are looking for a way to get more bang for your buck, try a sweater in a neutral color. Neutral colors like black, brown, gray, or tan are usually more practical because they can be worn more often and with different wardrobe combinations. And you can always add color to your outfit by layering a neutral sweater over a colorful shirt or by adding colorful accessories like a watch or a scarf.

Men's Retro-Fit Sweater

 

Men’s Sweaters at Glik’s

Under Armour: Active Wear for the Entire Family Part 2

Activewear for the Active Male!

Whether you’re coaching a little league team, running to the grocery store or headed out for an early morning jog, Under Armour has comfortable and practical activewear pieces you will love. Keeping yourself fashionably current and comfy at the same time can easily be done with many options from their current collection. under armour 11 (1)

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High-tech Fabrics

From this ultra-soft cotton charged tri-blend fabric t-shirts to their loose fitting shorts you can find multiple styles. The technology used by Under Armour offers signature moisture transport systems that wick away moisture from the body. They also offer anti-odor technology that prevent odor causing microbes, so you remain fresh throughout the day. Under Armour carefully chooses fabrics to best compliment the purpose of each style of clothing.

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Head to Toe Look

Under Armour offers breathable stretch fit hats that are structured and made to stay in place. The hats are even made with high-tech materials and heat gear technology that allows you to remain cool and dry.

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The men’s Under Armour shoes are available in select Glik’s stores.

 

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 Superhero Style

Under Armour offers cool styles even for the energy filled little guy in your life. The boys’ collection features t-shirts that they will love to wear with awesome prints iconic superheroes like Iron Man and Superman. The moisture wicking technology allows perspiration to quickly evaporate so staying cool and dry is no problem while the anti-microbial technology will leave your little one feeling and smelling fresh.

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The Under Armour Renegade Short is perfect for the little boy who likes a loose and comfortable fit. The built in heat gear technology offered by Under Armour helps keep your active boy both cool and stylish.

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These boy’s Under Armour athletic shoes are available in select Glik’s store.

Under Armour offers styles for the entire family. Shop Gliks.com or your local Gliks store for all your activewear needs.

 

Under Armour: Active Wear for the Entire Family Part 2

Denim Love

Whether it is styled as part of an uptown chic ensemble or roughed up for a nonchalant, I’ve just rolled out of bed and “naturally” look this way hipster appeal, the denim shirt is definitely destined to be a key piece in your wardrobe this fall. This versatile item of clothing can be worn in a variety of ways, hence why it is being sanctioned as a trend for this upcoming fall season.

This utilitarian work shirt has been a staple in the closets of cowboys and blue-collar citizens for decades; the denim buttondown has now been reborn for modern trends. The question is: How do you wear the denim shirt? Read on for some more tasty tips on how you can incorporate this key piece in your fall wardrobe or give your old, vintage favorite shirt a new-for-fall feel.

Denim + Denim:

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Known as the “Canadian Tuxedo”, the denim on denim look is actually rather easy to pull off. NOTE: Make sure the wash of your denim shirt is different from you denim bottom. Simply pair a denim top with your favorite pair of jeans for a casual-chic outfit that looks effortless. The styling possibilities are endless. Spice up your outfit with various shoes and accessories.

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Denim + Maxi Skirts:

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Whether worn buttoned up or left open and layered with a tee or tank, a denim shirt looks boho chic when paired with a maxi skirt! Let your inner stylist loose and have fun playing with prints and solids for a boho chic look everyone will love! Helpful Hint: If you have yet to add a maxi skirt to your fall wardrobe but have a ton of maxi dresses left in your wardrobe from summer, just don the dress the same way you would the skirt. Tie your denim top at your waist or leave it open and wear some fab accessories!

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Denim+ White:

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Lucky for us, wearing white bottoms past Labor Day will be acceptable this fall. Pair a denim or chambray top with a classic pair of white skinny bottoms for a classic chic outfit that can be dressed up with heels or kept casual with a cuffed bottom and sneakers.

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Denim+Boots:

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A great pair of boots will always take your outfit to the next level! Partner your denim shirt with a fun pair of cowboy boots, lace-ups or ankle boots.

Special Note:

Every wardrobe should have a denim jacket in its possession. A quality denim jacket can be used year round and transcend into seasons yet to come. If you don’t have one, get one! You will not regret the decision!

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I am personally excited to see denim shirts trending into fall. It’s fun thinking of all the ways to incorporate this oh-so versatile piece into your everyday outfit! Be sure to visit us at gliks.com for all your denim needs or stop by one of your local store locations for a few hours of fashionable fun.

Denim Love

Fedoras

Summer is here, and the ultra chic pair of sunglasses that you’re donning isn’t the only thing shielding you from the sun’s rays.  The “It” accessory of this summer season is a chic fedora!

It doesn’t surprise me that fedoras are trending right now. Hats in every shape, style and size are the ultimate add-on to any outfit this summer. You can turn the simplest outfit from boringly bland to oh-so-chic by simply donning a fedora. It’s really ingenuous actually.  A well-chosen hat can make a 180-degree difference on your outfit by adding a bit of drama to your look.

Katie Holmes is proof that sporting a casual outfit does not have to be boring. InStyle caught her on the beach in this blazer, tank and cut-off ensemble that she added some spice to by wearing a simple straw hat.

It’s called a bad hair day and every girl has them, unfortunately whether you’ve woken up with hair so alive even the greatest of lion tamers couldn’t handle it, gotten caught in the rain or lost a fight with the wind. Not only are fedoras super cute and chic, they’re also perfect for hiding unruly manes. StyleBistro caught Katie coming off a windy boat ride wearing a trendy open-knit sweater with wedges and a fedora.

Fedoras are not solely reserved for women this summer. Men are taking part in this trend as well. And if I might add, a man wearing a properly placed fedora looks very dapper.

StyleBistro also caught Tom Cruise wearing a matching fedora during his boat outing with Katie Holmes. I’d add that the hat heightens his woven/short outfit combo.

JustJared caught the Vampire Diaries star, Ian Somerhalder, at Coachella this April looking casually cool in the desert heat. His fedora adds extra style to his no-fuss tank and jeans outfit.

What do you think of fedoras? We want to know.  Don’t forget that you can stop by any of your local Glik’s store locations or check us out online at gliks.com for all your summer fashion needs.

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