Styling Tips on How to Look Taller

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We are getting straight to the point today.  For all you short girls out there, this blog post is dedicated to you! Being short can sometimes be a hassle when shopping.  You may feel like you can’t rock today’s trends since the clothes don’t fit you right.  Well, although we can’t magically spare your legs a few extra inches, we CAN give you some styling tips on how to make you appear to be taller!

1. V-Neck and Surplice Tops

One of the simplest ways to achieve a taller look is to wear a shirt that features a v-neckline or surplice style bodice.  There are so many options to choose from for any occasion! From basic tees, blouses, tanks, and sweaters, you can incorporate this tip almost every day.  Deep v-neck cut tops and dresses draw attention to your face and elongate the look of your torso!

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2. High-Waist and Ankle Length Pants

High waist pants are super on-trend right now, so you can find them almost anywhere in multiple styles.   Since the high-rise waistband sits above your hips, it tricks the common eye into thinking your legs are longer and leaner. You can use this tip with pants, skirts, or shorts! We also suggest you pair it with a cropped or tailored top to enhance the look even more and bring out the elevated waistline.  If you are going with the pants look and not shorts, invest in a pair of pants that actually fit you right! Wearing cropped or ankle length pants, and baring some ankle, will also give the illusion of longer legs.

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3. Pointed Toe Shoes

Whether you are brave enough to rock pumps all day or would rather stick to flats, wearing shoes with a low-cut vamp or pointed toe is the way to go.  These styles will instantly elongate your legs.  Bonus tip: wearing nude colored pumps will provide even more “length” to your look! If heels aren’t your thing, try investing in a pair of pointed toe flats or mules! They are comfy, stylish, and will lengthen your leg line. Winner!

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4. Vertical Stripes

This next tip is one of our all-time favorites, vertical stripes! Vertical stripes are practically considered a basic and they work great for all types of clothing! This pattern creates long lines along the body and is a classic look that makes your entire body look longer, no matter the color scheme. Try incorporating this pattern into your year-round wardrobe with tops, pants, dresses, or even swim suits!

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5. Monochrome Outfit

Similar to the demise of the vertical stripe, monochrome outfits (wearing all the same color) give off the deception of a longer body type.  Using the same color to enhance the illusion of height creates long lines just as vertical stripes do.  Although wearing all black is the simplest of options, try breaking out other natural or fun hues! Check out a simple jumper or a two piece set! The trick to this tip is to make sure your outfit stays simple and tailored.

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6. Top-knot bun or High Ponytail

When it comes to getting ready and styling your hair in the morning, don’t fret! Although shorter length hairstyles will make you look taller by showing off your shoulders and neckline, don’t freak out if you are not willing to chop your hair off! If you decide to keep your hair long, keep it voluminous! Long, textured, beachy waves add length and heighten your appearance.  Or, throw your hair up into a high pony tail or top knot bun with Teleties! These hairstyles literally add a few more inches to your look.

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Okay now that you have these styling tips under your belt, you won’t fall short (lol) of fashion! Now go try out these tips and shop online at www.gliks.com!

Styling Tips on How to Look Taller

How to Wear Over the Knee Boots

Over the knee boots are the must have shoe for this season!

From the runway to your news feed, thigh high boots are having a major style moment. These chic boots are not solely reserved for model-types; anyone can pull this look off.

 See how we’re styling these glam shoes for fall:

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If you’re feeling uneasy about styling your over the knee boots, keep it simple! Pair flat black OTK boots with a cozy off shoulder sweater, one of our Wishlist lace bralettes, and basic skinny jeans. Add a hint of color to your lips to polish everything off. This look is a no-brainer but still looks like it came straight from Pinterest.

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Flat thigh high boots also look great when worn with a cozy fringe poncho! Try this Love Stitch poncho, which is available in multiple color options. The neutral taupe coloring of this pair will allow for endless styling options, no matter the season!

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Over the knee heeled boots are another chic option to try! Make a statement and wear a trendy lace up dress, floppy hat, and sparkly Kendra Scott earrings with your heeled boots. As the weather gets cooler, layer a trench coat over your dress for a sophisticated and stylish outfit.

How to Wear Over the Knee Boots

The Catsuit: Your New Favorite One-Piece

You’re probably thinking, “What in the world is a catsuit?”

Well…

If a bodycon dress and a jumper had a baby, it would be the catsuit.

The catsuit is an elevated basic with an extremely fitted silhouette. This one-piece jumpsuit has a sleeveless design that allows for endless styling opportunities, no matter the season.

Regardless of how you style this one-piece body suit, confidence is key. Find layering pieces and accessories that work for you and you’ll look nothing short of fierce in this hot trend!

Here’s how we’re wearing our cat suits:

Look 1

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Pair a black catsuit with a quilted bomber jacket, caged ankle booties, and a black velvet choker necklace for an athleisure inspired look. Complete your outfit with gold rings and matte red lipstick.

LOOK 2

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You can also rock a 90’s inspired girly-grunge look with a grey jumpsuit. Try tying a buffalo plaid shirt around your waist, throwing your hair in a messy topknot, and sliding on your go-to black Converse. Finish this look with an all black baseball hat and simple stud earrings.

Leave a comment and tell us how you’ll style your cat suit this fall!

The Catsuit: Your New Favorite One-Piece

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

How to Tuck in a Shirt | A Step by Step Guide |

Ever wonder how to get the perfect tucked in shirt? Follow our four easy step-by-step guides below to master the trend and tuck in your shirt like a pro!

The Side Front Tuck

  • Start with a slightly oversized top. A short sleeve Piko shirt is a perfect option!

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  • Take a small section at the hem between your navel and hip and tuck into your waistband.

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  • Slightly pull both sides for more a relaxed look.

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The Front Tuck

  • Start with a basic tee or tank. We used a nautical striped shirt from Jolie clothing!

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  • Grab a small section at the hem directly below your navel.

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  • Twist the section and put into your waistband.

HOW TO TUCK IN YOUR SHIRT

The Half Tuck

  • Start with a button up top. We used a Polly and Esther plaid shirt.

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  • Beginning at the bottom, unbutton the shirt until the buttons meet the waist of your pants.

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  • Tuck in one side. It doesn’t matter which side you choose!

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  • Tug slightly on the tucked in side.

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The Full Tuck

  • Start with a fitted top. The less fabric you have gathered at your waist, the better!

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  • Completely fold into your waistband.

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  • Raise both arms over your head. This will evenly pull out the fabric and give this look a more relaxed vibe.

HOW TO WEAR A DENIM SHIRT

  • Finish this look with a belt or wear as is!

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Like what you see? Find these looks and more at Glik’s!

How to Tuck in a Shirt | A Step by Step Guide |

Little White Dress Trend

Like cute sunglasses and strappy sandals, think of a white dress as a warm-weather staple. A stylish L.W.D. is not only a crisp and clean addition to your wardrobe, but it can also leave ample room to play around with accessories.

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A white summer dress is fitting for almost any occasion from brunching with your girlfriends, to date night, to a fresh look for a day at the office. The neutral color of a white dress allows for endless styling opportunities.

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If you’re feeling extra bold, try pairing your favorite skinny jeans with a short white dress. Finish off your look with wedge booties or heeled sandals to elongate your legs.

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The white trend is so hot right now, you’ll find yourself wanting to rock it on repeat. How will you wear your L.W.D. this season?

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Spring 2016 Color Trend: Olive Green

While dark green is not the usual suspect for a spring/summer color palette, the hue is taking over the world of fashion in a big way. Gone are the days when neutral colors strictly included blacks, whites, and tans. Say hello to your new go-to color: green.

Whether it’s a military green or a shade of olive, this is a trend you’ll want to try. Here are a few of my favorite ways to wear fashion’s army green trend:

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Olive green pants are a must thing spring! Balance out wearing colored bottoms by pairing them with a neutral top. Try a black cold shoulder shirt layered over a lace bralette for the perfect #ootd this spring.

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An army green dress will be a staple in your spring/summer rotation. A piece like this can be worn dressed down with Converse shoes and a jean jacket, or you can dress it up by pairing it with a statement necklace and cute sandals.

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You can also rock two trends at once with an olive green shirt and white skinny jeans! A look like this can easily take you from a long day in class to a night out with friends in no time!

Spring 2016 Color Trend: Olive Green

Spring 2016 Shoe Guide

Now that spring is in full swing, your footwear game needs to be on point. One of the best parts about spring footwear is that it will effortlessly transition into summer! We’ve gathered the best shoes for the season and put them with a few no-fail outfits that will have you stylin’ all season.

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Like what you see? Shop these cute shoes and more at Glik’s!

Spring 2016 Shoe Guide

The Dos and Don’ts of Fashion Shorts

With temperatures on the rise, it’s time to show some leg! Wearing fashion shorts is not only a way to keep cool in the blazing days of summer, but the right pair of shorts can also elevate your outfit from basic to Instagram worthy.

If you’re unsure how to wear cute shorts or what to wear them with, relax! I’ve got your back with a few helpful styling tips that are guaranteed to leave you looking (and feeling) your best.

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Don’t pair too short of shorts with high heels.

Do find the right balance between the length of your shorts and height of your heels. Keep this simple rule in mind: the shorter the shorts, the shorter the heel. The opposite also applies: the longer the shorts, the higher the heel can be.

Don’t avoid fun colors and prints.

Do find colors that flatter your skin tone and patterns that work for your body type. If you’re long and lean, don’t be afraid to try a larger print or bold color.   All my curvy girls, try sticking to a smaller print in a darker color. Vertical stripes and vibrant colors will work best for petite body types.

It’s tricky anytime you wear a pattern or bold color on your lower half, but it can be done!

Don’t write off your denim shorts.

Do find a classic pair of jean shorts that can be dressed up or down. Just like your longer length denim, shorts really will go with just about everything in your closet.

Don’t wear a shirt that covers your shorts.

Do experiment with a front tuck or try a cute knot if the shirt you’re dying to pair with your shorts is too long. As a hard rule, if your shirt is so long it looks like there’s nothing underneath, reconsider pairing them together.

Check out our selection of denim and fashion shorts and find a pair (or two) that work for you!

The Dos and Don’ts of Fashion Shorts

Bohemian Style |Wild and Free|

From Vanessa Hudgens to Kate Hudson to your favorite fashion blogger on Instagram, every free-spirited babe is rocking the boho chic look this spring. If your inner hippie is begging to be let loose when you see boho looks, don’t be afraid to let her out to play!

Printed pants are the piece to try if you want to dip your toes in the tie-dye water without fully submerging yourself in a boho look.

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A printed pant can put off a laid-back flower-child vibe without giving the appearance of trying too hard. Take a nod from gypsy queen Kate and style a relaxed fitting pair with a solid colored Piko top, beaded necklace and round sunglasses. Complete your look with strappy gladiator sandals on your feet and loose beachy waves in your hair.

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Flared printed pants paired with an off the shoulder shirt can also help you embrace your inner boho chic fashionista. A solid colored top can easily balance out intricately patterned bottoms. Don’t forget to add long, layered necklaces and platform sandals for a bohemian style look that’s Instagram worthy.

If you’re like me, you’re probably now head over (gladiator) heels in love with bohemian style. Find inspiration in these boho-meets-street-style looks and add your own personal touches to make them reflect your inner flower child. I suggest a half-up boho bun hairstyle or go all out and make your own flower crown.

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