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

360 View of Edwardsville

With increasing technology comes an increase in perks!

Below is a virtual tour of our Edwardsville, Illinois store.  With this, you will be able to see a general layout for our stores.  However, due to the stores carrying different product based on their customer’s and geographic location, and to the stores receiving new product on a weekly basis, this tour will not be up to date regarding specific merchandise.

(To take a look inside, use the arrows on the screen and click through the store)

360 View of Edwardsville

Bomber Jacket Style Guide

Are you sick of your leather and denim jackets? Say no more! The bomber jacket is the jacket of the year for 2016. You won’t want to miss out on this trend!

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BB Dakota Atwood Bomber Jacket | Z Supply Tee | Kancan Jeans

The bomber jacket has replaced all denim and leather jackets. This easy to layer jacket will be your go to item this season. We’ve paired our BB Dakota Atwood Bomber Jacket over one of our favorite basic tees and ripped skinny jeans.

Dress down your bomber jacket with a sports look by throwing this jacket over a graphic tee. Top off your outfit with a leather or suede baseball hat. With these key items, you will nail the street-style look!

With bomber jackets, you have unlimited possibilities when it comes to styling them. Dress up these jackets by wearing them over a dress or paired with a skirt, either way you will look super chic. Pair this outfit with your favorite booties and you will have the perfect look for a night out with the girls.

For an effortless look on those colder days, wear your bomber jackets with a lightweight sweater and a scarf.  To complete the look add a beanie to your outfit. With the various options, you won’t go wrong adding this trendy little number to your closet!

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Bomber jackets aren’t just for the ladies. We’ve spotted a few of our favorite male celebrities wearing these jackets. Adam Levine and Ryan Gosling were both spotted in bomber jackets. And, of course Pharrell Williams was spotted rocking a floral bomber jacket (which only he could pull off!).Bomber Jacket for MenQuilted Bomber Jacket | Long Sleeve Curved Hem Tee |Jogger Pants| Converse Shoes

Inspired by the bomber jacket trend, we paired our PX Clothing Quilted Bomber Jacket with a basic long sleeve tee and joggers. Our choice of shoe was a pair of classic black Converse. To complete the look, we added a black Neff beanie. With this bomber jacket, you will never look back on your leather or denim jackets!

Bomber Jacket Style Guide

Trend Alert: Frayed Jeans

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Fray is the New Fringe

The past few seasons the fringe trend has been a huge hit! Adding a twist to the fringe world, they have added fringe denim, which is known as released hem, raw hem, or even frayed jeans.  The frayed hem doesn’t stop at the jeans. We are seeing frayed shorts, skirts and tops too. The released hem trend isn’t just made on a skinny jean either, but also on a flared denim. One of our favorite brands, Flying Monkey, came out with a cropped skinny jean that features a raw hem and are a must have staple piece for this season!

Rules of the Frayed Jeans:

  1. The frayed hem should hit right at or above the ankle.
  2. Wear your raw hem jeans with pointy pumps, strappy sandals, ballet flats, casual sneakers, or ankle boots.
  3. Only wear one or two raw hem peices at a time, too much fraying could be an overkill.

Frayed Jeans

We paired our released hem Flying Monkey Jeans with an Elan Fringe Sweater giving this outfit the double fray look. Keeping up with all of the trends this season, we layered our sweater over a Criss-Cross Neck Tee. And topping off our look, we paired our raw hem jeans with our Volatile Haisley Western Ankle Bootie to show off that frayed hem.

Trend Alert: Frayed Jeans

Fall Piko Clothing: Get It Here First

If you haven’t had a chance to try out Piko Clothing, now is definitely your chance! Year round I adore Piko Clothing and I’m so excited to share with you new styles for fall that were early released at Glik’s! The latest craze in fashion, these Piko Tops are effortlessly stylish, comfy and affordable! Piko Clothing’s unique combo that has shoppers eager to buy. Most styles are made out of bamboo, making them feel cool to the touch, irresistibly soft and eco-friendly! Piko Clothing is a staple in every woman’s closet and the brand has diversified themselves by constantly evolving their styles. Once you try their product, you will want every style and color! Piko tops and dresses are great because of their signature loose fitting silhouettes. The silhouettes are loose fitted, yet still flattering on any woman. For the fall, they have transitioned into new fabrics to create a comfortable, stylish line of sweaters. Piko Ponchos, Piko Cardigans, and Piko Sweaters are only some of the new designs for the Fall Piko Clothing line. Their new designs are perfect for office wear or spruced up with a sparkly statement necklace for a girl’s night out!

How to Style Fall Piko Clothing:

 

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Piko V-Neck Tunic Sweater in the color Raspberry
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Piko Clothing Scoop Neck Sweater in Heather Grey

When the days become a little more chilly Piko shirts are the perfect companions for blanket scarves. Whether you are spending time picking pumpkins, or cheering on your favorite football team, Fall Piko Clothing is a must have! Piko tops and dresses have tight fitted sleeves, which are flattering, along with a light weight fabric which makes it easy to move around in. Fall colors like burgundy and mustard yellow make it easy to represent your favorite team, while still looking stylish at your tailgates!

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Piko Sweater Cardigan in the color Black
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Piko Poncho in the color Black Marl

 

Finally, Piko is perfect for the easy going effortless look! Piko can transition from day to night by just adding a few accessories or a Wishlist lace bralette! Piko is perfect for a day out shopping with girlfriends, or when trying to impress a special someone on a first date. Piko has a sweet and feminine charm that everyone can respect.

 

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Piko Clothing Long Sleeve Swing Dress in the color Army Green

 

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Piko Clothing Long Sleeve Swing Dress in Dark Maroon

 

Be the first to get these styles and much much more at http://www.gliks.com/Default.aspx!

Fall Piko Clothing: Get It Here First

Trend Alert: Color Block Fashion

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We’ve seen it in the ’90s and then again in 2011 and now its back! This color block trend for 2016 is much different from what we have seen in the past. In 2011, the color block fashion that was trending was pairing colored pants with a different colored top. Now, this fashion trend is all in one piece. A brand that we love at Glik’s, Vanilla Bay, does this trend the right way with their shirts and dresses!

Styling Color Block Fashion

Vanilla Bay Color Block Pocket Tee CoralThis Vanilla Bay Short Sleeve Color Block Shirt is one of our favorites here at Glik’s! Coming in two colors, Sky Blue and Coral, this shirt is color blocked with white and features a beige left chest pocket. Pair this adorable fashion top with our Flying Monkey Jeggings for a slimming look that everyone will love!

Vanilla-Bay-COLOR-BLOCK-MAXI-DRESS-VD7293-Blue-fThis Vanilla Bay Color Block Maxi Dress is perfect for any type of activity. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone with this bold maxi dress. Color blocked with ivory and three shades of blue, this maxi dress will look stunning on just about anyone! Style it up with a statement necklace and your favorite sandals!

Vanilla-Bay-TWO-TONE-MAXI-DRESS-VD7279-Yellow-fThis Vanilla Bay Color Block Maxi Dress is a personal favorite of mine. The bright yellow coloring just screams summer! This maxi dress is color blocked with white, giving it a simple yet elegant look. Dress this beautiful dress up with a statement necklace and a pair of wedges and enjoy a nice night out with the girls!

Trend Alert: Color Block Fashion

Magic Tradeshow 2016

For most, Las Vegas is all about the bright lights, over-the-top entertainment, nightlife and endless nights of gambling… but for us, Las Vegas is all about the world’s largest fashion marketplace, Magic!

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The Magic tradeshow is where major players in the contemporary fashion and apparel-sourcing scene gather twice a year in Vegas. The largest, most influential network of merchants, vendors, manufacturers, and fashion personalities gather at several merchandised shows including:

  • Project
  • The Tents
  • WWDMagic
  • FN Platform
  • Sourcing at Magic
  • Project Womens
  • The Collective
  • Pool Tradeshow
  • WSA at Magic
  • Playground
  • CurveNV at Magic

Those who attend Magic market week also have access to seminars, trend reports, up and coming brands, and networking opportunities galore. It’s the who’s who in fast fashion and the place to be for many of the industry’s major players.

Our buying team at Glik’s attends Magic tradeshow twice a year to find the hottest trends to bring back to our stores in the Midwest.

Here is a glance of what our buyers saw while at Magic:
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Magic Tradeshow 2016

Spring Footwear Trends 2016

It’s finally February! If you ask me, that’s kinda sorta basically almost spring. With warmer temps on the horizon, most of the new shoes we’re seeing at Glik’s are good staples for transitioning seasons. Here are a few spring footwear styles you can bust out now and carry on wearing when the warmer weather comes.

City Classified Rex Suede Desert Wedges
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This is literally the perfect wedge bootie for spring. Its neutral color will match almost any outfit that you wear.  These wedges will look great with a dressier look or worn with a more casual outfit. Style them with a dress for a night out or pair them with your favorite cuffed skinny jeans for a lunch date with your bestie.

Charles Albert Lace Up Ballet Flats

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Raise your hand if you are tired of wearing boots.  I am definitely ready for a spring footwear overhaul.  This lace up ballet flat is a great transition shoe to take you from season to season.  They come in three colors: red, black and nude and are the must-have shoe of the season.  Wear these lace up flats with leggings, an oversized sweater, and jeans or your dressiest dress.  They are very affordable so if you can’t decide on a color, just buy by them all 😉
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If lace up ballet flats are not for you, check out these ankle wrap flats from Soda Shoes.  This is an easy shoe to throw on and go.  They pair well with all your favorite spring dresses and skirts and they will also add a chic touch to a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans and statement tee.  I love a cute shoe that’s also super versatile!

Happy (almost) spring! And remember if life gives you lemons, sell them and buy shoes!

Spring Footwear Trends 2016

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day: Ladies’ Night

Flying solo on February 14th? That’s no excuse not to rock a fun Valentine’s Day outfit. After all, a Valentine’s spent with your girlfriends is a guaranteed stress free good time and what could be better than that? Whether your group is treating yourselves to dinner or staying in and attempting that yummy recipe you found on Pinterest, I’ve put together a few outfit ideas to help you dress accordingly.

If you’re going out..
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If the plan is to dress up, go out, and be the fiercest single girl squad, this is the outfit to do it in. I love the simplicity of this off the shoulder Ellison top. It shows just the right amount of skin and is something you’ll definitely wear again. Pair this shoulder baring top with light wash KanCan Jeans and ballet flats. Complete your V-day ensemble with oversized stud earrings and a swipe of Too Faced Melted Liquefied Long Wear Lipstick in Bordeaux.

If you’re keeping it casual…

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Maybe your girl gang is amped to go bowling or eat your weight in movie theatre popcorn on Valentine’s Day. Either way, you’ll look and feel great in this getup. This plaid shirt by Thread and Supply is seriously perfect. I suggest keeping it comfy with distressed Flying Monkey Jeans, a C.C. Beanie, and your trusty Converse shoes. Add a touch of color to your lips with the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Super Strawberry.

If you’re staying in…

Valentine's Day outfit

If your crew has planned a hot group date with an on-screen Ryan Gosling and an endless amount of junk food, I know just the Valentine’s Day outfit you should wear. Southern Shirt Company tees literally could not be any more comfortable. Plus they have a relaxed fit, so you can eat your little heart out (I’m not judging and neither will your girlfriends). Keep the comfy going with a pair of boyfriend fit Flying Monkey Jeans and Sperry shoes. Make sure your lips stay hydrated with Bobbi Brown Lip Balm.

No matter your plans, enjoy the time you spend with your true soul mates– your girl friends!

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day: Ladies’ Night