How does Patagonia Fit?

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Patagonia is an awesome brand that makes clothes that will last a number of years all while trying to reduce their environmental impact.  It makes sense to invest in a piece that will fit you as well as their products will last. Have you been looking at making a Patagonia purchase and you’ve been trying to figure out what size would look best on you? Then keep reading!

While there are many different styles of Patagonia (ex: Los Gatos vest, Synchilla Pullover, Better Sweater, etc) there is only 4 different types of fit for these garments. The four fits are; formfitting, slim fit, regular fit, and relaxed fit. From these four categories we can begin to really figure out which size is the best for you.

(photo credit to Patagonia.com)
(photo cred to Patagonia.com)

Form Fit: The garment should hug your body. These are ideal fit for base layer pieces.

Slim Fit: Should show off your body type but with enough room that you could throw a base layer underneath comfortably.

Regular Fit: This should fit a little looser. You should have enough room under these types of styles to wear a heavier base layer comfortably.

Relaxed Fit: With this style of fit you should have a lot of room and should be able to layer quite a bit under these garments.

Women’s Sizing Information

  Numeric Chest Waist Hip
X-Small 0 32 25.5 34.5
X-Small 2 33 26.5 35.5
Small 4 34 27.5 36.5
Small 6 35 28.5 37.5
Medium 8 36 29.5 38.5
Medium 10 37 30.5 39.5
Large 12 38.5 32 41
Large 14 40 33.5 42.5
X-Large 16 42 35.5 44.5

Most of our Patagonia that we carry at Glik’s is going to be either regular or slim fit. For the most true to size fit for those pieces you should try to order the size that typically works best for you. If you are confused about what your true size may be, refer to the chart above. You can take your own chest, waist, and hip measurements to see what size would be best!

In the photos below you can see our model wearing a size small and a size medium of the Slim Fit ¼ Better Sweater Fleece Pullover. If you are wanting more of a looser fit on items that are label as Slim Fit, try sizing up for more of that Regular Fit. But on her true size (small)  the garment is a little form fitting but still loose enough that she could add layers underneath.

how do I know what size patagonia I need?And with the Regular fit style photos you can see our model wearing a small and a medium of the Regular Fit Women’s Lightweight Better Sweater Marsupial Fleece Pullover. These also fit true to size with more room to add some layers slightly heavier base layers underneath for chilly winter time adventures.

what size patagonia would be best for meBe ready to be cozy warm in your well-fitting Patagonia all fall and winter long! Check out all of our Patagonia at Gliks.com! And be sure to see all the ways we style our Patagonia on the Glik’s Instagram.

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How does Patagonia Fit?

Mens’ Fall Preview 2018

Men's Fall Preview

LISTEN UP MEN! We are about to tell you some of our favorite Fall Picks for your autumnal looks. We have classic flannels, casual color block fleece, some new exciting Western styles, and so much more! All of these styles are just what you need to give your fall to winter wear an exciting makeover. Keep reading to see all of our favorite fall 2018 picks!


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The 90’s are back and so are these cozy fleece pullovers. Free Nature makes some great quality fleece pullovers and vests for a classic fall style. If you’re an outdoor kind of guy be sure to check out our new North Face and Patagonia Fleece pullovers for all your outdoor escapades.


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A tried and true Men’s classic for fall is the flannel. These are must have item for items for your wardrobe all year round, but be sure to have a fall toned ones for photo shoots and to keep that Instagram feed looking fresh.


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The Western shirt trend is something that we are very thrilled about! It has that same versatility as a flannel with similar color schemes and button up or down options. Wear this shirt open over your favorite tee or use as a lightweight outerwear layer!


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Don’t forget to stock your fall wardrobe up with sweaters! Sweaters will keep you warm and comfortable into all of the coldest fall days and will be perfect to start building your winter wardrobe. If you are looking for something particularly warm and comfy be sure to check out our Men’s Sherpa.

Go ahead and shop all these looks here, and check out the rest of our fall favorites on Glik’s Official Instagram!

 

Mens’ Fall Preview 2018

How to Wear Denim on Denim

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The fall season is right around the corner and we want to challenge you to try and step out of your fashion comfort zone a little this season! One way to try something new is putting some of your denim pieces together for a bold denim on denim look. Denim on denim, also known as the Canadian Tuxedo, was once seen by a lot of people as a fashion NO, but we see it as a fashion YES, YOU SHOULD BE WEARING DENIM ON DENIM and here is how…


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keep darker denim on bottom

Try and keep your darker denim on bottom. Also keeping the denim more well fitted for you body type will be the most flattering way to rock the double denim trend! 


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add some texture

To make sure to keep the denim on denim trend interesting try adding different textured pieces! A great way to get in your textures are to add a snake skin shoe like these or a sherpa lined jean jacket!


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try a statement shoe & tee

The denim doesn’t have to have all the spotlight! Put on your favorite tee and a bold shoe to try more of a rocker look. Similar washed denim can be a little tricky but with the right shoes and a dark band tee makes this whole outfit look well put together!


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Add colorful pieces

Denim on denim is basically the same as wearing two neutral pieces together. Be sure to add all your favorite statement pieces to keep you from looking too monochromatic.  A well fitting jean skirt with a lighter washed chambray shirt is the perfect way to show off those bright shoes and accessories!


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Throw on more neutrals

Plain and simple, fashion shouldn’t be difficult. Throw on a neutral shoe with a cute bralette and don’t over think it! You can have a trend-setter look with minimal effort when you throw on your double denim with other neutral pieces!


For all these cute adorable denim on denim looks, head over to Gliks.com! And for all the latest style inspiration and to see new arrivals check out Gliks Official on Instagram! What are some other trends you guys are loving right now?

How to Wear Denim on Denim

Booties for Fall 2018

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I love these next couple weeks that we are about to have. The weather is perfect, the fall activities are perfect, and the outfits are perfect.

When I think fall, I think crisp cool days just enjoying being outside, walking around with a cozy cardigan and those perfect shoes that tie it all together.

If you read the Back to School Styles blog, you know that when getting yourself prepared for the fall weather, booties really are a quintessential part of one’s autumnal wardrobe. Booties are one of the first steps for transitioning into your fall and winter wardrobe. Some shoe styles that are really trending right now are low stacked heels, perforated details, peep toes, and western styles. 

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1. City Classified Groovy Strapped Booties2. Blowfish Skirr Ankle Booties3. City Classified Phoebe Perforated Scrunch Booties4. Qupid Montana Woven Ankle Booties5. Soda Mafic Ankle Booties6. Soda Quality Peep Toe Heels7. Soda Sawyer Perforated Peep Toe Heels| 8. Qupid Rhythm Embroidered Western Booties

A C.C. Beanie hat and a good pair of booties are going to be your best friend this season for keeping you both warm and stylish! Head on over to Gliks.com to do some sole searching and find your new favorite pair of shoes! And to see how we style all these cutie booties head over to Gliks Official on Instagram. 

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Booties for Fall 2018

The Shoe You Need for Every Look

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Whether you consider your style more prepster or bohemian or somewhere in between, you cannot deny that Outwoods Bork shoes don’t fit perfectly in with your wardrobe! The Bork shoes by Outwoods are some of the most transitional shoes that a girl can have in her closet. With a cork style bottom, a faux leather straps, and a SUPER affordable price point, these Borks by Outwoods are the dream shoe!

Let’s talk more about the ways you can incorporate these sandals into literally every look.

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Let’s start with the obvious, they look great with your classic t-shirt and jeans look. This look is simple and never out of place for your cool girl style.  These shoes will also fit in perfectly with all your prep branded tees or a comfy Sherpa pullover for a transitional style.

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Pair these sandals with your rompers and dresses to give you a more relaxed vibe and a very put together care free style. Pair your look with a coordinating bag and you’ll be comfy and stylish.

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For days where you wake up and want to rock the boho look, these shoes pair wonderfully with the THML embroidered tops and dresses.

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Borks also make a great transitional piece into your fall weather wardrobe. These shoes will keep you keep your outfits effortless as you start adding more layers, cardigans, longer tees, and jeans.

Go ahead and add some Outwoods Bork to your shoe collection!  Be sure to let us know some of your favorite ways to wear these adorable sandals!

The Shoe You Need for Every Look

Kimonos: The Epitome of the Layering Piece

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Who doesn’t love a good kimono (or three)? They are an AMAZING transitional piece that can take you through all of the seasons, they are cozy, AND they are super fun and flattering. So, we will go ahead and start by saying that you definitely need to invest in a few kimonos to switch up your looks all year round.

For starters, kimonos are so versatile since they come in infinite combinations of colors, lengths, short sleeve, long sleeve, patterns, and fabrics. This is our absolute favorite part about kimonos and is what makes them so great for year-round style.  They have the ability to make you feel fashionable, feminine, and cool, while still letting your personal style shine. The kimono is a staple piece in your wardrobe that can be easily incorporated into your personal, day-to-day style.

You can wear kimonos during the summer months by choosing a lightweight, floral kimono and pairing it with a basic tank or tee, ripped jean shorts, and your favorite summer sandals.  Or, throw a patterned kimono over your swim suit when you are headed to the pool for a cool, yet fabulous, look.  For the cooler months, rock a duster kimono that is toned with autumn colors, a tank or lightweight sweater, ripped (or clean!) skinny jeans, and your go-to heeled booties! This look is so great since you can also switch up the look by substituting your kimono for a cardigan! A timeless look for every season is throwing a kimono over your favorite sun dress! If it’s chilly, wear a pair of tights or leggings underneath to stay warm. Going for a night out look? Opt in for a silk or velvet kimono with a more tailored look, dark wash denim, and your best dancing heels!

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We just can’t get enough of kimonos, honestly! They are the epitome of a layering piece. Let us know what your favorite ways to wear your kimonos are! Shop these trends at www.gliks.com or check out how we like to style our looks on Glik’s Official Instagram!

Kimonos: The Epitome of the Layering Piece

Natural Life Boho Bandeau

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Natural Life was created out of a woman’s passion to be creative and to create beautiful things to help others enjoy life, so I think it is more than fitting that the Natural Life Boho Bandeau allows that same creativity and happiness to the wearer.

Whether you’re having a good hair day or need something besides a hat to help save you from a bad hair day. (Cause let’s be real; we have all had those days where the dry shampoo just won’t cut it). The Boho Bandeau by Natural Life is really a stylish addition to your wardrobe with over 10 ways to wear it. We are going to highlight just a few of the many ways you can wear this adorable bandeau style headband!

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 This is the go-to headband look and classics are classics for a reason!

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The boho-bandeau also doubles as an adorable necklace or scarf accessory for all your outfits!

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The boho-bandeau can always be used as a hair tie to put your hair up. You can throw it up in a high stylish bun, a loose pony, or a side braid. Whatever hairstyle you wear that day, you can add a little more personality to your hairstyle.

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A true bohemian inspired style. Again this is a way to get the hair away from your face but also a good way to show off more of your favorite boho-bandeau print!

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Great to throw on over a swimsuit, or under a low cut top or tank!

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Maybe you haven’t decided to put your hair up just yet. Perfect if you want to put that little bit of color with your outfit without the jangle of metal bracelets or mix it with a set of your favorite jangly arm pieces!

The Boho Bandeau by Natural Life is the perfect accessory for going on a trail run, enjoying a day at the pool, or grabbing a cup of coffee on an early morning. With over 10 ways to wear these headbands and a plethora of designs and styles you can make these cute headbands fit into every look! Be sure to check out all the Natural Life products on Gliks.com and in our stores!

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Styles We Love: Romper Edition

styles we loveRompers are basically just a dress that offers a little more freedom, and we are here for it. They are also a socially acceptable onesie that you can go out in, we are here for that! Nothing is better than simple fashion that does the work for you, and rompers are basically in OT with how cute they make us look with zero effort on our part.

Another one of our favorite things about rompers is that they always look good with whatever shoes you pair with them. As you can see from the photos, they look absolutely perfect with just a bralette and maybe a little bit of jewelry depending on the occasion.

Rompers are also a great piece to transition you into fall weather. You can just throw on some booties, maybe a cardigan, and have you have yourself a fall ready look. Or if you really want a trendy style, throw a long sleeve flowy white shirt underneath; you’ll be warm and have a super stylish look. Thankfully we have about two and half more months of good summer weather and don’t have to think about how to wear our cute rompers in autumn weather quite yet!

If you haven’t added a romper to your wardrobe yet, now is the time! If you are already a romper feign, then you will need to check out the gorgeous new styles that we just added to Gliks.com! Below we have 5 rompers that will be just what your closet has needed!

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This gorgeous new style from Rokoko Clothing has an adorable stripe and floral design and a self tie waist that will define your shape. Doesn’t it look so cute with that coordinating orange bralette?!

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Here are some more floral romper options that we are carrying right now. They all have that sweet and girly charm that would look great with a pair of heels for a night out or some comfy sandals for a day look.

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The striped surplice romper from Everly would be perfect for date night or to pack for your next vacation. The Amuse Society is actually a skort style jersey romper that gives you the illusion of a dress but with the comfort of shorts. A neutral romper like this will match effortlessly with your cardigans, flannels, or jean jackets for cooler evenings or for an elevated look!

Hurry up and grab these cute styles before they sell out! For more style inspiration check out Glik’s Official to see how we are styling all the latest trends.

Styles We Love: Romper Edition

DIY Pom Pom Earrings

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Who is ready for another DIY blog?! Today, we are going to be talking Pom Poms! Pom Pom accessories are one of my favorite things at the moment. Not only are they trendy, they are an easy way to make a plain outfit super loud and quirky. There are a couple different ways to do this trend and to make it your very own style.  I am going to show you two ways to make your very own pom pom earrings in less than 5 minutes each!

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What you’ll need:

  • Pom poms (pre-made)
  • Yarn (to make your own poms)
  • Fork (to make your own poms)
  • Hoop Earrings
  • Post Earrings
  • 2” length of small chain
  • Needle
  • Embroidery Floss

Alrighty, now that we have everything we need it is time to get crafty. So since this DIY is so gosh darn simple we are going to be making two different kinds of pom pom earrings. One that is for beginner DIYers and then a slightly more difficult option.

Easy-peasy option: I bought some pre-made ones from a local Dollar Tree that came in a variety of colors so this is a good option if you don’t really want to make your own.

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Slightly more effort option:  It is pretty easy to make your own pompoms with some yarn if you’re up for the challenge. I found a pretty simple way to make medium sized pom poms with just a fork. You just wrap the yarn around the fork about 20 times;  next, tie a piece in the center as tight as you can. Finally, cut the two sides and you are done. SIMPLE AS THAT FOLKS!

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After you figured out your pom pom situation, take your pom pom, your hoop earring, and add a variety of pom poms. It’s up to you if you want to cover the whole thing in pom poms or just add a couple. Just find the center of your pom and thread it through with the back of the earring. That is all it takes for the hoop-pom pom earring style!  What I find fun about this DIY option is that you can make multiple colored poms and switch them out to match your outfits! Above you can see the easy and more difficult pom-pom options. For the pre-made pom poms, I just put a bunch on my earring hoop. For the homemade pom I went with just one simple pom on the hoop. Both are super cute way to add some color to your regular plain hoop earrings!

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For another slightly more difficult option, grab a small 2 inch chain to put on the back of your earring post for a dangly-drop style earring. Thread your embroidery floss to your needle, find the center of your homemade pom and tie it up to the bottom chain. Then take the top of the chain, put it through whatever style of post earrings you want to wear that day and your ready to go! It really is that easy to make your own DIY Pom Pom earrings.

Let us know what other kind of DIY posts you would like to see! For even more cute accessories and all the latest trends, check out Gliks.com and for styling tips and tricks head to Gliks Official on Instagram!

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DIY Pom Pom Earrings

Tips and Tricks for Mixing Prints

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One of the best, and most exciting, things about fashion is that there are endless possibilities.  There are so many variations to mix and match the clothes you already have in your wardrobe; it is impossible to get bored! A good rule of thumb to live by is to wear what makes you feel confident and comfortable, while not being afraid to step out of your comfort zone.  That is where today’s topic comes in: mixing prints.

Now, you may be thinking, “there is no way I could ever pull that off!” Or, “I never know where to start or if the patterns actually match WITHOUT matching.” Mixing prints can be so simple and subtle, or big and bold, whatever your preference. We are here to give you a few tips and tricks on how to mix different patterns and prints, for year round style!

1. Match colors, Not prints

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One of the simplest places to start is by having a black and white color scheme.  Try mixing a polka dot top with some striped pants, while making sure the colors match!  This is a great start for someone who is unsure of whether or not they can pull off mixing prints. However, we encourage you to be a little more daring and try a certain colorful color scheme instead.

2. Break up the look with solids

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This is a personal favorite tip! Start by layering up your tops by wearing a solid color base or a chambray button up or a chic blazer! Then you can incorporate different patterns on your pants or under shirt. This tricks your mind into adapting to the fact you are mixing prints, yet breaking it up with a matching solid color!

3. Mix prints with different size scales

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Having variations of size scales with your look helps add structure. This look can be achieved by wearing a blouse or sun dress with tiny floral print and pairing it with a denim jacket that features a bold striped design or pants that feature a large checkered print. Just make sure that the colors are coordinated!

4. Textured fabrics count as a print

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This tip is super easy to incorporate into your wardrobe without giving it much thought.  Some examples of textured fabrics include: silk, leather, lace, tweed, or even textured sweaters with inverted patterns.  Slip on a leather skirt and pair it with a striped top with a plaid button up tied around your waist! Voila!

5. Stripes are considered neutrals

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This is a huge tip to remember! Vertical stripes are always your friend, yet horizontal stripes are definitely a close acquaintance as well. If you are hesitant about mixing prints, start with a striped top, dress, pants, skirt, what-have-you. Then, pair with a fun, colorful print such as paisley, floral, boho, or diamonds. You can’t go wrong with mixing and matching patterns with a staple like stripes!

6. Match the same print in different colors

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This is a fun way to invent your own version of two-piece sets! Match a black and white gingham tank with red and white gingham shorts, and you are all set for a summer day. Or, pair a colorful square print top with fun printed pants for spring, or throw on a fair isle cardigan with matching colors for a fall day.

7. Use accessories to mix prints

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Bold accessories are super trendy right now, so don’t shy away from them! Mix and match prints by accessorizing with a plaid scarf, gingham heels, chunky statement earrings, a bamboo beach hat, or a palm print or leopard print clutch.

We hope these tips and tricks have helped feed your imagination for the combinations you choose! There are simply endless possibilities for fashion, so just remember to step out of your comfort zone once in a while and rock mixing and matching prints! Start your shopping now at gliks.com!

Tips and Tricks for Mixing Prints