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

Best Dressed Overall Award Goes to…

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The search for the perfect pair of denim overalls is over with these Nature Jeans Distressed Long Overalls. It’ll be hard to not wear these denim overalls every single day once you have your hands on them. They really are the perfect pair with a little distressing, a comfortable fit, and little bit of stretch. With a relaxed fit and adjustable straps they are sure to be the perfect fit no matter what body shape you have. You can leave your purse at home, with 6 functional pockets you will have more than enough room to safely store all your lipsticks and credit cards. The Nature Jeans overalls can work with your thick comfy sweaters, or flowy floral crop tops. Plus these jeans are only $39 dollars, that’s a low cost point for high quality denim! What more can a girl want out of a pair of overalls?
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We paired these adorable overalls with the Free People Rainbow Thermal Henley Top for the cutest combination. This gives your outfit the perfect girl next-door look. The rainbow trim embroidery gives this look just the subtlest hint of color and the rainbow trim detail on the wrists is just gorgeous! Underneath we added the Lace Racerback Bralette in Ivory for a feminine touch.

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Because booties and overalls is match made in heaven, we decided to throw on the Qupid Shoes Prenton Ankle Booties in Light Grey. The Qupid Prenton shoes have slightly padded soles so you can do some serious trekking in these babies. The neutral grey coloring of these booties make them the perfect shoe to wear with as many outfit combinations as you can think of!

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Plus all these pieces separately are the perfect winter to spring transitions pieces. You can throw on sandals or sneakers with your overalls to run errands on the warmer days. A thick comfy sweater and some knit socks with the Qupid Prenton booties will keep you warm on colder days.

With this boho chic look you are sure to be to feel your best while looking your best! Shop our website for even more trendy outfit combinations and feel free to tell us how you wore this look!

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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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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.

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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

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

Trend Spotting at MAGIC 2016- Women’s and Shoes

Fashion, especially fast fashion, is constantly evolving and changing. Trying to keep up on the latest trends can be more than any one person can handle. That’s where we step in and do the legwork for you so when you walk into a Glik’s, all the latest and greatest fashions are available to you without the guesswork.

One of our main resources for trend spotting is tradeshows. Our buying team recently attended MAGIC, one of the biggest tradeshows of the year. Walking through the different shows at MAGIC is like walking through a gigantic mall, on a Saturday, at noon, when every store is having a sale. Basically, MAGIC is chaos. It is wonderfully crowded with booths full of great fashion and stylish people.

If you want to be in the know on upcoming trends, keep reading.

Shoe Trends:

1. Color is key. 

Earth tones, shades of olive green, and blush are predicted to be major players for Spring 2017. These colorways were available in styles ranging from lace up ballet flats to ankle boots.

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2. It’s all in the details.

Cut out details are trending now for fall and this trend shows no sign of slowing down come spring.

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3. Say goodbye to the middle man.

While a classic pair of riding boots is still a style staple, ankle boots and over-the-knee boots are the next big thing in footwear. Be on the lookout for over-the-knee boots coming soon to Glik’s!

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CLOTHING TRENDS:

1. Stand out in camo print.

From tees to dresses to jackets, camouflage print was everywhere. This print will give you instant cool girl vibes.

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2. Olive everything.

Whether it was olive green, army green, or somewhere in between, this trendy hue is at the forefront of fall fashion. This neutral shade will continue into spring 2017, so you’ll be able to wear your favorite pieces now and later.

3. Slay in (faux) suede.

This fabric is both buttery soft and oh-so-stylish. This combination leaves no doubt that faux suede is a trend to try.

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What trends are you ready to try?

Trend Spotting at MAGIC 2016- Women’s and Shoes

Fast Fashion: A Style Evolution

“Fast Fashion” is a new term that the fashion industry is using lately. It is changing the way consumers shop and the way retailers stock their shelves. Fast Fashion is more than just a movement, but it is causing an economic shift. However, many do not know what it even means. Retailers are able to quickly react to the popularity of certain items, and are able to hold back on items that do not do so well. Fast Fashion also allows customers to create their own sense of personal style because they are able to test out a large variety of fast fashion items.

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Displaying Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 8.13.22 AM.pngThe Process of Fast Fashion

Recently, our intern had the opportunity to study abroad in China and do research on the process of fast fashion. While in China, she observed fabric markets, fabric mills, production factories, showrooms, and finally in store layouts. Fast Fashion excels because the production line in short. One factory in China, had a production turn around of less than 30 days. This time period allowed the brand to excel and gain profit quickly, because they reacted to their customers needs quickly.

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The Outcome of Fast Fashion

Due to Fast Fashion stores are able to produce and sell the trendiest outfits. There is now slight competition for who can get the product out first, however, it also allows stores to re-brand themselves constantly. Stores are able to have numerous styles in stock, with different colors, and different patterns. Furthermore, the consumer is able to be any style of shopper she wants.

Check out these fast fashion styles at http://www.gliks.com!

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POL Baby-Doll Tank in Black
Everly Clothing Floral Print Dress
Everly Clothing Floral Print Dress
Vanilla Bay Kaleidoscope Skirt
Vanilla Bay Kaleidoscope Skirt
WIshlist Bralette
WIshlist Bralette
Fast Fashion: A Style Evolution

Graphic Tees: Make a Statement

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If you’ve recently walked through a mall or scrolled through your Instagram feed, you’ve probably seen a graphic tee (or two… or three). This trend is popping up everywhere and for good reason.

Not only are graphic t-shirts comfy and totally on-trend, but they work on body types of all shapes and sizes. A cool statement tee can be worn dressed up with a skirt or dressed casually with a pair of boyfriend jeans.

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It doesn’t matter if you only plan on wearing it on your off days or if you want to incorporate your graphics into your work wardrobe, the purpose of a graphic t-shirt is to reflect your personality, mood, or beliefs. Make sure when choosing a statement tee, you find one that not only speaks to you, but that you also want to speak for you. After all, your t-shirt will send a message… literally.

So, whether you’re all about, “drinking wine and taking naps” or just want to say, “y’all need Jesus”, Glik’s has a fun assortment of women’s graphic tees that are anything but boring.

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How are you wearing graphic tees this spring?

Graphic Tees: Make a Statement

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

Festival Ready with Glik’s!

For all you music fanatics out there, festival season is here! There’s nothing better than hanging out with friends and listening to some good tunes.  Whether you are going to Bonnaroo, Coachella, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza or you have a country mega ticket, you’re sure to have a great time.

Check out our choices for festival wear for men and women.

Country Music Festival
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Country music soothes the soul and you want to be comfortable while you are dancing to your favorite song.  Chances are the temperatures will be rising at these festivals so you want to dress according to the weather.  Loose fitting rompers for gals and plaid shirts for guys will keep you comfortable but stylish.

Indie Music Festival
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Going to Coachella or Bonnaroo?  You will see some of the best fashion at these festivals, so you will want to look the part.   Floral kimonos and denim shorts are a great option for ladies, especially when the temperatures soar.   For guys a t-shirt and denim shorts.  Thats right, we said denim shorts!  They are back and on trend.  Don’t forget your blanket and hat!

Punk/Alternative Festivals
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Make yourself stand out with stripes and plaids. Don’t forget to wear a closed-toe shoe while you’re rocking out, just in case things get a little crazy especially if you are in the mosh pit.

Tell us what festival you are excited about this year!

Festival Ready with Glik’s!