Sizzling Summer | What’s In Your Beach Bag?

Summer is in full force, and I am ready to hit the beach! Aren’t you? I’ve got my beach bag packed, and I’m ready to go.

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The Beach Bag

The #1 beach essential is a great bag, so grab your largest tote, ladies! The bigger the bag, the more essentials you can take with you. My beach bag has all of my go-to items for some fun in the sun, plus more. My handmade straw tote is perfect for the beach because I can shake the pesky sand out of it once I am done.

Beach Towel

Don’t forget your beach towel! Remember, the bigger the towel the better. You want to make sure your beach towel provides enough room for you and your essentials, so sand doesn’t get on your most valuable items.

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Flip Flops

Flips Flops are a definite must-have for the beach. The sand can be very hot and you’ll want to protect your feet. Also, you never know what could be in the sand. You want to avoid any cuts and bruises as much as possible.

Denim Shorts

Shorts are always nice to have on the beach. When you’re done lying out and it’s time to run to the hotel, just slip on your favorite denim cutoffs.

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Hat

Fedoras and floppy hats are always nice to have with you on the beach. Blocking those harmful UV rays from your face is always important.

Sunglasses

Show off your personality with your favorite sunglasses. Sunglasses are the perfect accessory for the beach because not only do they complement every swim suit, they also protect your eyes from the sun.

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Sunscreen

My favorite sunscreen to use is Sun Bum. They have multiple products that protect your skin and hair from the harsh sun and they smell amazing! Being sunburned is the worst, so I would use at least a 50+ SPF to avoid getting burnt.

Entertainment

Don’t forget to grab your favorite magazines when lying out! I never get bored with my trusty People and Marie Claire magazines to catch up on the celebrity drama and get the scoop on the latest fashion trends! Music is a very important part of a great beach experience too. I know my cellphone has all my favorite music on it, so all I have to do is pack my headphones to jam out on the beach. Cellphones also take great photos. Be sure to capture all the fun with your family and friends to share on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

beach bag essentials Water

Make sure you stay hydrated while hanging out on the beach all day! Drink plenty of water and make sure you avoid dehydration.

Snacks

Don’t let hunger ruin your good time! Bring a protein bar or fruit with you to the beach as a healthy snack.

Sizzling Summer | What’s In Your Beach Bag?

Weekends Out

Honestly, this past weekend was the first weekend in a long time that I have felt okay with leaving my jacket hung up in my closet at home. To say the least, I literally skipped down my stairs and into the street like a kid. Childish, I know.

I am completely okay with admitting my excitement over summer, sun, swimming, my developing tan, being outside, and most importantly, weekend road trips!  We’re just two weeks shy of Memorial Day weekend people! This holiday is where families and groups of friends travel to beaches, lake houses and campgrounds for barbecues, boating, daylong golf outings, and fairs.

So with the return of the sun, its warmth and the much-welcomed showing of skin, it’s time to give your wardrobes an upgrade!

Beach Action.

The first thing I think of when it comes to Memorial Day weekend is swimming. So no matter where you go, be sure to have your cutest bikini packed with a few necessities. I’ve chosen this super cute crochet fringe flyaway sweater from Oracle Fox for Billabong, the Trinity destructed cutoff shorts from Silver Jeans Co, and partnered them with a chic fedora, some braided jute sandals, and finished the look with a colorful tribal print beach bag to store your beach essentials.

Afternoon Out.

Being that I am a HUGE fan of all things fringe right now AND colored denim, I thought it would be cute to partner this boho chic Belize fringe top from Jack by BB Dakota with a bright pair of orange Flying Monkey jeggings. If you’re out on an afternoon shopping spree with the girls or a grill out with the fam, an easy way to accessorize is with a pair of retro wayfarer sunglasses, some Pura Vida bracelets. To add some sass try tying up your hair with a cute printed scarf.

Down on the Boardwalk.

So you may have had a long day out in the sun and a shower is out of the question until your new tan has had a chance to set in for a few more hours. That’s okay. Take it from the beach to the street just by slipping into the BB Dakota Dora dress and let its soft striped jersey knit set your sun exposed skin free. Keep it stylishly simple with a pair of platform wedges and sunglasses, and set your style savvy apart with a neon crossbody bag.

 

Remember that it’s the weekend and bringing your WHOLE wardrobe isn’t necessary. Resort town = SHOPPING heaven, and you need room in your suitcase for all of your new fashion finds. Look for any of these fab items online at gliks.com or visit a Glik’s store location nearest to you!

Weekends Out

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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Spring ’11: Whats Hot in Accessories!

As I have mentioned before in previous posts, accessories can make or break an outfit. With this coming year there are many new and exciting ways to add on to your outfit.

My favorite trend for Spring 2011 is straw fedoras. Sometimes an outfit is missing something, and during spring/summer it’s hard to add on because you can’t really layer with the heat. Luckily, straw fedoras and even cow boy hats can keep you in the shade and more fashion forward.

I have a bit of a purse problem. If I see a cute purse, I go for it…. Always. It looks like this spring my issue is going to grow worse because there are so many chic styles coming to Glik’s. Purses with studs, zippers, and most of them are a larger hobo style (my favorite, I have so much stuff I need to put in there!).

Whether your belt is serving a purpose (accentuating your waist, keeping your pants up) or is just for show, Glik’s has belts for spring 2011 that will completely make your outfit. Animal prints, grommets, military style and studs… what more could a girl ask for?? Whether you’re buying a thick belt, or a thin one to wrap around a few times, these trendy belts will totally set your outfit off.

As for jewelry, most trends from 2010 are carrying over to 2011, and I couldn’t be more psyched! Chains, animal print, heavy beading… we have it all. My favorite piece from the jewelry we are getting in is finger armor. This ring covers your whole finger and has a hinge in the middle for mobility. Totally chic!!

Looks like it’s going to be a fabulous season!!!!!!

Spring ’11: Whats Hot in Accessories!

Men’s Summer Must Haves for Both Day and Night!

Summer is finally here and it’s time for bonfires and pool parties, trips to the beach and family vacations.  The warmer months bring even hotter fashion, and we know you probably don’t have much time between learning how to surf and trying to impress your crush, so we put together your top five must-have summer items from Glik’s, for both day and night.  Find these items at a Glik’s near you.

Day:

These boardshorts from Hurley are perfect whether you’re lounging poolside or catching some waves.  Plaid is in and you will be too.

Throwing on this tee from Hurley on top of a pair of boardshorts is an easy way to cover up after a day at the beach.

This simple hat from Hurley is all you need to top off a great outfit.

This pair of rubber flip-flops from DC is fashionable and comfortable, perfect for taking a lazy float down the river.

Sunglasses are a must under the hot summer sun.  Stay fashionable in this pair from Blue Gem.

Night:

Every guy needs a good pair of blue jeans.  These Calvin Jeans are a staple in any wardrobe.

Big date night?  This black button down from Attitude Gold is classy enough to impress your girl yet casual enough to keep you comfortable.

Add a pop of color and design to your outfit with this Tee from Aqua IV, perfect for layering.

Top it all off with one of the hottest trends, a fedora from Peter Grimm, something no fashionable guy should be without.

No closet should be without a pair of converse, fashionable and comfortable, they can be dressed up or down, and add flare to any outfit.

Men’s Summer Must Haves for Both Day and Night!

Women’s Summer Must Haves for both Day and Night!

Summer is finally here and it’s time for bonfires and pool parties, trips to the beach and family vacations.  The warmer months bring even hotter fashion, and we know you probably don’t have much time between learning how to surf and trying to impress your crush, so we put together your top five must-have summer items from Glik’s, for both day and night.  Find these items at a Glik’s near you.

Day:

Headed to the water?  Whether it’s a pool, a lake, or an ocean, you are going to need a swimsuit!  This bikini from Fox is so cute you won’t want to cover it up.

Covering up is cute when it’s in one of the season’s hottest trends, destructed denim.  These jean shorts from Almost Famous are a summer necessity.

Every girl has a collection of sunglasses, and these shades from Blue Gem will be a perfect addition to yours.

Flip-flops are a must for summer, and this bright pair from Roxy will add a pop of color to any outfit.

Of course, you’re going to need something to carry your many necessities.  This tote from Fox is both fashion and function, so you don’t have to worry about sacrificing one for the other.

Night:

Summer dresses are a staple for going out on hot nights, and floral prints are in this season.  Stay in style and keep cool in this dress from Blue Plate.

Dress up any would-be casual outfit with these wedge heels from Cupid.

Add a splash of color and style with this purse from Dooney & Burke.  It’s the perfect size for a night out.

No outfit is complete without a little added flare, and this bracelet from Andrea Bijoux does just that.

Top it all off with one of the season’s hottest fashions, a straw fedora, like this one from Roxy.

Women’s Summer Must Haves for both Day and Night!

Men’s Memorial Day Must Haves!

Memorial Day is coming up, along with BBQs and pool parties, and hanging out with friends and family. We know you want to look your best, especially if your girl is hanging out by the pool, so we put together a list of the 5 must-have Memorial Day items from Glik’s. You can find all of these items at a Glik’s near you.

1. Board shorts – Get noticed on the beach this Memorial Day with a great pair of board shorts, like these from Hurley.

2. Tee – This Swarm Short Sleeved Tee from Fox puts a great spin on the classic white tee. Plus, you can throw it on after a swim in your board shorts for a comfortable yet fashionable look, perfect for chowing down on BBQ. You can also find this online:
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3. Flip-flops – These flip flops from Quicksilver are comfort meets fashion, and are perfect for taking a stroll down the boardwalk or lounging poolside.

 

4. Sunglasses – Protect your eyes in style with these sunglasses from Celebrity Eyewear.

 

5. Fedora – Top your fashionable summer look off with a straw fedora from Peter Grimm.

Men’s Memorial Day Must Haves!