How to Create the Perfect Spring Capsule Wardrobe

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Don’t know what a capsule wardrobe is? Fundamentally, it is a minimalist approach to the things you keep in your closet. It’s trying to get more neutrals in your closet and less of those pieces that you can never seem to match with anything, besides that one skirt that you don’t even like that much. It will also help you save a little time and money by helping you figure out what you need to buy and skipping all the things that don’t really have a place for in your closet. At Gliks we have some items that are on trend, but are also basic essentials for the entirety of the spring season.

Capsule Wardrobe

To help you have the best spring capsule wardrobe possible, we found the 16 items that we think your closet cannot go without! For a little consistency we stuck to a color palette of about four different colors in various shades. However, many of these clothing items we listed come in a variety of colors and styles, so this capsule wardrobe can totally be adapted to fit your personal taste!

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Fate Clothing Off the Shoulder Striped Top | Jack By BB Dakota Delle Flare Sleeve Top | Elan Clothing Fray Hem Button Front Top

There are four trends that are going to be very pronounced in 2018. These trends are off the shoulder, stripes, flare sleeves, and button ups. We found 3 shirts that incorporate all these trends, in a subtle but chic way. These shirts are lightweight so they will be perfect for warm days, or you can layer over them with a warmer jacket for the colder days.

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Piko Tops V-Neck Short Sleeve Shirt | Lime N Chili Criss Cross Short Sleeve Top

Everyone needs a comfy throw on tee for the days that you do not want to try and put together the perfect outfit ( but in our opinion jeans and a tee is the perfect outfit 🙂 ). Plus, these tees will look great under your overalls, with your denim skirts, or with a denim jacket. We definitely recommend having a tee that has a looser fit and you feel totally comfortable in. You can dress the right basic tee up or keep it casual.

ESSENTIALS IN BOTTOMS

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KanCan Jeans Flare Highrise | Flying Monkey Jeans Twist-Seam Hem Skinny Jeans | KanCan Jeans Distressed Long Overalls

We are so happy that flare jeans and overalls are making a comeback! These flare jeans by KanCan are highwaisted, making them a comfortable fit for everyday wear and they will pair effortlessly with your shorter cropped tops. Everyone needs a good pair of medium wash denim in their closet. We personally love the twist-hem step hem jeans from Flying Monkey and they have an ankle crop fit, which makes them perfect for showing off your strappy sandals! At Gliks we have an array of overalls to choose from, but black overalls leave you with a neutral base that will naturally match with anything in your closet!

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Piko Dresses Short Sleeve Swing Dress With Pockets Jack By BB Dakota Off the Shoulder Dress | Everly Clothing Striped Midi Dress

One of our favorite things about spring is that it finally is warm enough for dresses. These three dresses incorporate some of those hot trends like off the shoulder, ruffles, and stripes. The Piko dress is a casual dress that will be perfect to throw on whenever you need something simple. The Off the Shoulder dress by BB Dakota has a slightly fancier vibe but its jersey knit fabric makes it a comfortable fit for everyday wear. The striped pattern of the Everly Clothing Striped Midi Dress gives you a fashionable option with the perfect length, stopping just below the knee. The best part of all these dresses is that they can easily be dressed up or down to fit whatever occasion you need.

THE OUTERWEAR

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Elan Clothing Ruffle Shoulder Denim Jacket | Jack By BB Dakota Laren Vegan Leather Moto Jacket

For colder days, we found the two jackets that you absolutely need. These neutral outerwear options will go over every outfit! We love the ruffle denim jacket by Elan Clothing. It has a shorter fit, so it will look ah-ma-zing over your dresses or overalls. The vegan leather moto jacket by Jack By BB Dakota is made out of the softest faux leather material. We love this lighter colored leather jacket option for spring days and it will be perfect for nights out over your basic tee and ankle length jeans.

THE FOOTWEAR

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Qupid Shoes Tuxedo Flats with Heel Strap | Outwoods Bork Diagonal Strap Sandals Qupid Shoes Core Perforated Peep Toe Heels

Now for the footwear options for your capsule wardrobe! Here are three pairs of shoes that will pull together all your spring looks. The Tuxedo shoe is an essential to your footwear collection, offering a comfortable footbed and covered vamp ballerina shoe design will look flawless for your everyday ensembles. Strappy sandals are essential to any spring outfit and in the color rose gold it will add a little bling to your looks. The peep toe heel is a fashionable option that will be great for dressing up any of your outfit combinations.

Now all you have to do is mix and match these pieces together to create the perfect spring looks. To shop all these spring capsule wardrobe essentials, head over to Gliks.com!

How to Create the Perfect Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Fall Style: Anniversary Week

Fall weather is slowly approaching, is your closet ready for it? If not, now is the time to start shopping for fall! We are wrapping up our Anniversary Sale and this is a sale you don’t want to miss out on! Shop some of the hottest items at the lowest price of the year!

Fall 2017 Outfit

I love fall and dressing up in my boots and scarves. The outfit featured above is all on sale this week! This Piko sweater is $5 off and will be a must have item for fall. It is so simple and pairs perfectly with any scarf. I have paired this Piko sweater with a fringe scarf. This scarf is only $6.99 and comes in so many different colors. The jeans I paired with this outfit are Flying Monkey Jeans and they are only $19.99. This is an item I would stock up on! These jeans are jeggings and are seriously so comfortable! I completed my outfit with a pair of tall riding boots. These boots are currently $10 off and will be your go-to boots this fall!

Outfit Details

Shop more of our Anniversary sale here!
Hurry! These Sales end 10/8/17, shop online or in stores!

Fall Style: Anniversary Week

Trend Alert: Color Block Fashion

Color Block Tees
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

Glik’s Obsession: Plaid Shirts

Plaid Shirts

Polly & Esther are our favorite plaid shirts here at Glik’s! We took this red and black buffalo plaid shirt and wore it three different ways. What is your favorite way to wear your plaid shirts?

Plaid Shirts

Beanies

Plaid Shirts With A Graphic Tee

Simply throw your plaid shirt over your favorite graphic tee for a casual but trendy look. We paired our favorite “Just A Small Town Girl’ graphic tee with our red and black buffalo plaid shirt and a pair of distressed black Flying Monkey skinny jeans. Add a beanie to this outfit for a more edgy look.

Flying Monkey Jeans

Plaid Shirts and Sweater

Plaid Shirts Under A Sweater

Stay warm and cozy this season by layering your plaid shirts under a chunky sweater. Just a little pop of the collar will give this sweater a whole new look. Adding a hat to this outfit will give it a classic look that everyone loves!Tied around waist look

T-Shirt Dress

Plaid Shirts With A Dress

We are loving this 90’s look here at Glik’s! This old school tie around your waist kind of style is coming back! We tied our plaid shirt around our Piko t-shirt dress and paired it with combat boots and boot socks for a simple, but edgy hipster look!

The Queen of Plaids

We spoke with Jamie Stuart, owner and designer for Polly and Esther, on how the brand keeps evolving. “I have been designing Plaid shirts for 18 years. I think that the most important thing is to keep it fresh and new. We are constantly changing and plugging in new colors to make the plaids relevant to today’s fashions and trends. This year, we added the sweater sleeves and hoods to keep the styles and bodies different than just the ordinary plaid shirt. We also added Sherpa in the hood lining! Just wait until next year!”

Glik’s Obsession: Plaid Shirts

Glik’s 118th Anniversary | Did You Know?

Glik's ThenGlik's Now

About Glik’s  

Our family grew up talking about retail around the dinner table. After college, we worked for major retailers around the country. Then, with that experience under our belts, we came back home to Glik’s. Along with our buying team, we constantly scout the best vendors from New York to Los Angeles. Whether it is Silver Jeans, The North Face, Fox Racing, Southern Shirt Company, Flying Monkey Jeans or Alex and Ani, we make sure you get the latest looks as soon as they are available. And while we have grown into one of the nation’s largest privately-held stores, we have remained agile enough to turn ona dime to react to trends. Our mission is to bring you all this in a way that is warm, friendly and familiar.

Did you know?

  • Glik’s is celebrating their 118th Anniversary. Did you know? Glik's is 118
  • Our first store opened in 1897 in Madison, IL and was only 1000 square foot.
  • Our Chairman, Joe Glik, is 89 years young and still comes to work every day. He helps out around the office and stores by interacting with associates and customers.
  • We have 60+ stores and in the works of opening two new stores this month. One of the stores will open on October 16th in Sterling, IL and the other store will open on October 30th  in  Bemidji, MN.
  • We have stores located in 9 different states.
    (Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota,
    Iowa, South Dakota and North Illinois Large Family Business of the Year AwardDakota)
  • Michigan is our largest state with 18 stores.
  • Glik’s corporate office and distribution center is located in Granite City, IL.
  • 100 years ago, we were a department store that sold furniture, guns, and sleepwear. Now, were a specialty store that sells fast fashion and fill our stores with fashions daily.
  • Glik’s won the Illinois Large Family Business of the
    Year Award in 2013.
  • Glik’s was ranked the 14th oldest retailer in
    the United States.
Joe Glik
“My grandfather started the business out of a horse drawn wagon and today is affording employment to over 360 individuals. That’s what America is all about!” – Joe Glik
Glik’s 118th Anniversary | Did You Know?

Denim Fit Guide- Finding the Perfect Fit

Raise your hand if you dread shopping for jeans!

If you could see me now, you’d see that I have both hands up. Don’t get me wrong, I love shopping but shopping for jeans is my least favorite thing to do. With so many different fits and washes, a girl can easily get overwhelmed and feel defeated. However, blue jeans will always remain a yearlong wardrobe staple, so finding a pair that flatters your figure is definitely important. To lessen your frustration when shopping this season, I’ve put together a denim fit guide.

If you’re petite…

Denim Fit Guide Jeans for Petite Body

If you have a small frame and shorter legs, I suggest that you invest in a pair of skinny jeans. A skinny cut will not only flatter your shape, but it will give the illusion of lengthening your legs! Bonus! I love the Flying Monkey Premium Medium Wash Skinny for petite girls. I personally deal with the short girl struggle, and I love that these Flying Monkeys can be easily rolled and cuffed to my liking.

If you’re curvy…

silver jeans, womens silver jeans, silver jeans for women, silver suki jeans

Curvy girls should rock jeans that show off their curves in all the right places. Don’t shy away from jeans that hug your figure, just make sure that they highlight your best assets and flatter your not-so-favorite features. For a curvy girl, Silver Suki jeans are the way to go. Personally, I love the Silver Jeans Suki Mid Rise Skinny. These Silver jeans have a well-defined curve from the waist to the hip and the dark wash provides a slimming effect.

If you’re athletic…

Denim Fit Guide Jeans for Athletic Body Type

It’s all about creating curves! Girls with toned, athletic bodies are a lucky bunch but when choosing a flattering pair of jeans, it is important to balance out a boyish silhouette. This balance can be found by choosing a pair of flared jeans. I’m slightly obsessed with the Flying Monkey Jeans Dark Wash Flare. These jeans will be fitted around your thighs and rear, but more relaxed in the calf and ankle areas.

Your best bet for finding a pair of jeans that you love, and look good on you, is to try on different styles and see what you feel most comfortable in. No matter your body type, I hope that after reading my denim fit guide you can now confidently shop for denim without second guessing yourself. Honestly girls, a pair of jeans that legitimately flatters your figure will always be in style, even while other trends come and go.

Denim Fit Guide- Finding the Perfect Fit

Back to School Outfit Inspiration

It’s that time of the year again… back to school! Sure, like most people when I was in school I secretly enjoyed shopping for the usual school supplies: folders, notebooks, pencils, etc. But what really thrilled me was finding that perfect ensemble for the first day. There’s something about the first day of school that always felt like it held endless possibilities. New classes, new friends, new year, new me! Okay, so maybe I have always been the same girl with the same friends, but I’m sure you can relate to that feeling of excitement!

Whether you’re heading for high school or already a seasoned college veteran, I’m also sure that you have already put precious time and effort into selecting the perfect first day outfit. Just in case you haven’t, I’ve put together a few looks to provide some inspiration.

Look #1

The Preppy Tomboy

Back to School Outfit Inspiration

Looking put together for your first day back to school doesn’t have to take a lot of effort. Trust me, I know the early morning still half asleep but trying to get dressed without looking like a slob struggle. For this look, I chose a Staccato plaid button up shirt and layered it under a Ginger G v-neck top. The bottoms are by Flying Monkey and if comfort is important to you, I highly suggest investing in a pair of these bottoms. The shoes I have chosen are a classic sneaker by Soda Shoes.

Look #2

The Trendy Free Spirit

Back to School Outfit Inspiration

This look is for my girls who are up on the latest trends. If you’re this kind of girl, you know that fringe is huge this year! This outfit doesn’t require a lot of effort, but it does involve taking a fashion risk and I know some of you will be up for the challenge. The look I have put together includes an Aztec print Ginger G top layered with a faux suede Peach Love fringe vest. For the pants, I chose a light wash destructed Flying Monkey that would look great tucked into a pair of ankle booties.

No matter what your personal style is, I hope that now you feel a little more prepared to select your perfect back to school outfit! If you like what you see, you can shop for these looks and more at Glik’s.com!

Back to School Outfit Inspiration

Striped Shirts: The New Neutral

From the runway to the streets, striped shirts have taken over. The beauty of this trend is that is not a passing fad that will become oversaturated or tacky in a few short months. On the contrary, fellow fashion lovers, stripes are here to stay.

Shop more striped shirts at www.gliks.com

Stripes are such a simple pattern, but styling them can be tricky. The key to staying up on the trend is first choosing a versatile striped top. This basic Ginger G striped shirt features pencil stripes in taupe and white. Choosing a striped shirt with neutral colors will increase the number of different looks you’ll be able to throw together.

Striped shirt

For a classic look, striped tops can be paired with colored Flying Monkey skinny jeans, a denim vest, strappy sandals, and a statement necklace. A combination like this is easily achievable and it will leave you looking style savvy.

Shop this look at www.gliks.com

Don’t be afraid to take a risk when styling your striped shirt. The white stripes in this top bring out the white within the pattern of these bottoms. Mixing patterns is totally allowed when done like this.

Shop the whole look at www.gliks.com

Striped shirts can also look great with a textured skirt if you’re feeling up to the challenge. This look requires some risk, but what is fashion without a little risk? When pairing a striped shirt with a textured skirt, choose one in a solid color. This will help keep the patterned top in proportion to your textured bottom. For some added flair, don’t be afraid to choose a patterned shoe like these cheetah flats.

When a trend proves to be as prominent as pencil stripes, it is crucial to find a variety of ways to incorporate them into your closet. Take a cue from the inspiration provided above, and have fun styling your own striped shirt! We have an assortment of striped dresses and striped shirts available on our website. We guarantee you’ll find a versatile piece you’ll love!

 

 

Striped Shirts: The New Neutral

Flying Monkey Jeans Giveaway on Instagram

Flying Monkey Jeans Contest Giveaway

If you aren’t following @gliksofficial on Instagram, you should hop over and check us out! We are launching a Flying Monkey Jeans Giveaway on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014! The contest runs until Thursday, August 14th.

Flying Monkey Jeans Instagram Contest Rules

To enter, Instagram users need to:

  • Follow @gliksofficial
  • Like the contest photo
  • Regram the picture on his or her personal Instagram
  • Tag us with @gliksofficial and #GliksFMGiveaway in the text

Private users can enter as well! Just comment below our post that you have completed all the steps!

Flying Monkey Jeans were named one of Glik’s 4 Must Have Jeans for the Fall! Perfect with boots, the Made in the USA Flying Monkey Skinny Jeans and Jeggings tuck into your fall boots easily for a comfortable and cute look. You don’t own a pair of Flying Monkey Denim Jeans? No problem! We can point you in the right direction with our Flying Monkey Fit Guide.

Flying Monkey Jeans Giveaway on Instagram

4 Must Have Jeans for Fall

Flying Monkey Jeans

With fall fast approaching,  have you found that perfect go-to pair of jeans to wear with boots? Flying Monkey Jeans are the perfect jeans to wear with your favorite boots. Most of our Flying Monkey Jeans have a skinny leg that fits right into a boot. Glik’s selection of Flying Monkey Jeans includes colored, destructed, high-waisted and plain denim to fit everyone’s style.

Find your Flying Monkey fit, style and color here.

Flying Monkey Jeans

Flying Monkey Jeans

Flying Monkey Jeans

Rock Revival Jeans

Rock Revival Jeans can be your go-to jeans for a night out on the town. Rock Revival is best known for the signature quality, fit, and unique washes of their denim jeans. With their decorated back pockets and high quality denim, you will feel great and look great! We offer Rock Revival Jeans in bootcut styles and skinny styles. All you need to do is find your favorite back pocket design that will best compliment your outfit.

Rock Revival Jeans

Rock Revival Jeans

Rock Revival Jeans

Miss Me Jeans

Miss Me Jeans are the ultimate bling jeans. We carry Miss Me Jeans in both bootcut and skinny styles. They have specialized pocket designs that are tailored to individual personalities. Miss Me Jeans feature rhinestones and thick stitch detailing. With rocker styles being so hot and on trend this fall, every closet needs a pair of Miss Mes. These jeans also look great with embellished tops or faux leather moto jackets that are on this fall’s hot list and will add an edge to your style.

Miss Me Size Chart

Miss Me Jeans

Miss Me Jeans

Silver Jeans

If you want a jean that fits your shape and size in all the right ways, Silver Jeans are the way to go. With the different styles and sizes that are offered, you are sure to find the perfect jean for you! The Suki fit is a jean designed for women with curvy hips or thighs. It offers an accentuated contour waistband with plenty of room through the hip. The Aiko fit is  slightly curvy  with an accentuated contour waistband but with moderate room through the hip. The other style that we offer is the Tuesday fit, which is a straight fit. The Tuesday consists of a slim-fit and straight cut through the hip. Each of these styles feature the Silver Jeans classic back pocket design that is detailed enough to be fun, yet clean enough to dress up or down or even wear to work.

Silver Jeans Size Chart

Silver Jeans
Suki
Silver Jeans
Aiko
Silver Jeans
Tuesday

Find the perfect pair of jeans at Gliks.com.

4 Must Have Jeans for Fall