Shoe of the Week

Shoe of the Week

Time to pack away those sandals and flip flops.
Boot season is here!

At the beginning of fall, I always have the hardest time trying to find the perfect pair of shoes to wear. It’s too chilly to wear sandals but not cold enough to bring out the big tall boots! Last year, I fell in love with booties and I can not wait to buy more!

Booties are seriously the perfect shoes for the transition from summer to fall. Turn your favorite summer dress into a fall dress by adding a cardigan or denim jacket and a pair of booties. My go to outfit for this time of year is a lightweight sweater, my favorite pair of jeans and booties.

This fall we are running weekly sales on some of our booties. This week the Charles Albert Rainy Booties in Taupe and Black were the Shoe of the Week. They are regularly $29.90 but are only $19.90 this week! Shoe of the Week

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Shoe of the Week

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

Buyer Interview: Meet Danielle

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Our team at Glik’s is constantly growing and because of that, we have a diverse and all-around dynamite team. With that said, say hello to our newest member, footwear buyer Danielle!

Can you introduce yourself to our readers?

Sure!  My name is Danielle Berry and I’m the new Footwear Buyer here at Glik’s.  I’ve been in the footwear industry a long time and have had every type of position there is, from part time sales up through store and regional management, to marketing and visual merchandising and most recently, buying. I love the footwear industry!  Shoes are the perfect accessory as no matter what you have going on in your life, a great pair of new shoes can do wonders for your soul!

You’re fairly new to the Glik’s shoe buying team. Were you familiar with Glik’s before you started here?

Somewhat, yes.  Working in retail in the St. Louis market for the past 12 years it’s hard not to know the Glik name. There’s a long history in this area so it’s exciting to work for a company with such a rich heritage in retail.  And Glik’s knows what it’s doing when it comes to bringing the latest and greatest to its awesome customers!

Describe your personal style in 3 words.

Modern. Layered. Tomboyish – I love menswear looks but with a few soft touches via color or texture.  I’m just not very girly.  Also I like to wear denim or harem pants all the time, no matter the weather.  It can be 100° outside and I still have long bottoms on!  I’m just not a fan of skirts or shorts and how they look on me-love them on literally everyone else but they are just not for me.

 What shoe trends are you looking forward to for spring 2016?

Even though the dressed up sneaker trend has been going on for a while, it’s growing ever stronger this year and to me, it’s the most fun.  I think it gives a chic “city” vibe to your look when paired with a great jean, tee and either delicate cardi or structured blazer.  It’s a look that works for just about anyone.

What’s one style rule (not limited to footwear) that you love to break?

Really I don’t think there are that many “rules” anymore, which is so refreshing.  Style is all about what works for you, whether it’s “the right look” or not.  But if I had to speak to one it would be that your shoes, handbag and belt are supposed to match.  FALSE.  I know it’s an old-timey rule but it’s one a lot of people feel they still need to follow.  All 3 don’t have to match exactly but should definitely complement each other.

Congrats! You just won the lottery. What’s the first thing you do?

Well, first I would get the lawyers and financial advisors lined up because I mean, if you are lucky enough to win that kind of money, you really should do it the right way!  But immediately after I would take my family on a trip to a really nice beach resort somewhere- just kick around in the sun and sand with my husband and son, make a ridiculous amounts of sand castles, and drink fun, fruity cocktails with cute umbrellas in them – just R-E-L-A-X and kick it for a while!

What’s the coolest place you’ve traveled for a market? Is there anywhere you’re looking most forward to going?

Las Vegas is always fun, and not for the typical reasons you would think.  The Markets there are so big and you get to see so many vendors all at once.  It’s a lot of hard work and A LOT of walking but it’s a blast.  I’m still young in buying so have only been to New York City a couple of times for day trips so looking forward to spending a little more time and getting a chance to see the city!

What’s the worst footwear crime a person can commit?

Ugh, I hate it when people wear sandals that are either too small or too big!  I don’t care how great of a deal they may be, if your toes look like they are being strangled to death or they are sliding out the front and gripping the ground, DON’T BUY THEM!

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

The product!  I’m mean come on; it’s a girls dream to work in shoes, right? But really, the product is super fun, and it is so interesting analyzing and projecting the buying habits of consumers. Your goal is to have the right product most of the time, but you will be wrong some and that is ok, as long as it’s not too often!  But when you are really right it feels great, especially knowing someone is walking out of Glik’s with a smile excited about their latest footwear purchase!

If you could star in any movie or TV show, what would it be?

A movie or TV show with Kristen Wigg, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake because they are all awesomely hilarious.  I’m pretty sure I could listen/watch anything those 3 have ever done and will ever do!  Aaaand I secretly want to be their BFF…just sayin! 😉

Buyer Interview: Meet Danielle

Sorel Boots: Fashion Meets Function

With the true beginning of boot season upon us, I couldn’t contain my personal excitement when Sorel Boots came back again to Glik’s. Not only do all of these women’s boots have durable and waterproof exteriors, they’re also extremely fashionable. It feels like a struggle every year to find boots that can stand the harsh winter weather and still look polished, so opening a box of Sorel Boots for the first time felt a bit like having my cake and eating it too.

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Sorel has perfected their selection of winter boots this season by offering a diverse selection of styles including: duck boots, ankle boots, riding boots. They’ve even crafted a work wear inspired boot that should be every woman’s off-duty essential.

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I was already sold on Sorel Boots based on their high quality construction and fashionable designs, but after digging a little deeper into the brand, I discovered that Sorel is a proud partner of Girls Inc., an organization that “inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.” Striving to help empower and uplift girls, Sorel provided boots to young women through Girls Inc. preparing for their journeys off to college.

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If you’re now just as hyped up about these shoes as I am, head to our website and check out our entire selection of Sorel Boots!

 

 

Sorel Boots: Fashion Meets Function

Happy Feet|Must-Have Summer Sandals and Flip Flops

I have to admit, I’m the kind of girl who makes shoe contact before I make eye contact. In my opinion, there’s almost no greater fashion crime than ruining a killer outfit with a lack luster pair of shoes. I don’t want any of you lovely ladies settling for less when it comes to your summer sandals and flip flops, so I’ve called on the help of Tavi, one of our shoe buyers at Glik’s, to provide some shopping inspiration and share her must-have footwear choices for the season.

Sandals

These feminine, multicolored sandals are just what you need to take any outfit to the next level this season. Featuring a tie-dye inspired pattern and gold chains, these summer sandals by Bamboo are a necessity.

Embellished Sandals

If your outfit is more casual and laid-back, then these Dirty Laundry Sling Back Sandals are the perfect option for you. Whether you’re taking a trip to the zoo or having a shopping day with your besties, you’ll feel cute and comfy all day long.

Sling Sandals

Chevron Sandals

For dressy occasions that require a little more flair, these Multi Color Beaded Sandals by Not Rated are the way to go. The heavily embellished upper features an array of colors that provide versatility when pairing these summer sandals with any outfit.

Embellished Sandals

Flip Flops

Every girl needs a trusty pair of flip flops for relaxed days when you just don’t feel like getting dolled up. However, just because you’re having a lazy day doesn’t mean you have to completely sacrifice your style. These Mimosa Flip Flops by Roxy can add a fun pop of color to any dull outfit.

Roxy Flip Flops

I appreciate a comfortable pair of flip flops almost as much as I appreciate a killer pair of heels. These Sanuk Yoga Chakra Sandals are both vegan and vegetarian friendly and provide a blister-free fit. Seriously, invest in a pair of Sanuks this summer. Your feet will thank you.

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Shop more Women’s Sandals and Flip Flops

You can view out entire selection of sandals and flip flops for women here. And remember, “A woman with good shoes is never ugly.”

Happy Feet|Must-Have Summer Sandals and Flip Flops

Fringe Footwear at Glik’s

One of our favorite trends is the fringe trend. Besides loving the fringe details on clothing, handbags, and accessories, we especially love fringe on footwear. Fringe Footwear has a way of taking an ordinary outfit and elevating it to become a Boho chic ensemble.

Fringe Footwear
Photo c/o Angela Bruening

 

Mia Shoes

Whether you are reminiscing about the 70’s fashion trends or experiencing fringe fashion for the first time, you will love fringe footwear. You can wear fringe booties to work, school, shopping, or during a night out on the town. You can wear the fringe sandals to be the focal point of your outfit or you can wear them to add instant style and trendiness to your outfit.

Fringe Footwear

Glik’s offers several different styles of fringe footwear, including Blossom Footwear Pink Fringe Sandals, Mia Shoes Coty Peep Toe Fringe Booties, and Mia Shoes Native Fringe Sandals.

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Fringe Footwear at Glik’s

Street Chic: Men’s Jogger Pants

Men’s fashion joggers hit the runways in many 2013 Spring Collections and are now mainstream ready-to-wear pants. These popular pants  worn by celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Justin Beiber, and Chris Brown come in an assortment of styles. Glik’s offers this comfy trend in two edgy brands: Brooklyn Cloth and Galaxy.

Wondering how these amazing pants came about? The baggy bottoms and tapered ankles originated in the Arabian Peninsula. The Disney character Aladdin even wore harem pants, and if you’ve seen the classic cartoon, you know he got around with the greatest of ease in his baggy pants. A more modern style came along when M.C. Hammer, the parachute pant wearing rapper, hit the scene in the early 90’s. The look fell off the map for about 20 years but has been popularized again with better materials and a more subtle fit. The styles available now aren’t only for hip hop moguls but for every guy who wants to be fashion forward and comfortable.

How you wear these pants is what will disassociate you from the guys that wear these only for athletic purposes. Styling these harem bottoms is easy. Pairing them with the right pieces will help you avoid looking like you just left the gym.

 

Game On

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This look features the Brooklyn Cloth’s men’s knit jogger pants. With just a t-shirt and your favorite street shoe you’re ready for baseball’s opening game day at Busch Stadium.

Color Pop

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Menswear usually features muted colors but you can always add a punch of color to your gear. Try this 1897 t-shirt with the color-pop ethnic print pocket and a pair of statement shoes.

Street Chic

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You can never go wrong with a simplistic style. The cuff on the ankles of the Galaxy brand pants allow you to style these in different ways. Wear them as full length pants or scrunch them into a cropped style with a pair of hi-tops. (Air Jordan’s available at select Glik’s)

 

 

 

Clash of the Fashions

Joggers can be paired with a men’s button down and tee for a nice dash of style.

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For a dapper look pair your joggers with a men’s scarf and comfortable outerwear.

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(Picture courtesy of: Pinterest pin by Anthony Tolentino)

Get on trend and grab yourself a pair of these men’s fashion jogger pants available at Gliks.com.

 

 

Street Chic: Men’s Jogger Pants

TOMS + Glik’s One Day Without Shoes 2013

For the past 3 years Glik’s has celebrated TOMS One Day Without Shoes under the St. Louis, Missouri Arch. The whole Home Office shed their shoes and walked the Arch grounds barefoot. One Day Without Shoes is a special day that Glik’s helps TOMS raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life. This day is for spreading the ONE FOR ONE message!

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We set up outdoor activities, played games, made crafts, shared IMO’s pizza, and passed out goody bags to the public. If you don’t already know, the Midwest weather is fickle and can never decide what climate to relax in. The first two years were bright and sunny, the public was out in the masses enjoying the warmth. Our feet were lucky. Yes, we were barefoot, but we still had the luxury of warmth and soft soil.

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Rain. Cold rain. Lots of it.

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 But we were not alone. Some of our Northern locations had snow.

No complaints, though! Despite the wet and cold, we had fun in our bare feet! Here are a few of our favorite photos from TOMS One Day Without Shoes 2013…

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The day was summed up best by our lovely Area Manager, Susan Juenger…

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Susan went barefoot all day too!!!

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Visit Glik’s on Facebook to see the full One Day Without Shoes 2013 album!

Find us @GlikClick on Instagram too!!!

TOMS + Glik’s One Day Without Shoes 2013

TOMS One Day Without Shoes 2013

Last year on April 10th the Glik’s home office staff gathered under the Arch with our friends/family to raise awareness and celebrate the TOMS shoes campaign One Day Without Shoes. We invited the public to join in on our games, eat yummy pizza from IMO’s, and put their best foot forward (literally) by creating a bit of art.

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Our afternoon was sunny and bright, but don’t let that fool you… It was still very cold and windy outside. The ground felt cold and hard beneath our feet, and the grass was stiff from winter’s harsh treatment. It did not contour to each step we took, as it would have in the warmer spring or summer seasons. By the end of the day our feet ached from the ground debris and were numb due to the elements. This was the most important lesson behind ODWS.  We were able to learn what it felt like, for several hours, to not have shoes to protect our feet.

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Personally, I spent the whole day without shoes. This included walking in rock strewn parking lots, stubbing my toes on various rocks, twigs, steps, and desk legs.  Worst of all, I had to walk barefoot into a public restroom because I could no longer hold myself, which was the most disgusting thing EVER. I felt gross, embarrassed, (secretly) whiney, and ashamed for having those– so self-absorbed– complaints. Having shoes is actually a luxury, and I have a closet full of them, but most don’t even serve an actual function.

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Oh, and the stares…

People actually gawked, which made me feel slightly overexposed. Some people approached me and asked why I was barefoot, which was nice. It felt really good to be able to share with others the reason why I was without my shoes. This is the goal behind TOMS One Day Without Shoes movement.

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One Day Without Shoes has helped to raise awareness for the millions of people, throughout the world, who don’t own shoes. It shows those who participate how it feels to go a day without them, and what we can do to help those in need!

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We are excited to invite you to please participate this year with us on Tuesday, April 16th 2013 for TOMS shoes One Day Without Shoes event!

 

 

TOMS One Day Without Shoes 2013

Spring is Afoot

Lately I’ve found myself getting lost in mountains of new spring arrivals. Despite being buried to my neck in work, it’s hard to not love the almost exclusive first look that I am able to have at all of the new product. I’ve styled dozens of new spring outfits before I’ve even written and placed the product live on gliks.com.

Lately, my attention has been focused on writing up shoes.  Sandals, flats, platform pumps, and wedges grace the shoe section of Glik’s online. FINALLY, it’s about time that we see such a selection of spring inspired shoe styles. What closet doesn’t have room for a few pairs of new shoes?

The topic of shoelust is a very serious matter among women and should not be taken lightly.  I’m keeping this post short and sweet. I’ve gathered a few of my favorite footwear styles to share with everyone. So lets get straight to the point: Shoes.

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Summer Dress

I love this outfit! The dress is from Patagonia‘s spring collection. Just add a light jacket for the evening and you’re all set to have a great day out with your girlfriends!

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Spring is Afoot