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.


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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.


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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.


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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!

How to Create the Perfect Spring Capsule Wardrobe

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).


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.


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.


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!


Booties to Step You into Spring

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

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, @gliksofficial, to see next weeks 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.


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.



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
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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.


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


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


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



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!


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!!!


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