Give Thanks & Look Good

Holiday season is in full effect with Thanksgiving right around the corner.  Here are three outfit options that are perfect for any occasion! You will want to wear these outfits on repeat this season.

1. Cozy Casual1fix

NikiBiki Criss Cross Tank in Shark | Wishlist Cable Knit Cardigan in Olive | KanCan Medium Wash Ripped Skinny Jeans | Qupid Shoes Nero Perforated Ankle Booties in Taupe | CC Beanie Cable Knit Hat in Beige

Beanies and cozy cardigans are making huge statements this season. They are the perfect combination of cute and comfy, which makes them great for almost any occasion! Start off this outfit with the NikiBiki Criss Cross Tank in Shark (also available in other colors), layered under the Wishlist Cable Knit Cardigan in Olive. This cardigan is so versatile; you will wear it with your entire fall and winter wardrobe. Next up, grab your new favorite pair of skinny jeans.. the KanCan Medium Wash Ripped Jeans! Finish off this outfit with the Qupid Shoes Nero Perforated Ankle Booties in Taupe and a CC Beanie Cable Knit Hat!

2. Dress It Up2fix2dfix

Elan USA Cold Shoulder Ruffle Dress in Auburn | Qupid Shoes Rima Over the Knee Boots in Taupe

If you’re looking for an outfit to wear on Thanksgiving that is dressy but allows you to eat all of the stuffing and pie you want without being uncomfortable, then this outfit is for you!  This Elan USA Cold Shoulder Ruffle Dress in Auburn just screams fall! The cold shoulder design and ruffle detail on the front really make this simple dress unique.  Pair this multipurpose dress with the Qupid Shoes Rima Over The Knee Boots in Taupe.  The lace up back detail and comfortable stacked heel will make you fall in love with these boots at first sight. Finish this look with a long necklace and statement earrings!

3. Chic and Trendy3efix3dfix

Elan USA Lace Back Sweater in Mauve | Wishlist Padded Lace Bralette in Grey | Flying Monkey High Waist Dark Wash Jeggings | MIA Shoes Valencia Stretch Booties in Black

Embrace all things trendy with this next outfit!  You definitely want to add this Elan USA Lace Back Sweater in Mauve to your chunky, cozy sweater collection. The front of this sweater has a simple, oversized fit design while the back showcases a lace up design with adjustable tie closure.  Layering a Wishlist Padded Lace Bralette (Grey) under this sweater will add another pop of trendy fashion to the outfit! Pair this top with the Flying Monkey High Waist Dark Wash Jeggings.  The hi-rise design and stretchy jegging material will make you feel like you are wearing leggings, but have a more chic look to them! Finish off this look with the MIA Shoes Valencia Stretch Booties in Black, which scream high fashion.

 

Find your holiday outfit at gliks.com!
Give Thanks & Look Good

How to Wear Flats in the Fall

The weather may be getting cooler, but there are many different ways to wear flats year round. Let us show you how to wear flats in the fall.

Jessica Simpson Flats

Flats are fun and totally acceptable to wear in autumn. You can pair your flats with your casual outfits and look stunning. We have styled our Jessica Simpson Mikia flats with a graphic sweatshirt and destructed skinny jeans. The studded flats and style of clothing give off a rocker chick vibe. This outfit would be fun to wear to work, school, or during your weekend outings.

Jessica Simpson Flats

Jessica Simpson Flats

If you want to boost the style of a casual outfit, try cuffing the bottom hem of your jeans. Here we have paired another casual layered ensemble with the Jessica Simpson Mandalaye Ballet Flats. These flats are not a typical pair of flats because they resemble actual Ballet Pointe Shoes. Wearing these Jessica Simpson shoes will definitely put a very stylish, yet feminine twist on your casual fall outfit.

Jessica Simpson Flats

Jessica Simpson Flats

Summer may be over, but don’t put away your decorated flats! They can also be worn into the fall. For example, these Jessica Simpson Milee Flats have a lovely bow that adds a soft touch to an outfit. Bow flats or other decorated flats are easy to dress up, so they pair nicely with dresses or other dressy attire. Too chilly for a dress? Add leggings to transition both your flats and dresses to a cooler season.

Jessica Simpson Flats

Jessica Simpson Flats

Check out our Jessica Simpson Shoe Blog for more styles of flats!

Other styles of bottoms that can be worn with flats include colored denim and flared or bell bottom pants. If you wear colored denim jeans or pants, make sure you choose a pair of flats that will compliment the jean color. If you have busy patterns and prints on your pants, you will want to avoid flats that will clash with the patterns.

Tom's Flats

Tom's Flat

Patterned Pants

Fall Flats

How to Wear Flats in the Fall

Rise and Shine- High Waist Denim

You’ve heard right ladies! High-waisted denim has returned and in a big way.  I can understand why a rise that comes to and sometimes past your belly button is a bit daunting. BUT high-waisted denim can create an elongated silhouette for your body, which basically means you look long, lean, and fabulous.

To be honest, the first thought that came to my mind about high-waisted denim that scene in the cult classic coming-of-age film Dazed and Confused where the girls are helping their friend zip her high-waisted jeans with a pair of pliers.  I had to giggle at that thought because I bet if any of you were to ask an older female relative, they would recall having to do that same thing once or twice when they owned their very own (now vintage) high-waisted flare jeans.

Now don’t bust out your toolboxes just yet– the introduction of spandex to our denim’s poly/cotton mix has officially put an end to the pliers’ part-time job. This means that not only can you successfully zip up your own high-waisted jeans, you can also tuck in your fashionable tops, add a skinny belt, AND munch out hard at your local chinese buffet (my biggest weakness) without worries. Oh the joys of stretch!

I am not telling you to bust out your “mom” jeans again. We, the fashionable, all know that when a trend returns there is always a new spin to a classic silhouette/fit. That’s how fashion works, and this is the reason why we (women) can NEVER clean out our wardrobes. What if a trend comes back in style? Well guess what… if it does then those high-waisted jeans that you snuck out of your mother’s closet from when she was your age might just be back in style… Like right now.

Feeling a little “high” from all of this fashionable rattling of tongue (in my case, typing of hand)? Why don’t you take a look at all of the high-waisted new arrivals from gliks.com?

Flying Monkey High Waist Jegging

High Waist Burgundy Skinny Jegging

High Waist Black Skinny Jegging

High Waist Acid Wash Skinny Jegging

Rise and Shine- High Waist Denim

50 Shades of Flying Monkey for Fall

Denim is a timeless classic. Almost an everyday essential, nearly everyone’s wardrobe is occupied by at least a few pairs of denim jeans in various fits, cuts, and hues of indigo. But as much as we love our “true-blues,” keeping your stylish appetites sated means mixing up those indigos with more vibrant shades!

My point: add some color!

Whether it’s a statement red or an earthy, autumnal tone, colored jeggings from the hot brand Flying Monkey will prove to be a worthwhile investment for your fall wardrobe. But which colors should you look to invest into for the upcoming cooler seasons?

Earth tones: Be on the look-out for organic, earthy tones that take their hues from nature: moss greens, sandy neutrals, watery blues and rust tones.

Flying Monkey Rust Colored Jegging

Wine and Spirits: Looks like this red-purple part of the color spectrum will be the “must-have” shade of the season. Any wine-like color will work, whether it a deep merlot or a more purplish eggplant.

Flying Monkey Wine Jegging

Flying Monkey Eggplant Jegging

Bright & Bold: Burgundy might be at the top of the color trend at this moment, but if you’re looking to make a statement, then a bright hue that leans towards the red spectrum will stop any fashion critic in their tracks.

Flying Monkey Cherry Red Jegging

Flying Monkey Red Jegging

The colored denim movement has been brewing like a well-seasoned stew since it’s big breakout in Spring/Summer 2011, and there looks to be no end in sight as color continues to dominate the fashion-denim world with further laundered, destructed, faded, and print altered hues. Personally, I am very excited to see what becomes of this trend!

To see more color variations from the amazing brand, Flying Monkey, please visit us at gliks.com!

50 Shades of Flying Monkey for Fall

Hoodies are HERE!

Fall. Yep, it’s almost here and our selection of cold weather gear online is growing. With fall, a warm, cozy hoodie is essential. It’s just an easy layer that you can throw on over your tee or long sleeve thermal to keep the chill at bay.

The North Face always seems to deliver when it comes to hoodie season. Their Half Dome Hoodie ranges from bright, bold color combos to your everyday basic black and heather greys.

For girls- we love pairing the Half Dome hoodie with a pair of skinny jeggings and comfy boots. It’s cozy and warm, PLUS a super simple outfit to wear out to class, running errands, or even on an afternoon full of outside activities with your friends and/or family.

For guys- it’s rather the same idea. What could be any more simple than throwing on a men’s Half Dome over top of a t-shirt and jeans combo? Nothing. It’s such a casual outfit, like most (not all) men like when it comes to fashion.

Be ready for fall with a closet full of The North Face and Glik’s!

Hoodies are HERE!

Can I Get a High 5 for Fall?

I know that I may regret saying this once it gets too cold, but I can’t help my fond feelings for fall. Retail sales floors all over are starting to look like the leaves on a tree that is preparing for cooler weather. Imagine it… fall product is popping up like individual leaves turning from green to vibrant hues of oranges, reds, browns, and golden yellows.  Ahh… (I’m imagining at this very moment).

Maybe it’s the fact that I have been in a super denim state of mind lately or that I am really feeling all of the hot new fall trends, but I decided to pick a few of my favorite fashions from brands that I currently adore for a 5 for Fall pick list!

Free People Cypress Jacket:

I pretty much am obsessed with Free People clothing and this jacket takes the cake! Loving the vintage wash, destructed denim vest/ Fair Isle sweater sleeves mix…very versatile for fall!

Denim Shirt:

Every wardrobe needs a denim shirt in it for this fall! I have two in my closet currently, a light AND medium wash. Denim shirts are super versatile and can be layered with anything! I will often wear mine belted with a dress or left open with an A-line maxi skirt. I have even tried the “Canadian Tuxedo” look by pairing a medium to dark wash pair of jeans with my lighter wash denim shirt! Layer, layer, layer!

BB Dakota Krysta Aztec Woven Top:

This tie-neck top from BB Dakota is a perfect addition to any closet. This southwest inspired woven top can be worn tucked in or flowing loosely over your comfiest pair of destructed cut off denim shorts. The Krysta top can be matched effortlessly with other items to create a number of boho chic outfits fit to follow you into the fall.

Silver Jeans Co. Suki Jegging:

The Suki just might be my favorite fit from Silver Jeans Co. This mid-rise, relaxed hip & thigh fit is one of many custom cut denim styles made to flatter only your best features!

Roxy Crosby Boot:

I have found a new love for fall…boots! That’s right, boots that look like you could go hiking in the woods whilst you’re simply navigating the streets or campus sidewalks. Be daring and wear your lace up boots with tights and a pattern print dress. Finish off the outfit with a belted flannel or denim button down top and chunky knit, or ho-made crochet scarf!

I understand that it is still hot out BUT school will begin again shortly and fall will follow soon after! Be sure to get your wardrobes ready!

Can I Get a High 5 for Fall?

A Colorful Collection of Jeggings {Flying Monkey}

Bold, Brilliant, and vividly Bright colors are definitely in this season, and leading this trend are denim skinny jeans and jeggings! I had (keyword being had) been debating a pair for some time. With so many colors, styles, and fits to choose from, I just didn’t know which was the right one for me. That was before I saw the skinny jeggings from Flying Monkey!

I personally love, love, love this brand! Not only are they a great fit BUT they’re also SUPER comfy! To be honest, I’ve actually fallen asleep in them (by accident) and not realized it until I woke up! Hence, the J-E-G-G-I-N-G part: jean + legging  = jegging!

Now, back to the colors! So how do you know which color is right for you? My first pair was the red Flying Monkey jeggings. The color red was an easy choice because it was still winter, and even though it was the first color that actually hit the stores, I knew they would be very versatile. Plus, I’m planning on wearing them for the 4th of July!

Flying Monkey Tomato Red Jegging

My next pair came this spring, and I went for the canary yellow Flying Monkey jeggings. I was feeling spicy that day and it turned out to be a great color choice! I have gotten so many compliments when I wear them out for a night on the town with my girlfriends or as part of a casual outfit for everyday errands.

Flying Monkey Canary Yellow Jegging

Even though I love my Flying Monkey color jeggings, you may still be debating a pair of your own. I want to give you a few styling tips that helped me.

Bright Idea: Color Blocking!

Courtesy of blogger Sincerely, Jules

Courtesy of blogger Sincerely, Jules

Have fun with another fun trend: color blocking! It’s all about the bright ideas this summer, so give yourself the excuse to snag a boldly colored blazer or other lively pieces to rock with your color jeggings.

Bottom: Flying Monkey Bright Fuschia Jegging

Top: Volcom Moclov Crew Fleece

 

Pair ‘em with neutrals:

Let your colored denim steal the show by opting for neutral color pieces like white, cream, beige, brown, and black. Pastels are trending as well and are a gentle contrast of color to pair with your neutral tops.

Cameron Diaz in coral denim paired with neutrals

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Make your Prints Charming:

Add an extra “umph” to your color jeggings in the form of a pattern. Tops with polka dots, animal prints, tribal prints, horizontal stripes, tropical prints, or floral prints would be a fresh dash of spice to your outfit!

Jessica Alba wearing stripes with yellow denim.

Rihanna wearing animal print with her colored denim.

When it comes to colored denim, don’t fret too much about what to wear. Fashion is a fun form of personal expression, and there is nothing comfortable about forced style. The best style is your own style!

Flying Monkey Color Jeggings

 You can visit us online at gliks.com or stop into a local Glik’s store location nearest to you to find the right color of Flying Monkey jegging to fit your personal style!

A Colorful Collection of Jeggings {Flying Monkey}

Everyday I’m Cuffin ‘Em {Jeggings}

Okay fashionistas! As much as we just love playing with new trends and ideas, it’s often hard to deny tried-and-true wardrobe staples. A perfect example: cuffed jeggings. It’s a perpetual trend that’s making a comeback!

We’re absolutely bananas about the classic look of cuffed denim, and that look is now being transferred to jeggings. The key to “cuffing”  your jeggings is to make it look like you did it on purpose, because essentially you did. It’s extremely versatile and timeless.

DO: Wear a dark wash. Choosing to wear darker denim is always a great idea because it creates a “slimming” effect. A dark wash is always a classic choice because it can be dressed up or down. I suggest a stylish pair of Flying Monkey jeggings. They’re perfect for a fashionista on budget.

DON’T: Despite how classy a great pair of cuffed jeggings look with heels, avoid “cuffing” for formal occasions.

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DO: Add a splash of color! Cuff a pair of colored jeggings like the always-trendy blogger Alantic-Pacific chose to do.

DON’T: Cuff a pair of flared jeans! It gives the impression that you didn’t even care to get them tailored!

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DO: Wear white! A cuffed pair of white jeggings looks chic in the spring/summer. Flying Monkey makes a great pair of white jeggings.

DON’T: Go for a “cuffed” look in cold weather. Brrrrrr. I know it’s been warm out (it’s spring), but the thought of being “cuffed” in the cold makes me shiver. Besides, you loose your cuff in a pair of chic boots during the fall/winter seasons.

DO: Wear a fabulous pair of shoes! You can wear the “cuffed” look with heels, flats, booties, sneaks, sandals, etc. You name it, when you “cuff” your shoes become the highlight of your outfit!

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DON’T: Forget to have fun! Mix-n-match your outfits and don’t be afraid to be daring! You can let your inner style goddess shine with a chic outfit or rock the cuffed look like Mila Kunis did (shown above). The Suki Jegging from Silver Jeans Co has a great wash value that can be worn casually or in a chic evening outfit.

REMEMBER: To visit your local Glik’s store or check us out online at gliks.com for all your fabulous fashion finds this summer!

Everyday I’m Cuffin ‘Em {Jeggings}

{Shoes} Pretty in Print

I have a feeling that this summer nearly every girl with a spare dollar will spend it on a pair of fabulous shoes! Nothing can be done about this. The unstoppable obsession over bold vibrant colors and loud eye-catching prints this season is causing girls everywhere to go ‘gaga’ over trendy statement shoes.

Printed Shoes.

I think we can all agree that a bold print can perk up any pair of shoes. Whether it is a platform pump, wedge, ballet flat, sandal or even a cute pair of sneaks, you can utilize a print to liven up your look or possibly to build an outfit around.

Animal Instinct

Animal prints, such as leopard, tiger, cheetah and python, will be a huge trend this summer. Let your inner shoe animal out of its cage and give a wild flare to any plain tee & jeggings outfit.

Feeling Almond Toe Snake Print Flat

Keds Champion Leopard Animal Print

Flirty Florals

You will also see floral prints like ditsy & cabbage rose blossoming on shoes along with super feminine touches of crochet and lace. Dainty details and girlish prints add a sweet demure to any cardigan and summer dress or skirt outfit.

Galerie-16 Floral Print Flat Sandal

Gomax Fresh 01 Crochet Tied Platform

Tribal Prints

Aztec, Navajo, global & ethnic are still key prints for this 2012 spring / summer. Spice up a pair of vibrantly colored jeggings, V-neck tee and basic blazer outfit with chic tribal print shoes.

Qupid Lena 387 Canvas Mule Wedge Shootie w/ Aztec Pop

Qupid Athena-427A Aztec Print Flat Sandal

Bamboo Denisa-47 Aztec Print Strappy Flat Sandal

Color you Sole

I am a personal fan of abstract prints and vividly bright neon colors. They are so versatile and can add a bold color pop to any classically chic LBD.

Ceduce-244 Watercolor Print Covered Wedge

Qupid Finder-48 Cork Wedge Neon Pink

Qupid Glitter-113 Neon Yellow Platform Stiletto 

 Be bold and do the bright thing! Liven up your wardrobe this summer with super trendy printed shoes and vibrant colors that can be found on gliks.com or any Glik’s store location nearest to you.

 

 

{Shoes} Pretty in Print

Going Green for St. Patty’s Day

We understand that you just packed away all your glitter, feathers and beads from Mardi Gras. But, St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us and you’ve got some green you need to be getting out! Yes, just like when you were in elementary school, we will be on the look out along with many others for that poor clueless soul who forgot about the pinching rule.

So, just to be sure you are prepared for this upcoming holiday we’ve decided to create a list of must haves!

Make sure everyone sees your St. Patty’s spirit when you’re wearing a pair of bold kelly green or lime green jeggings from our ever-favorite Flying Monkey.

Not so sure about the green jeggings? That’s okay; nothing is better than a super chic St. Patrick’s Day green dress like this one from Hello Miss.

Easiest thing for a girl to do is paint her nails a lucky shade of green like Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow from OPI.

It’s as simple as a St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt for the men. No, really, he can rep his favorite brand and his holiday spirit.

O’Neill Dublin St Pats Tee

O’Neill Dublin St Pats Tee

Hurley Paddy Skull St. Pats Tee

T-shirts are great under hoodies, zip-ups or if the weather is nice just by themselves with a good pair of denim jeans.

A perfect accessory for that not-so holiday guy is a St. Patrick’s Day hat, like the O’Neill Dublin St Pats Hat

Even better, opt for a pop of green in your sneaks like the Osiris NYC 83.

So, go out, enjoy all that is Irish this St. Patrick’s Day. Eat your corned beef-n- cabbage at the pub; turn up your Dropkick Murphy’s playlist and rage hard. If you happen to be hurting in the St Patrick’s Day apparel department you can find any of these items online at gliks.com or any Glik’s store location nearest to you.

Going Green for St. Patty’s Day