Styling Tips on How to Look Taller

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We are getting straight to the point today.  For all you short girls out there, this blog post is dedicated to you! Being short can sometimes be a hassle when shopping.  You may feel like you can’t rock today’s trends since the clothes don’t fit you right.  Well, although we can’t magically spare your legs a few extra inches, we CAN give you some styling tips on how to make you appear to be taller!

1. V-Neck and Surplice Tops

One of the simplest ways to achieve a taller look is to wear a shirt that features a v-neckline or surplice style bodice.  There are so many options to choose from for any occasion! From basic tees, blouses, tanks, and sweaters, you can incorporate this tip almost every day.  Deep v-neck cut tops and dresses draw attention to your face and elongate the look of your torso!

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2. High-Waist and Ankle Length Pants

High waist pants are super on-trend right now, so you can find them almost anywhere in multiple styles.   Since the high-rise waistband sits above your hips, it tricks the common eye into thinking your legs are longer and leaner. You can use this tip with pants, skirts, or shorts! We also suggest you pair it with a cropped or tailored top to enhance the look even more and bring out the elevated waistline.  If you are going with the pants look and not shorts, invest in a pair of pants that actually fit you right! Wearing cropped or ankle length pants, and baring some ankle, will also give the illusion of longer legs.

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3. Pointed Toe Shoes

Whether you are brave enough to rock pumps all day or would rather stick to flats, wearing shoes with a low-cut vamp or pointed toe is the way to go.  These styles will instantly elongate your legs.  Bonus tip: wearing nude colored pumps will provide even more “length” to your look! If heels aren’t your thing, try investing in a pair of pointed toe flats or mules! They are comfy, stylish, and will lengthen your leg line. Winner!

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4. Vertical Stripes

This next tip is one of our all-time favorites, vertical stripes! Vertical stripes are practically considered a basic and they work great for all types of clothing! This pattern creates long lines along the body and is a classic look that makes your entire body look longer, no matter the color scheme. Try incorporating this pattern into your year-round wardrobe with tops, pants, dresses, or even swim suits!

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5. Monochrome Outfit

Similar to the demise of the vertical stripe, monochrome outfits (wearing all the same color) give off the deception of a longer body type.  Using the same color to enhance the illusion of height creates long lines just as vertical stripes do.  Although wearing all black is the simplest of options, try breaking out other natural or fun hues! Check out a simple jumper or a two piece set! The trick to this tip is to make sure your outfit stays simple and tailored.

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6. Top-knot bun or High Ponytail

When it comes to getting ready and styling your hair in the morning, don’t fret! Although shorter length hairstyles will make you look taller by showing off your shoulders and neckline, don’t freak out if you are not willing to chop your hair off! If you decide to keep your hair long, keep it voluminous! Long, textured, beachy waves add length and heighten your appearance.  Or, throw your hair up into a high pony tail or top knot bun with Teleties! These hairstyles literally add a few more inches to your look.

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Okay now that you have these styling tips under your belt, you won’t fall short (lol) of fashion! Now go try out these tips and shop online at www.gliks.com!

Styling Tips on How to Look Taller

When to Wear Mules

When to Wear Mules (5)Mules have been a popular trend for a minute now and I just can’t get enough of them lately. This is definitely one shoe trend you don’t want to miss out on. To make sure you don’t miss any styling opportunity, here are 5 times that you can be putting your best mule wearing foot forward and rocking one of our favorite shoe trends.

When You Are Out To Enjoy The Day…When to Wear MulesHeeled mules literally elevate your style. Dresses and a simple laser cut mule go perfectly together for days out exploring the city and trying out that new totally instagramable coffee shop. I love a good pair of heeled mules with a midi dress, or actually any dress ever, you absolutely can’t go wrong with a pair of heeled mules and a dress.

When You Have Things To Get Done…When to Wear Mules (1)When I run errands, I know there is a 90% possibility that I will run into someone that I kind-of-sorta-know but definitely have to say hi to, when that happens I like to look somewhat presentable. Mules are ideal to throw on with your distressed jeans and your favorite comfy shirt. With this outfit combination you can fool everyone into thinking you’re the kind of girl who is fashionable and has time to buy a gallon of milk. Your new secret is safe here.

When You Are Out On The Town…When to Wear Mules (2)Its girls night and you have the perfect outfit and now you’ll have the perfect pair of shoes to match. Mules are so durable and totally dance friendly with a nice stacked heel. So go ahead and grab that romper and mules and be prepared to outshine your friends in all the group pictures tonight, girl.

When You Mean Business…When to Wear Mules (3)When you are at work its essential to have a shoe that keeps you comfy till 5pm rolls around. Mules are necessary for work because of their no back design. You won’t ever get that restrained feeling that other shoes tend to have. Again another simple put together look, just grab your basic black pants, a structured top, and you’re out the door on the way to grab your coffee.  You’ll be contently comfy the whole day at work, so you can focus on looking cute, getting your work done, and looking cute.

When You Would Rather Be On Vacation…

When to Wear Mules (4)One of the cool things about the mule shoe is that they can be a casual shoe as well. Throw them on with your beach lounge pants and instantly be the beach boho babe you know you were meant to be!

In case you need more time to mull over the mule trend, be sure to check out @gliksofficial on Instagram for all the outfit inspo you could possible ever want/need! And to shop all these styles and more check out gliks.com!

When to Wear Mules

Our Favorite Trends of the Season

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Now that it is officially April, Spring is in full throttle with Summer right around the corner (fingers crossed!). This being said, we wanted to talk about our favorite trends of the season! These are some of our top picks from Glik’s and we think you need to add them all to your closet (if you haven’t already).

Dresses, and rompers, and jumpsuits.. Oh my!

So many new arrivals have been hitting in stores and online and it is SO hard to narrow them down.  However, basics, stripes, and floral prints seem to be the name of the game. Three of our new favorite dresses are the Amuse Society Clothing Bohemian Rhapsody Maxi Dress, the Love Stitch Clothing Denim Stripe Dress, and the Wild Honey Palm Print Dress! These scream summer and are super fun pieces for your next adventure!

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Rompers and jumpsuits have also been our go-to this Spring. They are super comfy and versatile, so they are easy to just slip on and go! You can dress them down with sandals or sneakers ,or dress them up with a pair of your favorite heels or wedges! Some of our new favorites are the Anama Clothing Twist Front Jumper, the Elan Strappy Surplice Jumper, and the Everly Clothing Peplum Windowpane Romper! With the simple designs and solid colors, these pieces are great to add your own twist with unique accessories!

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Slide into the season…

You can never have too many pairs of shoes; they are just a continuous way of life. This season, we are focusing on mules and flatflorm slides! They are classy, cute, versatile, and elevate your favorite looks! Qupid Shoes have multiple mules and slides to choose from, and we love everything they throw our way! With simple designs and neutral coloring, they offer flats and heels so you are destined to find the pair that suits you.  Some of our favorites include the Mia Shoes Saige Banded Platform Sandals, the Qupid Shoes Jaden Ruched Mules, the Report Shoes Ryder Heeled Mules, the Soda Shoes Coxy Cross Slides, and the NYLA Shoes Thing 1 Flatform Sandals.  (See, we told you shoes are hard to narrow down!)

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Add On Accessories!

Accessories have also become a huge focus in trending fashion.  Pieces that are neutral and versatile seem to be what all the talk is about! Bralettes are still a completely necessary and trending piece for your year round wardrobe. We know we always talk about them, but that’s just how important we think they are! Another new item we recently received are Teleties! These hair ties are so fashionable and can be worn as bracelets when they are not being used for a pain- and kink-free ponytail.  And since you will need a stylish bag to hall of your daily necessities around in, a straw bag is just what you need for the season! We received this straw handbag from Caroline Hill and immediately got heart eyes! (Hint Hint: Your closet needs this bag too.)

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We hope you enjoy our favorite trends from the season just us much as we do! Stay tuned for new arrivals each week 🙂 Or, shop these trends now at gliks.com!

Our Favorite Trends of the Season

Five Looks with One Key Piece: The Love Stitch Button Down

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As the seasons change, it can be hard to find core pieces in your wardrobe that you are able to style year round.  So, we decided to help you out a bit by showing you FIVE different looks with ONE key piece! The item on topic is the Love Stitch Clothing Striped Chambray Button Down Top.  Button downs and vertical stripes are super trendy and stylish, so combined they make the perfect pair! Keep reading to see how we styled this shirt five different ways! (P.S. In our opinion, we think all of these items should be core pieces in your wardrobe!)

1. Wear Alone with Denim & Sandals

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This first outfit is great for those casual spring days and cool summer nights.  Button up this Love Stitch striped top and roll up your sleeves for some laid back vibes.  Every girl needs a durable pair of denim jeans in her closet, so why not opt for a pair of KanCan Jeans? These are the KanCan Jeans Railroad Stripe Ankle Detail in Medium Wash.  Keeping things on the casual route, we thought these Mia Shoes strappy sandals were perfect! The neutral coloring and comfort footbed make these sandals great to wear all day, every day. Depending on your style, finish off the look with a lace bralette and some basic jewelry and you are all set.

2. Wear under Overalls with Heeled Booties.

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This next look can also go dressy or casual, depending on your plans! Overalls are totally making a comeback and we are all for it! Pairing the Love Stitch Clothing Striped Chambray Button Down Top underneath these distressed overalls makes for a super chic outfit. We paired the look with a pair of ankle booties from My Delicious Shoes! The vertical stripes and heeled booties elevate your look and give you a taller appearance. To dress down the look, try wearing a pair of Converse sneakers or flat sandals. Since we love the criss cross trend, try unbuttoning the Love Stitch shirt a little, wear this strappy tank top, and unbuckle one of the straps from the overalls!

3. Layer Over Basic Tee with Denim & Mules.

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This third look with your key piece item is our favorite! Keeping the striped shirt open gives the look a little edge and enhances your possibilities! Now you are able to show off all of your basic or graphic tees! We paired this look with a criss cross top from Lime N Chili and KanCan jeans. Mules are also super fashionable right now, so the Qupid Shoes Tuxedo Mules just stood out to us! If you are wearing this look while taking a walk around the park or while shopping, change it up by tying your button down shirt around your waist and you’ve got a whole new look.

4. Wear with Denim Skirt & Peep Toe Heels.

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Now, this look will be able to take you into the night in style.  The neutral, chambray coloring and vertical stripes already dress this look up.  By pairing it with this black denim skirt from KanCan, you’ll be ready for a night out in no time!  Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, roll the sleeves up or down and tuck in the shirt to your skirt. Add some statement earrings and a lace bralette and you’ve got your fourth outfit in the bag.  To dress this look up even more, rock this pair of peep toe heels by Qupid Shoes! The tall chunky heel and elastic vamp are sure to hold up while you are dancing the night away.

5. Layer Under Cardigan with Denim & Boots.

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This last look is perfect for cold winter or fall days when you still want to be stylish. Start off with your base, a strappy basic tank top.  Then, put on your striped button down top from Love Stitch and button it all the way up or keep it open (whichever you prefer). Lastly, slip on this cozy chunky cardigan from Wishlist. Layers layers layers is the name of the game when it comes to cold weather, so why sacrifice warmth for style? With this look, you can achieve both! End the look with a pair of neutral ankle boots, like these from Qupid Shoes, and you are ready to tackle the day with your head held high.

Let us know which look is your favorite! Shop it all at gliks.com!

Five Looks with One Key Piece: The Love Stitch Button Down