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.

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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.

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

How to Wear Flared Jeans

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Now is the time for 1970’s fashion to come back in style! First step, flare jeans. But wait, what do you wear with this type of denim? Keep reading to find out how we like to style our flared denim!

Like any type of denim, it’s essential to make sure they fit your body type. This being said, hem those flared jeans! (Don’t just shy away from them!) Also, try switching it up by wearing a pair of cropped flairs or overalls with flared culottes. These trendy pieces will be sure to turn heads in any season.

Below we have shown these awesome pairs of flares that we just adore! KanCan Jeans and O2 Denim Jeans have so much to offer and they won’t break the bank!

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O2 Denim Flare Jeans in Medium Wash | KanCan Jeans Flare Highrise | O2 Denim Front Seam Flare Jeans

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O2 Denim Overall Flare Culottes in Medium Wash

Once you’ve got your perfect pair of flared jeans, what are you going to wear them with? From daytime casual to nightly outings, these jeans can do it all! For a casual vibe, try pairing your flared jeans with a cropped sweater or a short sleeve or long sleeve tee! (We have listed our picks below!) With flare jeans, don’t be afraid to show off that belt! Being able to accessorize is what makes these jeans so great, but the added flare kicks up your look a notch.  If it gets a little chilly, add an anorak jacket or long blazer to your look.

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HYFVE Cropped Chenille Sweater | Elan Clothing Short Sleeve Striped Tee | Love Stitch Clothing Surplice Striped Top

For a dressier appearance, look for styles with statement sleeves and prints. We picked these styles (below) that are perfect for spring and summer outings! The floral print and flowy fit are super trendy and accentuate your waist while the jeans elongate your legs! The bell sleeves pair perfectly with flare jeans and completely show off that boho inspired look you’ve been searching for.

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Illa Illa Floral Bell Sleeve Crop Top | Lush Clothing Surplice Tie Front Top | Lush Clothing Floral Tie Front Bell Sleeve Top

Shoes are another decision you’ll have to make. We prefer wearing heels when it comes to flared jeans, but don’t be afraid to wear flats as long as the denim fits you right! Chunky wedges and ankle booties look fantastic as they peep out from under the flared hemline. If you’re daring enough to wear the flats or sandals, try going for a pair of cropped flares, or just make sure your hemline isn’t dragging on the ground.

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Pierre Dumas Natural Perforated Platform Wedges

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My Delicious Shoes Apart Perforated Ankle Booties | Qupid Shoes Prenton Scalloped Ankle Booties

Head to gliks.com and check out the trendy fashion pieces we have to offer.

How to Wear Flared Jeans

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

Best Dressed Overall Award Goes to…

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The search for the perfect pair of denim overalls is over with these Nature Jeans Distressed Long Overalls. It’ll be hard to not wear these denim overalls every single day once you have your hands on them. They really are the perfect pair with a little distressing, a comfortable fit, and little bit of stretch. With a relaxed fit and adjustable straps they are sure to be the perfect fit no matter what body shape you have. You can leave your purse at home, with 6 functional pockets you will have more than enough room to safely store all your lipsticks and credit cards. The Nature Jeans overalls can work with your thick comfy sweaters, or flowy floral crop tops. Plus these jeans are only $39 dollars, that’s a low cost point for high quality denim! What more can a girl want out of a pair of overalls?
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We paired these adorable overalls with the Free People Rainbow Thermal Henley Top for the cutest combination. This gives your outfit the perfect girl next-door look. The rainbow trim embroidery gives this look just the subtlest hint of color and the rainbow trim detail on the wrists is just gorgeous! Underneath we added the Lace Racerback Bralette in Ivory for a feminine touch.

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Because booties and overalls is match made in heaven, we decided to throw on the Qupid Shoes Prenton Ankle Booties in Light Grey. The Qupid Prenton shoes have slightly padded soles so you can do some serious trekking in these babies. The neutral grey coloring of these booties make them the perfect shoe to wear with as many outfit combinations as you can think of!

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Plus all these pieces separately are the perfect winter to spring transitions pieces. You can throw on sandals or sneakers with your overalls to run errands on the warmer days. A thick comfy sweater and some knit socks with the Qupid Prenton booties will keep you warm on colder days.

With this boho chic look you are sure to be to feel your best while looking your best! Shop our website for even more trendy outfit combinations and feel free to tell us how you wore this look!

Best Dressed Overall Award Goes to…

How to Wear Overalls: Machine Jeans

Casual, comfortable, and your favorite 90s throwback, the overall trend has made its way back to the spotlight. Overalls have a loose, casual fit and their boyish quality make them a favorite for fashion bloggers, stylists, and fashionistas alike to style with girly accessories.

Overalls are a ton of fun to layer up and style out. Try pairing your overalls with tanks and short sleeve shirts during the warmer months or layer sweaters, long sleeve tops, cardigans, and leather jackets for chillier winter months. Adding layers of girly accessories like cat eye sunglasses, bangles, and bold earrings will take your look from basic to fashion forward in an instant.

As much as we love the nostalgia of the 90s, sometimes remembering the style of our past can bring up semi-embarrassing memories. Overalls definitely have a past, but the key is to remember how practical and incredibly stylish they can be. When it comes to styling your overalls, it’s important to opt for a more modern feel (no flannel shirts here). Instead, opt for chic blouses, striped tops and the ever essential, crisp white tee.

 

Here are a few of our favorite ways to wear overalls for Spring 2014!

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So where do you track down your go-to pair of denim overalls for spring?  We styled this pair in a medium wash with whiskering, fading and destruction detail from Machine Jeans.

How to Wear Overalls: Machine Jeans