Spring Break Essentials

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Spring Break Ready?!

Here are four spring break essentials that you will not want to forget to pack!

DrinkWear

Yeti just released their spring colors and they are perfect for spring break. Stand out from the others with a brand new Seafoam or Tahoe Blue Tumbler. This Yeti Tumbler will keep your drinks cold for those long days on the beach!

Swimwear

It’s not spring break unless you’re in your swimsuit all day! Our Amuse Society Swimwear is the cutest and will be perfect for some fun in the sun. Weather it’s a one piece or a bikini set, you will look amazing in Amuse Society. Don’t worry guys, we have you covered! Our Vissla Boardshorts are perfect for the beach and will be a must have item for spring break.

Footwear

Take a walk down memory lane with a pair of Sanuk sandals. These sandals will leave you feeling comfortable all day while still looking stylish.  Pair them with your swimsuits or dresses, either way you will be ready for any activities that may come your way!

Beach Bag/Fanny Pack

Leave your designer purses at home, it’s time to break out the fanny packs and beach bags! Jadelynn Brooke has an adorable party, party, party flamingo fanny pack that just screams spring break.  If a fanny back isn’t your type, try a Simply Southern tote or a Patagonia backpack.

Spring Break Essentials

Trend Alert: Sherpa Pullovers and Vests

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Introducing the item of the year from True Grit Clothing: sherpa Pullovers and Vests! These pullovers and vests are to die for! The ultra-plush fabric is perfect for the colder weather heading our way. The main question we receive about these hot items are regarding the sizing and the difference between True Grit and Dylan.

True Grit:

Built for men. True Grit pullovers are crafted with a squared hem and side slits. These men’s pullovers have an oversized fit and are perfect for layering. When men purchase True Grit pullovers, we recommend ordering their true size. For women ordering a True Grit pullover, we recommend ordering down one size for the perfect, slightly oversized fit.

Dylan by True Grit:

Dylan is the women’s brand made by True Grit clothing. The women’s Dylan pullovers have a slimmer fit and also feature side slits. Made in U.S. women’s sizing instead of junior’s, these pullovers are cut with an oversized construction. We recommend ordering your true size in these pullovers to receive the desired fit.

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The obsession continues! Stay extra cozy and layer up in sherpa vests this fall and winter. These vests pair perfectly over just about anything! For women, wear it over your favorite long sleeve graphic tee or dress up your vest by layering it over a Piko sweater. Men, you can be stylish too. Wear your True Grit vest over your favorite plaid shirt. For a more comfortable look, pair it over a Patagonia or The North Face hoodie. Don’t let the cold stop you, take on colder weather with sherpa this year!

Some of our favorite brands are joining the sherpa trend! Shop sherpa from True Grit, Dylan, Southern Shirt Co, Lauren James and Patagonia.

Trend Alert: Sherpa Pullovers and Vests

Men’s Summer Must Haves: Beachwear and Accessories

Glik’s is fully stocked and ready for you to shop for this summer’s men’s beachwear and accessories!

Tanks:

Sun’s out guns out, right? Warm weather means it’s time for tanks. Go ahead and flex a little and shop Glik’s for our growing collection of men’s tank tops.

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Boardshorts:

Glik’s has a variety of boardshort styles and colors to choose from. Grab yourself a pair of HurleyFox Racing or ONeill brand shorts perfect for everyday fun in the sun from swimming to a game of volleyball or just lounging catching some rays.

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Or if you’re looking for something more fashion driven that you can rock to the beach, boathouse or bar take a gander at the Sperry or Patagonia shorts which are perfect for a summer’s night out

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Shoes and Flip Flops:

So to survive this summer let’s make sure your shoe game is on point. It’s going to be hot so keep those dogs cool with a pair of flip flop sandals.

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Not a fan of letting those hooves roam freely? No biggie. Glik’s has got you covered. A pair of Sperry Top-Siders or Vans will get you right.

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Shades and Croakies:

For those new favorite shades that you’re going to buy from Glik’s, make sure you grab a croakie to ensure you don’t lose those hater blockers.

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Beeracudas and Koozies:

Trying to figure out the best way to transport your beer to the beach, keep them cold and not have to lug around a cooler? We have a solution and it just so happens to come in a variety of colors. Fill up a Burton Beeracuda and BYO-it to the beach by slinging those ice-cold brews right over your back.

 

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Didn’t plan on bringing your own booze? No prob–just make sure you always bring your own koozie. Glik’s features unique ones from Southern Tide and Rowdy Gentleman

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Shop Glik’s now for all your men’s fashion needs.

Men’s Summer Must Haves: Beachwear and Accessories

His and Her Valentine’s Day Outfits

Roses are Red, Violets are blue, Glik’s has what to wear, On your date for two.

Check out our His and Her Valentine’s Day Outfits for this weekend!

Romantic Dinner for Two

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Mardis Gras or Other Local Festival

Celebrate at a local festival together for Valentine’s Day. Good food, stiff drinks, and awesome company guarantee a great time in our book.festival wear date ideasmardis gras outfit ideas

A Night In with Popcorn

If you aren’t the party type, a quiet night in with movies and popcorn will give you a chance to snuggle up to your Valentine.date night with movies and popcorn southern shirt companysouthern shirt co dateclub pullover southern shirt co

Sports Event in the City

Soak up some team spirit this Valentine’s weekend by spending a night cheering on your local high school, college, or professional team. Let’s go Blues! 🙂 stl blues hockey clothingstl blues hockey clothing womenstl blues hockey clothing

Game Night at the Arcade

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone. Relive your childhood with a night of skeeball, bowling, or laser tag. Valentine, you’re going down!

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His and Her Valentine’s Day Outfits

Take the Pledge: Patagonia

Almost two years ago, I came across this ad that caught me completely off guard. Patagonia ran an ad urging its outdoorsy customers to buy less–“Don’t Buy This Jacket” – sit out Cyber Monday, and really consider the purchases that you intend to make.

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Take the Pledge

Do you really need this jacket? I respect and connect with the message that Patagonia’s founder and owner, Yvon Chouinard was attempting to relay to us, the consumers. With a company mantra of “reduce, repair, reuse, recycle.” it’s not hard to grasp the meaning behind this thoughtful stance,

 

“Patagonia is to corporate sustainability what Steve Jobs was to computers.”

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Patagonia donates 1 percent (1% for the Planet) of its sales to environmental causes and co-founded the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, where the aim is for companies to lighten their environmental footprints. Dare I mention Patagonia’s other programs that facilitate to their “Becoming a Responsible Company,” model? In case you’re further interested, you can visit Patagonia’s website here and learn just how environmentally involved this outdoors brand is. I think my favorite is the Employee Activism. Patagonia provides its employees numerous opportunities to support environmental work. The Environmental Internship Program was created to further involve Patagonia (time and muscle, not just monetary) in conservation efforts. Here’s the cool part,

 

Through the program, employees can leave their jobs for up to two months to work for the environmental group of their choice. Patagonia continues to pay their salaries and benefits while they’re gone, and environmental groups worldwide get them for free. To date, more than 900 employees have taken part in the program.”

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In line with the “reduce, repair, reuse, recycle” motto; Patagonia uses both recycled bottles and organic cotton in the production of its apparel, as well as uses solar panels to provide most of the electricity at its headquarters. Patagonia also accepts back used merchandise to recycle it into new fabric or reuse it for new product.

Because we believe in Patagonia’s mission we’re offering 25% off select product from Patagonia, both in-store and at gliks.com through December 1st, 2013.

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Take the Pledge: Patagonia

Menswear Trends for Fall

We all know that fall is a time for layers. All too soon, jackets, dark wash denim, long-sleeve wovens, hoodies, and close toe kicks will replace our standard summer styles. This season, we foresee that closets will be filled with a mix of menswear styles ranging from classic to eccentric, and for those guys who are daring enough to venture outside the style ‘norm’ (my favorite), expect to see the truly unexpected from men’s fashion trends this fall.

 As far as Fall 2013 goes, expect to notice an introduction of different silhouettes and styles popping up in menswear. No longer are the days of blatant branding and in your face masculine fits– think boxy, baggy shapes and unimaginative logos that are there to make your chest look like a free advertising space (even though you paid for it). I – a female that loves to see a man with style– am so excited to see the revival of bare basics (think seksi white V-neck) and innovative graphics that take inspiration from actual real life issues and artistic references. Have you seen some of the graphic tees out there for both men and women? Pretty funny stuff…

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The use of quirky, vintage-inspired, but often unusual prints can be seen across the board in menswear this fall. We have already seen hints of print– like the mallards in this hoodie– in key items like button downs, t-shirts, sweaters, socks, and even embroidered on certain pants. Now that the weather has cooled down we can combine them with outdoor inspired pieces like (our favorite) the Men’s Bivy Down Vest from Patagonia.

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Expect to see the camo print transitioning over from summer into the cooler fall/holiday seasons. Not all of the menswear community will be getting ready for hunting season– different type of camo. Think military camo; from traditional bright greens and olive hues. Designer’s deconstructed interpretation on the print can be seen making its way from the runways to the streets, and we’re excited to see all the different ways that men will be wearing the camo print. We love the idea of combining two trends by pairing this men’s chambray dinosaur print button down woven with the 1897 Men’s Twill Pant in camo print.

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Layer this heather grey men’s button down sweater over top of the printed woven for extra warmth when a light jacket is not needed. Autumn is my favorite season both men’s and women’s fashion; the colder temperatures allow for more freedom when layering–especially for men– that summer’s heat does not. Jackets can be layered over sweaters, hoodies, or full zips, which will pair over top of long sleeve henleys, thermals, t-shirts, button down wovens, and the endless amount of options goes on.

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Ready to step outside your comfort zone, guys? This new shift in men’s fashion has created numerous options and a large variety of ways for men’s scarves to be introduced into your closet. Big, bold statement scarves will eventually find their way around the neck of men everywhere in twisted-up, knotted tight, and in printed styles. Go for an easy infinity knit scarf to introduce to your closet if you’re unsure of how to work a scarf into your autumn outfit agenda. This simple men’s plaid scarf is easy to style with sweater and jacket combos. Dark indigo denim washes are essential for heightening the handsome factor to your look. A timeless pair of dark wash men’s selvedge denim jeans in a straight fit are classic and have a never-ending ‘cool’ factor.  Take a look at our selection of men’s Silver Jeans and our exclusive 1897 denim line for men to find your favorite fit and wash for fall.

Find all of these fall menswear trends, plus many more on gliks.com or a Glik’s store location in your area!

Menswear Trends for Fall

Patagonia Fall 2013- 40 Years of Innovation

Time to step up our fall game, people! That means starting to think about stocking up on cold weather gear, outdoor inspired layers and even a few new coats. Okay, so after a short-lived, rather mild Midwest summer the mere thought of even 55 degrees and below is slightly painful (queue 5 year old temper tantrum). It’s a fact, autumn is on it’s way, and there is no doubt that a new outdoor themed item will make it’s way into your closet very soon. My advice is to at least have a bit of fun with your first choice and check out the way-back, retro inspired pieces from Patagonia’s Fall 2013 collection.

Patagonia is celebrating 40 years of innovation this year. A big Congratulations goes out to this outdoor brand for all of their VERY environmentally conscious efforts to provide top of the line, revolutionary product for people who feel their common connection to the earth.

Becoming a Responsible Company:

I can’t even begin to explain how much of an importance Patagonia (as a whole) places on their role as company as well as a gathering of individuals on positively promoting, maintaining, and improving the environment. This blog would be FOREVER LONG, and to be honest, Patagonia’s website is the best place to spend an hour (or more) of your time, just learning.

In their book, The Responsible Company, published by Patagonia Books, founder and owner of Patagonia, Yvon Choulnard, and Vincent Stanley, co-editor of their Footprint Chronicles, recall their mutual 40 years’ experience at Patagonia (as well as their knowledge of the current efforts being made by other companies) to communicate the elements of being a responsible business for our era.

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For those who like to read: I highly suggest you read this book.

Why We Recycle:

On an awesome note… Do you know that Patagonia will take back your old, used gear that is worn out? Started in 2005, Patagonia started taking back worn our Patagonia apparel for recycling. Today, you can return any worn out product from Patagonia and they will reuse it, recycle it to produce new fabric or use the old garment to make it into a new product. Learn more about their Recycling Program here.

Patagonia also uses e-fibers. As a company, Patagonia makes it a priority to source materials and use processes that are less harmful to the Earth while at the same time not compromising the quality of their apparel. Environmentally-conscious fibers such as: recycled polyester, hemp, recycled nylon, organic cotton, chlorine-free wool, and TENCEL® lyocell are used in the production of an array of Patagonia products. Learn more about Patagonia’s e-Fibers here.

The Environmental Need to be Retro:

For as long as I can remember, I have been a HUGE fan of all things vintage and retro-inspired. Patagonia, in my opinion, has always had a retro ‘flair’ to their apparel. This healthy mix of vintage appeal vs. innovative design work is what makes up Patagonia’s Fall 2013 line. Celebrating 40 Years of Innovation by bringing back that vintage style. Nice!

Check out my top 2 favorite Patagonia pieces for both the guys and gals for fall:

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Patagonia Women’s Mirror Lake Vest

” It can be hard to find girly, feminine outdoor apparel, but this vest does it! I love the color and the hint to the trendy chevron  pattern on the Patagonia Women’s Mirror Lake Vest. Not forgetting to mention, it’s reversible, so two outfits in one! Love it!” – Leslie

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Patagonia Men’s Classic Retro-X Cardigan

” I had a blanket like this in the 90’s when I still slept on my mom’s couch. I lived in that thing. This Patagonia Men’s Retro–X Cardigan Jacket is just as comfy and doesn’t come with the harassment of being told to move out and get a job! #loveyoumom” – Tyler

Patagonia Fall 2013- 40 Years of Innovation

Date Night for Him and Her

We all have our own unique style ­– signature looks that we love to wear, and clothing that defines exactly who we are. However, when it comes to dating, making that first impression is always key.  Who knows, you could have just landed the blind date of a lifetime and that special guy or gal has everything you want all wrapped up in a nice package and tied with a pretty bow. Exciting right?

It’s okay to be a bit nervous, but don’t let that affect how you decide to dress. The main thing to remember when dating is to always be your ‘true’ self.  Promise, I’m in no way an expert when it comes to the dating game, but I always try to wear at least one favorite piece of clothing from my wardrobe whenever I first initially meet someone. Think of it as, I already feel great when I wear my (fill in the blank), so let’s make an outfit that centers around that item!

Situation 1: You’ve been set up on a blind date by your best friend, she know your style (good) so you know she would hook you up with a guy that has similar tastes in you 3 favorite things: food, music, and local nightlife.

Where are you going?

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Your key item: an awesome women’s black vegan leather jacket that you can easily pair with a fun geometric print dress and color pop sandals!

His outfit: A men’s button down woven, a dark wash pair of Silver Jeans Co. Men’s Nash Heritage Straight Leg Denim, and the Core Lace Up Navy Sneakers from Crevo.

 

Situation 2: You had noticed him in a few of your classes, but have not worked up the nerve to actually ask him out. This wasn’t until the teacher had paired you two as partners on your latest project in your business class.

So, where are you meeting?

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Your key item: the awesome new pair of Women’s Flying Monkey colored denim skinny jeans you just can’t live without! They fit like a glove and pair perfectly with your Naked Zebra chiffon blouses and vintage ankle boots.

His outfit: Glik’s Exclusive 1897 Dark Denim Jeans, Patagonia Men’s Go-To Woven Shirt, and the super comfortable Men’s Marley Slip-on from Crevo.

 

Situation 3: You both were friends back in college, but since then have transferred to different schools for your graduate degrees. The wonders of Social Media and a bit of mutual Facebook ‘creepin’ has re-connected you both and it is time to see if that old flame still exists!

So, what do you do?

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Just a side note: I think it is perfectly okay to consider this a “group” date situation. You both already know each other and your friends are friends. Once you leave college, you don’t always get to see them. I say take advantage of the night by showing him that 25+ isn’t something to be afraid of!

Your key item: the bold colored Women’s Cut Sleeve Woven top from Lost April by Naked Zebra partnered with the cutest lace shorts, and topped off by a summer essential pair of cork wedges.

His outfit: a casual pair of Glik’s Exclusive 1897 Flat Front Twill Shorts paired with a basic 1897 tee and worn with a comfortable pair of Men’s Bahama Boat Shoes from Sperry Top-Siders.

 

No matter who he is or what your night might hold, always remember to wear something that represents you! You’re beautiful, and any guy in his right mind would be blind not to see that!

Be sure to stop into your local Glik’s store location and check out all of the great date night fashions that we have available for you to choose from, or visit us online at gliks.com for a chance to grab your go-to piece of apparel!

Date Night for Him and Her

Boardshorts are 25% Off!

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Billabong, Hurley, Fox, Katin, O’Neill, Burnside, Lost, Valor, 3rd and Army, Patagonia, and Quicksilver. We have all the best brands in styles, colors and patterns to fit any man. Boardshorts are a summer must-have because they double as shorts! Let’s be honest, what could be better for a guy than a pair of shorts he can wear in the water and out on the street?  Plus, all of our boardshorts are 25% off! Here is just a snippet of what we have to offer this summer…

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Lost Wags Boardshorts, Billabong Mens Legend Tee, Quicksilver Flip Flops, WeSC Tropical Hat

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Katin USA Kylon Boardshort, Hurley Malcom Tank, Quicksilver Flip Flops

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Katin South Pacific BoardshortBasic Tank ,Sperry Top-Sider Mens Bahama Boat Shoe, Katin Trucker Hat

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Katin Fiji Boardshort, 1897 Ethnic Pocket Tank, O’Neill PBR Trucker Hat, Vans

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Fox Racing Boardshorts, 1897 Stripe Tank, Vans

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O’Neill PBR Boardshort, Artistry in Motion Star Woven, Sperry Top-Sider Bahama Boat Shoe

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Hurley Boardshorts, WeSC Faded Flag Tee, Chor Hawaiian Woven, Vans

As always, check out gliks.com for more styles or visit one of our Glik’s locations for even more product! Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the latest Glik’s updates!

Boardshorts are 25% Off!

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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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