DIY Fashion Gladiator Sandals for $21.90

Spring…Summer…Sandals!

Battle the heat this summer in your favorite cut off shorts and fashion forward sandals! There are TONS of styles to get excited about, but one constant you can count on is the gladiator sandal. This style can be dressed up with rhinestones and metallic straps or made casual with basic earthy colors. Whether they stop at your ankles or have a mid-calf fit, gladiator sandals are a great way to kick off the warm weather season.

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We encourage you to get creative with your outfits this summer by adding a little boho charm to your sandals. You can make your own gladiator sandals with a simple pair of flip-flops and a fashion scarf.

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What You Will Need for DIY Fashion Gladiator Sandals:

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1.  First, you will need to lay the scarf out and cut it long ways. I folded it in half and lined up the edges in order to cut the scarf in a straight line. This is the scarf that I used.

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2.  Take both pieces of the scarf and fold them in half.

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It will loop around the toe post as shown above.

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3.  Fold the left side down to the right and the right side down to the left as pictured.

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4.  Twist the scarf and loop it around the straps of the flip flop until the strap is completely covered. Be sure to loop it up and under the strap.

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5. Repeat steps on the other sandal. This is what they will look like after you are done. Now you can slip them on!

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6.  Cross the straps around the back of your ankles and tie off. You can twist the scarf to achieve different looks.

And because there is no sewing, gluing, or knot tying in the construction of this gladiator sandal,  you can reuse all the materials however you see fit!

Check out our complete collection of red-hot sandal styles for this summer!

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DIY Fashion Gladiator Sandals for $21.90

Summer Essentials

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We are slowly but surely transitioning over into a new season. Despite all of this crazy Midwest weather that we’ve been experiencing, our heavy, cold climate apparel is being packed away to make room for lighter layers.

At some point as you start packing and unpacking you start to think about what add-ons you need to have in your wardrobe to complete your summer outfits. Personally I usually buy accessories, like a few new bracelets and rings, a super versatile pair of summer heels, flats and sandals, a light scarf, and a good jacket that I can transition easily amongst my outfits.

Once you find your essential add-ons creating a summer look will be easy. Below are a few of my newest add-on additions.

Above, the Golden Days thong sandal (only $9.90) from Charles Albert.

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A great denim jacket from Silver Jeans Co. that will work with any outfit.

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A summer scarf and our Glimmer of Gold gladiator sandal from Charles Albert.

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Accessories and white denim shorts are a must! I love our bright Knot Your Average neon necklace and stacks of cute beaded bracelets! Visit us on Pinterest for a ton of DIY bracelet tutorials!

Summer add-ons are a must, and who can say no to $9.90 sandals?

Summer Essentials

Roxy {Sandals}

The sun is out and the weather is warm. It’s sandal season so pack away your warm boots and heavy shoes, and make sure that only your most stylish summer sandals are displayed up front and center in your closets!

I’m a huge fan of showing my feet; the closer I am to barefoot the happier I am. Summer is the time of year when toes are meant to show! Ladies, paint them like they’re little works of art and display them in the most fashionable sandals of the season!  But with so many sandals to choose from, how do you know which ones to choose?

Roxy is a tried and true brand that is a summer favorite of mine. Quiksilver released Roxy in late summer 1990 as a brand born of the water and created for women. It initially made its début as solely swimwear but had such great success in its first season that Quiksilver quickly turned it into a women’s sportswear line.

By 1995 Roxy had become so popular that Quiksilver decided to add accessories and eyewear.  It was only logical that footwear would be added to the mix the following year. Thus, Roxy sandals, flip-flops and fashion shoes were born in varying styles, colors and mediums.

Being the fan of simplistic style that I am, the multi color braided fibers of the Roxy Mykonos Sandal give it a modest dose of color, which will match with any outfit of your choice!  They’re perfect for a day on the beach that turns into a night on the boardwalk.

The Roxy Santorini Sandal seen here and featured in black is even more basically chic, but the band of braided jute wrapped around the side of the sole gives them an extra earthy feel, making this sandal super versatile.

Not afraid to add a little embellishment; the Roxy Antigua Turquoise Sandal has a beaded design that turns it’s basic brown, faux leather upper into a key contributor to any pair of cut off denim shorts and flowy tank outfit. Keep your accessories basic and let the turquoise beading add the needed dash of detailing.

Roxy Bahama Beads Flip Flop

Still a fan of the traditional rubber flip-flop, but want just a little bit more? Roxy adds the right amount of color contrast to the footbed and embellishment detail to the rubber uppers of it’s basic flip-flops so that you’re guaranteed never to get bored.

Roxy Bahama Bling Flip Flop

Roxy Tahiti III Floral Flip Flops

I would like to thank Roxy for so many years of fab flip-flops and sandals! Our toes appreciate you. Give your feet the fashion that they deserve, after all, who doesn’t love shopping? Be sure to look for any of these fab items online at gliks.com or visit a Glik’s store location nearest to you!

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Sanuk {Flip Flops}

Guess what? It’s flip flop time! Either box up your boots or push them to the back of your closet, because it is time to make room for tons of new pairs of oh-so-comfy Sanuk flip flops!

Best thing is that Sanuk has so many heavenly flip flop styles to choose from this spring/summer season. So, there should be no worries about being unable to color coordinate with your entire super trendy summer wardrobe.

So, what’s cool about the woman’s Yoga Mat flip flops?

Umm, how about the fact that the footbeds are made from real yoga mats! That’s right! All the comfort you have while you’re hard at work stretching during classes at the gym is available to go home with you, out to the park, on vacation to the beach or shopping at the mall… well you get the idea. And with a comfy synthetic leather upper that is lined with super soft printed jersey, your feet will be in flip flop bliss! Oh, and the best part… the Sanuk Yoga Mat flip flops are vegan friendly.

Sanuk Yoga Mat Flip Flop in Ebony

Sanuk Yoga Mat Flip Flop in White

Sanuk Yoga Mat Flip Flop in Gunmetal Grey

Who would’ve thought that beer could inspire such an amazing men’s flip flop?

Their tags say “Freshly Brewed Comfort” and we agree. The Sanuk Beer Cozy flip flop is made with nothing but the finest flip flop ingredients. This includes a super squishy Yoga Mat EVA footbed and a Happy U Outsole. This vegan friendly flip flop also has a synthetic or textile upper strap with super soft jersey liner for ultra foot comfort. Hey guys, it’s okay to admit that you’ve dreamed of being as snug as a bug in a rug in your favorite beer cozy! We promise that the Sanuk Beer Cozy flip flops will make that dream come true! And as always, enjoy the Sanuk Beer Cozy flip flops irresponsibly, please.

Sanuk Beer Cozy Flip Flops in Camo

Sanuk Beer Cozy Flip Flops in Black

Sanuk Beer Cozy Flip Flops in Brown

Remember: Always treat your feet to an especially super squishy pair of Sanuk flip flops! You can find any of these flip flops styles and more at a Glik’s store location near you or at gliks.com.

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{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

Be The Buyer 4- Day 4!

Day 4 starts NOW!  Let us know what you think!  Tell us what you want to wear by voting “Hot or Not” on each of these items! The winners will be available on our online store at www.gliks.com when the voting is over.

Wear these Lace Hot Shorts with Booties & a Crop Top!! HOT OR NOT??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Tunic Sweater is perfect for the upcoming season! Throw it on over a racer back tank and leggings and you are set for a night out!! HOT OR NOT??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Be The Buyer 4- Day 3!

Day Three it is!  Let us know what you think!  Tell us what you want to wear by voting “Hot or Not” on each of these items! The winners will be available on our online store at www.gliks.com when the voting is over.

Wear this striped dolman with feather accessories!! HOT OR NOT??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Navajo-inspired Sweater Poncho looks super cute with wedge heels and dark denim!! HOT OR NOT??

 

 

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Be The Buyer 4- Day 2!

Day Two is here!  Let us know what you think!  Tell us what you want to wear by voting “Hot or Not” on each of the products posted this week.  Tell us your true opinion!  The winners will be available on our online store at www.gliks.com when the voting is over.

 

The Perfect jacket for Fall! This Burberry-inspired print goes great with everything!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Missoni-inspired print is super trendy & always in season! Pair it with boots and dark jeans!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be The Buyer 4- Day 2!

HOT Be the Buyer 2 Pick NOW ONLINE!

Your HOTTEST pick from Be the Buyer 2 is now online at www.gliks.com, along with all the other winners.  You voted for them, now you can have them in your closet.

This floral dress is also a staff favorite here at Glik’s.  We love that you can wear it so many different ways.  Dress it down with a pair of gladiator sandals, or dress it up with a pair of wedges, like the pair shown below, also available here at www.gliks.com. When it gets cooler, black booties, like the ones shown on the model, go great with the dress as well.  A simple cardigan in one of the bright colors, such as the coral, yellow or blue, will help keep you warm or cover up for work while bringing out the color instead of hiding the fabulous print.  Bangal bracelets and a cute yet simple necklace finish off the look.

 

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What’s Your Style? – Rocker Chick

Whether you are the lead guitarist on stage or dancing your heart out in the crowd, you want to look your best.  Today’s “Style” post is all about those girls with a rock ‘n roll heart.  Dressing like a rocker is all about black and white with pops of color and flash.  Skinny jeans are a must, the more destructed the better.  Add some glam and flair with studs and jewels and you’re ready to rock out.  Rock stars like to be noticed, you will too in these rockin’ outfits.

Outfit 1:

Scream out your favorite song and look hot in this outfit.  This tank looks simple from the front, but has an open fringe detail on the back to add just enough detail.  Simple jeggings look great with any rocker outfit.  Add some flair with a jeweled leopard-print bracelet and studded heels.  Too cold for a tank?  Add a black blazer.  Want some added flair?  Your favorite long necklace should look great.  Want more color?  A pair of red pumps would pop perfectly, or layer the top over a neon tank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top: Teenbell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeggings: Flying Monkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumps: Speed Limit 98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bracelet: Leopard Cuff

 

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Wings have always been a trademark symbol for rock ‘n roll.  This shirt can be worn skewed over one shoulder for extra rocker vibe.  Stand out with these rock star blinged-out jeans.  Add more glam with this jeweled bracelet and sandals with chain details.  Too cold for sandals?  Black or gray heeled booties also look hot with this look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top: Teenbell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeans: LA Idol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandals: City Classified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bracelet: Stretch Multiple Diamond

 

Outfit 3:

Prefer color to black and white?  Neon is a huge trend this summer, and so is this bright pink tank.  Pair with destructed skinny jeans and studded gladiators for a simple look to wear to this summer’s biggest concert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tank: Colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeans: Machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandals: City Classified

 

Every rock star needs a hip pair of sunglasses.  These modern Lady Gaga-inspired sunglasses are great for shielding your eyes from the paparazzi, or just for protecting them from the sun at that hot summer music fest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunglasses: Loose Leaf

 

What’s Your Style? – Rocker Chick