Summer Fun with Pineapples

With summer slowly approaching, the beach vibes just keep getting stronger! One of my favorite parts of summer is the different vacations that we go on. Sometimes we travel south to Florida and stay on the beach and other times we just spend a weekend at our favorite lake, either way it’s relaxing and always a good time!

My favorite part about going on vacation is buying new clothes to take with me. I have recently gained quite the collection for pineapple clothing and accessories! I guess you could say I’m obsessed but I cannot wait to pack up all my favorite pineapple items for vacation!

My top 5 favorite pineapple items:

  1. Pineapple Dad Hat
  2. Sunnylife Pineapple Float
  3. Pineapple Koozie
  4. Southern Shirt Co Pineapple Shirt
  5. Jadelynn Brooke Pineapple Fanny Pack

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Pineapples aren’t just for women! Check out The fun pineapple items for Men and Kids:

  1. Pineapple BBQ Shirt for Men
  2. Valor Men’s Pineapple Shorts
  3. Angie Girl Pineapple Romper
  4. Sunnylife Pineapple Fan
  5. Pineapple Popsocket

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If pineapples aren’t your style then there are other ways to catch that beach vibe. Simply, add a straw hat or floral beach bag to take with you on your trip.

Here are a few of my favorite beach items:

  1. Straw Hat
  2. Round Beach Blanket
  3. Yeti Tumbler
  4. Simply Southern Beach Bag
  5. Sanuk Yoga Slings

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Summer Fun with Pineapples

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

Happy Feet|Must-Have Summer Sandals and Flip Flops

I have to admit, I’m the kind of girl who makes shoe contact before I make eye contact. In my opinion, there’s almost no greater fashion crime than ruining a killer outfit with a lack luster pair of shoes. I don’t want any of you lovely ladies settling for less when it comes to your summer sandals and flip flops, so I’ve called on the help of Tavi, one of our shoe buyers at Glik’s, to provide some shopping inspiration and share her must-have footwear choices for the season.

Sandals

These feminine, multicolored sandals are just what you need to take any outfit to the next level this season. Featuring a tie-dye inspired pattern and gold chains, these summer sandals by Bamboo are a necessity.

Embellished Sandals

If your outfit is more casual and laid-back, then these Dirty Laundry Sling Back Sandals are the perfect option for you. Whether you’re taking a trip to the zoo or having a shopping day with your besties, you’ll feel cute and comfy all day long.

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Chevron Sandals

For dressy occasions that require a little more flair, these Multi Color Beaded Sandals by Not Rated are the way to go. The heavily embellished upper features an array of colors that provide versatility when pairing these summer sandals with any outfit.

Embellished Sandals

Flip Flops

Every girl needs a trusty pair of flip flops for relaxed days when you just don’t feel like getting dolled up. However, just because you’re having a lazy day doesn’t mean you have to completely sacrifice your style. These Mimosa Flip Flops by Roxy can add a fun pop of color to any dull outfit.

Roxy Flip Flops

I appreciate a comfortable pair of flip flops almost as much as I appreciate a killer pair of heels. These Sanuk Yoga Chakra Sandals are both vegan and vegetarian friendly and provide a blister-free fit. Seriously, invest in a pair of Sanuks this summer. Your feet will thank you.

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Shop more Women’s Sandals and Flip Flops

You can view out entire selection of sandals and flip flops for women here. And remember, “A woman with good shoes is never ugly.”

Happy Feet|Must-Have Summer Sandals and Flip Flops

Sizzling Summer | What’s In Your Beach Bag?

Summer is in full force, and I am ready to hit the beach! Aren’t you? I’ve got my beach bag packed, and I’m ready to go.

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The Beach Bag

The #1 beach essential is a great bag, so grab your largest tote, ladies! The bigger the bag, the more essentials you can take with you. My beach bag has all of my go-to items for some fun in the sun, plus more. My handmade straw tote is perfect for the beach because I can shake the pesky sand out of it once I am done.

Beach Towel

Don’t forget your beach towel! Remember, the bigger the towel the better. You want to make sure your beach towel provides enough room for you and your essentials, so sand doesn’t get on your most valuable items.

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Flip Flops

Flips Flops are a definite must-have for the beach. The sand can be very hot and you’ll want to protect your feet. Also, you never know what could be in the sand. You want to avoid any cuts and bruises as much as possible.

Denim Shorts

Shorts are always nice to have on the beach. When you’re done lying out and it’s time to run to the hotel, just slip on your favorite denim cutoffs.

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Hat

Fedoras and floppy hats are always nice to have with you on the beach. Blocking those harmful UV rays from your face is always important.

Sunglasses

Show off your personality with your favorite sunglasses. Sunglasses are the perfect accessory for the beach because not only do they complement every swim suit, they also protect your eyes from the sun.

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Sunscreen

My favorite sunscreen to use is Sun Bum. They have multiple products that protect your skin and hair from the harsh sun and they smell amazing! Being sunburned is the worst, so I would use at least a 50+ SPF to avoid getting burnt.

Entertainment

Don’t forget to grab your favorite magazines when lying out! I never get bored with my trusty People and Marie Claire magazines to catch up on the celebrity drama and get the scoop on the latest fashion trends! Music is a very important part of a great beach experience too. I know my cellphone has all my favorite music on it, so all I have to do is pack my headphones to jam out on the beach. Cellphones also take great photos. Be sure to capture all the fun with your family and friends to share on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

beach bag essentials Water

Make sure you stay hydrated while hanging out on the beach all day! Drink plenty of water and make sure you avoid dehydration.

Snacks

Don’t let hunger ruin your good time! Bring a protein bar or fruit with you to the beach as a healthy snack.

Sizzling Summer | What’s In Your Beach Bag?

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.

1897 stripe pocket tank  1897 floral pocket tank 1897 colorblock aztec tankrowdy gentleman RWB rowdy gentleman tropical toasting tankrowdy gentleman american flag tank

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

Spring Break Essentials

It’s time to escape from our normal lives and bask in the warm sun on Spring Break. Check out our list of Spring Break Essentials at Glik’s for men and women.

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1. Boardshorts

2. TanksSpring break items for men

3. Sunglasses

4. Croakies

5. Sanuk Sandalspacking for spring break

6. Hatswhat to pack for spring break preppy outfit

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8. Sperry’s

9. Club Shortspreppy spring break outfits

10. Lobster Shirtmens sperry and southern shirt preppy clothes for men

Women’s Spring Break Essentialswomens spring break essentials

1. Swim Suits

2. Flash Tattooswomens accessories

3. Koozies

4. Sunglassesleopard swimsuit and sandals

5. Cute Sandals

6. Beach Bagwomens spring break outfits

7. Cover upspring break sandals

8. Cut Off Shortswomens cut off shorts and beach cover

9. Ponytail Holders

10. Hats

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Spring Break Essentials

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

She was an American Girl

Happy first day of summer people! Known as the summer solstice, today is the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer.  We’re so excited for this season to begin and want to take full advantage of all the sunlight’s benefits!

For me, summer holds many memories, roadtrips and camping with friends, days spent in the water of our local lake, sand in my shoes from walking the beach, and (most importantly) family gatherings where copious amounts of barbeque is served with an array of side dishes. Oh gosh, you can’t forget sun tea!!! No summer is complete with out it.

Summer also reminds me of fireworks and the 4th of July! A daredevil at heart, I spent a majority of my youth tampering with sparklers and poppers during 4th of July celebrations. I would write secret messages in the air, light four sparklers at once and doodle out designs, or be “that kid” and incite popper battles with my cousins. I have matured since my youth (I swear) and no longer partake in such shenanigans. Now that I’ve entered my older, “adult” years the idea of just relaxing on a blanket with my friends and watching the fireworks from under the St. Louis Arch sounds perfect.

The Americana trend is absolutely huge right now, you can find a bit of red, white, and blue on anything from a pair of denim shorts, to tops, sneaks, and even scarves!

Here are just a few of our favorite 4th of July looks:

IMG_1023Miss Me American Flag Fray Shorts; Sperry Top-Sider Bluefish Boat Shoe; USA Sunglasses

baa84a7cd82d11e28efa22000a1fbd9c_7Sperry Top-Sider Bluefish 2-Eye Boat Shoe; Sailor Stripe Top; Zco Shorts (Similar: here)

IMG_1024 USA Sunglasses; Dazzle and Delight Dress; Dew Drop Necklace

IMG_1026American Flag Top (Similar: here); HOLY High-Waist Short; USA Sunglasses

Our flip-flops and sandals are 25% off this week too!!! Be sure to check out gliks.com to find summer styles from your favorite brands like: Roxy, Sanuk, Fox Racing, and Quiksilver.

Be sure to bust out your red, white, and blue apparel this summer, and have fun styling this Americana trend! The Glik’s online website has a page totally dedicated to Americana apparel for both men and women.

She was an American Girl

One-Stop Pop Shop

Another Fathers Day is just around the corner, and let’s face it, you don’t want to disappoint good ol’ dad again with another pair of boring socks, a cheesy necktie, or a sappy card. No way! This year is the year!

Your pulling out all the stops, and you’re ready to surprise and delight him with a gift that conveys how much you appreciate all those years he diligently watched over you and your not-so “awesome” decisions.

Want to show dad how awesome he really is?  No matter what kind of style he had, here are some amazing Father’s Day gift ideas to help jump-start you in your mission for the perfect gift for Dad.

Hybrid Shorts: You heard right. Whether he is on land or in the water with the fam., a pair of hybrid boardshorts is just the right thing to keep his simplistic style in check. No muss or fuss necessary. Hybrid shorts are made of the same material as regular boardshorts and provide the same function, but they look like a regular short. There is no need to change when going from water to land; all he needs to do is throw on a comfy tee and off you all go!

Printed Tees: Dads are hip and cool. They wear t-shirts from brands that represent their hobbies and interests. If dad is a fan of moto sports then a tee from Fox Racing will be right up his alley. If he is a casual fellow then brands like Hurley, 1897, and Billabong have casual prints or basic solid colors just for him.

Shorts: Keep it simple, just like your dad. It’s hot out, and I am sure he would appreciate an updated style on a classic pair of shorts to wear while out golfing with the guys. My suggestion would be a pair of twill flat front shorts from 1897 denim.

Boardshorts: Dad is an active man. He likes being outdoors doing manly stuff and is a sucker for water related activities. That is awesome! Update his (maybe) outdated boardshorts! A little color and graphic flare never hurt, especially if amazing comfort and top-notch functionality is at play.

Flip-Flops: No harm, no foul when flip-flops are involved. A sure way to a dad’s heart is though food, chores (done right) and something comfortable. I would aim my sights at his feet. Make them happy with a pair of comfy flip-flops, like the Beer Cozy from Sanuk. They even have camo for the dads who like to hunt.

Every dad is special. So show him how much you care with a great gift for Fathers Day! Be sure to look for any of these great gift ideas for dad online at gliks.com or visit a Glik’s store location nearest to you!

One-Stop Pop Shop

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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