How to Wear Denim on Denim

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The fall season is right around the corner and we want to challenge you to try and step out of your fashion comfort zone a little this season! One way to try something new is putting some of your denim pieces together for a bold denim on denim look. Denim on denim, also known as the Canadian Tuxedo, was once seen by a lot of people as a fashion NO, but we see it as a fashion YES, YOU SHOULD BE WEARING DENIM ON DENIM and here is how…


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keep darker denim on bottom

Try and keep your darker denim on bottom. Also keeping the denim more well fitted for you body type will be the most flattering way to rock the double denim trend! 


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add some texture

To make sure to keep the denim on denim trend interesting try adding different textured pieces! A great way to get in your textures are to add a snake skin shoe like these or a sherpa lined jean jacket!


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try a statement shoe & tee

The denim doesn’t have to have all the spotlight! Put on your favorite tee and a bold shoe to try more of a rocker look. Similar washed denim can be a little tricky but with the right shoes and a dark band tee makes this whole outfit look well put together!


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Add colorful pieces

Denim on denim is basically the same as wearing two neutral pieces together. Be sure to add all your favorite statement pieces to keep you from looking too monochromatic.  A well fitting jean skirt with a lighter washed chambray shirt is the perfect way to show off those bright shoes and accessories!


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Throw on more neutrals

Plain and simple, fashion shouldn’t be difficult. Throw on a neutral shoe with a cute bralette and don’t over think it! You can have a trend-setter look with minimal effort when you throw on your double denim with other neutral pieces!


For all these cute adorable denim on denim looks, head over to Gliks.com! And for all the latest style inspiration and to see new arrivals check out Gliks Official on Instagram! What are some other trends you guys are loving right now?

How to Wear Denim on Denim

Summer Dresses~ The Maxi Dress

Summer Dresses

Easily one of the best parts of the summer season are dresses, and while there are so many styles of dresses today, we are going to be talking about the maxi dress. Nothing beats throwing on a dress in the morning and walking out the door looking #flawless. Whether you are wearing a maxi dress for a special occasion or for days of running around town, here are 4 maxi dresses that we are currently crushing on here at Glik’s.

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The first maxi dress is by Everly. Everly is a brand that you know will always have quality clothing with a girly, feminine style. This dress is a super versatile wrap dress in a beautiful colorway. Our shoe recommendation would be a simple peep toe mule shoe or try an espadrille platform shoe to give you some height! Honestly, any shoe or accessory would pair well with this dress because of its beautiful neutral color, but you should definitely try and accessorize with your favorite sun hat!

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If you want a more casual dress for everyday wear, you have to check out the Elan Clothing Halter Striped Maxi Dress in Navy. It’s a jersey knit dress with on seam hand pockets, and a rounded hem. Try knotting the bottom and putting on some strappy heels with your favorite accessories for a more dressed up look for nights out. We are loving them with some platform espadrille wedges to give you a little height with your look. For a comfier style try pairing it with some super comfy Sanuk sandals for pool days.

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We of course have to talk about the two piece maxi dress option. Illa Illa has so many adorable two piece sets that are just perfect for summer. The floral patterns are the perfect summer pattern. This particular set comes in two different colorways and has a shorts lining, which is amazing for days where you want to be on the move and wear a dress. Bonus! ~ you can always pair the top with your favorite distressed shorts and some Borks. Or you can try wearing the skirt with a solid Piko top and some strappy sandals by Soda. There’s really so many outfit options with a two piece set!

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The Storia Palm Print maxi dress is another one of our faves. Palm print, ruffles, and off the shoulder are very on trend details of the season, and this dress gives you all of those things in the most stylish way! This dress will look amazing with the City Classified Hudson shoes or any other neutral colored low heel. This type of shoe will perfectly match everything in your closet and you definitely need to add our straw bag to give your look more of those beachy vibes.

Shop these styles, and more, at gliks.com! Or, check out Glik’s Official Instagram account for styling ideas for any occasion!

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Summer Dresses~ The Maxi Dress

Shoes That Won’t Hurt Your Feet or Your Budget

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Finding adorable and affordable shoes for your closet can be a pain. Especially in the summer time because we all know flip flops are not exactly known for their supportive soles. Here at Glik’s we actually have a large selection of shoes that will support your feet and your wallet. cc

City Classified Shoes | $29

 City Classified Shoes Comfort Andro Wedge Heels in Tan were made for your busy lifestyle.  They look like your classic micro wedge heel, but really they are jam packed with comfort. With a lined and padded footbed and a soft foam padding you’ll be able to wear these shoes all day!

 

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Sperry Top Sider | $60

I love Espadrilles. Love them. But typically they have little to no sole or cushioning. This is where Sperry saves the day. Almost all their shoes have a memory foam footbed, ya know the stuff that people make mattresses out of? Yeah, these shoes are so comfy you could basically sleep on them.

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Mia Shoes | $30

The Mia Shoes Lynn Strappy Sandals in Black and in Cognac are such a treat for a pair of strappy sandals. These gladiator style shoes have a super padded rubber outsole and footbed. Cute and actually a wearable sandal?! Get one in both colors, because these are going to be your summer staple.

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Sanuk Yoga Sandals | $38

Okay, these shoes are kind of a no brainer with a name with the word yoga in it. You can also get these fun knitted sling style uppers in so many styles or colors. The footbed is made out of yoga mats, so you can definitely skip the yoga class, and get your Namaste on with the Sanuk Yoga Sandals.

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Qupid Shoes | $20

Qupid shoes are great for their comfortability factor, since they all have a lightly cushioned footbed and a low price point. But my favorite Qupid Shoes lately are the Comfy Banded Slides that come in Carmel, Black, and White. These Comfy shoes are an ideal summer footwear option, they give you that simple sandal silhouette with a comfortable footbed.

With this selection of shoes at Glik’s you can have comfortable, trendy shoe styles without breaking your budget. For more styling tips and ideas be sure to check out Gliks’ Instagram! Happy shopping ya’ll!

 

Shoes That Won’t Hurt Your Feet or Your Budget

Ring in the Spring with New Spring Dresses

Lately every blog has been about how excited I am about spring being sooooo close and sorry, but here is another one. I mean winter clothes are cute too so don’t get me wrong about that, but GIMME ALL THE SPRING DRESSES ALREADY!! Here at Glik’s we have been getting in all our spring clothing and oh my goodness are they the epitome of all the good things that I cannot wait for with warmer weather.

A good spring dress is such a vital investment us girls make every season. The spring dress is the essential piece we wear to outdoor weddings, surprise date nights, summer music concerts, and probably on a couple warm autumn days when we refuse to wear those jeans quite yet.

Here are just a few of the spring dress that I am in love with (plus a couple footwear options to go with it!)…

Amuse-Wrap-Dress-1-8More-Buckle-Bootie-Lt-Tan-2The Amuse Society Faux Wrap Dress is a nice longer sleeved dress but still with the mini length look. This dress is perfect for the wedding receptions or days you have to go to class all day long. Plus this vintage inspired dress in stripe print is really trending right now and this surplice style dress gives everyone a flattering shape. I love them with the Qupid Shoes Prenton Perforated Ankle Booties in black but for a more casual look try the Soda Shoes More Ankle Booties.

Black Dress - EdwardsvilleArya-Perf-Cutout-Heels-TaupeThe Fate Sleeveless Ruffle Bodycon Dress in black has the ruffle sleeveless design I cannot get enough of! This could be your new LBD or just a fun dress to throw on before a spontaneous night out with friends. Try it with a pair of knee high boots or with the Soda Shoes Arya Perforated Cut Out Heels.

Elan-Sage-Dress-OOTD-1-17Bork-Ankle-Strap-Sandals-BLK-2The Elan Clothing High Neck Sleeveless Dress in Sage is a gorgeous shade of green that just reminds us of all the May flora that I cannot wait for. This dress is super comfortable and is made of a lightweight stretch knit fabric. The Qupid Chamber Distressed Strappy Heels look perfect with this shift dress, but I also love them with the Bork Toe Loop Sandals for when you just need an outfit to run to get ice cream with friends.

Everly Striped Dress - EdwardsvilleBork-Ankle-Strap-Sandals-Taupe-1The Everly Clothing Striped Midi Dress is one of our newest arrivals. With a midi style and the flattering stripe this dress will easily be a go to for whatever event you have this season. This Striped Midi Dress will be perfect for day or night! Plus this dress has pockets, and who doesn’t love that! This dress is going to look great with a denim jacket or a cardigan on those chillier spring nights. For a simple look try it with the Bork Ankle Strap Toe Loop in Taupe or dress it up with your favorite booties.

If you weren’t ready for spring yet, you definitely have spring fever after seeing these warm weather dresses. These four dresses are perfect because you can easily dress them up or down depending on shoes and accessories. For even more spring fever check out Gliks.com!

Ring in the Spring with New Spring Dresses

The Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater

Screen shot 2018-01-08 at 2.17.53 PMScreen shot 2018-01-09 at 4.06.08 PMOkay, so winter may not be my favorite season, but there is always one thing that I love about cold days, and that’s the sweater options! There is something almost magical about getting a new sweater and the Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater is a sweater that I have been absolutely smitten with since the first time laid eyes on it. This frayed cropped sweater comes in mustard, grey, mauve, and ivory, which are all beautiful muted tones that go well with whatever shoes, pants, or jeans you can think to wear them with. Definitely one of my favorite things about this sweater is how many things I can wear it with and feel like am an actual vogue-fashionista-model. This sweater makes it easy to look cute and it is the kind of comfy feel-good sweater that you naturally gravitate to!

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Another major plus about this sweater is that it can be transitioned into all the seasonal outfits you can think of. Right now I like to wear it with my black ripped Silver denim and throw on my Levi’s denim jacket for a little more edge (and maybe a CC Beanie for a little more warmth)! For a relaxed lazy weekend look, I love this sweater with my high waisted light washed denim and some fuzzy socks when I hang out at my friends’ homes. But as soon as the weather warms up, I cannot wait to style this sweater with a bralette, a faux suede taupe skirt, and ankle booties, for a look to wear at the office or a casual night out!

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The Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater is the kind of quintessential piece for your wardrobe! No matter what the temperature may be outside this sweater will be there for any look. Now sweater weather can officially last forever (maybe without the cold weather part though).  To shop these looks be sure to head to Gliks.com!

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The Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater

Booties to Step You into Spring

We can’t wait for warmer weather! And we cannot wait to transition these super cute booties out of our winter wardrobe and into our spring looks. The best thing about these booties is that while the weather is still cold we can wear them while we wait for Springy-er days (sigh).

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The Qupid Prenton Perforated Ankle Booties

These faux leather shoes with an oil finish are an awesome option for every day wear, whether to school or work. The cut out sides are perfect for showing off your frayed hem jeans. We love these shoes because they have major casual boho vibes! They are definitely the kind of shoe you throw on with your chunky sweater but also wear with your romper to see your favorite artist in concert. You can get these laid-back booties in Taupe or Black.

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The Qupid Prenton Woven Ankle Booties

These shoes have a chunky stacked heel and trendy almond toe design. The Prenton Woven Ankle has a stunning intertwined design on the leatherette uppers. You can easily throw these shoes on and off with the hook and loop fastener strap design. We love these shoes because they have a super unique design, you will want to wear these with your favorite denim all the time. But no matter what you decide to wear with these shoes, they will help make your outfit unique and distinctive! You can get these trendsetting shoes in either a Light Grey or a Taupe color.

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The Qupid Tuxedo Laser Cut Ballerina Ankle Booties

These shoes are the kind of things dreams are made of! The laser cut detailing on this shoe is some beautiful attention to detail. With a low cut style that looks wonderful with your distressed jeans. Or imagine it with a lightweight Piko dress to wear on warmer days out. We love these shoes because they are not super “heeled” like other booties for days you don’t feel like adding the extra height to your look. These booties have a dainty “ballerina shoe” feel to them, so you can feel as lightweight as these shoes when you wear them out. You can get the Qupid Tuxedo Laser Cut Ballerina Ankle Booties in a rich Nutmeg color or in an elegant Black color. Both practical and chic, these booties are a great option for the transition into the spring!

Any of these three shoes will help you take the cold steps into your spring looks. These are just some of the booties we have been crushing on lately, for even more booties check out our site at Gliks.com!

 

Booties to Step You into Spring

Shoe of the Week

Shoe of the Week

Time to pack away those sandals and flip flops.
Boot season is here!

At the beginning of fall, I always have the hardest time trying to find the perfect pair of shoes to wear. It’s too chilly to wear sandals but not cold enough to bring out the big tall boots! Last year, I fell in love with booties and I can not wait to buy more!

Booties are seriously the perfect shoes for the transition from summer to fall. Turn your favorite summer dress into a fall dress by adding a cardigan or denim jacket and a pair of booties. My go to outfit for this time of year is a lightweight sweater, my favorite pair of jeans and booties.

This fall we are running weekly sales on some of our booties. This week the Charles Albert Rainy Booties in Taupe and Black were the Shoe of the Week. They are regularly $29.90 but are only $19.90 this week! Shoe of the Week

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, @gliksofficial, to see next weeks Shoe of the Week!

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Spring 2016 Shoe Guide

Now that spring is in full swing, your footwear game needs to be on point. One of the best parts about spring footwear is that it will effortlessly transition into summer! We’ve gathered the best shoes for the season and put them with a few no-fail outfits that will have you stylin’ all season.

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Like what you see? Shop these cute shoes and more at Glik’s!

Spring 2016 Shoe Guide

Spring Footwear Trends 2016

It’s finally February! If you ask me, that’s kinda sorta basically almost spring. With warmer temps on the horizon, most of the new shoes we’re seeing at Glik’s are good staples for transitioning seasons. Here are a few spring footwear styles you can bust out now and carry on wearing when the warmer weather comes.

City Classified Rex Suede Desert Wedges
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This is literally the perfect wedge bootie for spring. Its neutral color will match almost any outfit that you wear.  These wedges will look great with a dressier look or worn with a more casual outfit. Style them with a dress for a night out or pair them with your favorite cuffed skinny jeans for a lunch date with your bestie.

Charles Albert Lace Up Ballet Flats

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Raise your hand if you are tired of wearing boots.  I am definitely ready for a spring footwear overhaul.  This lace up ballet flat is a great transition shoe to take you from season to season.  They come in three colors: red, black and nude and are the must-have shoe of the season.  Wear these lace up flats with leggings, an oversized sweater, and jeans or your dressiest dress.  They are very affordable so if you can’t decide on a color, just buy by them all 😉
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If lace up ballet flats are not for you, check out these ankle wrap flats from Soda Shoes.  This is an easy shoe to throw on and go.  They pair well with all your favorite spring dresses and skirts and they will also add a chic touch to a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans and statement tee.  I love a cute shoe that’s also super versatile!

Happy (almost) spring! And remember if life gives you lemons, sell them and buy shoes!

Spring Footwear Trends 2016

Buyer Interview: Meet Danielle

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Our team at Glik’s is constantly growing and because of that, we have a diverse and all-around dynamite team. With that said, say hello to our newest member, footwear buyer Danielle!

Can you introduce yourself to our readers?

Sure!  My name is Danielle Berry and I’m the new Footwear Buyer here at Glik’s.  I’ve been in the footwear industry a long time and have had every type of position there is, from part time sales up through store and regional management, to marketing and visual merchandising and most recently, buying. I love the footwear industry!  Shoes are the perfect accessory as no matter what you have going on in your life, a great pair of new shoes can do wonders for your soul!

You’re fairly new to the Glik’s shoe buying team. Were you familiar with Glik’s before you started here?

Somewhat, yes.  Working in retail in the St. Louis market for the past 12 years it’s hard not to know the Glik name. There’s a long history in this area so it’s exciting to work for a company with such a rich heritage in retail.  And Glik’s knows what it’s doing when it comes to bringing the latest and greatest to its awesome customers!

Describe your personal style in 3 words.

Modern. Layered. Tomboyish – I love menswear looks but with a few soft touches via color or texture.  I’m just not very girly.  Also I like to wear denim or harem pants all the time, no matter the weather.  It can be 100° outside and I still have long bottoms on!  I’m just not a fan of skirts or shorts and how they look on me-love them on literally everyone else but they are just not for me.

 What shoe trends are you looking forward to for spring 2016?

Even though the dressed up sneaker trend has been going on for a while, it’s growing ever stronger this year and to me, it’s the most fun.  I think it gives a chic “city” vibe to your look when paired with a great jean, tee and either delicate cardi or structured blazer.  It’s a look that works for just about anyone.

What’s one style rule (not limited to footwear) that you love to break?

Really I don’t think there are that many “rules” anymore, which is so refreshing.  Style is all about what works for you, whether it’s “the right look” or not.  But if I had to speak to one it would be that your shoes, handbag and belt are supposed to match.  FALSE.  I know it’s an old-timey rule but it’s one a lot of people feel they still need to follow.  All 3 don’t have to match exactly but should definitely complement each other.

Congrats! You just won the lottery. What’s the first thing you do?

Well, first I would get the lawyers and financial advisors lined up because I mean, if you are lucky enough to win that kind of money, you really should do it the right way!  But immediately after I would take my family on a trip to a really nice beach resort somewhere- just kick around in the sun and sand with my husband and son, make a ridiculous amounts of sand castles, and drink fun, fruity cocktails with cute umbrellas in them – just R-E-L-A-X and kick it for a while!

What’s the coolest place you’ve traveled for a market? Is there anywhere you’re looking most forward to going?

Las Vegas is always fun, and not for the typical reasons you would think.  The Markets there are so big and you get to see so many vendors all at once.  It’s a lot of hard work and A LOT of walking but it’s a blast.  I’m still young in buying so have only been to New York City a couple of times for day trips so looking forward to spending a little more time and getting a chance to see the city!

What’s the worst footwear crime a person can commit?

Ugh, I hate it when people wear sandals that are either too small or too big!  I don’t care how great of a deal they may be, if your toes look like they are being strangled to death or they are sliding out the front and gripping the ground, DON’T BUY THEM!

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

The product!  I’m mean come on; it’s a girls dream to work in shoes, right? But really, the product is super fun, and it is so interesting analyzing and projecting the buying habits of consumers. Your goal is to have the right product most of the time, but you will be wrong some and that is ok, as long as it’s not too often!  But when you are really right it feels great, especially knowing someone is walking out of Glik’s with a smile excited about their latest footwear purchase!

If you could star in any movie or TV show, what would it be?

A movie or TV show with Kristen Wigg, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake because they are all awesomely hilarious.  I’m pretty sure I could listen/watch anything those 3 have ever done and will ever do!  Aaaand I secretly want to be their BFF…just sayin! 😉

Buyer Interview: Meet Danielle