Styling Tips on How to Look Taller

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We are getting straight to the point today.  For all you short girls out there, this blog post is dedicated to you! Being short can sometimes be a hassle when shopping.  You may feel like you can’t rock today’s trends since the clothes don’t fit you right.  Well, although we can’t magically spare your legs a few extra inches, we CAN give you some styling tips on how to make you appear to be taller!

1. V-Neck and Surplice Tops

One of the simplest ways to achieve a taller look is to wear a shirt that features a v-neckline or surplice style bodice.  There are so many options to choose from for any occasion! From basic tees, blouses, tanks, and sweaters, you can incorporate this tip almost every day.  Deep v-neck cut tops and dresses draw attention to your face and elongate the look of your torso!

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2. High-Waist and Ankle Length Pants

High waist pants are super on-trend right now, so you can find them almost anywhere in multiple styles.   Since the high-rise waistband sits above your hips, it tricks the common eye into thinking your legs are longer and leaner. You can use this tip with pants, skirts, or shorts! We also suggest you pair it with a cropped or tailored top to enhance the look even more and bring out the elevated waistline.  If you are going with the pants look and not shorts, invest in a pair of pants that actually fit you right! Wearing cropped or ankle length pants, and baring some ankle, will also give the illusion of longer legs.

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3. Pointed Toe Shoes

Whether you are brave enough to rock pumps all day or would rather stick to flats, wearing shoes with a low-cut vamp or pointed toe is the way to go.  These styles will instantly elongate your legs.  Bonus tip: wearing nude colored pumps will provide even more “length” to your look! If heels aren’t your thing, try investing in a pair of pointed toe flats or mules! They are comfy, stylish, and will lengthen your leg line. Winner!

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4. Vertical Stripes

This next tip is one of our all-time favorites, vertical stripes! Vertical stripes are practically considered a basic and they work great for all types of clothing! This pattern creates long lines along the body and is a classic look that makes your entire body look longer, no matter the color scheme. Try incorporating this pattern into your year-round wardrobe with tops, pants, dresses, or even swim suits!

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5. Monochrome Outfit

Similar to the demise of the vertical stripe, monochrome outfits (wearing all the same color) give off the deception of a longer body type.  Using the same color to enhance the illusion of height creates long lines just as vertical stripes do.  Although wearing all black is the simplest of options, try breaking out other natural or fun hues! Check out a simple jumper or a two piece set! The trick to this tip is to make sure your outfit stays simple and tailored.

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6. Top-knot bun or High Ponytail

When it comes to getting ready and styling your hair in the morning, don’t fret! Although shorter length hairstyles will make you look taller by showing off your shoulders and neckline, don’t freak out if you are not willing to chop your hair off! If you decide to keep your hair long, keep it voluminous! Long, textured, beachy waves add length and heighten your appearance.  Or, throw your hair up into a high pony tail or top knot bun with Teleties! These hairstyles literally add a few more inches to your look.

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Okay now that you have these styling tips under your belt, you won’t fall short (lol) of fashion! Now go try out these tips and shop online at www.gliks.com!

Styling Tips on How to Look Taller

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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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 You Can Make a Difference While Shopping

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Let’s be real, we love to buy clothes and we are going to probably buy at least 10 new shirts this spring season. But what if some of the clothes we bought helped to support a cause or helped make a change? Here at Glik’s we got in some cute new shirts that do just that! We are so excited about these new arrivals that support some causes that we really love!

Puppie Love Tees

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Puppie Love is one of our newest brands that we’ve added to Gliks. These adorable shirts have an adorable puppy logo on them, with the puppies wearing adorable little costumes. Did I mention that these shirts are adorable? This brand was created to help dogs in need, Puppie Love is donating 10% of their profit to various animal shelters and animal rescue organizations. The mission at Puppie Love is “to find every dog a loving and caring home”. You can help rescue dogs when you buy a Puppie Love tee, because honestly who doesn’t love puppies?!

Simply Southern Save the Turtles Tees

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Save the turtles! Almost every species of sea turtles are considered endangered and there is typically only a 1% survival rate to adulthood for these little guys. To help Save the Turtles, Simply Southern is donating 10% of their profits from this shirt to various Turtle Foundations. These non-profit organizations are committed to helping sea turtles become a more protected species. Sea turtles face dangers like being killed for poaching, over exploitation, their homes being ruined or getting caught in ocean debris, etc. You can help protect and defend sea turtle by getting a Save the Turtles tee from Simply Southern!

Simply Faithful Mama Tees

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You can also feel good about getting this tee from Simply Faithful since 10% of their net profits go to ChildFund who help improve the lives of children in need! Right now there are about 570 million children who live in extreme poverty. ChildFund is an organization dedicated to help these children see their potential, give them better living situations safe from violence, harm or neglect. They want to help all children to grow up into healthy and strong adults, since after all children are the future. So whether you are a Mama Llama or Mama Bear yourself or plan on gifting this shirt to a Mama, you can feel good about buying this cute shirt because it helped change some lives.

Who knew being philanthropic could look so gosh darn cute?! We love these collections of tees from Puppie Love, Simply Southern, and Simply Faithful that are fashionable with a purpose! So go ahead, and shop away, you little do gooder, you.

How You Can Make a Difference While Shopping

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 Print of the Season: The Vertical Stripe

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Nautical stripes were all the rage in 2017, but in 2018 we are changing directions, literally, with vertical stripes. Be ready to want a pinstripe pattern in at least three different styles this spring! Whether the classic collared, the front tie, the off the shoulder, or the flirty jumper, we have all the styles at Gliks and we are dying to share with you what we think will be one of the classiest looks this season.

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One of the best things about a striped shirt is that it is a neutral style and color, so it can go with whatever you pair it with. So go ahead and wear it with your burgundy moto leggings, your dark wash denim, your light wash denim, or your classic boyfriend jeans. For a stand out look, try mixing it with other patterns, like a pair of printed shorts or with your floral embroidered jeans or skirt.

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Since this is a neutral for your wardrobe, you can wear the vertical stripe with your brown suede booties, or your black strappy sandals. Also, try wearing whatever odd colors of shoes you have stashed in the back of your closet, time to break ’em out since there is officially something to match them with! Basically, the striped shirt is a dream come true in the mornings when you want to throw some clothes on but don’t want to waste the effort of finding all the “right” things to match with it. Now everything is fair game!
Screen shot 2018-01-16 at 12.02.10 PMTo make the striped shirt even better, it’s one of the most flattering prints. The vertical stripes create a small optical illusion to make us all a little taller and a little leaner. This style will help us get those New Years Resolutions bods we swore we’d get this year.
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What ever style of the vertical stripe you decide to try, it’ll be a versatile addition to your wardrobe. So go ahead, ‘add to cart’ with the guilt free knowledge that the stripe pattern will be your new favorite print of the season.

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The Print of the Season: The Vertical Stripe

Pantone Colors of 2018

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Every year Pantone releases a palette of colors that they believe are the trend for the upcoming season. Pantone is influential in the world of design and is the global authority of color standards. These are the color trends that Pantone is predicting for the Spring 2018 for both men’s and women’s fashion.

This year’s colors have quite the vibrant ambiance to them. Here are some looks straight from our store that use the 2018 Pantone colors of the year, so you know exactly what to wear to be the trendiest you that you can be this spring. We really love some of these colors and the way they remind us of some of our favorite things in nature.

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The Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater for Women is one of our absolute favorite sweaters, but this Main Strip in Mustard has a serious mellow vibe to it that we wanna wear all day, everyday. This will be the perfect Meadowlark color that will keep you happy during the last of these cold winter weeks.

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For the touch of Chili Oil in your wardrobe try the Beulah Moto Leggings in Burgundy. Or try The North Face Campshire Full Zip Vest in Sequoia Red for something that will provide a little more warmth. The Beulah Moto Leggings and The North Face Campshire Full Zip Vest have all the earth boho vibes that this Pantone Color intended.

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For a bit of the Cherry Tomato color from Pantone try the Piko Tops Fitted Long Sleeve Tunic Top in Red. This shirt is so soft and has a barely there fit that you will become obsessed with. This shirt will be that bright, attention grabbing piece that your wardrobe has been needing.

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If you are looking for something in the shade of Little Boy Blue, you have to check out this Patagonia Women’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap T Fleece Pullover. Besides this pullover being a 2018 Pantone favorite, this Patagonia will you keep you nice and warm.


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For a romantic color in your wardrobe, you will love the Pantone color Pink Lavender. The North Face Half Dome Pullover Hoodie for Women in Foxglove Lavender has all the soft color of the Pink Lavender while providing you some warmth and comfort. And because we love this color so much, check out the Elan Clothing Back Lace Up Sweater in Mauve, this will become your new go to sweater.

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The Qupid Shoes Tuxedo Laser cut Ballerina Ankle Booties in Nutmeg are the perfect match for the Pantone color Emperador. These shoes will pair perfectly with any of the Pantone 2018 colors to create the perfect Spring outfit!

While this is just a couple of the Pantone 2018 colors, to read more about the Pantone colors of 2018, click here! And to shop all the trendiest styles, and for all your Pantone Color matching needs be sure to check out Gliks.com!

Pantone Colors of 2018

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

Bomber Jacket Style Guide

Are you sick of your leather and denim jackets? Say no more! The bomber jacket is the jacket of the year for 2016. You won’t want to miss out on this trend!

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The bomber jacket has replaced all denim and leather jackets. This easy to layer jacket will be your go to item this season. We’ve paired our BB Dakota Atwood Bomber Jacket over one of our favorite basic tees and ripped skinny jeans.

Dress down your bomber jacket with a sports look by throwing this jacket over a graphic tee. Top off your outfit with a leather or suede baseball hat. With these key items, you will nail the street-style look!

With bomber jackets, you have unlimited possibilities when it comes to styling them. Dress up these jackets by wearing them over a dress or paired with a skirt, either way you will look super chic. Pair this outfit with your favorite booties and you will have the perfect look for a night out with the girls.

For an effortless look on those colder days, wear your bomber jackets with a lightweight sweater and a scarf.  To complete the look add a beanie to your outfit. With the various options, you won’t go wrong adding this trendy little number to your closet!

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Bomber jackets aren’t just for the ladies. We’ve spotted a few of our favorite male celebrities wearing these jackets. Adam Levine and Ryan Gosling were both spotted in bomber jackets. And, of course Pharrell Williams was spotted rocking a floral bomber jacket (which only he could pull off!).Bomber Jacket for MenQuilted Bomber Jacket | Long Sleeve Curved Hem Tee |Jogger Pants| Converse Shoes

Inspired by the bomber jacket trend, we paired our PX Clothing Quilted Bomber Jacket with a basic long sleeve tee and joggers. Our choice of shoe was a pair of classic black Converse. To complete the look, we added a black Neff beanie. With this bomber jacket, you will never look back on your leather or denim jackets!

Bomber Jacket Style Guide

Boyfriend Jeans: Get the Look at Glik’s

The Best Boyfriend You’ll Ever Have…

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Why are you not wearing boyfriend jeans yet? No, really. Gone are the days of only wearing stick-straight-second-layer-of-skin-looks-great-but-man-it’s-hard-to-breathe skinny jeans.

This relaxed fit has been around for quite some time, but the trend is really picking up steam for spring 2016 thanks to celebs and fashion bloggers. Part of the appeal is that the boyfriend cut is just as easy to style as it is comfortable to wear.

These slouchy jeans are a staple for Saturdays and when paired with the right top and shoes, will look polished. From pairing with white Piko tops to printed blouses to structured jackets, boyfriend fit jeans have endless styling potential.

Dying to try a pair? Check out our selection of BOYFRIEND JEANS at Glik’s!
Boyfriend Jeans: Get the Look at Glik’s

Three Rompers to Rock This Spring

Rompers are a must have for spring and they are quickly becoming my favorite go to outfit for a night out or if I’m just meeting a friend for lunch and shopping.  Their versatility makes them easy to dress up or down, depending on what you are doing or where you are going.

Here are 3 of my favorite styles:

Angie Clothing Paisley Romper

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This is the perfect style to wear out to dinner or to take with you on a tropical getaway.   It looks great styled with a simple necklace and fringe wedge sandals.  I love the fact that this black romper has a romantic flowy fit.  In my opinion, the loose fit makes gives this cute romper a universal figure flattering look.  I think this would make a great Valentine’s Day outfit <3

Elan Clothing Floral Print Romper

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If I was going to Coachella, this is the romper I would wear.  Hands down. Festival season is coming and rompers are the perfect outfit to wear while people watching and listening to great music.  The option are limitless with this style, but I like it best paired with black lace up ballet flats and a long necklace.

Ellison Denim Romper

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This denim romper is definitely the most casual of the three, but still one of my favorites.  It would be perfect to wear while running errands and grabbing a coffee with a friend.  You can definitely dress this romper up, but I love how it looks styled with white Converse and a boho headband for an every day look.

Three Rompers to Rock This Spring