DIY Pom Pom Earrings

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Who is ready for another DIY blog?! Today, we are going to be talking Pom Poms! Pom Pom accessories are one of my favorite things at the moment. Not only are they trendy, they are an easy way to make a plain outfit super loud and quirky. There are a couple different ways to do this trend and to make it your very own style.  I am going to show you two ways to make your very own pom pom earrings in less than 5 minutes each!

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What you’ll need:

  • Pom poms (pre-made)
  • Yarn (to make your own poms)
  • Fork (to make your own poms)
  • Hoop Earrings
  • Post Earrings
  • 2” length of small chain
  • Needle
  • Embroidery Floss

Alrighty, now that we have everything we need it is time to get crafty. So since this DIY is so gosh darn simple we are going to be making two different kinds of pom pom earrings. One that is for beginner DIYers and then a slightly more difficult option.

Easy-peasy option: I bought some pre-made ones from a local Dollar Tree that came in a variety of colors so this is a good option if you don’t really want to make your own.

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Slightly more effort option:  It is pretty easy to make your own pompoms with some yarn if you’re up for the challenge. I found a pretty simple way to make medium sized pom poms with just a fork. You just wrap the yarn around the fork about 20 times;  next, tie a piece in the center as tight as you can. Finally, cut the two sides and you are done. SIMPLE AS THAT FOLKS!

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After you figured out your pom pom situation, take your pom pom, your hoop earring, and add a variety of pom poms. It’s up to you if you want to cover the whole thing in pom poms or just add a couple. Just find the center of your pom and thread it through with the back of the earring. That is all it takes for the hoop-pom pom earring style!  What I find fun about this DIY option is that you can make multiple colored poms and switch them out to match your outfits! Above you can see the easy and more difficult pom-pom options. For the pre-made pom poms, I just put a bunch on my earring hoop. For the homemade pom I went with just one simple pom on the hoop. Both are super cute way to add some color to your regular plain hoop earrings!

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For another slightly more difficult option, grab a small 2 inch chain to put on the back of your earring post for a dangly-drop style earring. Thread your embroidery floss to your needle, find the center of your homemade pom and tie it up to the bottom chain. Then take the top of the chain, put it through whatever style of post earrings you want to wear that day and your ready to go! It really is that easy to make your own DIY Pom Pom earrings.

Let us know what other kind of DIY posts you would like to see! For even more cute accessories and all the latest trends, check out Gliks.com and for styling tips and tricks head to Gliks Official on Instagram!

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DIY Pom Pom Earrings

Brand Spotlight: Everly

Brand Spotlight

Everly Clothing is a brand that we have long carried at Gliks and it is a fan favorite for a reason! Everly embodies femininity, durability, and comfort in all their clothes.

This brand was started by sisters Adriana and Fabiana in 2009. They both had a deep passion for creating a clothing line for the everyday women, and thus named their brand Everly. Together they share their love of fashion and use their unique differences to create a one of a kind brand.

You can always find this season’s trendiest maxi dresses, two piece sets, and stripy rompers by Everly on Gliks.com. All of their designs showcase clean designs and fun patterns. Here are a few of the pieces that we carry to help you get an understanding of what this brand creates!

The Everly Clothing Solid Bell Sleeve Top in Golden Pear

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The Everly Clothing Strappy Tie Front Crop Top and Ruffle Hem Shorts in Red

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The Everly Clothing Stripe Midi Ruffle Leg Hem Jumpsuit in Blue and Grey 

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The Everly Clothing Tie Waist Striped Shorts

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The Everly Clothing Ruffle Wrap Dress in Yellow

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From these 5 pieces you can get a real sense of what this brand designs. Every single article of clothing would be perfect for a picnic in your favorite park or to try out that new fancy restaurant for date night.  Wherever your day takes you, Everly has the right outfit piece for the occasion! Be sure to head over to Glik’s soon to grab these pieces before they’re gone!

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Brand Spotlight: Everly

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Father’s Day is June 17th and so now is the time to start looking for what gifts to give the  favorite men in your life. Lucky for you, we have some of the best Father’s day gift options here at Gliks. Head over to Gliks.com or stop in your local store to check out their great Father’s day giftable options. Here are our favorite 5 Father’s Day giftables!

  1. The Sperry Top Siders Shoes

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With a comfortable design and breathable canvas uppers, these shoes will compliment all his cool dad looks.

  1. Patagonia Dad Hat

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This lightweight and effortless cool hat is a must for all the Father’s out there. Whether your dad is the outdoorsy type or would rather stay indoors, this hat will be his new favorite accessory. (Bonus: once you get it for him, you can totally borrow it for yourself.)

  1. BBQ Shirt

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A good BBQ shirt is practically the universal Dad uniform. Right now at Glik’s we have so many styles and colors so you can find one that will perfectly match his personality.

  1. Hybrid Shorts

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These shorts will be his new go-to for the summer season. These shorts are made from a hybrid material so they are great for days spent outside or in the water or both!

  1. A Yeti Tumbler

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The Yeti tumblers are a great way to maintain the temperatures of his favorite drinks for extended periods of time. Perfect for tailgating, hunting trips, or any other adventure your favorite guy has!

Be sure to head to Glik’s to find the perfect Father’s Day gifts!Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Summer Dresses~ The Maxi Dress

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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

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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Piko Dresses Short Sleeve Swing Dress With Pockets Jack By BB Dakota Off the Shoulder Dress | Everly Clothing Striped Midi Dress

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.

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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