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

Glik’s Style

Hello, Everyone!!! Hope you’re all having a Happy Friday! It’s been such a busy week filled with work, holiday prepping, and (most importantly) new activities here at Glik’s HQ, which I am super excited to share with you all!

So, we’re all fans of Instagram right? That app has become the heart and sole of my smart phone. I buy editing apps to use with it, get called out on a daily basis for taking too many photos of my food, and look completely awkward trolling around the office and pretty much the general public with my phone taking “interesting” angle shots. It’s an addiction, I will fully admit to needing a possible 5 Step Plan (as if).
Instagram is fun, addicting, and a great way to connect with so many other people, brands, businesses, and non-profits that share the same interests as you. Everyday I check the @GlikClick account and come across some great style photos that we have been tagged in. It’s so cool to see everyone’s individual style and how they translate that to the world around them.

Of course, this gave me an idea. Why not share these great photos with everyone! Thus, Glik’s Style File has been born. Once or twice a month I will be posting a few amazing photos of you all dressed in Glik’s fashions. So here goes…
@binksandthebadhousewifeLove how @binksandthebadhousewife styled this maxi skirt! Check out her blog at binksandthebadhousewife.com.

@katelynnbrendly 2@katelynnbrendly shows us her bright summer style.

@tsheid01 4@tsheid01 knows how to play up a floral skirt.

nimthenarwhale@nimthenarwhale pairs a denim jacket with her summer dress for a cute outfit!

taylorkaitlynn@taylorkaitlynn gives us two outfit options.

pwallaa93@pwallaa93 looking lovely in chevron.

You can find all of these cute fashions at gliks.com or by visiting your local Glik’s store location. I would like to invite you all to share your Glik’s Style with us on Instagram by tagging @GlikClick or hashtag #glikstyle.

 

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Glik’s Style

Summer Essential: Maxi Dresses and Skirts

A maxi dress is a key essential for those days when the sun is bright and there’s just a little breeze. A dress or a maxi skirt that’s bright, summery and cool enough to layer with tank tops and fun denim vests will always be a must have to pack for roadtrips or vacations. We love maxi’s that have bold patterns, embroidery and cool details on them, like the Black Moon Rise maxi dress.

Whether it’s a vacation with family, roadtrip with friends or just a day spent out and about, the versatility of a maxi can be easily transitioned from day to night. Just add a few accessories, a pair of gladiator sandals and a lightweight jacket to create a fun-loving outfit.

 

Here are a few of our favorite maxi dresses and skirts for summer.

IMG_9980-1795Black Moon Rise Maxi Dress

IMG_9986-D8545FB143Call of the Wild Maxi Dress

IMG_9988-D8545FB145Call on Me Maxi Dress

Chevron is our must have print of the summer. Love how versatile this pattern is!

IMG_9982-D9010FB154Long-term Angles Chevron Maxi Dress

Visit us at gliks.com for more maxi dress and skirt styles!

Summer Essential: Maxi Dresses and Skirts

Fabulous Florals

As the weather warms, flowers begin to bloom in stores and closets all over. So, what better time to clean out your closets of all the dead cold weather fashion than now.  Bye, bye, heavy coats, bulky boots and thicker fabrics. Hello spring!

Luckily for us, floral fashions are blossoming in abundance everywhere. So, don’t pack away your cardigans, tights, light jackets and lace accents yet, because you will be able to reuse them this spring.

We find florals to be fun, so here are a few tips on how to wear them.

Be aware of your body.

No body shape is exactly the same. So, when buying a floral dress be conscience of your body shape. Petite girls can pull off delicate dainty floral prints, where as, graphic prints will work better on a taller body.

Jack by BB Dakota Monique Phi Phi Chiffon Dress

Jack by BB Dakota Bardot Floral Dress

Mine Floral Belted Tube Dress

Play hide-and-seek.

If you want to create some curves wear a floral print with more of a color contrast and choose a fit that sits at your natural waist. If you dress is more of a shift then a quick fix would be to belt it at your waist. If you’re curvier then I would suggest a print with minimal color contrast and an empire waist cut. Remember: you don’t want to hide your curves. You should be proud of them. But when you wear an empire fit, you will elongate and flatter what you have.

Jack by BB Dakota Yair Dress

Jack by BB Dakota Ward Dress

Jack by BB Dakota Jax Souk Printed Maxi Dress

Take a minimalist’s approach.

It’s important to remember to keep it simple when you’re wearing such a sweet pattern. As long as you keep the accessories to a minimum, you’re free to flaunt your fabulous floral style. A chunky necklace or bold earrings will often distract and cause your floral outfit to look gaudy. Keep it simple with a pair of studs and a clean neckline.

Add a little edge.

Just because it’s getting warmer out doesn’t mean that a sudden afternoon April shower or a cool evening won’t warrant for an excuse to carry a light jacket. Try adding some “edge” to your ultra feminine florals by picking a cropped vegan friendly leather jacket. If you haven’t found that perfect faux leather jacket yet, don’t fret, because a simple blazer, light jacket or cardigan will do the trick.

BB Dakota Magdelena Floral Dress

We’ve watered, trended, nourished, and shown great love to our flowers, so come take a stroll through our garden of fabulous fashions at a Glik’s store nearest you. You can also visit us online at gliks.com.

Fabulous Florals

Where is the Love? (Lucy Love)

Fashion starts oh-so simply with an idea.

In 1999, that idea was a fashion line geared toward the feminine, as well as, free-spirited twenty-something girl, and it was called Lucy Love. This family owned line found its roots in Newport Beach, California and remains there today. Lucy Love is owned and operated by the Sharp family, who has had their hands in the fashion industry since the early 1980’s. Fashion designer and mother, Holly Sharp took her years of knowledge in the fashion world and teamed up with her daughter, Amber to create a line “by girls, for girls”.

Lucy Love is for that girl who passionately lives her free- spirited lifestyle surrounding the beach, who doesn’t just dress for a day on the sand at the water’s edge.

 “The whole point is to dress the girl for her entire day,” explained by Holly Sharp. “When she buys into a brand, she wants it all. And she doesn’t live in board shorts and T-shirts. She’s much more intelligent than that.”

Lucy Love is a line that is designed to give girls confidence, it’s important to have that in ourselves ladies! What we choose to wear plays a HUGE role in the way we feel about ourselves, more often than not, what and how we wear our clothing conveys our very mood. There are many tools used in fashion. But, the most important tool it possesses is the illusion it gives!

The mother/daughter designer team that makes up Lucy Love recognizes this.  Amber Sharp has admitted that she designs the various pieces that make up a Lucy Love fashion collection to “mirror various moods” for particular days.  Her approach to designing Lucy Love clothing allows for each different fashion piece to “embody and empower” every girl’s mood, cool right?

If you’re feeling light-hearted slip into something like the ultra feminine, flirty striped Gabriel dress from Lucy Love. This SUPER chic dress is as unique as you are!

Embrace the ocean wind as it tickles your skin through the dainty, sheer material and lifts your heart! Let it play with the delicate layers of this stylish loose flowing dress from Lucy Love.  Seize the day in the Gabriel striped dress and a cute pair of strappy sandals.

Let your confidence shine as brightly as the sun and hold tight to your rare style in the Lucy Love Villa mini dress.  Feel your colorful emotions freely and wear them for the world to see in this belted dress.

Each person you meet will taste a different flavor of your colorful personality. Paired with strappy sandals and boho inspired jewelry, the Villa mini dress by Lucy Love, as well as, you are a colorful and daring work of art!

            The Gabriel dress doesn’t just come in Lucy Love’s uniquely striped design. It’s colors range like your style.  Going for a 60’s vintage look? Try the Lucy Love Gabriel dress in white.

You’re a free-spirited soul, born of the wind and wearing your heart where your head should be. Fly with confidence, little lady dove, letting the chiffon layers and billowing 3/4 sleeves of the Gabriel dress be your wings. Have peace in your mind and love in your heart for all who you come in contact with when you wear this ethereal white dress from Lucy Love. Your kind heart will be full of warmth and you will glow in this dress when you pair it with a dainty pair of sandals or espadrille detailed platform wedges and delicate jewelry.

            Let your personality blossom like a spring flower in this elegant Vineyard dress by Lucy Love. You are a vibrant and vivacious flower whose charisma smells as sweet as the dainty roses you are wearing.

Your graceful steps down the beach will turn heads and lift hearts when you pass by wearing the floral print Lucy Love dress. The Vineyard dress’s exaggerated high-low hem ruffles softly around your sun-kissed legs and your elasticized waist with adjustable self-tie creates a lovely blouson silhouette that flows as freely as your soul when the sea breeze licks by you. Pair this exquisite chiffon dress with a cute pair of sandals or spring inspired wedges and let your aura glimmer like dew drops on a flower’s petal in the sunlight.

Lucy Love doesn’t just create feminine, flirty, as well as, classically chic dresses. Their line ranges from undergarments to accessories, touching on every item a girl’s heart could possibly desire.  Here at Glik’s, fashion is our passion and we strive to provide clothing that makes your unique, one of a kind personality shine! For more Lucy Love, as well as, other chic fun fashions, please visit us at gliks.com or any of the Glik’s store locations nearest to you!

Where is the Love? (Lucy Love)