2018 Summer Styles

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Happy Summer, y’all! It’s finally the time to enjoy the sunshine, warm weather, good times, and most of all summer fashion! Check out the hottest trends and our top picks for Summer 2018.

Women’s Summer Preview


1. Crop Tops & Denim Skirts

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The dynamic duo for summer. There are so many styles of crop tops and denim skirts that there are endless possibilities and combinations.  Wear a knit crop top and sandals for a casual day look and change into a cropped blouse and heels for a night out! If you decide not to wear them together for a full look, crop tops and denim skirts definitely need to be in your summer wardrobe regardless.

2. Wrap Tops & Dresses

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You can find us in this look allllll summer long! Just look how fun and flirty these are! The wrap style silhouette is adjustable and super flattering, and it adds a bit of feminine flare to your look without going overboard. Ruffles are also super cute touch to these styles. From tops, rompers, and mini or maxi dresses, you will continue to see the wrap style everywhere.

3. High Waist Shorts

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We never want the high rise trend to end. From denim shorts to linen shorts, solids to prints, we want them all! Since the shorts sit high above your hips, they are comfy, flattering, and elongate your legs. Winner! Dress these shorts up with a printed blouse, or dress them casual with a basic tank or tee.

4. Espadrilles & Flatforms

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Let your toes be free! Espadrilles and flatforms are out in full force this summer and we couldn’t be more into it. Flatforms are super comfortable, but are also versatile and add height to your look! Trust us when we say you can’t have too many pairs of neutral slides and platforms to rotate within your summer wardrobe.

Men’s SUmmer Preview


1. Basic Tees & Flat Front Shorts

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Guys, now is the time to stock up on basic and graphic tees.  Basic tshirts are such a great investment since you can literally wear them year round! Plus, you can’t go wrong with a basic striped tee and flat front shorts look.

2. Novelty Shirts & Volley SHorts

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If you are anything but basic, you guys need to grab yourself a novelty print shirt (or two) for summer. Wild and bold prints are so fun for summer while the tailored button up shirt design dresses up the look a bit.  Pair them with some comfy volley shorts and your favorite flip flops and your summer uniform is complete.

3. Trucker Hats

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Trucker hats are also on trend for summer! (And year-round in our eyes) With so many brands and styles to choose from, Glik’s has got your man covered. Get rid of that dirty old baseball cap this summer and buy a nice, clean trucker hat to complete your casual looks.

2018 Summer Styles

1 Key Piece 3 Looks: The Vervet Jeans Denim Skirt

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Denim skirts have been trending up this year, just like denim fashion in general.  And since the warmer temps are now in full effect, it’s time to swap out some of your looks from denim jeans to a denim skirt! So, we decided to help you out a bit by showing you three different looks with one key piece: the Vervet Jeans High Waist Ripped Denim Skirt.  Vervet Denim is new to Glik’s and we are loving everything we have seen from them so far. This skirt is such a good investment to rotate within your warm weather wardrobe!  Keep reading to see how we styled this skirt three different ways.

1. F e s t i v a l  F e e l s

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This first outfit is great for summer day outings! Since the denim skirt sits high on your hips, it pairs perfectly with crop tops! We decided to pair the skirt with a Free People Sleepy Eyes Brami.  This bralette-camisole top is absolutely amazing! It is super versatile since it can be worn alone as a top or layered under your favorite fashion tops and kimonos as a bralette.  Keeping the boho vibes alive, we decided to finish this look with a pair of platform slides! These are the City Classified Shoes Strauss Platform Slides in Black. If you don’t have a pair of espadrille platform shoes already, what are you waiting for!?

2. L a i d  B a c k  S t y l e

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This next look can be worn nearly anywhere for a cute and casual look.  A girl can never have too many graphic tees (am I right?), so we paired this Vervet distressed skirt with this sweet tee from Amuse Society!  Laid back style is what this year’s fashion is all about, so we are teeing it up in full force!  We paired this look with a pair of simple slide sandals from Qupid Shoes! The Qupid Comfy Banded Slides are available in multiple colors, so you can add to your obsession. If you are feeling super daring and working this look, throw on a denim jacket over the graphic t-shirt or tie it around your waist.  Denim on denim forever.

3. W e e k e n d  V i b e s

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The last outfit we put together for you all is a great option for a night out! Pairing the Vervet Jeans High Waist Ripped Denim Skirt with a printed blouse will take your look to the next level.  The Love Stitch Clothing Diamond Tie Front Top in Denim and Vanilla is perfect for summer! The lightweight and flowy fit is great for warm summer nights, while the pattern and tie front is super flattering on most body types.  This pattern not your look? Check out the other tie front tops we have to offer!  Slip on a pair of neutral strappy heels, like these Brammer Perforated Heels from Qupid Shoes, and your third look is complete.

We hope you have developed the same love and inspiration from these looks as we did! Check out Glik’s Official on Instagram for more style inspo and shop these looks (and more) at gliks.com!

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1 Key Piece 3 Looks: The Vervet Jeans Denim Skirt

How to Wear Ankle Boots in Summer

When the temps rise, our first inclination is to bust out open-toe sandals. And while summer sandals are necessary to beat the heat, there’s something about a chic pair of ankle boots that can’t (and shouldn’t) be ignored, even when it’s warm out.

Booties are not only a summer footwear staple, but the right pair can easily be a year-round essential in your wardrobe.

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Ankle booties and ripped skinny jeans are the perfect companions for an on-the-go look this season! Complete the look with a crochet lace Ryu top and festival hat.

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You can also pair a mini dress, like this striped dress from Jack by BB Dakota, with a short pair of black ankle boots. Remember, keeping the hemline of your dress above the knee will help elongate your legs!

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For an on-trend #ootd, style cutout ankle boots with a pair of olive green jeans! These ripped skinnies from Machine Jeans will not only add a tough-girl touch to your denim collection, but this color is the talk of everyone from fashion bloggers to style editors this season.

Like what  you see? Find more styles of cute ankle booties at Glik’s!

How to Wear Ankle Boots in Summer

Little White Dress Trend

Like cute sunglasses and strappy sandals, think of a white dress as a warm-weather staple. A stylish L.W.D. is not only a crisp and clean addition to your wardrobe, but it can also leave ample room to play around with accessories.

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A white summer dress is fitting for almost any occasion from brunching with your girlfriends, to date night, to a fresh look for a day at the office. The neutral color of a white dress allows for endless styling opportunities.

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If you’re feeling extra bold, try pairing your favorite skinny jeans with a short white dress. Finish off your look with wedge booties or heeled sandals to elongate your legs.

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The white trend is so hot right now, you’ll find yourself wanting to rock it on repeat. How will you wear your L.W.D. this season?

Little White Dress Trend

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

Happy Feet|Must-Have Summer Sandals and Flip Flops

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

Sandals

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

Embellished Sandals

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

Sling Sandals

Chevron Sandals

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

Embellished Sandals

Flip Flops

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

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

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Shop more Women’s Sandals and Flip Flops

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

Happy Feet|Must-Have Summer Sandals and Flip Flops

What’s Your Style? – BoHo Chic

Our “Style” post today is influenced by bohemian and hippie looks.  The BoHo look seems to be even hotter this summer than usual with all of the maxi dresses and gladiator sandals.  BoHo chic is all about the “floaty” skirts and the floral and embroidered prints.

Outfit 1:  A belted maxi dress is your go-to look for this style, especially paired with a great pair of brown gladiator sandals with a slight heel.  Add some bangles and a feather earring for some extra flair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress: My Beloved – Maxi with Belt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gladiators: City Classified

 

Outfit 2:

This floral print dress looks great by itself when it’s hot, or with a pair of distressed Silver jeans when it’s cooler.  Gladiators always work as a go-to shoe for this look, but western-inspired boots would give it an added edge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress: Mine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gladiators: Codify

 

Outfit 3:

This top puts a modern spin on the hippie look, and these distressed shorts a must-have for hot summer days.  These cut out sandals are a perfect match to finish off the look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top: Mine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shorts: Machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandals: Wanted

 

And, of course, every BoHo chic girl needs a classic pair of aviators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want us to write about a style we missed?  Let us know!

What’s Your Style? – BoHo Chic

Be the Buyer 2: Day 5

This is our last day of Be the Buyer 2!  We are extending voting through the weekend and will be tallying up the votes on Monday morning, so make sure to get your “hot or not” vote in for all of our products.  The items you like will go on the web store at www.gliks.com.

This simple top looks great by itself or layered under a button down or a jacket.

 

Every girl needs a white summer dress.

 

Tank tops are always in. Dress this up with a blazer and dark jeans, or down with your fav pair of shorts and flip flops.

 

This loose-fitting top is great for hot summer nights. White shorts and chunky jewelry top off the outfit.

 

Neon, stripes, and a maxi dress, all great trends. This is a great dress to throw over your swimsuit and hit the beach.

 

Be the Buyer 2: Day 5

Be the Buyer 2: Day 4

Vote “Hot or Not” for each product to let us know what YOU want to see in our online store at www.gliks.com.  Also, let us know how you would wear each of these pieces.

Floral detailing and a pale blue come together for the perfect summer shirt. Pair with your favorite dark wash jeans and wedges for a great look.

 

This shirt is great for all occasions. Slip it on with jean shorts and gladiator sandals for those hot summer nights.

 

This classic style never gets old. Add clog-inspired heels, jeans and antique jewelry to keep the classic yet modern look.

 

Tribal prints are BIG. This dress would look great with feather earings.

 

This simple yet sexy off the shoulder dress is perfect for hitting the club with your girls. Pair it with heeled black booties to complete the look.

 

Be the Buyer 2: Day 4