Back to School Styles: Fall Preview 2018

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Back to School Styles: Fall Preview 2018

It’s almost August, which means it’s time to start thinking about back to school shopping! I know some of you may be thinking, “UGH, do we have to?!” But, back to school shopping can be super fun since it’s the time when you get to start picking out your new fall wardrobe and be oh-so stylish walking down the halls. Keep reading to check out our top picks for Fall 2018!

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The most staple of all fall outfits is this look. It is great for almost any occasion, and can be SO versatile since there are SO MANY ways to achieve this look! If it were up to us (and this heat wave would go away) we would be wearing a cozy cardigan every single day. Finding a cardigan, or sweater, that is made with a textured knit fabric is the way to go! It gives your look a pattern, while still wearing neutrals.

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Denim is also a staple piece to stock up on for fall. As the temps start to drop, you will need a few core styles of denim jeans to rotate through the year! Kancan Jeans and Flying Monkey Jeans are two of our favorite brands that we swear by.  They offer different styles and fits, while all being so comfortable and sculpt to your every move. One of our go-to looks is denim on denim.  This put together look can be achieved by wearing your favorite denim jeans (or jean skirt) and pairing it with a jean jacket or button up chambray top.  To let your personality shine, wear a graphic tshirt underneath or add your unique accessories to add a pop of color.

Shoes

Now, you can’t talk back to school shopping without mentioning the best part: NEW SHOES! Finding neutral booties is a great investment in your fall wardrobe.  They are so great since you can easily dress them up and down, while still remaining comfortable throughout your day.  A few of our favorites are from Qupid Shoes, Soda Shoes, and City Classified Shoes! Also, you can’t forget about your new cool sneakers to complete your athleisure looks for days when you really don’t have the time or energy to be completely glam. 🙂

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If you haven’t hopped aboard the sherpa train, or if you’ve been living under a rock and have no idea what a sherpa pullover is, now is DEFINITELY the time.  Sherpa is huuuuuge for fall, and now is the best time to stock up on your favorite styles! (PS. These are amazing Christmas gifts.) You never have to worry about being freezing while sitting in class, or putting on a bulky winter coat again.  They are literally so warm and cozy, you’ll never want to take it off! A great pair to sherpa are beanies! CC Beanies are our favorite beanies to wear when it gets cold.  They offer a variety of colors and styles, that you’ll be sure to find one that suits your needs.

Go ahead and shop the photo shoot here, and check out the rest of our fall picks on Glik’s Official Instagram!

Back to School Styles: Fall Preview 2018

It’s Sweater Weather Y’all

elan-cold-shoulder-sweater-gray-sw1506There is something about fall and the weather changing that just makes us want to dress for the season. Maybe it’s the leaves on the ground or the chili mornings that makes us wake up and sip on our hot coffee. Either way, we will most likely be wearing a sweater!

This year it is all about the chunky, oversized sweaters. Stay trendy this season by trying different necklines with your sweaters. Some of our favorite necklines this year include cowl, turtleneck, keyhole, and crisscross. Another trend that is hot this season is the cold shoulder and off the shoulder look. Although it’s not ideal for the colder weather, it is an adorable look that you just can’t pass up!

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The bigger the better! We all have our favorite sweaters and a chunky sweater is mine! Something about the oversized fit that just makes wearing chunky cable knit sweaters that much more comfortable. These oversized sweaters are perfect for pairing with your favorite skinny jeans. Take comfy to an extreme and wear it with leggings this season! Stay trendy and try a little half tuck in the front of your skinny jeans for a chic look that shows off the waist definition.

The Cowl Neck Sweatercarys-fringe-sweater

Sometimes the big chunky sweaters aren’t for everyone! You can always try a lightweight sweater that features different necklines. One of my favorite necklines is the cowl neck. The cowl neck is loose and breathable which is the perfect mix of laid-back and trendy.

The Cold Shoulder Sweaterelan-cold-shoulder-life-sw1210-charcoal

Don’t let the cold stop you from being trendy this season! Cold shoulder tops are a hot item this year and they have now made it in a sweater. My favorite cold shoulder sweater this year is from Elan. It features a lightweight knit material that is flowy making the perfect fit for anyone! Cold shoulder sweaters are perfect for the transition from season to season. Add one to your closet TODAY!

It’s Sweater Weather Y’all

Freeloader Sweaters | The Sweater of the Season

Freeloader ClothingHave you been looking for the perfect sweater for this season? Well, the hunt is over! Fall in love with Freeloader Clothing. Crafted with an ultra soft brushed fabric, these sweaters will keep you warm and looking stylish.

Freeloader has a variety of styles of tops and sweaters for women and girls that are crafted with the same super soft fabric. With a neutral color selection, this line of cute sweaters will match everything in your closet! Our current selection of Free loader tops includes colorways of heather grey, oatmeal and olive green. The different cuts of tops include cold shoulder, cowl neck, open cardigans, hooded tops, and many more!

Free loader sweaters are the perfect piece for layering. These light weight sweaters will pair perfectly under any vest. You won’t go wrong adding these sweaters to your wardrobe this season!

How will you style your Freeloader shirts this season?
Freeloader Sweaters | The Sweater of the Season

Glik’s Obsession: Plaid Shirts

Plaid Shirts

Polly & Esther are our favorite plaid shirts here at Glik’s! We took this red and black buffalo plaid shirt and wore it three different ways. What is your favorite way to wear your plaid shirts?

Plaid Shirts

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Plaid Shirts With A Graphic Tee

Simply throw your plaid shirt over your favorite graphic tee for a casual but trendy look. We paired our favorite “Just A Small Town Girl’ graphic tee with our red and black buffalo plaid shirt and a pair of distressed black Flying Monkey skinny jeans. Add a beanie to this outfit for a more edgy look.

Flying Monkey Jeans

Plaid Shirts and Sweater

Plaid Shirts Under A Sweater

Stay warm and cozy this season by layering your plaid shirts under a chunky sweater. Just a little pop of the collar will give this sweater a whole new look. Adding a hat to this outfit will give it a classic look that everyone loves!Tied around waist look

T-Shirt Dress

Plaid Shirts With A Dress

We are loving this 90’s look here at Glik’s! This old school tie around your waist kind of style is coming back! We tied our plaid shirt around our Piko t-shirt dress and paired it with combat boots and boot socks for a simple, but edgy hipster look!

The Queen of Plaids

We spoke with Jamie Stuart, owner and designer for Polly and Esther, on how the brand keeps evolving. “I have been designing Plaid shirts for 18 years. I think that the most important thing is to keep it fresh and new. We are constantly changing and plugging in new colors to make the plaids relevant to today’s fashions and trends. This year, we added the sweater sleeves and hoods to keep the styles and bodies different than just the ordinary plaid shirt. We also added Sherpa in the hood lining! Just wait until next year!”

Glik’s Obsession: Plaid Shirts

Trend Alert: The Coatigan

If there’s one trend you try this season, it must be the Coatigan trend! What is a Coatigan you might ask? Well, it’s the brilliant idea of a coat and cardigan hybrid. The Coatigan is designed for the trendy chick that still needs to stay warm but wants to continuously look fashionable. These open fly-away cardigans are virtually replacing the coat this season.

Love Stitch Coatigan

Coatigans come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. We carry amazing brands such as Elan, Jack and BB Dakota, and Love Stitch that have designed Coatigans with fun prints and patterns. An Aztec or southwestern print is great for your fall look.

Elan Coatigan with Aztec Print

Elan Chevron Coatigan

No matter your style, Coatigans can fit into your wardrobe. For the edgy type we even have Coatigans with faux leather embellishments. Glik’s also carries basic colors with simple silhouettes for the girl with a sophisticated style.

Jack by BB Dakota CoatiganJack by BB Dakota Coatigan

AnM Clothing Coatigan

Coatigans are perfect for the days that are not-too-hot and not-too-cold. They look great with jeans, leggings, dresses, shorts, or whatever else you want to pair with them this fall. It’s up to you how you want to style your Coatigan! How will you wear it this season??

Jack by BB Dakota Coatigan

 

 

Trend Alert: The Coatigan

Warm Thoughts for the Holidays

Are you excited for the holidays? Seriously, Christmas is only 10 days away, and I cannot believe how quickly time has passed. I want to send out a big “Congratulations” to those responsible people who had strategically planned and prepared for this time of year! I bet your Christmas trees are already beautifully decorated and stuffed full of wonderfully wrapped gifts. I’m slightly envious of your “I’m on top of my game” abilities.

I would like to classify myself in that charming group called “the rest of us.” Members of this group like to define their holiday behavior as “risky.” We tend to live on the edge, a daredevil of sorts in regard to our gift giving choices.  Our logical action plan is to stalk the sales, waiting to the proverbial last minute when the final holiday storm hits and the sea of (fellow) holiday shoppers swell and crash like waves of (almost there) bah-hum-bug attitudes.  We are the Evel Knievals of our chosen profession, and we like it!

So… to spread the love AND to assist in producing your warm & cozy, happy holiday thoughts I have compiled a list of MUST-HAVE outdoor apparel from three of our major outerwear brands!  Be sure to check us out online for great holiday deals (sales) on popular brands!

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Let us help produce your “happy thoughts” this holiday season!!

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The North Face Women’s: 1.Osito Jacket/ 2.Khumbu Jacket/ 3.Fav-our-ite Pullover Tech Hoodie/ 4.Boundary Triclimate Jacket

The North Face Men’s: 5.Half Dome Hoodie/ 6.Apex Bionic Jacket/ 7.Khumbu Jacket/ 8.TKA 100 Microvelour Glacier ¼ Zip

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Spyder Women’s: 1. Virtue Full Zip Core Sweater/ 2.  Major Cable Core Sweater

Spyder Men’s: 3. Patsch Softshell Jacket/4. Outbound Half Zip Sweater/ 5. Patsch Novelty Hoody Softshell Jacket

patagonia

Patagonia Women’s: 1. Better Sweater Full Zip Hoodie/ 2. Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover/ 3. Down Sweater

Patagonia Men’s: 4. Down Sweater / 5.Slingshot Down Vest/ 6. Better Sweater Quarter Zip

Warm Thoughts for the Holidays

Show Me Your Holiday Style with LeaAnn Runyon

Meet LeaAnn.

 

Have you ever heard the statement “Dynamite comes in small packages”? You will believe the truth in this statement if you ever have a chance encounter with this spunky lady. LeaAnn is a Regional Manager for Glik’s, she has seen this company along with its fashion grow & flourish like wildflowers. Let’s not forget to mention LeaAnn’s blooming style is as colorful and chic as her personality.

Since we are so close to the “most wonderful time of the year,” I just had to have a little Q & A with LeaAnn and get her choice picks for the holidays.

Me: So LeaAnn, how would you describe your personal style?

LeaAnn: I love pieces that are comfortable yet trendy.

 

Me: What would you say is one thing that you can absolutely not live without this fall/winter season?

LeaAnn:  Boots, Boots, Boots! Boots with jeggings, Boots with leggings, and Boots with dresses!

 

Me: There are so many fun trends for this Holiday season. What is your favorite trend so far?

LeaAnn: Sweater dresses! They are warm, cozy, and go great with leggings and boots!

 

Me: Lastly, would you share with us what your top 3 picks are for this Holiday season?

LeaAnn: Sure. I, of course, love the Marilou sweater dress. I am also a HUGE fan of fashion boots; pair them with skinny denim, tights or leggings. For the guys I would definitely have to suggest the Men’s Better Sweater from Patagonia. I just love this eco-friendly brand.

Show Me Your Holiday Style with LeaAnn Runyon

Show Me Your Style with Rachel Thacker

Meet Rachel.

This happy-go-lucky lady is an Area Manager for Glik’s, overseeing several stores in the state of Missouri. Mrs. Rachel Thacker has a great personality with plenty of positive attitude to share with others. Let’s not forget to mention that she has a great sense of style, and she loves to share her knowledge of fashion trends with others.

Me: So Rachel, how would you describe your personal style?

Rachel: I like to keep my style classic, but fun by wearing jeans and tops with rhinestone accenting.

Me: What would you say is one thing that you can absolutely not live without this fall/winter season?

Rachel: I’m a huge fan of fashion scarves. They make great add-ons to any outfit.

Me: There are so many fun trends for this Holiday season. What is your favorite trend so far?

Rachel: I really love animal print patterns and oversized sweaters. Layer up any outfit and top it off with a cute animal print accent.

Me: Lastly, would you share with us what your top 3 picks are for this Holiday season?

Rachel: I love all of the trendy oversized sweaters and open front cardigans for women that are out right now. I am also a HUGE fan of animal print footwear; pair them with skinny denim, a basic top and a scarf for a classic look that is so versatile. For the guys I would definitely have to suggest a casual pullover hoodie from the not new brand 3rd & Army.

Show Me Your Style with Rachel Thacker

Spring 2011: Whats Hot

The New Year is here which means a whole new year full of fresh and hot new fashion. It can be pretty overwhelming with all of these new trends and new takes on older ones. But lucky for you Glik’s buyers and style experts have stalked the streets if LA and New York to bring you the best styles of Spring 2011.

The Bohemian look is making a steady come back this spring with Peasant tops, loose printed dresses and flirty floral.

Anything with a crochet design is also hot for spring. Glik’s had a few fly away sweaters with crochet detail this winter but now it can be found on tops, dresses, vests and more.

Lace is also staying strong for spring, with more of a delicate vintage look instead of the tough black lace of 2010. Flower child is in for spring with these trends.

The dolman top trend that I blogged about previously is continuing on into 2011. We have a ton of brightly colored and striped dolmans in stores right now. These tops will look best with a scarf and leggings for the remainder of the cold months and great with shorts and a necklace for the warm ones.

A little bit of the strong military trend from this past year is finding its way into 2011! At Glik’s we have light canvas and cotton utility jackets for the colder spring mornings and nights. My favorite is by Jack, I can already see myself throwing it over a cute crochet top!

Cozies are kind of like fly away sweaters without sleeves, perfect for the warmer weather of spring. These vests are perfect for the layering look, whether it’s over a dress or jeans and a tank top. Cozies can be that extra layer that takes you from fashionable to fashionista. Sleeveless vests have a similar look to a Cozie and are also a must-have for spring.

The brand Sinful is hot off the city blocks of Los Angeles with tops that are more then your average t-shirt. These edgy shirts display artistic symbols like hearts, crosses, wings ect. and are commonly embelished with stones or metallic detail. Sinful takes your spring jean-and –a-t-shirt to a whole new level.

Mixing knits and woven is also hot for spring. Having a top with knitted detail on top of a classic woven is called “Mixed Media”. This trend takes a classic look and turns it edgy with the blend of two fabrics.

The Cut-Out shoulder trend adds sass to any outfit. Dresses with Cut-Out backs or sides were hot for 2010 but for spring 2011, it’s all about exposed shoulders. Another trend with exposed shoulders are strapless tops. Perfect for the sun in spring and summer. These tops look best over shorts or tucked into a miniskirt. A cute straw fedora would perfect either look.

Speaking of shoulders, one trend that is staying for 2011 is the One-Shoulder. Whether it’s a top or a dress, one shoulder is here to stay. The tops look totally fabulous with skinny jeans and pumps.

Spring means back to basics, with tanks and tees getting pulled out of storage. Update your plain tank top with a Racerback style one. These tanks are perfect for layering under t-shirts and sweaters, or plain with shorts for hotter weather. If your wardrobe is more classic and you need a basic tank or tee Glik’s has a huge selection of Lycra, cotton and lace ones for whatever style you rock.

Stay tuned for more Spring ’11 trends!

Spring 2011: Whats Hot

L.A. FAST FASHION: JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

THIS IS OUR LAST HOLIDAY INJECTION BEFORE 2011!

The Glik’s buying team just left the streets of downtown L.A. for the Midwest with orders of HOT HOT HOT holiday key trends for the remainder of 2010 and going into the new year of 2011. From Lace Shorts to Jacquard Leggings, Glik’s has it covered!!!!

First up are the party dresses. Everyone needs a huge selection of cocktail dresses this time of year, with all the holiday parties and dinners. One of the hottest trends that has been all over, is the one shoulder dress. Worn by celebrities like Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. Just like the girls we have a black and red one-shoulder dress, two colors that are huge during this time of year.

Our black one-shoulder dress has stud detailing around the waist. This rock-and-roll chic look will look fabulous worn with sheer black tights and pumps. Add a splash of color with a bright clutch or earrings.

Our red one shoulder dress has ruffles running down the side. For more of a feminine look, opt for this dress instead. Wear it like Kim does, with all black tights, heels and clutch. All that black will make the color pop! Whether it’s for a party, dinner, or a club this dress is a fabulous way to spice up your wardrobe.

What says fashion forward more than sequins or black sheer mesh? Both! This Sequin tunic has a racerback made of sheer black mesh and body of silver and black sequins. Both sequins and mesh are on every runway; get the designer look for less! Wear this out with jeans or leggings and a simple black blazer. For a trendy mature look for the season, pair the look with some peep-toe platforms and a statement watch.

Similar to the tunic, Glik’s also has a red and black sequin dress also with the mesh back. All you need to complete the look are black tights, a blazer and pumps!

As I have written about before, lace couldn’t be more on trend this season. It’s everywhere! Blake Lively was spotted wearing chic lace shorts. Her shorts were  made by the famous designer brand, Marchesa. The shorts retail for over $1,000! Luckily at Glik’s you can get this fabulous short with a reasonable price tag. Wear it like Blake with a low-cut black sweater, or even a white button down for a classier look.

Another trend that’s been in the works for a while is the crop-top. That’s right ladies and gents, the 80’s look is back and stronger than ever. We have a cropped hooded knit sweater that’s black and gray stripes. Another cropped sweater that we have is purple and black rugby stripes. Worn with a solid color tank top and jeans, this is a great look to rock for a more casual look. Crop-tops also look fabulous with a high-waisted skirt.

Another sweater Glik’s bought in L.A. is called the shark-bite sweater. Its called this because at the bottom of the sweater there is a chunk missing, with the two sides of the top hanging down. This is a great layering piece for winter. You can wear this sweater over dresses, high-waisted skirts, or a jeans/tank top combo.

Leggings are the perfect way to stay warm and fabulous during this upcoming winter. However, the simple black ones can get a little boring after a while. So… look no further! These Jacquard Sweater leggings are basically sweaters for your legs! They will look adorable tucked into UGGS and combat boots. Wear these leggings with a simple color on top. I think army green (break out that parka again!) and black would look best. These will make you stand out among the crowd of jeans and plain black leggings!

Last but not least, what better way to ring in the New Year than with a 2011 tee? This red slub (remember those from the last post??) reads 2011 across it in shiny black sequins. Wear it for New Years Eve or Day! For the Eve look, pair with shiny black leggings and pumps. For the Day wear the slub with black or dark wash denim and some warm boots. Also, if you’re graduating this year (like I am!) you can wear this tee forever. So much more fabulous then a simple class of ’11 tshirt!

Well that’s all! I know it’s a lot of fabulous clothing to take in, but it’s the Holidays! Its time to get dressed up and stay on trend. So whatever style you have, or whatever occasion you’re shopping for, Glik’s has something fresh from L.A. for you. Look online and in stores for these items.

L.A. FAST FASHION: JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!