How to Wear Flared Jeans

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Now is the time for 1970’s fashion to come back in style! First step, flare jeans. But wait, what do you wear with this type of denim? Keep reading to find out how we like to style our flared denim!

Like any type of denim, it’s essential to make sure they fit your body type. This being said, hem those flared jeans! (Don’t just shy away from them!) Also, try switching it up by wearing a pair of cropped flairs or overalls with flared culottes. These trendy pieces will be sure to turn heads in any season.

Below we have shown these awesome pairs of flares that we just adore! KanCan Jeans and O2 Denim Jeans have so much to offer and they won’t break the bank!

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O2 Denim Flare Jeans in Medium Wash | KanCan Jeans Flare Highrise | O2 Denim Front Seam Flare Jeans

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O2 Denim Overall Flare Culottes in Medium Wash

Once you’ve got your perfect pair of flared jeans, what are you going to wear them with? From daytime casual to nightly outings, these jeans can do it all! For a casual vibe, try pairing your flared jeans with a cropped sweater or a short sleeve or long sleeve tee! (We have listed our picks below!) With flare jeans, don’t be afraid to show off that belt! Being able to accessorize is what makes these jeans so great, but the added flare kicks up your look a notch.  If it gets a little chilly, add an anorak jacket or long blazer to your look.

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HYFVE Cropped Chenille Sweater | Elan Clothing Short Sleeve Striped Tee | Love Stitch Clothing Surplice Striped Top

For a dressier appearance, look for styles with statement sleeves and prints. We picked these styles (below) that are perfect for spring and summer outings! The floral print and flowy fit are super trendy and accentuate your waist while the jeans elongate your legs! The bell sleeves pair perfectly with flare jeans and completely show off that boho inspired look you’ve been searching for.

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Illa Illa Floral Bell Sleeve Crop Top | Lush Clothing Surplice Tie Front Top | Lush Clothing Floral Tie Front Bell Sleeve Top

Shoes are another decision you’ll have to make. We prefer wearing heels when it comes to flared jeans, but don’t be afraid to wear flats as long as the denim fits you right! Chunky wedges and ankle booties look fantastic as they peep out from under the flared hemline. If you’re daring enough to wear the flats or sandals, try going for a pair of cropped flares, or just make sure your hemline isn’t dragging on the ground.

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Pierre Dumas Natural Perforated Platform Wedges

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My Delicious Shoes Apart Perforated Ankle Booties | Qupid Shoes Prenton Scalloped Ankle Booties

Head to gliks.com and check out the trendy fashion pieces we have to offer.

How to Wear Flared Jeans

Trend Alert: Color Block Fashion

Color Block Tees
We’ve seen it in the ’90s and then again in 2011 and now its back! This color block trend for 2016 is much different from what we have seen in the past. In 2011, the color block fashion that was trending was pairing colored pants with a different colored top. Now, this fashion trend is all in one piece. A brand that we love at Glik’s, Vanilla Bay, does this trend the right way with their shirts and dresses!

Styling Color Block Fashion

Vanilla Bay Color Block Pocket Tee CoralThis Vanilla Bay Short Sleeve Color Block Shirt is one of our favorites here at Glik’s! Coming in two colors, Sky Blue and Coral, this shirt is color blocked with white and features a beige left chest pocket. Pair this adorable fashion top with our Flying Monkey Jeggings for a slimming look that everyone will love!

Vanilla-Bay-COLOR-BLOCK-MAXI-DRESS-VD7293-Blue-fThis Vanilla Bay Color Block Maxi Dress is perfect for any type of activity. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone with this bold maxi dress. Color blocked with ivory and three shades of blue, this maxi dress will look stunning on just about anyone! Style it up with a statement necklace and your favorite sandals!

Vanilla-Bay-TWO-TONE-MAXI-DRESS-VD7279-Yellow-fThis Vanilla Bay Color Block Maxi Dress is a personal favorite of mine. The bright yellow coloring just screams summer! This maxi dress is color blocked with white, giving it a simple yet elegant look. Dress this beautiful dress up with a statement necklace and a pair of wedges and enjoy a nice night out with the girls!

Trend Alert: Color Block Fashion

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day: Date Night

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re lucky, your significant other has already made plans for the two of you to celebrate this romantic holiday. Now that your plans are set, I bet you’re wondering what to wear. Never fear, I’ve got three Valentine’s Day outfits that will impress far beyond February 14th.

Everly Clothing Mock Neck Dress

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This sleeveless shift dress from Everly is guaranteed to help you steal his heart. I love this dress because it is ultra feminine and easy to accessorize.  Did I mention this dress is fully lined? For a complete look, pair this Everly dress with gold accessories, a killer pair of heels, and a glossy lip.  Try the Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in Moonglow.  It’s the perfect soft pink nude color.

Elan Clothing Floral Print Dress with Bell Sleeves

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Hands down, this Elan Clothing dress is my favorite! The floral pattern and color combination of this dress are romantic without looking overly festive.  The sleeves are unlined, but the body of the dress is fully lined so you won’t need to fuss with a slip.  With a flattering A-line silhouette, this Elan dress is a solid option for every body type.  Pair this floral dress with a great pair of wedges, a statement necklace and mauve lip.  Try the Tarteist Lip Paint by Tarte in Fomo.

Pink so not your color? Try this Valentine’s Day outfit!

Elan Clothing Black Dress with Crochet Detail Sleeves

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If you’re so not into wearing red or pink clothes this Valentine’s Day, you can always opt for my go-to color:  black.  This dress, also by Elan Clothing, is a great option to wear out with your S.O. without feeling like a walking advertisement for the holiday.  It has a slight high-low hemline and long bell sleeves with crochet detail.  This dress is unlined so dress accordingly underneath 😉 Style this number with gold accessories and a wedge sandal. Add a pop of color on your lips with Studded Kiss Lipstick by Kat Von D in Lullaby.

Have a great Valentine’s Day ❤

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day: Date Night

Buyer’s Pick: Summer Footwear

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time for us to get our feet ready! The summer footwear trends this year include strappy sandals, gladiator style sandals, and lace-up wedges. Tavi, one of our footwear buyers, has chosen her favorite summer footwear picks!

Sling back sandals
Dirty Laundry Beebop Sling Back Sandals in Chevron – $34.90
Summer Sandals
De Blossom Footwear Two-Tone Ornament Gladiator Sandals – $29.90
Bling Sandals
Cool Valley Rhinestone Mesh Gladiator Sandals in Black – $29.90

 

Brown Strappy Sandals
Sole Obsession Constance Gladiator Sandals in Cognac – $19.90
Black Lace Up Wedges
My Delicious Shoes Glawet Lace Up Wedges in Black – $24.90
Brown Sandals
De Blossom Footwear Vence Knotted Sandals in Tan – $24.90

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Buyer’s Pick: Summer Footwear

5 Reasons to Invest in Jumpsuits and Rompers

Rompers and Jumpsuits

  1. They can be worn during the daytime and nighttime. With just a few quick adjustments to your accessories or hair-do, you can transform a romper or jumpsuit from daytime-wear to evening-wear.
  2. They create a polished look with just one piece. Jumpsuits and rompers are the one-stop shop when it comes to creating a chic look.Jumpsuits and Rompers
  3. They can easily pair with fun accessories. The options are truly endless when it comes to accessorizing  jumpsuits or rompers. You can add clutches, statement necklaces, bold bangles, or hats with your romper or jumpsuit.
  4. They come in fun colors and patterns. A lot of the jumpsuits and rompers are designed with trendy floral patterns, Aztec-inspired patterns, boho patterns, or they come in fun colors for the spring and summer.Jumpsuits and ROmpers
  5. They are easy to pack to take on vacation. Unlike those bulky jeans or denim shorts, jumpsuits and rompers create a complete outfit and take up little space. So this means that you will have extra space in your suitcase for those adorable wedges or fun accessories!IMG_4626 IMG_4625 IMG_4623IMG_4628 (1)IMG_4633IMG_4645IMG_4650IMG_4651
5 Reasons to Invest in Jumpsuits and Rompers

Celebrate in Style | What to Wear on the 4th of July

The fourth of July is a perfect time to get together with friends and family. You’ll want to make sure that you’re looking your best! Let Glik’s help you spend your holiday in style and help you find what to wear on the 4th of July.

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Whether you are going to a casual backyard bash or a parade in the city, red, white and blue apparel can look fabulous. Here we have a white and red dress and white denim jacket paired with a pair of taupe Chinese Laundry wedges to really elevate the style. This outfit can be appropriate for a dressier venue, or it would be perfect to wear to a party to “wow” your friends.

Americana Outfit

If more casual settings are your style, you can rock this Americana pocket tee with a pair of dark wash capris. All this outfit needs is some simple accessories and a pair of sandals to be perfect for an evening barbecue or an afternoon parade. If this pocket tee isn’t really your style, try a layered look like the one pictured here. You can mix and match prints and colors to satisfy your 4th of July style. This way, you can display your patriotism while remaining stylish.

Americana Pocket Tee

If you are in love with this Americana Pocket Tee, you will love our matching Americana maxi skirt!

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Arrive to your next Fourth of July event in this adorable red crop top with lace crochet cardigan. When paired with a pair of dark wash cut-off shorts and crochet sandals, this outfit will have you ready to celebrate in style. A crop top and light weight cardigan may be just what you need to beat the heat of the July sun and showcase your effortless style.

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If you follow the latest fashion trends, you know that Aztec print is very popular. Let everyone know you are up-to-date on fashion while wearing this Aztec print tank top with a pair of cute blue shorts. This outfit is a great transitional outfit to wear during the day while attending parties or parades and at night when you are watching the fireworks display. Just throw on a cardigan or jean jacket and you will be set.

Americana Tank Top

Celebrate in Style | What to Wear on the 4th of July

What to Wear with Wedges

Do you have your eye on a cute pair of wedges but don’t know what to wear them with? Well we’ve got it covered! We have paired some of the most stylish trends, including dresses, jumpsuits and shorts, with our new summer wedges so you can get ideas on what to wear with wedges!

Shorts

Printed and patterned shorts are so popular during the summer, and it is apparent why. Wearing shorts is the perfect way to show off those great legs and your sun-kissed skin. Wedges are also a great way to enhance your legs by accentuating your calves. Here we have paired this adorable outfit with a pair of Bamboo strappy wedges. The straps help the shoe appear less bulky while at the same time complimenting the outfit.

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Skinny Jeans

Everyone has that favorite pair of skinny jeans. Skinny jeans look great with a closed-toe boot style wedge. Here we have paired these dark wash Flying Monkey skinny jeans with a sequin crop top and the City Classified Desert Wedges. These shoes are comfortable and easier to wear than stiletto heels, so you can still add height without sacrificing comfort.

City Classified Desert Wedges

City Classified Desert Wedges

City Classified Desert Wedges

Bootcut Jeans

Flared leg and bootcut jeans are popular and can look great with wedges. The wedges and jeans would look best paired together if the bottom of the jean covers most of the wedge. You do not want the jeans too short or too long. If they are too short, most of the wedge will be shown and your legs will appear shorter. If the jeans are too long, the edge of the hem will fray and look worn. Here we have paired a pair of LA Idol bootcut jeans and a patterned tank top with a pair of Volatile wedges.

Very Volatile Wedges

Very Volatile Wedges

Jumpsuit

We love jumpsuits. They are definitely for the bold and daring and when styled properly can be the highlight of your wardrobe. We paired this black and tan strapless jumpsuit with 5 inch platform wedges for extra drama. If you are going to be daring by wearing a jumpsuit why not go all out and wear dramatic wedges?

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High-Low Maxi Dress

Here we have paired a high-low maxi dress with a pair of rose gold Volatile wedges. When choosing wedges to pair with dresses try to pick wedges that match the formality of the dress. (Although a pair of polished wedges can make a casual dress more formal.) You do not want your shoes to diminish the elegance of the dress. Also, you may not always want your shoes to be the center of attention. For best results, your shoes and dress should show some cohesion.

Very Volatile Wedges

Very Volatile Wedges

Shorter Dresses

In the summertime, wear wedges with short dresses for a totally fashionable look. You have the luxury with a lot of short dresses to dress them up or leave them casual. Here we paired a casual cobalt blue high-low dress with fun jewelry and wedges. Since the dress is a solid color, you are able to wear wedges with print and patterns. The color in the pattern of this fun pair of Volcom wedges really compliments the color of the dress. On the other hand, we have this floral sheath dress that is paired with a dressier pair of black faux suede wedges.

Volcom Wedges

Volcom Wedges

Black Faux Suede Wedges

Black Faux Suede Wedges

Check out more styles of wedges here!

What to Wear with Wedges

5 Summer Must-Haves

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1. Bold Prints: From chevron to aztec, and everything in between, bold printed tops are the way to spice up your summer wardrobe.

From left to right: Everly Not A Straight Line Chevron Top, Gracey Top, Daily Dose of Dot Top, Ramsey Tank, Tied in Aztec Tank

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2. White Denim: White goes with anything and everything! Shorts, capris, or jeans, get them all in white to make your tops pop.

From Left to Right: Light Vintage Premium Skinny, Miss Me White Short, Machine White Shorts, Machine Sparkle Short, Silver Jeans White Capri

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3. High-Low Dresses: This is a huge trend! Different lengths and prints are available for whatever occasion you need.

From Left to Right: Call on Me Maxi, Slick and Sassy Dress, Fierce Presence Dress, Festive Lines Chevron Dress, Call of the Wild Maxi

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4. Frayed Shorts: Cut-off shorts and a plain tee is the perfect look for a day on the beach or shopping around town. They come in so many different washes and prints, what’s a girl supposed to do except buy them all?!

From Left to Right: High-Waist Medium Wash Short, Acid Frey Destructed Short, Miss Me American Flag Short, Crochet Denim Short, Floral Short

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5. Cork Wedges: Wedges are always a summer must, but this season cork is the material of choice. Comfortable and support, cork wedges can tie your whole summer ensemble together!

From Top Left to Right, Bottom Left to Right: Sling-Back Nude Wedge, Coral Cork Wedge, Maddy-8 Cork Wedge, Floral Wedge, Gomax Platform, Coral Linen Wedge

Check out tons more styles similar to these at one of our Glik’s locations or online at gliks.com!

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An Evening of Fashion and Fanfare hosted by Lift for Life Academy

On Saturday, May 12th we joined Lift for Life Academy, a St. Louis based charter school, for their fundraising event An Evening of Fashion & Fanfare, which was held to benefit the amazing students of this great school.

The theme of this event, Fashion & Fanfare, showcased handcrafted fashions made by some of the very talented girls of Lift for Life Academy. They partnered with Laura Kathleen Planck & Michael Drummond of Lifetime Television’s Project Runway to host the affair. Glik’s was fortunate enough to receive the opportunity to become involved in this event by donating the shoes that were handpicked and worn by the fashionistas themselves to ensure that each outfit had a “complete” look.

The lucky fashionistas of Lift For Life Academy received the amazing opportunity to refine their design skills and learn from the wonderful and talented, Laura Kathleen Planck. You may recognize her from season 9 of Project Runway (she finished in the top 5). Planck teaches the fashion design course for this wonderful charter school.

These LUCKY girls worked hard on their fashion lines for the event. Each designer’s artful eye for chic fashion and following current trends, combined with their hard work took center stage May 12th and finished to a standing ovation from the attendees of the event!

Everyone was amazed by all the brilliantly talented fashionistas of Lift for Life Academy and cannot wait to see their future designs. Glik’s was a proud supporter of An Evening of Fashion & Fanfare.  Photos from the event can be seen online at Glik’s Facebook page or from Alive magazine’s coverage at alivemag.com.

Great Work Girls!!

An Evening of Fashion and Fanfare hosted by Lift for Life Academy

Trend Alert: Aztec, Navajo and Tribal Prints

Aztec, Navajo and Tribal prints are hot this summer.  We started seeing these bright designs on cozy knits this past winter, and now the trend is being continued on through light, colorful shirts and dresses designed with the warm months in mind.  These classic designs have a BoHo chic feel to them, making them perfect for just about any occasion, depending on the accessories.

This dress from Mind Code is perfect for either day or night.  Pair it with your favorite gladiator sandals for the beach or dress it up for date night with a pair of wedges.

This great shirt from Valentine looks great paired with jeans and a chic Boho bag for a day at the mall.

Pair some feathered earings with this fabulous Navajo inspired dress from Lush for a great traditional look.  This dress is also a razor back style, which is another hot look trend right now.

These prints look great with turquoise or feather accessories.  Add gladiator sandals or wedges and a BoHo bag with fringe detailing and you’re all set.

 

 

Trend Alert: Aztec, Navajo and Tribal Prints