Fashion Forward

How to Style Graphic Tees

One of our favorite trends of 2019-2020 has been graphic tees.  We seriously can’t get enough of them and know that you can’t either! They are super comfortable, versatile, and give off the ultimate cool-girl factor. In our opinion, everyone needs to own a graphic tee (or four). What’s a graphic tee, you ask? They are just a step-up from your regular old basic tee and provide your outfit a little more pizzazz. Featuring screen-printed designs of objects and sayings, it’s all about letting your tee do the talking all while expressing your mood, style, and overall, YOURSELF. 

How to Repurpose Candles

A lot of us are stuck at home these days with so much extra time on our hands that we're not used to! In order to pass the time, I've been looking for activities that are fun, don't involve screens, and don't cost any money. If you've been craving something like that as well, and if you also have a bunch of old, burnt-out candles at home, this DIY blog is perfect for you! We're going to show you how to take those useless candle jars and turn them into something new in just a few easy steps.

Things to Do at Home While Practicing Social Distancing

Hi all! During this scary time of the global pandemic of COVID-19 with lots of unknowns and unanswered questions, we wanted to turn to our outlet of blog posts-- which, I’m sure most of you are turning towards the Internet and Social Platforms as well. We are all in this together and we will get through this tough and trying time!

New to the Buying Team: Victoria!

Hello! We wanted to introduce you all to one of the newest members of our Home Office family, Victoria Johnston. Victoria is from Glen Carbon, IL which is super close to our HQ. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Design & Marketing, which is perfect for her buying position! She is currently the Senior Assistant Buyer for Women’s Bottoms, Women’s Outerwear, Women’s Athletic, and State Specific Merchandise.

Our Groundbreaking Story

OUR HOME OFFICE IS MOVING, & we’re taking our distribution and fulfillment center along for the ride!!! Glik’s HQ has happily lived in Granite City, Illinois for the past 50+ years, and we are thankful for the friendships and for all the support we’ve received in Madison County through the years. However, we are ready to reach towards something new because we’ve outgrown our current office space! 

Qupid Shoes: Brand Spotlight

A new season means.. NEW SHOES. 💗 The temperatures are starting to rise, the sun is coming out to play, and daylight is literally getting longer, so it must mean it's time to bust out those sandals! One of our top shoe vendors, Qupid Shoes, always provides us with cute and quality shoes throughout the year. 

New to the Buying Team: Courtney!

We have been having so much fun getting to know the newest members of our Home Office buying team! Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to Courtney Dorsey, our newest Junior’s Assistant Buyer. Courtney helps to keep us on the front-line of fashion in Juniors Tops & Dresses, and we are so excited to have her on our team. She knows the needs our average customer on a personal level because she grew up in Bethalto, Illinois. Courtney also graduated from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with a Business Management Degree, and has always had a love for fashion. With her small-town background, and her edgy personal style, she was the perfect missing piece for our buying team, and we already love what she’s been able to add to our sales floors!

Style Blog: How to Style Mom Jeans

Hi there! We haven’t done a style blog for you in quite some time, so we thought we would hop on and show you a few simple, ultra-cute outfits. ☺ Today, the spotlight is on a new pair of mom jeans all of our stores have received from Eunina Jeans (& they are under $50!!!). We’ve put together 3 outfits for you that are perfect for transitioning into spring! These pieces are super fashionable, affordable, and versatile. (I mean, what more could you ask for?) From running errands to date night, we wanted to show you just how great one pair of denim jeans can be so that you will want to wear them with every single look throughout the seasons!

Valentine's Day Movie Night Ideas

If you're looking for a cheap date for you and your SO (or you and your girls!) we recommend opting in for a night on the couch, all cuddled up with a classic cinema love story. Thanks to all of today's streaming services, we have so many opportunities to find AMAZING movies and TV shows that are perfect for celebrating this cheesy holiday with the people you love most. However, we're a little partial to the classics! So we've compiled our favorites so you can pick one and then cruze right along to popcorn and snuggles and get started with your movie-night-in! 

Let's Talk Sneakers!

We are seeing all the sneakers this year and want to show you some of our favorite styles! Say hello to vibrant colors, edgy styles, and comfy-casual looks! As we make the transition from the bitter cold winter weather and into the sweet sunshine of spring, the temperature doesn’t allow us our beloved sandals and platforms just yet. Your friend the cute sneaker steps in to take your wardrobe into warmer days without frozen toes! With that, let’s talk sneakers!

Tie Dye Today

In this post, we are going to dive into fun color, new patterns, and we will also revisit something familiar from the past. The last time we saw this trend in the limelight was the 70’s. However, even though this is a repeat of an old style, the method for how each design is created is much different now. Stepping back from the original spiral structures helps to make this trend fresh and new again for today’s consumer.  Tie-dye has hit our warehouse in full force and we’re here to tell you why we’re loving it and why you should too.

Pantone Palette 2020

If you're like us, or at all interested in the design and fashion worlds, then we are sure that you anxiously awaited the announcement of the official Pantone Color Report for 2020. We are headed back to the basics this year as Classic Blue was announced Color of the Year for 2020

What We're Seeing in 2020

It's the beginning of a new year as well as a new decade, and we are so excited about all the newest trends that we're seeing! Since there is so much newness coming our way, I thought it would be fun to interview our buying team to see what they thought would be big in their area of expertise for the coming year. So, here's what we're seeing in 2020:

Happy Holidays @ Your Local Glik's

If you have a Glik's store near you and you haven't yet planned a shopping visit during the Holiday season... you're missing out!!! Here's why: at Glik's, we like to have FUN during the holidays! This year we celebrated with 32 different VIP events throughout the company, a bunch of our stores wrapped their customer's gifts for free, and all of our associates are dressed to the nines in order to spark fashion inspiration for all visitors who walk in their doors! If you still don't think you'll have time to stop in, keep reading so you can experience a Glik's Christmas through this blog post.

Christmas Outfit Inspo!

'Tis the season to be merry and bright! We know you've been shopping for the best of the best gifts for family and friends, but have you taken some time to shop for yourself?! If not, we definitely suggest you take a look at our New Arrivals! We get the latest fast fashion styles with new arrivals almost daily, so you'll always to be find something that suits your style.