Fashion Forward

Trendy 2019 DIY Halloween Costumes

It’s spooky season and we’re all starting to Google “easy Halloween costume ideas” so that we can throw something together for the upcoming holiday. (Come on, you know you did it too!) So, we’ve compiled a few trendy costumes in this blog for you so you’ll be ready for Halloween 2019! Most of these looks are made with items that you might already have in your closet. So, get ready to be inspired by five easy Halloween Costume ideas that you can just throw on and head out the door to your next party!

Let's Talk About Teddy

Welcome to my teddy talk! The question you all have been trying to decipher the answer to… what’s the difference between teddy and Sherpa material? And what’s so great about the two? Well, the answer is you can’t go wrong with either, because Sherpa pullovers and teddy coats are SO insanely popular that you’ll definitely want to purchase one of each. 

Celebrating 122 Years!

Just in case you didn’t know, Glik’s is a family-owned company that was founded back in 1897. Four generations later, with 68 beautiful brick and mortar stores throughout the Midwest (soon to be 69) and a fast fashion website, we are so excited to announce that we are still thriving at year 122! Since this is a pretty big milestone, we wanted to celebrate this year with a BANG!! For our 122nd Anniversary, we have sales, giveaways, and fun surprises to keep this party running strong, two weeks long. In this blog we will break down all of our special events, sales and more so you can know all you need to in order to celebrate with us in style.

Transitional Looks: From Summer to Fall & Beyond

Since we have officially begun the autumn season, I guess it is *officially* time to start transitioning our wardrobe from our warm, summer clothes to our cooler, fall clothes. Personally, fall fashion is my FAVORITE type of fashion and it can never come around soon enough to start wearing all things cozy.  Although the weather may not be fully cooperating with our fall styles yet, it's an awkward time of year where you need to start transitioning some of your summer clothes into the fall season.

Brand Spotlight: Vanilla Bay

If you’re looking for fall fashion filled with cute elbow patches, color block styles, double hoods, contrast sleeves and super soft materials, you need to check out Vanilla Bay! We love the versatility of this brand and how easily you can style their pieces for any occasion. No matter what you add to your collection, you will notice how soft and comfortable the material is and how easily it will pair with the rest of your fall closet!

Fall Style from the Simply Southern Men's Collection

Even though we tend to focus on women’s fashion and what’s new in a girls’ world, we had to give a little love to the men too! We just received a huge collection of men’s fashion for fall and we are so excited to share it with you all. All of these styles we will discuss today are from one of our best-selling brands: Simply Southern.  Simply Southern prides themselves in being the leading producer of Charming T-Shirts and have recently released their new fall line including a variety of fashion-forward items as well.

D E N I M ⭐️ D A Z E

No matter your style, every girl NEEDS a new pair of jeans this season! We are so in love with all of the different jeans that we have in stock for fall, and we can’t wait to share our favorite denim brands with you in this blog. Keep reading for a quick break down of all the women’s brands that are on our need-to-know list for the season!

New to the Buying Team: Abby!

We are excited to introduce you to Abby Meyer, our new Assistant Buyer of Crossover Clothing! Originally from Hillsboro, Illinois, Abby started with Glik’s as an associate at our Edwardsville, Illinois location.  She loved the company and the atmosphere that Glik’s holds as well as being able to help people face to face in the store.  While working at our Edwardsville location, Abby was studying to get her degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management from Stevens Institute in St. Louis!

5 DIY Hairstyles for Fall

The weather is getting colder, classes are starting up again, you’re wanting to sleep in longer and longer (and we don’t blame you!) If you’re looking for a way to get your hair ready for the day that is quick and simple, keep reading! We have five different looks to share with you that take minimal effort, and less than five minutes to put together. KEEP READING...

The Top Styles of Qupid Shoes Ankle Booties (So Far)

As sad as we are to say “see ya later” to our beloved sandals and platforms, we are excited to say “now’s your turn!” to our boots and booties as we bring them to the front of our closet. It may seem a little early to go all fall forward, but trust us as we suggest you stock up on your favorite fall styles now – before it’s too late!

Bralette Outfits for Fall

We’ve seen lacey bralette styles rise above their push-up predecessors due to their comfort qualities and because they are the perfect finishing touch to any look. However, it gets a bit tricky when we start reaching the colder seasons of the year since most people think of bralettes as more of a spring/summer item. We’re here to tell you that those people are wrong! Bralettes are supposed to be a year-round staple to your wardrobe, and we’ve put together a few of our favorite bralette outfits for fall to prove it!

Back to School Fashion 2019

It’s that time of the year again… can you believe? When school starts up, it is crucial to make your first-day outfit stand out from the rest. Setting the stage for your style the first week of school can determine the rest of your school year. I mean, wouldn’t you want to have the latest and greatest in fashion and set the trends BEFORE the others in your class?

New to the Buying Team: Anna!

We are so excited to introduce you to Anna Cerimele, our newest Assistant Accessory Buyer at Glik’s! From the hometown of Saline, Michigan, Anna grew up with her pet cat, Lasslow, and a young love for dance (jazz & ballet) that she carried through her college years. In May of 2019, she graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Marketing. Soon after graduation, she accepted her position with Glik’s and moved to the St. Louis area in order to start her new chapter in the fashion industry!

How to Wear Sneakers Year-Round

Let’s talk about one of our favorite topics… shoes! This year we have seen many shoe trends that have been almost seasonal, but one of the greatest trends that continues to grow in the shoe world is sneakers. Sneakers, tennis shoes, kicks, whatever you call them, have proven to be extremely popular in the eyes of fashion. 

Summer Glik's Style

Summer is finally here, the sun is out, and we’re all starting to dress for the heat. Swimsuits are off the menu because you were super prepared and bought your new summer suit back in March. So, even though you’re all set to hang by the pool on the reg, what are you going to wear for the rest of your summer plans and activities? If you’re wanting to make fashion statements all summer long without having to replace your entire closet, keep reading! We have so many easy trends that take an outfit from boring to wow in 2 seconds!   

New to the Buying Team: Nick!

We wanted to give a shoutout to one of our newest assistant buyers at HQ: Nicholas Sullivan! Nick recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a Minor in Professional Sales. Nick’s hometown is Mukegon, MI and was thrilled to accept an assistant buying position at our Home Office near St. Louis, MO.

The Pursuit of Happiness and Cute Clothes

Fireworks, family and food all help to bring us together when we're celebrating National Independence Day. This is the perfect, casual time to introduce friends (and maybe that special someone) to the rest of the fam! For times like this, you need to make a good impression. Keep reading so that you can know how to style yourself (and your crew!) during this patriotic holiday!