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3 Outfits To Rock Game Day!

September 13, 2017

Once again, football and tailgate season is upon us. Yay! We love the ensuing crisp, fall air, cheering our teams with fellow fans and resurrecting the styles needed for cooler temps. (Hello, team sweatshirts and sweaters! We miss you like crazy.) But, while these mascot-emblazoned football staples will always have permanent spots on our go-to lists, it’s totally possible to show your team spirit AND rock your gameday look with other styles. We show you how with a few, on-point options – and a few for the little fans in the crowd.

 

Clad In Plaid

Score huge style points in one of the season’s hottest trends! Plaid, in your favorite school colors, takes your gameday look to the next level. It’s an unexpected twist on your typical gameday and tailgate attire, but that’s so you, right? Keep the rest of your ensemble comfy and caz by adding washed denim, canvas sneaks and trendy accessories. With a look anchored in plaid, you’ll definitely stand out in the crowd. Go, you!

 

 

Solid Choices

Cool gameday temps call for even cooler styles – and you’ll win with cozy cardigans every time. How do you keep them cheer-worthy on game day? It’s easy peasy. Choose a cardigan in one of your team’s colors and pair it with a top in another of your team’s colors. Then, amp up your look with jeans, boots and smart, stylish accessories. A throw-on-and-go backpack is a wise choice when you need to pack tickets, snacks and other must-haves for the game. You’re all set!

 

 

It’s Playtime

Fans come in all shapes, sizes – and ages! Keep your little ones in gameday mode with football-themed bodysuits and coordinating sneakers from Gordmans. Pair them with their adorable smiles and they’ll certainly be the center of attention at home or at the game.

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5 Trends You’ll See
Everywhere This Fall

September 5, 2017

Let’s hear it for fall, y’all! We love its crisp, semi-chilled air. The fiery beauty of the changing leaves. But, most of all, the arrival of new styles, colors and trends is what has us giddy with excitement. And do you blame us? These five fall trends are fresh, feminine, fab and totally easy to mix into your weekend and weekday (aka office) style. We’ve also included a few styling tips on how to pull them off without a lot of fuss. Is it us – or are you sensing major 70s vibes? Time to swoon.

 

The Stitch Niche

Embroidery is back in a big way for fall 2017 – and we’re loving every single stitch. Not only does it infuse color and a dash of elegance, it’s popping up in unexpected places on many of your favorite styles. On caps? We love. On the shoulder of a tee? Genius.

 

How To Style It:

Pair it with frayed-hem denim and simple slides for casual outings or dress it up with high-waisted skinny jeans and stacked heels. Just grab a clutch and you’re set for a day-to-night look.

 

 

A Mesh Sesh

Mesh is the peek-a-boo trend to love for fall. It allows you to show a little skin, yet still keep yourself covered. The key is layering. Layer mesh fabrics over other key pieces and you’re bound to turn heads.

 

How To Style It:

Pair it with acid wash denim and classic sneakers for a throwback look or wear it over a sports bra or bralette to go from gym to cocktails in no time.

 

 

Well, Red

Stand out in the brightest color trend of the season – red. One of the official colors for Fall 2017, we can’t get enough of its warm hues as we head into the winter months. Wear it head to toe for looks best described as ‘dynamic.’ (And a little on the ‘sexy’ side, too.)

 

How To Style It:

Pair it with anything black, go for pattern play or pop basic outfits with red accessories. Red makes a bold statement, anytime, anywhere.

 

 

The Plush Rush

This fall, there’s a major crush on all things plush. Hello, velvet and velour. Add texture to your fave outfits by mixing in velvet accessories that shimmer and shine. When a bit more stretch is called for, opt for comfy velour pieces. Both fabrics can luxe up any look with ease.

 

How To Style It:

Pair either fabric with lightwash denim and ankle boots for laidback lunches or with a choker and over-the-knee boots for Girls Night Out.

 

 

Dare To Flare

Flare isn’t just for bottoms anymore. Go dramatic with ultra-feminine tops featuring bell sleeves. In bold prints or solids, the look definitely screams 1970s. But, when the look is this fresh, we’re totally on board.

 

How To Style It:

Pair it dark-wash destructed denim and lace up booties or rock your look with rose gold sunnies and tassel earrings for a modern twist. You’ll be the star of the show at your next concert or festival.

 

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Wardrobe For Teachers:
How To Create 12 Outfits With 10 Stylish Pieces

August 17, 2017

You’re all set to make it your best year ever! But, will your school style follow suit? Follow our guide below to keep your daily looks professional, yet comfortable AND on-point. We’ve pulled together 10 easy, versatile pieces to mix and match for 12 stylish days of teaching. And here’s the best part: each outfit (sans the shoes, handbags and other accessories) costs less than $100. Now that’s the kind of math we can wrap our heads around!

 

The 10 pieces included in our capsule:

  1. Dress
  2. Woven top with roll-up sleeves
  3. 3/4-sleeve knit cardigan
  4. Colored skinny jean
  5. Patterned tank
  6. Long-sleeve flyaway sweater cardigan
  7. Pencil skirt
  8. Crocheted cardigan
  9. High-low hem top
  10. 3/4-sleeve knit top

Who has time to ponder every day’s outfit? These 12 will help you dress and head out the door in a heartbeat – saving you time and money.

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3 Denim Trends To Love & How To Style Them

July 31, 2017
Denim

If we had our way, every day would be denim day. Jeans are the go-to option versatile enough to dress up for a night on the town – or down for a day at the farmer’s market. (Don’t even get us started about their comfort!) Below are a few denim styles we love, along with some stylish thoughts on how to rock them day in and day out.

Hi, Waist!

The nineties vibe with high-waisted jeans is off the charts – and so on-trend! In short, we LOVE it! Dark denim, sans destruction, exudes a more formal look and a smart choice for nearly any occasion. Added bonus: high-waisted denim highlights your curves and holds you in. For a contemporary look, slip on a pair of white sneaks, a neutral tote and a cute, cinched-waist jacket. You’ll be set for whatever the day brings. Ready to run errands? You are now.

Denim Jacket Outfit

In The Raw

Remember your cut-off shorts days? They’re back in a big way – only now with jeans. Raw-hem styles with just-right destructed details are on everyone’s want list. The look is new, casual and unique with an unfinished, yet cool factor. Offset their worn-out ease with a floral top and gladiator sandals and prepare for compliments. We love how the sweet floral print plays against the raw-hem denim. So cute and unexpected!    

Denim Jeans Outfit

Rocker Chic

Concert on your summer fun list? Roll with studded denim to rock your look day or night. Go full-on rocker chic with lots of bold studs or keep your look rocker-light with fewer, smaller ones. We especially love the look when it’s paired with softer, more feminine tops and sandals. Sooo unexpected – and ready for swaying at summer’s best country and rock fests. Get your tickets ready!   

Casual Denim Outfit

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Summer Dresses: 4 Styles To Rock Your Sunny Season

July 24, 2017
Pink Dress

Going somewhere? Summer dress season is in full swing – or should we say ‘full twirl.’ But, really, is it ever NOT dress season. With the plethora of new and unique styles available, we’re certain there’s one (or many) to pique your fashion sense no matter the season or occasion. Need a little inspo? Give these 4 styles a twirl for your next summer shindig. Lush floral prints and light, airy fabrics keep your look stylish, fresh and fun.

Gimme An ‘A’

Though temps may rise, you don’t’ have to forego style to keep your cool. Grab a floral A-line number to slip into for brunch, a trip to the museum or your BFF’s shower, to name just a few. For those destinations a little too cool for comfort, pair it with a vest, cardigan or light jacket to fend off the AC’s wintery blast.

Outfit Dress

Work It

Consider this shift dress a case study in comfort that works equally well at the office, fancy dinner or a wedding. A true 9-to-5-to-11 piece for the days when there’s little time to fuss with your look. Even its simple cross-bar embellishment makes getting ready easier – no necklace needed. Shift into easy? Please!  

Yellow Dress

Max Out  

Picture yourself in the tropics, or least in tropical flair, in a floral maxi. It’s the effortless throw-on-and-go style versatile enough to wear just about anywhere. We’re thinking date nights, showers, weddings, on the boardwalk and nights out with friends. But, go with the flow of whatever feels right to you. Dress it up with a pair of wedges or heels, or slip into some cute, flat sandals for your more low-key occasions.

Floral Dress

White On

White is so right (and so cool) on so many levels – especially in the heat of summer. We love that this style is short, sweet, shoulder-baring and so versatile. It totally fits for brunches, picnics and those times that call for your Sunday best. Accessorize with even more white or mix up your palette with vibrant colors. Everything goes with white, right? Touche!  

White Dress

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Vacation Bound? Pack Smart With These 10 Must-Haves!

July 10, 2017
Vacation Blog

Fab vacation on your summer checklist? Yay! Whether you’re packing for a wild zoo daycation, splashy getaway at the lake or roadtrip across the good old U.S.A., comfort and preparation are key. Be that person who thinks of everything with a little help from Gordmans. We’ve assembled a list of 10 essentials to take your vacation from average to awesome. Let’s roll!

In Step With Comfort

Even if you’re planning a relaxing getaway, you’re bound to spend time on your feet. Cushion them with memory foam slip-ons. Lightweight and ultracomfy, they’re perfect for days when you need a break from sandals and flip-flops. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Free Your Hands

With so much to juggle during that trip to the museum or amusement park, you can’t go wrong with crossbody handbags. Fill it with necessities, slip it over your head and enjoy hands-free convenience. Styles with handy pockets get even more bonus points.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rain, Rain Go Away

We’ve all been there – caught in the rain without a trusty umbrella. No more! Toss one or two into your luggage without taking up precious space. Today’s styles are  more compact (& stylish) than ever. Bring it, rain. We’ll be ready!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Made In The Shades

Sunnies are practically no-brainers for vacation days. Even on cloudy days, they’re still needed – are we right? See all of the season’s hottest shapes, colors and styles at Gordmans.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stow & Go

It’s come a long way, baby. Gone are the days of basic black luggage. Today’s luggage is as stylish as your favorite outfits and features spinner wheels, easy-access pockets and lightweight designs. Need a particular size? Choose from small to carry-on to OMG sizes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Just Because 

Because you need to pamper yourself. Wherever you go. Whatever you do. No questions asked.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Keep The Piece

There’s no doubt about it. You leave on vacation, you MUST pack swimwear. You never know when the pool, beach or newest splash pad will call. Be ready for H2Oh-so-fun times in the latest swimwear.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Feeling Boho

Sure, you’re looking forward to casual days ahead, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for comfort. Bring on boho vibes with a tie-front top and matching shorts! Casual, yes. Stylish? Definitely. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Top It Off

Let’s be honest. Some days you don’t want the sun. And some days you’re not having the best hair day. These are the days that call for a hat. Toss it in your luggage and pop it into shape when needed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On The Mend

For those ‘oops’ moments that pop up when you least expect them, be sure to pack  an ‘emergency kit’ to remedy fingernail issues, clothing mishaps and more. This 38-piece wonder kit packs such things as buttons and thread, a nail file and safety pins to turn oh-no moments into no-problem moments.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Don’t let your vacation prep time turn into panic time. Start early on your list, then check it twice for these smart essentials. Let the vacation adventures begin!

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Your Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas

June 12, 2017
Father's Day

That time has rolled around again. Time to answer the age-old question: What do I get Dad for Father’s Day? The struggle is real, we get it. Fortunately, Gordmans has the answers – a slew of gifts, actually – that show Dad you care. He’s the greatest guy in the world, right? Give him something that he’ll actually use – and you’re in good standing. Give him something to boost his cherished pastimes like fishing, golfing and napping – and you’re perched atop his favorite list.

So, let’s roll out the red carpet and peek at some fun gift ideas to liven up Dad’s downtime at the lake, golf course or his very own backyard.

Gifts That Will Have Dad Hooked

Downtime by the lake. Is there anything better? And, really, can you blame Dad for wanting to relax there? The tranquil water, whispering breezes and an occasional ‘ploop’ after he casts for the catch of the day. It all adds up to a day of sheer bliss, made better by a gift as comfortable as it is functional – a Realtree fishing shirt. With handy pockets, cool fabric, loose-fitting design, plus a back yoke for much-needed ventilation, it’s sure to be his go-to right after his rod and reel.

Father's Day Fishing

Gifts For Dad’s Fairway Fever & Beyond

While it won’t guarantee a hole in one, a golf polo will make every swing, chip or putt that Dad takes look amazing. It’s the gift of style that keeps giving, course after course, season after season. What makes it such a popular gift? Dad can dress it up with a nice pair of pants or shorts, or dress it down with jeans or denim shorts. In a new polo shirt, he’ll be game for anything, from a night on the town to a day on the links. Wrap up this traditional gift in his favorite color (or two) and you can’t go wrong.

Father's Day Golf

Gifts Made For The Shade

Dad deserves a day off-the-clock. One that’s all about comfort – and a long, refreshing, uninterrupted nap. While you can’t ensure that he’ll get quality shut-eye, you can give him gifts of comfort. Think all-cotton tees, sunglasses and outdoor pillows. They’re gifts Dad will actually use and enjoy well past June 18. But don’t sleep on it – Dad’s big day will be here sooner than you think!

Father's Day Comfort

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5 Workout Essentials You Need To Own

June 2, 2017
Workout Essentials

We get it. Some days you feel like powering through your best workout ever. Other days, you feel like power napping is essential – especially after a super busy day. We say, ‘go for the nap, then go for the workout.’ Napping may be just the boost you need to breeze through your next amazing workout. The key is to get your pulse going and your body moving, right? So, after you’ve had that essential nap, grab your gym bag and be sure to pack these five essentials from Gordmans to keep yourself cool, comfortable and content during your next sweat session:

Workout Gear

Tanks That Can Take The Heat

The right top can make or break your workout – and we think a performance-knit tank is a no-brainer for ultimate comfort. No sleeves to restrict movement. No too-tight necklines. Good ventilation where it counts. Tanks have everything going for them (& you) when it comes to style and comfort for your most demanding routines.

Check out the newest styles at your nearest Gordmans!

Workout Gloves That Serve To Protect

Essential for any activity that requires grip, workout gloves provide an extra layer of padding and protection. Shield your hands from wear and tear (and callouses and blisters) while lifting weights, performing floor exercises, doing pull-ups, riding stationary bikes and other similar exercises. You’ll thank yourself later. So will your hands.

Workout Gloves

Capris That Show A Little Skin

Made to move with you, not against you, performance capris are everything for gym workouts to outdoor running. For those who want more coverage than shorts provide, but less coverage than long bottoms, capris are a happy medium. Because your ankles are exposed, they tend to be a bit cooler – and that’s a good thing!

Muscle Roller Sticks For Much-Kneaded Relief

Muscle RollerIt’s the piece you don’t know you need, until you try it and then wonder what you did without it. Yep, this is that piece. What looks like a folded umbrella actually provides relief to tired and sore muscles – and it’s super easy to use. Just roll it over those areas where you feel discomfort to massage, relax and relieve muscle soreness and stiffness for quicker recovery after workouts. (Think of it as a rolling pin for your muscles.)

Ear Buds To Make Time Fly 

Workouts seeming a bit long? Ear buds can help speed up your workouts – by way of your smartphone or your gym’s TVs. For outdoorEar Buds or indoor workouts, just plug ear buds into your smartphone to jam to your song list while working up a sweat. Or, plug into your gym’s TV bank to watch your fave programs. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the minutes tick away.

Finally, an essential workout tip: fight boredom by varying your workouts. Exercising in the same manner, with the same gear at the same time and place is bound to get  boring. Try mood-boosting yoga. A ballet-inspired barre workout. Kickboxing. Weight training. Chances are, you have many options available. Variety is the spice of life – and a good workout. So, get your sweat on and get moving in new and different directions.

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How to Rock Transitional Dressing

March 15, 2017

Welcome to March: It doesn’t feel like full-blown winter anymore, but it’s still not quite spring, either. To get through this wishy-washy time when the temps could be 40 or 60 degrees, you need to lean on a few key staples. These transitional pieces will help you bridge the gap between seasons–and get your spring stuff in rotation a little earlier, too!

 

On your torso: Mid-weight sweaters

When you need something in between the chunky knits of December and the fluttery blouses of May, mid-weight knits are a girl’s best friend. If you’re not ready for a full-on jacket, layer up with a vest (try this fur-collared style by Pink Rose, $17) for added warmth and style points.

On your arms: Anorak

You might think it’s too early to pull out some of your favorite spring dresses, but with this outdoorsy classic (plus tights and booties, see below), you can absolutely make it work. We love this anorak in olive or black by Ashley ($20). Suddenly, cold shoulder dresses like this black-and-white printed one from Luxology ($21.99) don’t seem so chilly!

On your legs: Fuzzy tights

Don’t close the drawer on tights just yet: Cable knits and cozy heathered tights still have plenty of life left matched under a denim skirt or sweater dress. And here’s a wild idea: Layer a wild-printed pair of capri leggings like these from Eye Candy ($7.99) under a solid-colored skirt or dress, top with knee- or calf-high boots and you’ve got a super-cool transitional look.

On your feet: Booties

When your sturdy, fur-topped snow boots seem like overkill but it’s not breezy enough for sandals, the bootie is your best friend. Feel free to rock the classic short boots you wore all of last fall, or look for updated styles with breezy insets or open weaves, like the Chelly Bootie by Fergalicious ($54.95).

 

On your head: Knit beanie

By now, you’ve had enough of your wintry hat with cozy ear flaps. It’s time to make the move to a slouchy lightweight beanie, which can add a bit of grunge-inspired attitude to any outfit.

 

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Winter Skincare

February 24, 2017

 

Winter Skincare

Between the dry air and cold temps, winter weather can really wreak havoc on your skin. With serene scents and mint green, frosted glass packaging fit for a spa, e.l.f.’s skincare line is just what you need to survive the waning days of winter … and use happily the rest of the year, too! Here’s the lowdown on five of our favorites.

Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser ($10)

This gentle, shape-shifting cleanser starts as a smooth gel in the jar and then melts into a creamy lather in your hands. Nourishing ingredients such as argan oil, rose seed oil and vitamin C sooth your skin while removing makeup and dirt.

Tip: Make this your first step in your skincare routine in the morning and at night.

Hydrating Bubble Mask ($14)

This addictive mask is unlike any other we’ve tried before. First, you apply the clear gel to your face, being careful to avoid your eyes, nostrils and lips. Then, watch as the gel puffs up into a foamy, bubbly layer on top of your skin. How cool is that? Unlike sticky clay masks, which can be a challenge to wash off, this rinses clean quickly.

Tip: Secure your hair with a stretchy headband to keep flyaways from sticking to the mask.

 

Soothing Serum ($12)

Serums are seriously trending for their concentrated moisturizing power and anti-aging properties. This clean-smelling serum easily smooths over your skin and features shea butter, jojoba and aloe.

Hint: Apply the serum to your neck as well as your face at night before you to go bed. Allow to sink in before you add other products, such as eye cream (see below).

Illuminating Eye Cream ($10)

Here’s a secret of makeup artists everywhere: Eye cream is the key to getting a smooth application of concealer under and around your eyes. This cream is infused with Vitamin E, which blocks free radicals in the body to keep skin looking plump.

Tip: Use your ring finger to dab on the cream gently under your eye, from the bridge of your nose to your temple. You don’t want to pull or tug on the delicate skin around your eyes, so be as gentle as possible!

Daily Hydration Moisturizer ($8)

Serums and eye creams are perfect for nighttime, but to protect your skin from the elements during the day, you need a light but potent moisturizer. Thanks to aloe and cucumber, this daily hydration formula smells delicious and provides a protective barrier for your skin.

Hint: Apply before you put on your makeup in the morning to give a smooth foundation for your favorite cosmetics.

Try out the e.l.f. skincare line sold online and in stores and let us know what products you like!