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Top 5 Men’s Fashion Trends of 2017

Top 5 Men’s Fashion Trends of 2017

Innovation and minimalism dictated the trends of 2016, so what lies in store for the new year? Men’s fashion is ever-changing, but based on recent collections we can make some accurate predictions as to what the new styles will be in 2017 menswear.

From tailored suits to a resurgence in 90s-inspired streetwear, the year is looking to be variable and exciting, with new trends filtering down from the catwalk into everyday wardrobes. The variation and simplicity of these trends mean that everyone can try them out, whether they do so by visiting a local second hand store or buying the latest designer pieces.

Suits

Best Men's Suits of 2017

    Suits are a classic staple of every man’s wardrobe, and so they should be. With increased versatility in terms of the style and tailoring of suits, 2017 will revolutionize the classic piece. Don’t restrict yourself by breaking your wardrobe into formal and casual; instead, try a mix of suit pieces with jeans and other more relaxed items of clothing. Even semi-formal attire can be a step up from just jeans and a t-shirt. The best looks for the new year are the ones which create entirely new crossovers of clothing.

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    The versatile nature of suits means that you can wear them to work and then out to dinner with a simple change of tie or loosening of the collar. For a piece that is never out of style, a new suit will keep your look sharp and formal. Trying out new cuts and tailoring is a great way to keep your business clothing up-to-date.

    Boots

    Best Men's Boots of 2017

      Practical and versatile, a good pair of boots is a must. For those living in cold climates, they are the perfect piece of footwear to wear through Spring and Autumn as well as in Winter. The advantage of boots over other footwear is that they can be worn to every occasion. In brown or black leather with laces, they are durable, tasteful and will lead you through even the most fickle of trends.

      If you like to be a bit more cutting-edge with your choice of boots, try lower cut styles such as the ankle boot or a pair of boots with geometric cutouts, both of which are in fashion this year. Pair with an overcoat and scarf for a fashionable look in cooler seasons. Boots can be worn on the street and in restaurants or to formal events, so they’re a practical choice for those who want to add some easy style to their outfit.

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      Streetwear

      Best Men's Streetwear of 2017

        Streetwear is taking a step towards innovation in 2017, with practical yet stylish pieces including tracksuits and raincoats. Sports brands will dictate the streetwear trends, and the movement towards sporty style can also be seen in the popularity of sneakers. High-quality streetwear will become popular because of its practicality and comfort. Monochrome colorways will rise to popularity on the street and in more formal situations.

        The latest trends in streetwear aren’t impractical, low-rider jeans but comfortable, non-denim pants paired with casual jerseys. Whether you’re going to watch a sports game or running errands around town, you can look good in styles that were made for men who like to spend their time out and about in the city.

        Short Textured Hairstyles

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        Best Men's Hairstyles of 2017

          According to Men’s Hairstyles Now, rather than the long voluminous hairstyles of the past, the last few years have been all about making short hairstyles interesting. By leaving 1-2 inches of length on the top of the head, men can add texture to their hair on top to style quiffs, pompadours, fringes, and other stylish yet professional cuts.

          With such short hair, styling and texture will become more important so grab some good quality product to prepare. The more texture you can add to your style, the better. Short, textured styles are an excellent choice for men who want a hairstyle that looks good but won’t get in the way or consume too much time. Just remember to keep your face shape in mind when choosing a haircut.

          Sneakers

          Best Men's Sneakers of 2017

            Comfortable, light and stylish – you can’t go wrong with sneakers this year. From retro leather trainers to sporty, light sneakers, sports footwear is a style that is here to stay. Pairing with trousers adds a relaxed, active look to your outfit, while they also make a great summer look when paired with shorts and a t-shirt.

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            Relaxation is a leading fashion trend for 2017, and sneakers embody the movement towards comfortable men’s clothing. While some won’t be convinced by sneakers as every-day footwear, trying them out for casual occasions such as lunch dates will be a great way to get used to the trend. As the most popular form of footwear for the past few years, this is one trend that is here to stay.

            Keep It Fresh

            Taking pieces from each of these trends and combining them will create an original but 2017-inspired look. Anything is possible this year, and choosing from these trends will keep you up to date with the latest trends as well as expanding your wardrobe. If there was ever a year to experiment with your personal style, it’s this one.

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            Last Updated on March 13, 2019

            How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

            How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

            Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

            You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

            Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

            1. Work on the small tasks.

            When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

            Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

            2. Take a break from your work desk.

            Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

            Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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            3. Upgrade yourself

            Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

            The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

            4. Talk to a friend.

            Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

            Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

            5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

            If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

            Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

            Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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            6. Paint a vision to work towards.

            If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

            Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

            Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

            7. Read a book (or blog).

            The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

            Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

            Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

            8. Have a quick nap.

            If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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            9. Remember why you are doing this.

            Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

            What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

            10. Find some competition.

            Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

            Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

            11. Go exercise.

            Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

            Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

            As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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            Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

            12. Take a good break.

            Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

            Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

            Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

            Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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