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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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            8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

            8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

            In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

            Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

            Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

            Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

            Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

            The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

            There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

            How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

            According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

            Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

            Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

            The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

            Listen carefully:

            We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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            The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

            Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

            8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

            There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

            Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

            1. Pray Daily

            You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

            When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

            Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

            Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

            2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

            A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

            By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

            Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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            If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

            This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

            How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

            3. Smile Often

            Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

            Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

            Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

            The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

            4. Organize Your Working Desk

            A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

            When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

            Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

            Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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            5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

            I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

            Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

            What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

            6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

            God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

            I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

            I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

            7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

            You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

            How do you do that? This is my formula:

            First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

            If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

            If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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            If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

            Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

            8. Go Exercise

            Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

            The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

            You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

            12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

            The Bottom Line

            It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

            It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

            Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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