We’re already a couple months into the new year, but it’s not too late to find out what the coolest gadgets, gear, and trends are for 2017! Check out a few of our favorites below!

Style and Fashion

You can never go wrong with jeans and sneakers. Some classic looks just don’t need to be disturbed. But, this year, for occasions that require more elevated attire, ditch the basic black suit and go for an ensemble rocking bold, bright colors or patterns. Awards season just wrapped up in Hollywood, and this trend was all over the place. Well-tailored suits and tuxedos in electric hues, plaid and paisley were drawing as much attention as the gowns—usually the only thing the fashion world pays attention to. So, you’ve got the suit, now it’s time to complete your killer look with the right hairdo. One of the hottest cuts right now is the topcut, which features shaved sides and longer hair on top, either parted deeply to the side or teased up. Check out the TV show Peaky Blinders to see this sexy look in action here.

Outdoor & Exercise

If you don’t know what parkour is, then first of all, we have to ask, where have you been? Parkour is the activity that seems to defies gravity, has individuals leaping tall buildings, and pushing the limits of physical and mental agility. Parkour athletes seem to have springs in their feet and the ability to become weightless. Like any new physical activity, you need to ease into this, and learn the mechanics of it. Don’t just go climb up on your roof and think you’re going to flawlessly vault onto your neighbor’s house.

Technology

It’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest in the world of technology. As soon as you get the newest phone, tablet or gadget, they’re coming out with a newer one. One of the most sought after gifts of the 2016 Holiday season was the Amazon Echo, an intuitive hands-free, voice controlled speaker that can do, well, a ridiculous and amazing number of things (set timers, read news, control lights and thermostats, snag you a ride on Uber, order pizza, etc.). Well, sorry Echo, you’re already being outshined by the Lenovo Smart Assistant, a device that does all of the same things, but comes in more colors, has eight internal speakers instead of seven, and costs $50.00 less than the Echo. This one is kind of a no-brainer. You got the Echo for your loved ones at Christmas, now get the Smart Assistant for yourself!

For Fun

If you don’t already have one, invest in a beverage cart for your home. Not only are they functional, but they also bring a sense of panache and sophistication to the dreariest of hovels. They come in all prices, sizes and styles, from sleek and modern, to industrial, to sturdy and masculine. Stock yours with an expansive array of spirits and mixers, so that you can immediately procure whatever tasty beverage your latest conquest craves. If you have no idea what we’re talking about with ‘beverage cart’, check out some of the awesome options on Wayfair and channel your inner Don Draper. We promise she’ll be impressed.

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