Fact: winter clothes suck. They're bulky, constricting, and often end up making you - the healthy, fit, perfectly normal young American - look like a version of the Pillsbury Dough Boy. Plus they kinda swish when you walk, which is just annoying.
But it doesn't have to be that way. Besides the fleece tights we found yesterday, there's something else that can help make your normal clothes into more durable December options. It's called Greenland Wax (yeah, it's really from Greenland), and here's how it works:
You rub it on your clothes, then blow-dry or iron the wax so it sticks. It'll create a wind-proof and waterproof seal on your fabric until you throw it in the washing machine, at which point the stuff comes off and you're back with your original garment.
It's got some rules, like don't use it on silk or cashmere, and be smart about its purpose - ie: waterproofing and wind-proofing your bikini will not
make it a good winter option. But if you're sick of wearing a snowsuit just to get to your friends' apartment and want to experiment with some new winter tools, this is definitely something to seal the deal.
--FARAN KRENTCIL$17 at Context Clothing