Just three months ago, I moved to Beijing and fell in love with the massive city. Originally from New York City, USA, I was already accustomed to an urban environment and the hustle and bustle of city streets. One of my favorite things about living in a big city, is the opportunity to be immersed in a variety of diverse cultures and people. Of course with different people come unique blends of fashion and interesting mixes of pop-culture. As an American (meiguo ren 美国人) myself, I have carried my love for Fall and Fall fashion thousands of kilometers across the pacific ocean all the way to Beijing. My excitement stems from my obsession with knee high boots, oversized sweaters and my favorite, fall lipstick shades. My excitement seemed to slowly fade once I noticed that fall in Beijing is all about black. Black coats, sweaters, tops, bottoms, boots etc. All of it black. I’ll admit it. Black on black is easy to wear and flattering for all body types and skin tones. Although chic, wearing all black for six months straight is repetitive and to be quite frank, a little lazy. I get it. Black is super easy to take care of. Especially for those with children. It is nearly impossible to keep all of those winter layers clean, so dark colors are a sensible choice. However, one product can make it easier to add color to your wardrobe without the constant worry of getting it dirty. Scotch Gard Fabric Protector can keep your wardrobe looking like new by easily resisting pesky stains.
Scotch Gard protects against messy spills by allowing liquids run off of your clothing instead of seeping into the fabric. Simply spray your clothing with the pre-protector and watch your garments stay fresh and new looking. If accidents do happen, use a clean towel to wipe the mess away with no leftover residue. It works on almost any fabric, and even upholstery. Depending on the type you choose to buy, you can protect your clothes, shoes, sofas, carpets, and any other fabrics that are stain-prone from the headache of everyday dirt. You can purchase Scotch Gard in many select stores, and even on Taobao! For a single 396 gram can of Scotch Gard Fabric Protector, the prices run from about RMB80-RMB90. Already have some stains worth getting rid of? Taobao also sells a Combo Pack of Scotch Gard Fabric Cleaner as well as the Scotch Gard Fabric Protector for about RMB126. Say goodbye to watermarks on your favorite sheepskin boots or suede loafers, messy oil stains (that never seem to come out), food and wine stains and the natural mess of life. After all, with Beijing’s high pollution levels during the winter, it’s already hard enough trying to coordinate a mask with an outfit. No need to have the pollution effect the quality of my clothing too.