While most of us are experiencing the phenomenon that is the polar vortex, the lone star state is undergoing what feels like spring, or as the gatekeeper in the Wizard of Oz put it, “A horse of a different color.” Most days begin in a humid haze, and are quickly followed by subzero temperatures. This makes the search for the perfect weather appropriate ensemble a nightmare, eek!

If you too find yourself in a similar weather rut, try incorporating a classic staple like a pair of Dr. Martens. A shoe that was once reserved for grunge gods, like power couple Kurt and Courtney, has since been seen taking center stage on the runways. While this Fashionisto chose a pair of mid-length chinos and a chunky knit for his afternoon on campus, his stylish Dr. Martens would pair perfectly with dark denim and an oversized parka for those cooler afternoons. Not only will these make any ensemble you wear (pardon my French) totally badass, but make a great staple for wardrobe experimenting. Dr. Martens come in all shapes and sizes, vintage or new. There is no denying their styling potential is truly immense.

Opt to mix textures like corduroy, or if you’re feeling a bit more dapper, try sateen trousers. No matter how much you may or may not hate the season, take a couple of styling cues from this Fashionisto, who is living proof that a chic pair of Dr. Martens will get you through the ever-changing Texas winter.

How To: Steal some style from grunge guru Dave Grohl and pair your Dr. Martens with a flannel. Wear it over a simple tee or tie it around your waist for an edgy homage to the‘90s. You really can’t go wrong.