With their aggressive winds and unforgiving snowfalls, Canadian winters are no joke; looking fashionable and on-trend throughout the frigid season poses itself as an annual challenge to many.

This Fashionisto, however, hit the nail right on the head—his ensemble was composed of a variety of monochromatic, streetwear-inspired basics that seamlessly reflected his individual style and looked very put-together. Moreover, he mastered the art of layering by playing with the levels of hemlines in his look, which added an element of freshness to the outfit. The various shades and textures in this Fashionisto’s outfit also showed how unique yet complementary each piece was.

He set the tone for his layered look with a simple white T-shirt and a pair of black jeans from Topman, which are both basics that are vital to have in any Fashionista’s/o’s closet. He then added a thermal knit sweater from rag & bone and a paneled Zara bomber (similar one here) to his look for some extra definition and warmth. This Fashionisto skipped the traditional idea of an overbearingly fluffy winter coat and went for a clean-cut, neutral layered jacket which was ensured to keep him comfortable in the cold. Finally, he finished off his outfit with some sturdy Dr. Martens and added a gold chain with a classic Casio watch for a metallic twist to the otherwise dark ensemble.

This Fashionisto’s look perfectly exemplified that winter essentials don’t have to be boring—you can incorporate trendy pieces and your personal flare into any outfit and still be equipped for the cold!

One Simple Change: To carry this cohesively constructed outfit into the spring, ditch the winter jacket and stick to the bomber to embrace the warmer weather! You can also swap out the combat boots for a pair of Nikes as you say goodbye to the slush and snow!