This feature originally appears in Complex's August/September issue.

Layering is an art. Like Lego bricks, putting the right stuff together can either lead to a streamlined masterpiece or disorganized monstrosity. As with any construction project, a good look is only as solid as the foundation. Start with easy-wearing staples like jeans, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and button-downs, and slowly add from there. Awesome outerwear is the icing on the cake—when done right, it adds that final flourish. Consider these four ‘fits as a cheat sheet to looking dope this season.

Fashion Editor: Matthew Henson
Market Editor: Mitsu Tsuchiya

Grooming: Andy Starkweather