There's just something about street style that never fails to impress or inspire me.  What started with captures by The Sartorialist more than half a decade ago continues to go strong and I couldn't be happier.  I think part of my passion for this facet of fashion is simply how these are real women who are effortlessly expressing themselves through their clothing and loving who they are.  No rules, just authentic expression so very well played.  

Today's post is inspired by those street styles and hopefully, it will speak to you as well.  So, let's start with this coat.  Once November rolls around, it's absolutely incredible how much of a centerpiece a really great coat can be for the look you are wanting to create.  This one is absolutely gorgeous and needs nothing but its beauty to make a first impression.  The softly muted colors, oversized, menswear shaping and gentle plaid patterning come together to work magic.  Can you tell I'm a little bit smitten?

Beautiful features aside, I also think that key pieces need to be super versatile as they work overtime to mix and match easily with everything you already own.  And, this too is an essential characteristic of authentic street style.  Today I'm reaching for these black wide-leg pants as the perfect bottom for this look.  Topped with an ivory sweater, they are the perfect neutrals to make the look stand out.  

Keeping with the neutrals theme, I would definitely pair these sneakers with this outfit along with a cute beanie on one of those off-duty days.  And, if I want to take it up a notch, then these boots will do the trick.  Add in some gold, layered necklaces and a classic watch (loving this one), some sunnies and a swipe of classic color and you then only need one more thing...a simple handbag.  This one has been my favorite since I first saw it several years ago.  The measure of a smart choice is staying loyal to it ever since.

And there you have it.  An easily achieved, stylish look that speaks to who you are or in this case, who I am.  And that is what I love about fashion, it allows you to be exactly who you are.  What better mode of self-expression is there than that?

Hope you're having fun with fashion this season.  Enjoy!