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Perhaps the biggest fashion month trend thus far isn’t one we’ve seen on the runways, but through the lenses of coy street style photographers. Behold the draped-shoulder coat.

It looks cool and effortless, reads superhero meets fuddy-duddy and doesn’t appear to be functional at all. One quick phone reach to tweet could result in a bare shoulders and you’re beloved blazer in a puddle.
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“Street Style” is one of my favorite aspects of the industry. I jump at the opportunity to search Rittenhouse Square, South Street, and Northern Liberties for creative souls, who opted out of the normal Philly uniform (sweatpants, white tees, and other ill-fitting garments capable of producing camel toes and muffin tops). For those of you who might not know, it’s okay to get out of your pajamas to run errands. It’s okay to wear heels when you’re not going clubbing. It’s okay to get….dressed.

It’s now possible (with much thanks to sites like Lookbook.nu, Chictopia, The Facehunter, and The Sartorialist) to gain outfit inspiration from something other than glossies insisting we buy $1600 t-shirts (yeah Balmain, I’m looking at you). These are real people, who put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. If they can put these looks together after a morning shower and a grande caramel macchiato, so can we! Here are a few street style shots I’ve recently thrown into the inspiration folder on my desktop:

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