Serena Van der Woodsen of Gossip Girl may have shot Blake Lively to fame, but it’s the latter’s impeccable on-and-off-duty style that has constantly put the actress on the best-dressed list. Word has it that she does not employ a stylist. In other words, Blake Lively can dress to impress without the help of anyone. Proof that she can hold her own — her uber chic maternity style — which pretty much became the talk of the town up until she gave birth.

Speaking of maternity style, the statuesque beauty was spotted employing the same aesthetic while out and about in New York recently. Blake, who is currently shooting a Woody Allen movie in the Big Apple, looked exceptionally stylish in a swingy animal print cape teamed with skinny jeans and black high-heeled booties. She complemented the mix with old-Hollywood glam hair, a Chanel purse, and a pretty smile.

2D3518CB00000578-3265366-Golden_girl_Blake_Lively_was_sure_to_look_the_part_as_she_filmed-a-49_1444335691707Blake Lively looks gorgeous as she steps out in New York City on October 7, 2015

A day after, the stunning beauty was seen grabbing coffee in a similar ensemble, though this time, the topper was a printed long cardigan that she complemented with cognac-colored knee-high boots.

2D4D1FFB00000578-3268358-image-m-59_1444568068532Blake Lively takes a break from filming in New York to grab some coffee, October 8, 2015

If you want to look tres chic and fabulous this fall a la Blake here, the secret lies in these four very important things — gorgeous tresses, a statement topper (coat, cape, cardi, etc), skinny pants, and fancy shoes. If you have all four key items, you’re set to rule the season in style.

Blake’s animal print cape is from Lindsey Thornburg. The piece is quite pricey, but for reference, check it out below. I suggest you grab something similar instead; one that is more pocket-friendly.

LT-FW-15_33868-1346x2022Lindsey Thornburg Animal Print Cloak, $895

Blake’s patent-trimmed boots from the first outfit are from Christian Louboutin. Below is a closer look at the pair. The style is sold out online, but if you’re willing to grab a pre-loved set, feel free to purchase one over at Real Real.


CHT33680_1_enlargedChristian Louboutin Suede and Patent Ankle Tie Booties, $545 (pre-loved)

No details have emerged on Blake’s long printed cardigan from the second outfit, but if it’s her boots you like, you can grab ’em at Gucci. They’re also crafted from suede, but feature buckled leather straps around the ankles, 4.5-inch-tall stacked heels, and shafts that are 15 inches tall.

NMX2M4A_az-horzGucci Knee High Suede Boots, $1495

$ 1495