Taylor Swift’s style game has been off the charts lately, so it’s no wonder most of us would jump at a chance to raid her closet. She has a love for all things retro and preppy, yet she manages to look totally modern all the time. This isn’t always an easy task, but luckily for us, Taylor’s signature style is one that works on most women. She loves a defined waist, standout accessories and a bold red lip, so why not take a few fashion cues from her?!
When you’re out shopping and need help finding your inner Taylor, there are just a few rules you need to follow. The most important one is fit. Taylor never looks sloppy, so look for structured pieces with defined waists, and minimal embellishments. Unless of course you’re looking for a red-carpet gown, then go as glitzy as possible. But for your everyday look, keep things simple with feminine collars, classic prints and patterns, and accessories that stand out but don’t overpower. For Taylor, it’s all about finding the perfect balance between lady-like and fun-and-flirty. You won’t find any oversized boho bags or baggy tees here! We’ve put together the perfect Taylor-esque ensemble that anyone can pull off.
What to buy:
A Collared Dress: Obviously, you need to start with a great dress. This timeless number from Mod Cloth has a Peter Pan collar that Taylor is known to love, and you’ll never find a better or preppier print for fall than this classic plaid. We can totally picture Taylor taking a selfie with her cat Meredith in this frock. Record Time Dress in Plaid, $49.99 (USD), modcloth.com
A Skinny Belt: A great skinny belt will help define your waist and accentuate your curves. After all, Taylor is nothing if not super feminine. Joe Fresh has you covered with this affordable leather cincher. Leather Skinny Belt, $16, joefresh.com
A Pair of Textured Tights: Sure, you can get away with bare legs if you’re frolicking around warm cities like Taylor, but not all of us can be so lucky. Instead, reach for some thick tights. The textured detailing on these Joe Fresh tights pairs perfectly with the plaid pattern on the dress and as an added bonus, they’ll elongate your legs to nearly Taylor status. Textured Tights, $8, joefresh.com
A Retro Purse: A boxy, retro-inspired purse is a Taylor essential, and this cream bag from Zara totally fits the bill. It can be worn as a cross-body bag or simply slung over your wrist like Taylor does for a day full of dainty activities. Mini City Bag, $79.90, zara.com
A Heeled Bootie: Taylor loves herself a great heeled bootie, and these oxfords from Tommy Hilfiger have just the right amount of ladylike charm. The classic shape means they’ll never go out of style, just like our girl Swifty. Heeled Oxford, $89 (USD), available at the Tommy Hilfiger Outlet at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara
A Red Lipstick: Taylor never leaves the house without her signature red lips, so make sure you don’t either. There is a red lipstick for absolutely everyone, but NARS’ Manhunt is so quintessentially Taylor. It’s a perfect mixture of sheer coverage, with a punchy pop of colour. NARS Manhunt Lipstick, $32, sephora.com
A Classic Pair of Sunglasses: Taylor’s style could easily be described as classic, so no other black, square-framed sunglasses will do than Ray Ban’s original Wayfarers. And it just so happens that this timeless style looks great on just about everyone! RayBan Wayfarers, $165, thebay.com