The 6 Style Secrets We Learned From Taylor Swift’s Wardrobe

By Holly Peacock - 27 November 2014

Community Editor

Taylor Swift at the 2014 Met Ball [Getty]

Taylor Swift at the 2014 Met Ball [Getty]

Gone are the super-twee days of Taylor Swift’s style consisting soley of head-to-toe sparkle. The starlet now treats us to a mix of preppy chic, retro '50s throwbacks and some serious grown-up glam. It’s no wonder Miss Swift can now be found topping best dressed lists a-plenty.

What fascinates us most is how put together Taylor looks when she leaves the gym - always minus a sweaty rucksack and instead opting to emerge catwalk ready with a dainty bag and matching heel firmly in place.

We might not be able to emulate her post workout style (unfortunately, we can’t persuade a glam squad to come to our 7am spinning class) but the songstress has taught us a few style secrets we can emulate…

1. When it comes to shorts, keep ‘em short.

 

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Balance them out with long sleves and add length-lengthening nude heels - just make sure if you’re going for shorts, you go all the way and show off your pins a la Swifty. The high-waist adds a retro kick and keeps them less Coachella, more sophisticated.

2. Cute courts, flats and midi heels can transition any outfit from day to night.

 

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Obviously it helps that Taylor’s lengthy limbs make her elegantly tall but she has taught us that you don’t always need skyscraper heels to look polished.

3. Purse draping. It’s a thing.

 

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Taylor sports an impressive collection of 50s style clasp purses, one of which (the black Dolce & Gabbana ‘Sara Pebbled Frame Shoulder Bag’) is regularly recycled for many an outfit. Obviously, like any gal she has a favourite staple or two but she also shows us you can add a retro, lady-like touch to even the most casual of ensembles by draping your bag over the middle of your forearm.

4. Never be without a headpiece.

 

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She is seriously into headwear from a light touch, embellished hair slide to a maroon bowler hat, the gal knows how to accessorise. Her ability to rock a beanie for any occasion is one of the many reasons we love her.

5. When in doubt, rock a bright lip.

 

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Look a bit too cutesy? Worried you might be a bit casual? Perhaps you want to vamp up your evening outfit or need a bit of a confidence boost. Well if we’re approaching life according to Taylor (and why wouldn’t we?) then a bright lipstick is the answer to any fash related problem.

6. Staple sunnies.

 

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Like any A-list Taylor is a fan of sunnies. Her faves are of course Ray Bans. She said ‘I wear a lot of different sunglasses, but Ray Bans are my go-to.’

Scroll through the gallery below for Taylor’s style evolution…

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