It was only last summer that we witnessed Taylor Swift's retro transformation when she dated Conor Kennedy, an offspring of the illustrious East Coast American political dynasty. Snapping up a $4.9m oceanfront mansion on Cape Cod right across the street from the Kennedy compound, Taylor began to channel the Kennedy women wearing a combination of pussybow blouses, knee-length floral skirts and polka dot bathers. It was yet another example of the singer matching her personal style to her man, that we'd seen before when she stepped out with Jake Gyllenhaal (low-key and casual), Taylor Lautner (sporty chic) and her first love Joe Jonas (homecoming queen).
This weekend Taylor proved that her love of matchy matchy fashion doesn't just extend to romantic relationships. Hanging out in Rhode Island with her best friends, 'True Grit' actress Hailee Steinfeld and 'Gossip Girl' star Jessica Szohr, the Grammy winning musician opted for a preppy look to complement Steinfeld's equally polished style. Both girls wore three quarter length sleeve jumpers with their crisp collars poking out the top, as well as flats and shades. Luckily Szohr was on hand to give their prep school chic the Constance Billard School seal of approval. In fact, the candid photos look like they could have been outtakes from a Van Der Woodsen family vacation.
Taylor Swift, Hailee Steinfeld and Jessica Szohr in Rhode Island
Taylor has recently purchased a $17 million seaside home in Rhode Island so expect plenty more pals to stop by and visit. In fact Hailee and Jessica (who appeared in Taylor's '22' video along with her other hipster girlfriends) weren't the only ones to make an appearance over Memorial Day Weekend. Lena Dunham and her FUN. boyfriend Jack Antonoff, as well as Taylor's Brit signer mate Ed Sheeran all joined her for lunch in America's smallest state.
Taylor Swift's video for '22' co-starring Jessica Szohr (second from left)
Despite being branded a serial dater, Taylor is always surrounded by her female friends, and a quick review of past outings with the likes of Katy Perry, Emma Stone and Selena Gomez reveals some serious wardrobe matching.
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