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

20 July 2014 by

Taylor Swift at the 2014 Met Ball

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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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Taylor Swift wearing Top Shop in New York - 02 July 2014

Taylor Swift at The Weinstein Company's Academy Award party - March 1, 2014

Taylor Swift seen arriving at the after party for Saturday Night Live - April 13, 2014

Taylor Swift at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - April 6, 2014

Taylor Swift at the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala - May 5, 2014

Taylor Swift arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California

Taylor Swift attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

Taylor Swift attends the Clive Davis And The Recording Academy's 2014 Pre-GRAMMY Gala at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

Taylor Swift arrives at the 2014 InStyle And Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

Taylor Swift attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

Taylor Swift arrives at Kensington Palace for the Centrepoint Winter Whites Gala on November 26, 2013 in London, England

Taylor Swift arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles

Taylor Swift attends the Weinstein Company's holiday party at RivaBella on November 21, 2013 in West Hollywood, California

Taylor Swift attends the 47th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 6, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee

Taylor Swift Honored As 2013 Songwriter/Artist Of The Year By The Nashville Songwriters Association International on October 13, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee

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Taylor Swift in Reem Acra at Romeo And Juliet premiere, LA – 24 September 2013

Taylor Swift at Met Gala - 6 May 2013

Taylor Swift in Hervé Léger By Max Azria at the MTV VMAs - 25 August 2013

Taylor Swift in Emilio Pucci at The Fragrance Foundation Awards, New York - 12 June 2013

Taylor Swift in Zuhair Murad at the Billboard Music Awards - 19 May 2013

Taylor Swift in Dolce & Gabbana at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - April 2013

Taylor Swift in J Mendel at Grammy Awards - February 2013

Taylor Swift in Elie Saab at NRJ Music Awards 2013, Cannes - January 2013

Taylor Swift at 40 Principales Awards, Madrid - January 2013

Taylor Swift in Ralph Lauren at People's Choice Awards - January 2013

Taylor Swift at the Jingle Ball 2012 - 7 December 2012

Taylor Swift at the ARIA Awards in Sydney - 29 November 2012

Taylor Swift at the ABC Studios in New York - 22 October 2012

Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards - 1 November 2012

Taylor Swift at Westfield Shopping Centre in London - 6 November 2012

Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards Show in Nashville - 1 November 2012

Taylor Swift leaving her hotel in Londo - 4 October 2012

Taylor Swift wearing J Mendel at the MTV VMAs in Los Angeles - 6 September 2012

Taylor Swift on The US X Factor - 15 November 2012

Taylor Swift in New York - December 2012

Taylor Swift at the Ripple of Hope Gala in Oscar de la Renta - December 2012

Taylor Swift turning on the lights at Westfield - November 2012

Taylor Swift performing at the MTV EMAs - November 2012

Taylor Swift at the MTV EMAs in J Mendel - November 2012

Taylor Swift at her Red CD launch party - October 2012

Taylor Swift at the Radio 1 Teen Awards - October 2012

Taylor Swift at the Kiis FM Jungle Ball in Kate Spade - December 2012

Taylor Swift shopping in NYC - September 2012

Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Awards - September 2012

Taylor Swift cycling in New York - August 2012

Taylor Swift at Grammy Awards - January 2010

Taylor Swift at the BBC teen awards in Reiss - November 2010

Taylor Swift at the CMAs - 2007

Taylor Swift on the CW11 Morning Show - March 2007

Taylor Swift at the 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - May 2006


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