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Taylor Swift Style Deconstructed

Taylor Swift Style Deconstructed

Taylor Swift has been through quite a lot in a short time. She is already an accomplished guitar player and singer-songwriter, she has won multitudes of awards and has many mettled albums (gold, platinum, etc…), and  she graced the cover of Vogue (a.k.a. the fashion bible) looking undeniably gorgeous.

A current resident of Nashville, Tennessee, Taylor Swift’s style is all her own. Equal parts girly and bohemian with just enough modern country glamour, her style is easily imitable. Unless you’re not a fan of the dress. Cause Taylor Swift has most certainly pledged her allegiance to the most feminine piece of them all, while still managing to keep her look fresh and evolving. Not only does this Cover Girl spokesperson have an ear for a mighty fine tune, she also has a keen eye for style.

Taylor Swift Style Deconstructed

A-Line Dresses – Taylor is tall. And she knows just what suits her slender frame and long legs: A-line dresses. She has worn this style many times over and always looks elegant and, most importantly, comfortable. We mean comfortable as in confident and completely at ease. The cut certainly does suit her and with these fab frocks comes an added bonus for the self-admittedly girly girl: the undeniable femininity of a pleated skirt.

A-Line Dresses

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A-Line Dress Products

Red! – We can’t think of any other celeb who’s worn red on the red carpet as often as Taylor. And we wouldn’t have it any other way! She may stick to the same color palette, but she is wise enough to keep the silhouette constantly changing: strapless gowns, a fifties style cocktail dress, a one-shoulder sheath, maxi, midi or mini length. This power color brings out Taylor’s beautiful skin and light eyes. Taylor certainly looks stunning in red, and what color could be more appropriate for this self-professed lover of love?


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Red Dresses

Peep-Toe Pumps – Sling-back, strappy or straight up pump, Taylor is a big fan of a good peep-toe. And it’s no surprise she would gravitate to this classic style. It’s well in line with her feminine style aesthetic. Ever since the late forties, the early days of the peep-toe, it has been a lady-like way to add some oomph to your look, without making any kind of loud or overt statement. Peep-toe pumps are classic and feminine with just a touch of whimsy. If you think about it, they are kind of the perfect shoe to complement Taylor’s overall style choices.

Peep Toe Pumps

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Peeptoe Pumps

Florals – We’ve talked about Taylor’s love for the A-line dress and the peep-toe pump, and what feminine wardrobe could be complete without the most feminine pattern of them all: florals. This is what we love about Taylor’s style; she has such a clear affinity for all things feminine and you can tell by her outfits, she is always true to her self. It is remarkably refreshing to see such fashion fearlessness in someone so young. On the face of it, her wardrobe choices may not seem that courageous, but her fearlessness is understated and subtle, and is the most lovely illustration of what truly is personal style.


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Florals II

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Floral Dresses

The Cat Eye – The final touch to Taylor’s lovely ladylike look is the cat eye drawn so often just above her lash line. Talyor is nothing if not consistent, and what could be more feminine than some liquid liner extending just passed the eye in a playful upwards swish? (in a tie for the top spot would be a ruby red lip, another of Taylor’s favorites). The secret to re-creating this comely cat eye is to use liquid eyeliner and even though instinct may tell you otherwise, to begin from the outside in, not the other way around.

The Cat Eye

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Cat Eyeliners

To have so much couture composure at such a young age is a joy to see. And we have a feeling, no matter how her style evolves, it will always be unique, charming, lovely and totally Taylor.

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Thursday 6th of December 2012

The top picture looks absolutely perfect..I've discovered her great taste really recently and I have to say I'm amazed!!

Queen Bee of Beverly Hills

Thursday 8th of March 2012

She looks absolutely stunning in the top picture. She is a style icon and a great role model. Thank you for posting about her!

Tisha Loves Smokey Eyes

Monday 27th of February 2012

Taylor Swift looks gorgeous in the picture you're featuring in your post and I do love her style! It's easy to follow, right on trend and at the same time, she gives it her own personal touch. We could all learn something from her style.

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