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Ever since she burst onto the music scene at the tender age of 17 back in 2006, Taylor Swift has evolved – not only in terms of her music but her sense of style too. This global phenomenon has come a long way since she entered the music industry with her long blonde curly hair, cowboy boots and mini dresses.

Since then, she has transitioned from country music to pop, and gained a reputation for being an epic singer and songwriter. Likewise, her sense of style has also transformed from classic country into a sophisticated and glam aesthetic.

With eight successful albums under her belt, sold-out concerts and many awards, it’s safe to say that she is currently one of the biggest acts in the pop music world.

Taylor has won over the world with her charm, catchy tunes, signature pop of red lipstick and heightened fashion sense. Having weathered countless controversies, celebrity feuds and public romances, she has proved that she’s a force to be reckoned with. Here are some of the signature styles that she relies on to look classy and elegant while oozing sophistication.

A-LINE DRESSES For several years, A-line dresses were her favourite style. They were the perfect combination of elegance with a hint of sexy. Since the A-line fits at the waist and widens downwards, it accentuates the waist and makes it the holy grail for almost every type of body. A-line dresses are appropriate for any occasion whether it’s for a party, wedding or even casual outing.

CUTOUT DRESSES A unique detail in many of Taylor’s red carpet outfits is the side cutout. If you don’t mind showing some skin without making your outfit too revealing, cutout dresses are a perfect addition to your wardrobe. This trend allows you to look sexy and chic.

COLLARED CHIC It’s safe to say that the singer has mastered the casual and laidback retro chic look. She often pairs collared shirts with high waisted bottoms, a pair of heels and ladylike frame bag. Swift also mixes collared dresses with a pair of kitten heels, brightly-coloured tote bags and signature red lipstick.

HIGH WAISTLINES Clothes that range from high waisted skater skirts to high waisted shorts are some of Taylor Swift’s staple clothing items. High waisted bottoms are the ultimate choice if you wish to go for a vintage and retro chic look while flaunting your legs. These high waisted bottoms, which are often paired with collared shirts, cropped or tucked tops, are perfect to show off her shapely legs and svelte figure.

VINTAGE STYLES Adding to Taylor’s overall vibe are vintage style handbags – a crucial accessory for her signature street style. Her outfits are often completed with either tote bags or satchels that are versatile, cute and classic with a vintage edge to them.

Check out some fashion tips from Taylor Swift’s rule book (see above), which will help you look your best.

TAYLOR SWIFT’S

STYLE RULES

  • Experiment with your outfits because as Taylor says, “fashion is all about playful experimentation.”
  • For a vintage retro chic look, accessorise your outfits with stockings, knee-high socks and dainty pieces of jewellery.
  • Show off your best assets while keeping your outfits classy.
  • Have fun, and experiment with patterns and prints.
  • Find high waisted bottoms that are the right length.
  • Add a splash of colour to your outfits with contrasting shoes or bags.
  • Embrace ‘matchy-matchy’ outfits.
  • Mix and match separates for that modern appeal.
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