When it comes to classic style, Taylor Swift is something of a modern muse. While the songstress plays around with trends like boho and touches of edge, elegance is the aesthetic she stays truest to. So it’s no wonder that—even when she takes small breaks from the spotlight—her influence is enduring.
Whether she’s performing, going to events, or just running errands, Taylor serves up polished style in spades. Plus her penchant for mixing high and low pieces means that nearly copying her exact looks is not such a stretch. Take a look at some of our favorite Taylor Swift outfits worth copying, and keep scrolling for some key pieces you can shop out right now.
Don't Be Afraid of Denim on Denim
On Taylor Swift: Madewell Denim Button-Front Crop Top ($62); Christian Louboutin Backloubi Small Spike-Embellished Backpack ($1237); Ksubi Rolling Out Shorts ($190)
Yes, you can do denim-on-denim in the middle of a summer heatwave—just look to Taylor Swift as proof. The key is to choose different shades of blue, like Swift's affordable Madewell top and darker Ksubi shorts. Sneakers and a backpack definitely don't hurt, either.
Swap Black Boots for Shimmery Metallic Versions
For a performance, Taylor Swift wore a laid-back hoodie and velvet shorts but punched up the look with glittery lace-up boots by Michael Kors. If heels aren’t your thing, metallic boots are festive enough for holiday parties but way more comfortable—talk about a win-win.
Switch Things Up-Just for Fun
On Taylor Swift: Unravel Oversized Bomber Jacket ($1786); Amiri sweatshirt; Prada boots
A new album equals a new style—or so it seems in Taylor’s case. After the release of 1989, she rocked lug-sole booties and a puffer jacket, a polarizing trend item at the time.
Keep it Monochrome
On Taylor Swift: Meshki trench coat
For an evening out, a head-to-toe hue—like black—looks incredibly chic. Plus, it’s easy to piece together.
Match Your Skinny Jeans to your Booties
On Taylor Swift: Elizabeth and James sweater; Frame Le Skinny de Jeanne Jeans ($180); Ralph Lauren boots; L.K.Bennett bag
The black skinnies-and-boots combo elongates the line of the singer’s legs. Plus, the simple stripe on her shoe ties in perfectly to her cropped sweater.
Go for Bold Stripes
On Taylor Swift: Michael Kors sunglasses; PH5 bodysuit; Brandy Melville skirt; Aquazzura shoes
These vertical ’70s stripes make a major statement on a classic Swift outfit silhouette.
Utilize Your White Tees
On Taylor Swift: Bishop & Young romper; Saint Laurent sneakers; Bandolier iPhone case
A white T-shirt is forever a key layering piece, including under Swift’s army-green playsuit.
Add Sweet Accessories
Practical Shoes Are Key
On Taylor Swift: After Party by Nasty Gal dress; Michael Kors Collection shoes
Swift’s loafers make for a comfortable, classic choice and a nice juxtaposition to her mod mini dress.
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