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3 Looks Inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now”


3 Looks inspired by Taylor Swift
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Some girls get mad, and some girls get even. And then there’s Taylor Swift, who can do both with pretty little chords, a catchy hook and a smile. Say what you want about the country starlet, but it’s hard to argue that anyone else has had a better year than Ms. Swift. Did I mention that her new album, “Speak Now,” sold over 1 million copies in its first week?

With a uncanny ability to turn diary entries into certified pop magic, Taylor Swift has really come a long way in three years — she’s transformed from a small-town girl into one of the most successful pop acts of the new decade. And her new album “Speak Now,” is nothing short of a pop masterpiece.

So in honor of T. Swift and her recent success, here are three looks inspired by her third album, “Speak Now.”

Look No. 1: “Enchanted”

Taylor Swift look 1
Product Information: Dress – Topshop; Tights – Modcloth; Shoes – Urban Outfitters; Handbag – Jessica Simpson; Necklace – Urban Outfitters; Knit Hat – Warehouse

I’ll admit it. This song may be my favorite on the entire album — and that’s saying a lot. It’s simple and lovely. And who hasn’t felt those butterflies when you first meet someone you really like? So I wanted to create a look that channeled Taylor’s romanticism and dreamy melody.

This collared tunic definitely brings out the feminine romantic in any girl. Pair it with these suede mary-jane platforms, and you have the perfect date look for any occasion. Since the song is so simple, try not to over-accessorize – a cute necklace and western-inspired bag are more than enough. And since it’s getting a little colder outside, try adding a knit hat (one of Taylor’s favorite accessories) to finish off this dreamy look.

Look No. 2: “Better Than Revenge”

Taylor Swift look 2
Product Information: Jeans – Forever 21; Plaid Shirt – Pacsun; Cargo Jacket – Gap; Shoes – Shop Ruche; Bag – Modcloth

Even though “Enchanted” is my favorite track on the album, I can’t help but get a little giddy over “Better Than Revenge,” Taylor’s breathless tale of a woman scorned. I mean, who ever thought T. Swift had it in her? The song is a catchy pop-rock anthem that combines Taylor’s playfully brutal lyrics and her knack for calling out her exes (ahem, Joe Jonas).

For this look, I chose something that was a little rough around the edges yet still fun and feminine. I absolutely love the combination of plaid button-down shirt and dark-wash jeans. And this green cargo jacket is a perfect winter accessory – it’s both warm and functional.  To complete the look, add a bit of sass with these suede booties, which look great with pants, skirts or dresses. And this Modcloth studded bag is “so much better” than your ordinary backpack.

Look No. 3: “Mean”

Taylor Swift look 3
Product Information: Dress – Modcloth; Tights – Kate Spade; Cardigan – Piperlime; Bag – ASOS; Oxfords – Endless

“Mean” is probably the most catchy tune on the entire album. Even though it lacks a bit of substance, T. Swift makes up for it with her innocent charm and undeniable wit. Swift goes back to her roots with this good ole’ country melody, complete with a banjo line and raw, acoustic chords.

Even though this is a song about being bullied, it’s also quite optimistic and inspiring. It’s strange how Taylor Swift can bottle up those exact moments of teenage angst in pure pop perfection. Therefore, I wanted to create something that was playful and whimsical yet mature at the same time. While polka-dots can be youthful, in this outfit, they act as a subtle accent, keeping the look mature. The baggy cardigan and yellow messenger bag draw the eye away from the dots for balance. If you really want to add a little quirk to your look, try these peep-toe, black-and-white oxfords – they’re both charming and comfortable.

Like What You See?

Taylor Swift
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If you like the outfits featured here, check out Taylor Swift’s music at her official site. Or check out her MySpace for upcoming tour dates and to read all of her amusing blog posts! You can also see what she’s up to and check out all of her daily musings on Twitter.

Also, her best-selling album “Speak Now” is available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes, and you can also purchase the “Speak Now Deluxe Edition” at Target! In addition, you can visit Taylor’s YouTube channel to get your daily T. Swizzle fix and check out her amazing music videos!

And for the faithful follower and dedicated fan, you’ll be delighted to know that Taylor Swift is currently planning her Speak Now World Tour 2011. In her recent interview with Billboard Magazine, Taylor gave her fans a little peek into what the stage might look like. She said:

“I already have drawings in my journal of what the stage should look like. I know a few of the set list orders…I want there to be an entire wedding scene on the stage.”

What Do You Guys Think?

Would you rock any of these “Speak Now”-inspired looks? What about her music – do you guys love it or hate it? And what are your favorite songs on the album? Let me know your thoughts and more. Just leave a comment below!

Posted on on November 13, 2010 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , ,

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27 Responses to “3 Looks Inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now””

  1. 1
    November 13th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I personally find T. Swift unbearably annoying, but your outfits are really well put together, and definitely something I’m going to re-create!

  2. 2
    November 13th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I love love love this post! I’m a bit Tswift fan, so obviously I’ve been listening to the album a lot. I’m so excited that you included Enchanted & Better than Revenge. I agree completely with what you said.

    Awesome outfits, amazing post! (:

  3. 3
    November 13th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Can’t stand the girl, but love the outfits.

  4. 4
    November 13th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    LOVE IT!

  5. 5
    November 13th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I got really happy when I saw that you’re foing a post like this!! I love Taylor Swift and I’ve been listening to the album nonstop! This post was awesome! These were 3 of my most faborite songs in this album!! You’re Enchanted one was my fav! You should totally make a post based on more songs in the album! Or maybe even a T Swift post! She always tends to llook perfect

  6. 6
    November 13th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    LOVE IT! I’m Taylor Swift fan and forever will be. I personally love Back to December and wish you could do the inspired outfit from this song.

    Love the last outfit!

  7. 7
    November 13th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I love Taylor Swift’s new album! :D Can you make more posts for all of her songs? :)

  8. 8
    November 13th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    These are great!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. 9
    November 13th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Love the outfits, love Taylor Swift. This is great!

  10. 10
    November 13th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Hey! Are you takin into account to be doing soon an article inspired by Selena Gomez?
    This was beautiful btw.

  11. 11
    November 13th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    I agree with Ada! Selena is so pretty, and she has great style.
    I love Taylor, and these outfits are brilliant. Thank you all the way from New Zealand =]

  12. 12
    November 13th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    You can buy the actual dress that Taylor Swift is wearing at the beginning of the Target commercial. The company is called Trashy Diva (Google it) and the dress is the Ashley dress with cherries. I think it’s about $100.

  13. 13
    November 13th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I love Taylor Swift and these looks!

  14. 14
    November 14th, 2010 at 12:43 am

    OMG I LOVE THIS POST. :) Thank you so much! The outfits are beautiful, especially the one for “Enchanted”, which happens to be my favourite song too! A little suggestion: Why not do another post inspired by “Back to December”, “If This Was A Movie” and “Story of Us”? Thank you so much! (:

  15. 15
    November 14th, 2010 at 5:59 am

    i love how, for the first outfit, you didn’t go for the obvious girly princess dress.. great post! enchanted is maybe my favourite as well!

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    November 14th, 2010 at 2:58 pm


  17. 17
    November 14th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    This post is sooo good! Please please do more on Taylor! She always dresses so pretty

  18. 18
    November 14th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Haha I was actually listening to TSwift’s new album when I came upon this post!

  19. 19
    November 15th, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Speak Now is such an amazing album!! Everyone buy it!

  20. 20
    November 15th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    This post is BRILLIANT! (: Please do more posts on her songs! BTW, sending you love ALL THE WAY FROM SINGAPORE! :D *Taylor Swift is finally coming here on 9th Feb 2011, can’t wait!

  21. 21
    November 15th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I have yet to listen to the album, but the first look is cute, cute, cute! I can picture Taylor in something really similar.

  22. 22
    November 15th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I love love love Taylor Swift, and all of her songs. Mean, Enchanted, Better Than Revenge, Speak Now, Story of Us, Mine….all are my favorite. I would totally enjoy another kind of post like this with her other songs!

    I love the this was written. Totally accurate right down to the punctuations marks. Thank you for the inspiration :)

  23. 23
    November 20th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I love “Echanted” and the outfit to go with it! It is a ridiculously good song. I got the Deluxe Edition and I love “Superman”.
    Good Article. Impressed with the outfits, good for the fall.

  24. 24
    December 5th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    the last dress is SO cute :) i love the way the tights look
    with it!

  25. 25
    February 18th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Haha, that’s totally not what I think of when I think of Enchanted….I think it’s the opposite of simple, I think lots of sparkles. And Mean wasn’t about being bullied just so you know, it’s about one of her critics….haha hopefully that doesn’t affect the outfit!

  26. 26
    July 6th, 2011 at 10:42 am

    My favorite oufit is the Enchanted one with the orange dress and black tights:)

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