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Fashion Inspiration: Taylor Swift “22”


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She may be 23 now, but Taylor Swift‘s latest single (and video), “22“, shows us that we can live like we’re 22, even if it’s just for the night. From having breakfast at midnight to dressing up like hipsters, this super fun and totally catchy song has plenty of suggestions for ways to let loose. I’ve had it on repeat for about the past week and it is by far one of my favorites off of Red.

She recently just released a super fun video for the song, featuring a group of her friends “dancing like they’re 22″ in different locations. If you haven’t seen it, catch it below!

While you may or may not be 22, you can steal Taylor’s hipster style from the video with a few key pieces. Below, I’ve created a series of outfits inspired by the video for “22.” Scroll down to see them all!

Fall in Love with Strangers

Taylor Swift 22 video fashion - outfit 1
Top, Shorts, Shoes, Hat, Sunglasses

If you’re in the mood to make fun of your exes like Ms. Swift, try wearing a graphic muscle tee with high-waisted shorts and combat boots. Wear flirty heart sunglasses for a girly twist, and finish the look off with a pair of edgy combat boots.

It’s Miserable and Magical

Taylor Swift 22 video fashion - outfit 2
Top, Shorts, Shoes, Glasses, Headband

This vintage-inspired outfit will hit all the right notes for a night out with the girls! Wear a feminine floral blouse tucked into destroyed-look denim shorts for a well-balanced mix of edgy and girly. Try out a polka dot headband for a retro flair, and add bright red sneakers to pay tribute to Swift’s signature color. Classic ¬†hipster glasses add the perfect finishing touch to this eclectic getup.

You Look Like Bad News

Taylor Swift 22 video fashion - outfit 3
Top, Skirt, Shoes, Necklace, Headband

If it feels like one of those nights that you won’t be sleeping, you might as well go out in style! Steal Taylor’s fierce cat-inspired getup with a few key pieces. Start by layering a chiffon blouse over a black sequin skirt. Wear with platform sandals and long, layered necklaces, and finish with a pearl-accented cat ear headband, similar to the one Taylor wears in the video.

What do you think?

Are you a fan of Taylor’s new style? Are you inspired by music videos? Would you wear any of the outfits above? Which look is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like these in the future?¬†Let me know in a comment below!

Posted on on March 19, 2013 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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36 Responses to “Fashion Inspiration: Taylor Swift “22””

  1. 1
    March 19th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I found a similar headband and it’s really cheap!

  2. 2
    March 19th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Omg! I love your taste

  3. 3
    March 19th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Woah, the first Taylor Swift song not about a guy.

  4. 4
    March 19th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Nice, but I would love to see fashion inspired by other artists and videos.

  5. 5
    March 19th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Why are there so many post on taylor swift videos? There is way more music out there for fashion inspiration besides her and stuff like fun

  6. 6
    March 19th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Glad you guys like the post!

    Jenny and Ashleigh Maynes – Noted! Have you guys checked out our music section? We do lots of posts about other artists, it’s not just T Swift all the time. However, funny enough, we got like 10 emails the day this video came out from readers asking for a post on it, so of course we wanted to do it. Taylor seems to be pretty popular with our readers, and college girls in general. Any other songs/artists you’d like to request? (“Not Taylor” isn’t exactly specific…) We write for you guys, so if you want us to cover something, please let us know!

  7. 7
    March 19th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Also besides the Forever 21 link someone posted there is also a cat ear headband for $12 that i actually just recieved from Urban Outfitters! It is adorable! Loved the outfits in this post!

  8. 8
    March 19th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Love it, especially the third outfit. Also love that you posted it on my 22nd birthday.

  9. 9
    March 19th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Happy Birthday Tori! And I too love the third outfit it’s awesome! I love fashion in so many ways!

  10. 10
    March 19th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I actually really like all 3 outfits! Can’t wait till it’s the summer now :)

  11. 11
    March 19th, 2013 at 10:27 pm


  12. 12
    March 19th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    How about Young the Giant’s song: Apartment? Or Camera Obscura’s song: French Navy?

  13. 13
    March 19th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    So my suggestions, maybe, are the Decemberists, the Cure, Coldplay, Mumford and Sons, Norah Jones, or Queen. I would say Lady Gaga but she’s probably been done already. there’s also a song called “mad world” that has been covered by several different artists and was featured in the movie Donnie Darko that is really awesome and sad.

  14. 14
    March 19th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Or more Adele songs

  15. 15
    March 19th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    @Kelsey, I’m pretty sure (please correct me if I’m wrong!) that this particular column is about the fashion in the music videos. As someone who is definitely not a fan of Taylor Swift, I can see how it makes sense to feature her so much. Her videos (I would assume) generally involve many college-aged girls having a gazillion wardrobe changes. Am I wrong here?
    Most of the musicians I you mentioned (with a few possible exceptions) don’t feature this phenomenon in their music videos.

    That being said, what I (and possibly the people harping on TaySwift here) might find more interesting would be fashion inspired by the actual MUSIC. Like, listen to this song and become inspired to wear something by the beat/ lyrics/ feelings it beings up, rather than the people in the video. I always get dressed listing to music and it will often influence what I wear that day.

  16. 16
    March 19th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Loved this! I think Taylor Swift’s style is very wearable, and you nailed it with these outfits. Thanks!

  17. 17
    March 20th, 2013 at 12:19 am

    I found a similar yellow polka dot headband here! It’s pretty affordable too!

  18. 18
    March 20th, 2013 at 12:40 am


  19. 19
    March 20th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Oh no don’t be!! Besides, I’m not even sure if I’m right! And there’s nothing wrong with your opinion :) And I for one would love to see a “mad world” inspired look.

  20. 20
    March 20th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    @ Zephyr, thank you for responding thats amazing that so many people wrote in at once for that video lol. I have been on the music posts and was so happy to see when you guys did one on led zepplin, Would really love to see a post based on something like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Maybe even the female trribute band The Iron Maidens since so could incorporate the feminine style.

  21. 21
    March 20th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I agree that different music artists should be featured. This blog seems to cater to Taylor Swift and that gets kinda dull. Maybe you should feature Solange Knowles who style is impeccable or Grimes? Or maybe Black Keys, Toro Y Moi, Crystal Castles (Alice Glass) or Azealia Banks?

    Let’s get some variety please!

  22. 22
    March 20th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I love this post. but I do have some other suggestions. I would love love love to see a post inspired by Jack White because he has a pretty unique style. The Black Keys, Tegan and Sara, and Passion Pit would all be pretty interesting just for a few suggestions.

  23. 23
    March 21st, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Ah, love love love this! Love Taylor, love the outfits. Great job!

  24. 24
    March 21st, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Wow… this is great! I love this page- it’s awesome! I am a great fan of Taylor Swift, and I absolutely adore the 22 video. All the clothes look great and authentic, and I liked how you used lines from the song as sub-headings. Great job! :)

  25. 25
    March 21st, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Love it especially the miserable & magical piece that’s more like my style

  26. 26
    March 21st, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    For future musical fashion inspiration, I would suggest Muse (the band). Matt Bellamy… serious stylish man!

  27. 27
    March 22nd, 2013 at 7:24 am

    i’d say do ellie goulding, she’s awesome! she’s young, creative and original.

  28. 28
    March 22nd, 2013 at 7:26 am

    you could do the strokes as well! they just released a new album and they have great style! rock and roll new york city style.

  29. 29
    March 22nd, 2013 at 9:56 am

    While the outfits are good, I’d love to see some inspiration from artists other than Taylor Swift. There has to be other forms of inspiration than solely her. An article on the atmosphere of music festivals or some of the artists headlining the big ones (Coachella, Bonnaroo, etc.) This year would be awesome! Us alternative girls would definitely appreciate it. :)

  30. 30
    March 25th, 2013 at 2:20 am

    I second the Grimes suggestion. She’s a super-cool Canadian artist.

  31. 31
    March 26th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I am not a fan of Swift at all, but i find these outfits cute, with some pieces.definitely worth taking away. Also, I finally got an explaination for that cat headband… it’s ridiculously popular on the streets of Tokyo this season, and I had no idea why. But I also think it’s super cute (:

  32. 32
    March 26th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    thanks for the article! I was wondering if someone could tell me where I could find the “hipster” glasses? I need new glasses and I want her exact replica if it is possible :P Thanks!

  33. 33
    April 14th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    dont get the skirt at pacsun. to expesive. target has that same skirt for $10. Just got mine :)

  34. 34
    July 15th, 2013 at 6:37 am

    what is name of that hat????

  35. 35
    September 5th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Could u do an Avril Lavigne one? Based of the vid for here’s to never growing up? I love these btw. Thanks

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