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Fashion Inspiration: Taylor Swift’s “Red”


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America’s sweetheart has returned with a new album, along with a brand new sound and look. While the album may not have that same country-princess vibe Taylor has worked in the past, Red is definitely an album to check out. From the first single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” to the title track “Red,” the album includes a wide variety of sounds for almost every taste. One of my personal favorite songs is “Everything Has Changed,” which features British artist Ed Sheeran.

Even if you’re not a huge TSwift fan, Red is actually a great source of inspiration for everyday outfits! Below, I’ve created a series of looks inspired by songs off of Taylor’s new album. Feel free to use them to inspire your own wardrobe! Scroll down to view them all.


Product Information: Dress – ModCloth, Shoes – Dorothy Perkins, Bag – TopShop, Sunglasses – ModCloth, Earrings – Forever21

The title track off the album is easy to translate into a wearable, everyday look with a few key pieces. First, wear a classic sleeveless dress in Taylor’s signature red hue. Next, slip on a pair of oxfords for a trendy but casual look. Last, accessorize the look with a crossbody bag, stud earrings, and retro-inspired cat eye sunglasses.


Product Information: Dress – Lulu*s, Shoes – H&M, Bag – ASOS, Headband – Forever21, Necklace – Forever21, Earrings – Juicy Couture

“Starlight” is one of the more upbeat songs on the album, and also one of my favorites. Even if you’re not dancing the night away, you can still rock a pretty and polished look with a cream high-low dress and gold metallic ballet flats. Add a statement necklace, sparkly stud earrings, and a crystal-accented headband for some glam touches. Grab an envelope clutch to complete the ensemble!


Product Information: Top – Forever21, Shorts – Forever21, Shoes – Keds, Glasses – Urban Outfitters, Bow – Forever21, Earrings – Forever21

If you’re feeling 22 today, go for a striped shirt and red high-waisted shorts, paired with some ever-classic Keds. Wear hipster-esque glasses and triangle stud earrings for a quirky vibe. A cute bow hair accessory completes the fun look inspired by Taylor.

The Lucky One

Product Information: Dress – Forever21, Shoes – ASOS, Bag – Forever21, Sunglasses – Chicwish, Headband – Forever21, Bracelet – Forever21

Dreaming about your name going up in lights? Dress the part in a fabulous shift dress and patent flats. Wear with a pretty clutch, chain bracelet, and a bow headband with pearl accents. Before you head out to face the paparazzi, don’t forget to grab a pair of cat eye sunglasses!

Stay Stay Stay

Product Information: Top – Forever21, Skirt – Chicwish, Shoes – Lulu*s, Bag – Forever21, Belt – Forever21, Necklace – Forever21, Earrings – ModCloth

While you might be on the go, you can stay stay stay super cute with this outfit. Wear a black peplum top with a khaki skirt for a classic vibe, then slip on a pair of scalloped animal-print flats for a fun twist. Add a red skinny belt over the top, layer with a bow necklace, and put in stud earrings for accessories. Grab a mini satchel bag to finish off the look!

What do you think?

Did you buy Taylor Swift’s new album? What were your favorite songs off of Red? Are you inspired by Taylor Swift’s new style? Would you wear any of the looks above? Which outfit is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like this in the future? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on on October 23, 2012 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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23 Responses to “Fashion Inspiration: Taylor Swift’s “Red””

  1. 1
    October 23rd, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I absolutely love these looks!!! <3

  2. 2
    October 23rd, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    These really remind me of Taylor Swift’s style, I love the fourth one!

  3. 3
    October 23rd, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I’m so obsessed with this album, thank you so much for this post! All these outfits are adorable, I especially love #3 :)

  4. 4
    October 23rd, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I love T Swift but thought this album was really not that good, there was no heart in it, but these outfits are so incredibly cute. I can especially see the 22 and starlight songs fitting those outfits.

  5. 5
    October 23rd, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Starlight is my favorite too! I wish you would have based it on classic style resembling the Kennedy’s because it was inspired by RFK and Ethel. Great outfit though regardless.

  6. 6
    October 23rd, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I loved this style idea and the outfit choices! The whole post was so good!
    I definitely picked up the album and hae to agree about Everything Has Changed. Ed is just so wonderful!

  7. 7
    October 23rd, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Love them! I like the starlight one the best!!

  8. 8
    October 24th, 2012 at 1:14 am

    We want the other songs inspiration <3 plz!

  9. 9
    October 24th, 2012 at 2:28 am

    I love the first outfit :)

  10. 10
    October 24th, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Outfits are super cute! But why does she have to suck so much?

  11. 11
    October 24th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I could SO see Taylor wearing the “22” outfit. Very quintessentially TSwift! You must be a big fan :) GREAT post!!!

  12. 12
    October 24th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Never wear a skater skirt with a peplum top! It’s the recipe to look frumpy. I like the other outfits though.

  13. 13
    October 24th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Good outfits for a great album! Love that you chose 22 and Stay, Stay, Stay…definitely my two favorite songs of the bunch. I really like the fashion from the Begin Again video, too, though.

  14. 14
    October 24th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Haven’t heard the album but I want to! And just something I’ve noticed, does she always have to do a song with the same title as Nicholas Sparks novels? “Dear John”, “The Lucky One”. Anyway great outfits these are all great and retro!

  15. 15
    October 24th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Love the outfits! The third is my favorite!

  16. 16
    October 25th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    how about the outfit she wears on the cover? I simply love the black/white shirt! but I only find it here and it’s sold out :( do you know some alternatives?

  17. 17
    October 27th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Love this! would love the whole album done but obv probably not enought time to do all of it..would love to see other posts inspired by whole albums

  18. 18
    October 31st, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Could you do a Part 2 with some other songs on her album (like I Knew You Were Trouble)?

  19. 19
    February 13th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    I love this album as well as these outfits! Amazing job as usual at pairing the tone of each of the songs to an outfit! You definitely have a knack for that! :) I have always loved Taylor Swift and seen her as my role model (though I don’t agree with her dating record but at least she is modest, humble and keeps her songs clean)! Taylor Swift is amazing! That is all! :)

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