Fashion Inspiration: Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”

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Fashion Inspiration: Taylor Swift's I Knew You Were Trouble

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Once upon a time, we all knew Taylor Swift as the country-pop princess with the girly, romantic sense of style. However, in the new video for her latest single “I Knew You Were Trouble.”, Taylor experiments with a new aesthetic that’s anything but dainty.

In the video, TSwift trades her fairytale look for a punk vibe, sporting a messy, chopped bob with dip-dyed pink ends, and wearing a variety of edgy, hipster-inspired outfits throughout. Although I was a bit skeptical at first, I must admit I’m becoming slightly obsessed with her newfound edgy look (even if it’s just for the video).

If you’ve yet to see it, catch her new video below!

Whether you’re a fan of Taylor’s or not, this video proves that even girly girls can rock the edgy look with a few key pieces. Below, I’ve created a few fun outfits inspired by the song and video. Scroll down to view them all.

Lying on the Cold, Hard Ground

Ikywt outfit 1

Product Information: Top – ASOS, Jeans – Forever21, Shoes – GoJane, Necklace – Forever21

The video’s opening scene features Taylor in a casual look with edgy accessories. While you might not be waking up in the middle of the desert anytime soon, you can rock a similar look with a graphic-print oversized tee and acid-wash jeans. Pair with combat boots and a layered charm necklace to put the finishing touches on this super fierce number.

Places I’ve Never Been

Ikywt outfit 2

Product Information: Top – Urban Outfitters, Skirt – NastyGal, Shoes – Free People, Bag – DSW, Necklace – Forever21

Inspired by Taylor’s more girly side, mix a high-low skirt with a crop top. Wear with some classic high-top Converse for a casual aesthetic. Grab a fringe-accented bag and an arrowhead necklace to complete the trendy ensemble!

Whispers on the Street

Ikywt outfit 3

Product Information: Shirt – Forever21, Tank – PacSun, Shorts – ASOS, Shoes – Forever21, Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters

For our final look, we’re channeling Taylor’s grunge-inspired outfit, and adding a modern twist. To start, layer a lace-back tank under a tartan-print button-up shirt for a super cool vibe. Wear with of-the-moment studded shorts and slouchy ankle booties for extra edge. Before heading out the door, be sure to slip on a pair of round sunnies to complete the look! Oh, and those “whispers on the street”? They’re just passersby marveling at how awesome you look!

What do you think?

Did you watch Taylor Swift’s new video? What did you think about her new look? Would you rock any of the edgy looks above? Which outfit is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like these in the future? Let me know in the comments!

21 thoughts on “Fashion Inspiration: Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble””

  1. taylor’s not really my favorite either, but i was just mostly excited to see looks i can actually wear. it’s dipping into the 60s after dark in florida, but it’s still in the 70s even 80s in the day. and like someone above me said, it’s pretty easy to winterize summer outfits–add tights, sweaters, change shorts for pants–but it’s pretty hard to see a bundled up outfit and figure out how to adapt that for the warmth. so thank you!

  2. Hi everyone!

    While I’m well aware not everyone is as big of a Taylor Swift fan as I am, I wanted to maintain a focus on the OUTFITS, not the celebrity. Please keep in mind that CF is a positive place, I feel as though many of your comments do not reflect that. Just a friendly reminder! Thank you 🙂

  3. The outfits are nice, everyday wear, If you want to go for an edgy look would really love to see a piece on Alissa White-Gluz she is the lead singer of The Agonist


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