Let's Talk About Taylor Swift's New Look

May 6, 2016

The New Taylor Swift wearing Louis Vuitton at the Met Gala

You may have noticed something different about Taylor Swift.

It began early this year, at the Grammys, when she unveiled a new, shorter hairstyle. Many people joked about how similar it looked to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's iconic bob, not knowing just how much influence Wintour had on Swift's evolving look.

Anna, is that you? Taylor Swift at the Grammys (left) and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party (right)
The new 'do was a point of conversation, but it wasn't too drastic. Just a more mature take on Swift's typically preppy style.

Then, Coachella happened:
The new new 'do via Taylor Swift's Instagram
The blonde bob was now platinum, and suddenly the crowd went wild. So wild, that no one realized the jacket was a hint for beau Calvin Harris's new song with Rihanna. Swift, so long a champion of the dirty blonde girls of the world, was now making her look even edgier.

Was it just for Coachella? Was it for her Vogue photo shoot only? It kind of felt like a stunt hairdo, or maybe it could even be a wig, but the past few weeks have proven that the hair—and the edgier style that such a hairdo inevitably brings along with it—is staying.

Here are a few of her most recent street style looks:

Recent street style looks of Swift's (notice the many shades of black)
As you can see, T-Swizzle has gone from modern day Jackie Kennedy to a less annoying Jenny Humphrey, and it's taken a bit of getting used to. I still can't decide what I think about her edgy makeover.

On the one hand, I'm excited that Taylor is experimenting with her style and trying out new things. the 20s are the time to test out different looks and see what makes you feel comfortable and confident. I'm all for outfit experimentation, and Swift has taken this part of her 20s very seriously.

On the other, I really enjoyed her preppy style. It felt like a breath of fresh air set against the Jenners and Hadids of the world, all of whom are pushing the same overdone style, and now Taylor is adopting more and more of these trends. From choker necklaces to sultry dresses, it feels like she's becoming part of a crowd instead of standing out on her own. She's been wearing Vetements, for goodness sake!

Basically, if Taylor Swift is just testing out new styles and having fun, I'm all for it. I just don't want to see her lose her individual sense of style to the trends of Instagram.

What are your thoughts on Taylor Swift's style makeover?


  1. She looks wonderful! Love her style!


  2. I prefer Taylor with red lips, she is very pretty and dark lips don't make her justice in my opinion ! Kisses

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  3. She looks great!!! Beauty


  4. I miss her classy Kennedy-esque looks. This look makes her appear a bit mousy :/

  5. i'm not a fan of her new style, but she still looks good i think she can rock it, its just not my thing haha


  6. i actually don't like this at all haha, i don't think it suits her as much!

    danielle | avec danielle

  7. Living for the bleach blonde hair!

    XO, Jessi

  8. to be honest I don't really like her new look even though she does look extremely pretty

  9. Fame changes everyone, it's crazy. She looks extremely different.



I love hearing your thoughts! Thanks for reading! ♥︎Lindsey