I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a “Swiftie.” Don’t get me wrong, I do see why others like her. But it wasn’t until I came across the Blank Space video that I thought, “Hey, I might actually like her.” And so for the first time, I took time to watch and re-watch a Taylor Swift video.
Maybe it’s the mansion and the stretch of green or maybe it’s the Oscar de la Renta, Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, and Elie Saab frocks that she wore. Throughout the four minutes and 33 seconds she was on screen, I couldn’t help but take note of the 21 times she changed her outfit. From the styling to the set, each layout seemed as if it was ripped from the pages of a glossy—this, of course, was more than enough reason to get slightly hooked.
So in looking back at some of the outfits, here are a few options for you to try on if you’re planning to be someone’s “nightmare dressed like a daydream.”
LAST DAY IN THE CONCRETE JUNGLE
Head-to-toe leopard can be quite tricky to pull off. Not everyone has guts like Taylor’s or Fran Fine’s, after all. So to start things easy, take a walk on the wild side with a leopard pencil skirt paired with a shaggy sweater from the same tonal palette. Add accents of green snakeskin to give the look a more urban feel for the last stretch of work before the long holiday break.
FORMAL FAMILY PORTRAIT
Forget about decking the halls with boughs of holly and get decked in glittering bits instead. Christmas is that one exception for you to look as sparkly as a tree ornament—only in a chic way. A sequined cami, jacquard midi, and feathered sandals will do just fine to make you stand out for the annual family portrait.
CRISTMAS DAY LUNCH
Red—the season’s staple color and also the title of another Taylor Swift song. Get away with wearing a cropped top on pig-out day by opting for printed high-waist trousers that control your tummy. Add a bit of lady-like luxe with a statement necklace that gets grandma’s compliments.
DAY TRIP TO THE COUNTRY SIDE
Of course, the holidays wouldn’t pass without a quick post-Christmas getaway with friends. Stay comfy and chic in loose silk palazzo pants and a billowy low-back shirt. Pull it together with a pair of pointy mules and best be on your way to the chilly country side.
If you’re still looking for more Taylor, watch the full video below: