Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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Just recently I had discovered that Miss Taylor Swift has an amazing vintage inspired wardrobe! Recently she has been spending a bit of time with American Royalty the Kennedys, however the bigger story is that she is a young 22 year old woman dressing her age! Now, I am not hating on my sluts, because I love my sluts just the same, but it's just nice to see someone appropriately dressed.
Taylor Swift's casual style is very 1950s/early 1960s inspired with full skirts and button up blouses, sun dresses and play suits. I would gamble that a few of her dresses are actual vintage!
The thing I find most inspiring about Taylor's style is that she is making it okay for her generation to be pretty and ladylike. Like I said, while I enjoy my too tight, too short hootchies, seeing a celebrity that is okay just dressing in girlie outfits that don't try to make a statement, yet makes an effort is fantastic in my mind. It's a refreshing change to see someone stay true to themselves and aren't marketed, yet they look wonderfully put together and appropriate! She really is fresh and youthful!
So to the younger girls who are new to vintage or interested but are afraid to dive in head first, take a look at Taylor Swift! Other than her hair not being "authentic", the rest of her style is very vintage chic!
How to get the look:
Taylor's dresses usually have full skirts that are either gathered or pleated at the waist. Now if Taylor's dresses really are vintage, I am guessing they are above the knee because she is so tall -- above the knee is a perfectly acceptable skirt length in modern times. However, if you are not as tall as Miss Swift, you may find the skirt falls at the knee or just below. If you are going for true vintage, keep the length there, however if you want to update the look, hem your dress up a couple of inches above the knee.
The tops or bodices are darted and fitted and have details in the stitching (darted or pleated) or in decoration (lace trimmings or button up fronts). The warmer weather allows for sleeveless styles, but short sleeves or 3/4 sleeves are also acceptable.
Miss Swift seems to wear stylish yet comfortable flats or low heels. No tennis shoes with her dresses. Ballerina flats and muted weaved heels seem to be her choice. These types of shoes go well with her subtle femininity and aren't too flashy or glitzy. Pairing her dresses with oxfords give her style a youthful look.
She seems to have fun with her accessories, but doesn't over do it. A thin belt, sunglasses, and something to tie her hair back is all she needs.
I have a few dresses in my etsy shop that can help you get this Taylor Swift style. Check it out!
Now my biggest Taylor Swift question is, how does a girl who is 2 years older than Kate Upton look perpetually 13? I want to know her secret!!!!