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In honor of the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), I’m showing you how to copy Taylor Swift’s 2023 street-style outfits.
We’ve all looked to celebrity style for fashion inspiration at some point in our lives. But that’s one thing to say, “I love her outfit,” and it’s another to copy it in real life.
For this series, I’m going the extra mile and making it happen. Each week, I’m getting inspiration from a celebrity and copying five of her looks as closely as possible. Then, I’m reporting back to you: Did the outfits work in real life? Did I feel comfortable? Did people treat me differently? I’m sharing it all.
This week, in honor of the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)I copied Taylor Swift’s street-style outfits.
(For my past Taylor Swift posts, see my guides to All Too Well outfits, Taylor Swift’s street style, Taylor Swift eras outfits, Evermore outfits, Folklore outfits, Midnights Mayhem With Me outfits, and The Eras Tour outfits.)
About Taylor’s Version
After Taylor Swift left Big Machine in 2018, she wanted to either buy her master recordings or the record label itself. Big Machine wanted her to sign another six-album contract that would transfer the masters to her slowly over time and never offered Taylor the chance to buy them outright.
Knowing that Republic Records (her current label) would at least give her ownership of her future work, she signed with them and moved on. Then, Big Machine’s CEO Scott Borchetta sold the label to Ithaca Holdings, Scooter Braun’s company. Braun is a former manager and friend of Kanye West. The sale resulted in a man Taylor doesn’t like, and who doesn’t like her, owning eleven years of her work. While Taylor was angry about this, she decided to re-record her songs later in 2020 to get them back.
Taylor took up the challenge to record all six albums after declining to become an equity partner with Shamrock Records after Braun sold her back catalog to the firm. As of late 2020, Taylor has begun re-recording her first six albums: Debut, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989, and Reputation.
Each recorded album includes previously unreleased songs (From The Vault) and new collaborations with other artists.
The first two re-recordings were Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version).
About Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)
Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) is Taylor’s third re-recorded album, which was just released today, July 7th, as of this writing. Originally, the album was released in 2010 with a pop country pop-rock sound. With the inclusion of If This Was a Movie in Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Speak Now (TV) is now Taylor’s first entirely self-written album
The album was announced in the middle of The Eras Tour’s first Nashville concert.
The new version of Speak Now has the deluxe tracklist (16 songs) and 6 songs “From the Vault.” The songs “From the Vault” are tracks originally written for Speak Now that didn’t make it onto the original album. It features collaborations with Fall Out Boy on the song ElectricTouch and Paramore’s Hayley Williams on the song Castles Crumbling.
Taylor Swift’s 2023 Outfits Guide
For the past few months, we have had tons of amazing fashion moments from Taylor. Whether she’s going in and out of the studio or out with her friends, Taylor’s been out and about like she hasn’t been for years.
Her style during these outings has been very preppyreminiscent of her 1989 era, edgylike a mix of her reputation and lover street style, and comfortable.
It’s summer, so many of the items she has worn are perfect for warm weather. think tank tops, shorts, skirts, skorts, sandals, and sneakers. Most of the time, she’s also wearing neutral colorswith slight accents of color and metallics here and there.
Below, I’ll show you how to copy Taylor Swift’s outfit, 2023 street style edition.
Monday – Outfit #1
As per usual, I’m starting with the most approachable and casual look of the week. In this pic, Taylor’s wearing a white shirt, black shorts, a brown bag, and sandals.
For My Version of the look (see what I did there), I paired an oversized white button-up shirt with high-waisted black shorts.
The fit of my shirt is different from Taylor’s. Her shirt is cropped and hemless. I do have a white shirt that is cropped, but it has a very cinched waist and is true to size. I decided to use this shirt because it is oversized, and it matches the vibe of her look better than my cropped one.
For shoes, I don’t have sandals like Taylor’s, but I do have a pair of open-toed espadrilles in beige. I accessorized the look with my brown messenger bag. Finally, I just let my hair air-dry that day and wore it down like she did.
I like this look. As you can see, it’s a very easy one to recreate. After all, it’s made of classic items, almost everyone has in their closet. When I wore this outfit, we were in the middle of a heatwave, so it was a really good choice to wear that day. It is both put together and comfortable. Also, it’s versatile because it will allow you to layer or change the shoes without losing that polished vibe.
Tuesday – Outfit #2
For Tuesday, which for me is movie date night, I wanted something cool, comfortable, and cute. What could be better than the very first of Taylor’s looks we saw during this era? For this look, she is wearing a black top, blue jeans with a butterfly cut-out, heeled loafers and a silver bag.
To create My Version of this outfit, I started with a simple black tank top. My top is a completely different cut from Taylor’s, but I don’t have an off-the-shoulder top because that’s not a cut that I like on myself. So, I thought a fitted black top still had the same vibe.
Next, I grabbed a pair of medium-wash jeans that has a butterfly cut-out and rhinestone details. (Yes, I bought a dupe of Taylor’s jeans — more on that below.) For the shoes, I either have loafers or heels, but not heeled loafers. So, I thought some burgundy booties were a good compromise. Finally, I used my silver cross-body bag to tie everything together.
This outfit is one of my favorite looks ever! It’s a very minimal outfit that’s elevated through tiny details. The cutout, the shoes, and the bag take the otherwise simple look to the next level. That’s also what makes it so easy to recreate, even without the butterfly jeans.
When I saw this picture of Taylor for the first time, I immediately fell in love with her jeans. Naturally, they were already sold out (and $673!). But then I saw this amazing $32 dupe (still in stock as of today!), and I couldn’t resist.
I bought these jeans months before I even thought of making this post, but now I’m so glad I have them to create this look. The jeans are not for everyone, but they blend into my closet perfectly, which is why I got them.
Wednesday – Outfit #3
And then it was Wednesday. This look came out of nowhere when I had already planned this week’s outfits. But I changed the plan because I thought Taylor’s look here was very different and worth recreating. She’s wearing a button-up shirt, a rokt, loafers, socks with flower details, and a baseball cap.
My Version of this Taylor outfit started off with an oversized striped button-up shirt. Then, I added a medium-wash score. Normally, I would’ve tucked in the shirt, but I left it hanging out, following Taylor’s lead.
For shoes, I went with my burgundy loafers. I had a bit of a dilemma with the socks because I had to choose between the right color (beige) or the tiny flower details. I ended up choosing these white socks with flower details.
For accessories, I threw on a navy blue baseball cap and grabbed the same brown messenger bag from Monday.
Weirdly, I think this looks works. I really, really like it! It’s very different from what I would normally wear, and it has a lot of mismatched fits and items, but I believe they work really well together. With My Version, the color palette is slightly different but is in the same family as Taylor’s.
Thursday – Outfit #4
Did you really think I was going to do this post without taking inspiration from Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)? On the back cover of the album, Taylor is wearing a pink and lilac tulle dress and pink ballet shoes.
My Version of this look is more inspired than a direct recreation, but here we go.
To start, I wore this pink tulle skirt. Then, I put on a lilac knitted top. Both items are actually my sister’s, so thank you to her for making this look as complete as possible. Finally, for my shoes, I added my pink satin ballet flats.
I love love love this look! It’s so cute, feminine, and perfect to celebrate the release of this album. As I mentioned earlier, we were in the middle of a heatwave this week, so this outfit worked perfectly. I feel so pretty and happy wearing this, even though I don’t think that either the top or skirt fit me particularly well.
Friday – Outfit #5
Finally, it was Friday, which meant it was the time for my most expected look of the week. This outfit truly exemplifies Taylor Swift’s 2023 outfits and style overalls.
In this iconic picture (that we all saw EVERYWHERE!), Taylor is wearing an all-black ensemble with gold details and loafers as she walks in NYC with her squad.
Creating My Version of this look wasn’t easy but in the end, I think I got a close approximation of Taylor’s vibe.
For the top, I wore a black square-neck top with spaghetti straps.
The skirt was my first bump on the road. I compromised on the color but kept the fit and vibe of Taylor’s skirt. For my outfit, I wore a brown, high-waisted mini skirtwhich is very fitted. Mine didn’t have a gold chain, but I do have a gold chain belt which I added with a couple of pins.
For shoes, I grabbed the same burgundy loafers I wore on Wednesday. Again, I compromised the color in favor of type and vibe. Finally, I put my hair up in a bun and added a pair of black sunglasses.
Boy, do I love how this looks! I feel so so so beautiful in this outfit. The color palette is a little different than Taylor’s, but I think it still works.
This is one of my favorite looks from Taylor ever. Normally, I wouldn’t have paired all of these items together. I like to wear looser items, especially in the summer, but this look wasn’t uncomfortable at all. Don’t get me wrong; it’s not a jeans-and-at-shirt-type of comfort, but overall it wasn’t as restrictive as I expected.
By now, you guys know how much I love Taylor’s music, and I’m so excited to finally listen to her version of Speak Now.
Speak Now has a special place in my heart because it is the very first CD from Taylor that we had. This means that it was the very first album of hers that I listened to over and over. The booklet was so of its time; it’s so campy and emo, I love it. (Who knows? I might even create a post based on the booklet.)
As I have said before, Taylor has an aesthetic that can work with almost anyone’s style. But her outfits haven’t always been very easy to recreate or attainable. Lately, she has been wearing a lot of classic items and outfit combinations that we all have in our closets or have worn before, especially for the summer.
Rumor has it we may be looking at the birth of Taylor’s next album and era through these looks!
Now, more than ever, if you’re looking for cool summer outfit inspiration, Taylor is a great muse. I bet you have everything you need for almost every one of her 2023 outfits. Take advantage of that inspiration and find new life for your classic items. You’ve got this!
What do you think of my Taylor Swift outfits 2023 guide?
Are you excited about Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)? Do you like Taylor’s recent street style? Which recreation is your favorite? Would you wear any of these looks? Let us know in the comments below!