Quite obviously, the world cannot stop talking about the endless run of celebrity catwalks and performances that Taylor Swift continues to surprise throngs of screaming fans with during her 1989 world tour — she's basically Hollywood's magical fairy godmother. But what we should also be freaking out about is how epic Taylor Swift's concert wardrobe has been. From the iconic white and perfectly embellished co-ord set that she wears for said celebrity unveilings, duos, and dance parties to rhinestone-encrusted and leather one-pieces to her steady rotation of crop tops, each ensemble is not only covetable, but also perfectly themed to the billboard chart-topper she is belting out.
Also, because she’s Taylor Swift, she looks simultaneously over the top and in costume — as one should when performing for sold out stadiums — yet on point to walk right off stage and be snapped for the latest edition of celebrity street style. Could this mean we too could make these stage outfits work, IRL?
I have a feeling wardrobes created and curated specifically for multi-billion dollar world tours are a little bit like a painting by Monet — fabulous from far away, but less realistic up close. I mean, the outfits are basically stage costumes, after all. Nonetheless, no matter how flashy the attire for the 1989 tour might be, Swift’s street style — essentially her penchant for high waisted bottoms, crop tops, and co-ords — totally shines through with each passing costume change. As such, it is as easy to be inspired by her on stage outfits as it is her street style.
While most of us may not be striking a pose with Gigi Hadid, dropping a beat with Nick Jonas, or sitting on a bench staring at Sam Hunt anytime soon, we can certainly look like we are up for the task with these five outfits inspired by T. Swift’s concert style.
1. All White And Embellished
Pair a matchy-matchy white crop top and short with a little bling to easily rock one of Swift's most iconic outfits from the tour, appropriate for any evening or weekend activity. Also, since this is the outfit she is seemingly always wearing when her famous friends appear, maybe it has some sort of magical, celebrity-wielding powers? Hey, it's always worth a shot.
Eloquii Scoop Neck Plus Size Crop Top, $40, nordstrom.com
ASOS Plus Size Junarose Lace Short, $38, asos.com
Crystal Garland Strand, $44, baublebar.com
2. Pumped Up Party Dress
Swift looks like the love child of a modern-day flapper and an on-trend ice dancer in this fringed, embellished mini dress and it is everything. While it may be difficult to find any event on the calendar to which this exact outfit is appropriate (unless you too are performing to thousands of people this coming weekend), a white dress adorned with sequins is Swift-inspired and totally chic.
Lastly, she has been spotted wearing some killer stilettos with this dress — seriously, they give new meaning to the word sparkle — so pump up your already sparkly dress with some extra silver glitter on your feet.
ASOS Curve Wedding Pretty Skater Dress With Embellishment, $172, asos.com
Frock and Frill Embellished Shift Dress With Scallop Hem, $62, asos.com
Betsey Johnson SB-Tee, $69, betseyjohnson.com
3. Flirty Mini And Crop Top Combo
There it is — the high waisted bottom she's notorious for. This flair skirt expertly covers her belly button while still leaving room for that covetable criss-cross crop top. I am pretty sure we have seen Swift on a date with Calvin Harris in an outfit that nearly mimics this, which means it is an easy copycat for a real life night out on the town.
Criss Cross Top, $53, eloquii.com
Wrapped Mini Skort, $47, eloquii.com
Crop The Music! Top, $50, modcloth.com
AQUA Skirt — Inverted Pleat Flare, $68, bloomingdales.com
4. "Bad Blood" Black Leather
Girl is making that leather work in the summer temps, so there is clearly no reason to hide it away until winter. While a leather jumpsuit is the true definition of commitment, it's easy to tone it down for the everyday by combining an easy breezy black tank with a pair of leather ankle pants. Welcome to that fierce "Bad Blood" girl life.
Wilfred Free Burnette Tank, $30, aritzia.com
Vegan Leather Skinny, $128, freepeople.com
Root of Ravishing Top in Black, $20, modcloth.com
Faux Leather Moto Legging, $43, torrid.com
5. Full Fledged Sparkle And Shine
Two things Taylor Swift is definitely not afraid of — a boy and a sequin. Take a page out of her concert costume book by donning a fully embellished one piece for head to toe sparkle and shine.
ASOS Curve Premium Kimono Jumpsuit in Sequins, $144, asos.com
Beaded Jumpsuit, $50, hm.com
Whether stepping out in Tribeca or performing sold out shows, T. Swift's style game is second to none and constantly covetable. It's time for a mid-summer wardrobe refresh anyway, right?
Images: Getty; Taylor Swift/Instagram