Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!


Taylor Swift has grown up from teen pop star to a full fledged fashion icon. We’re copying a few of our everyday looks as spotted in NYC. See our picks for Taylor Swift style you can sew yourself!

Taylor Swift nailed her signature look early. A true girly girl, she goes for American classics like ballet flats, full skirted dresses, and patterns like gingham and stripes. You won’t see this twenty-something with a hobo bag and pink highlights! Her sweet and polished style stays consistent no matter where she’s photographed.

Take a look at this blue and white dress. T. Swift often spices up her look with vintage details, like a crisp white Peter Pan collar on a super short dress. Navy gingham and a Jackie O style handbag are adorably retro, but the chiffon and micro mini hemline make it modern and young-looking.

80999493 taylor swift outfit 1 blog

Clockwise from top left: Keyhole Blouse with Ruffled Collar, Empire Waist Dress with Buttons, Drawstring Dress with Peter Pan Collar, Slender Pencil Trousers

Try mixing in a few vintage details, like a high waisted short, Peter Pan collar, or polka dot fabric. The Empire Waist Dress with Buttons could easily be hemmed several inches above the knee like Taylor Swift’s dress. We also like the Keyhole Blouse with Ruffled Collar and Drawstring Dress with Peter Pan Collar.

T.Swift likes to show just a glimpse of skin, like in this cute polka dot dress with cutouts. A little reveal at the back is unexpectedly sexy. Punch it up with a contrasting heel and Wayfarers. This “Cut Out Dress”:Cut Out Dress has an adjustable keyhole so you can choose how much skin to show.

80865775 taylor swift outfit 2 blog

Cut Out Dress

Taylor has legs for days, but a pair of mid rise short shorts give anyone longer looking limbs. Steal this casual New York City look with low heeled booties, shorts, and a round brim hat in basic black. A slouchy tank looks polished when it’s tucked in.

80856599 taylor swift outfit 4 blog

Clockwise from top right: Jersey Tank, Cuffed Shorts, Short Shorts

Any pair of tailored shorts will do, like the Cuffed Shorts or Short Shorts. Add a slouchy Jersey Tank or another Taylor Swift style essential, the Breton striped shirt.

This boxy crop top and mini skirt look fresh and new in a monochromatic peach shade. Pick your favorite pastel and wear it head to toe to get Taylor Swift’s style. It’s more daring than you think! We like the Luxe Tee or Oversize Blouse and Tucked Mini Skirt in jersey.

80815517 taylor swift outfit 3 blog

Clockwise from top left: Luxe Tee Oversize Blouse, Tucked Mini Skirt

All of these looks look best finished with a Taylor Swift makeup signature: bright red lipstick, and copy her feline eyes with a flick of liquid liner in a cateye shape. Sweep your hair to the side if you’re not ready to commit to her long bangs hairstyle.

All Taylor Swift images: Getty Images


  • Simba_nov_06_large

    Aug 8, 2014, 01.07 PMby nrobson

    her style is quite good

  • Sleeping_2156430b_large

    Aug 8, 2014, 02.10 AMby LiliaBourne

    I always look forward to Taylor’s fashion style. She’s one of my inspiration when it comes to dressing up. These one are her best wear especially the white tees with the black short!

  • Burda_profile_picture_large

    Aug 7, 2014, 04.40 AMby Couture Academic

    Cute dress, but those heels are making my back hurt just looking at ‘em! But then again, I’m much past my 20s :P

  • 2015-08-25_21_32_25_large

    Aug 6, 2014, 10.54 PMby jilldeville

    Can I just say how much I can’t stand Taylor Swift? UGH

    2 Replies
    • User_9697999_1238456472431_box_large

      Aug 6, 2014, 11.36 PMby Timea Schmidt

      You can, but it’s about her style and not her personality. I think it’s classy, modern and sexy, without exposing herself too much. I prefer her to all the been to rehab, had a sex tape kind of girls. Just saying:)

    • Burda_profile_picture_large

      Aug 7, 2014, 04.39 AMby Couture Academic

      Give it time… :P

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post


  • Editors' Pick
  • Pattern Collections
  • BurdaStyle Academy
  • Burda Challenge
  • Backstage Report
  • Fashion & Trends
  • DIY to Try
  • Tips & Techniques
  • Member Highlights
  • Sewing Projects
  • Outta Town
  • Contests & Competitions
  • Archive
  • Guest Columns
  • Videos
  • Meg's Magazine Mash Up
  • As Seen In
  • Podcast
  • Holiday