TAYLOR SWIFT STYLE: TS7 PREDICTIONS
The number one thing I get asked in-between eras is my thoughts on the era that is to come. I’ve answered it over the last few months on the questions blog, I’ve dedicated a Frequently Asked Friday entirely to questions based on my thoughts for Taylor’s upcoming album. But you guys are still curious! So here I’ve compiled a post that I hope addresses every aspect from aesthetic to content that I think/hope the next era entails. With the exception of tour, which I’ll address post-album release.
I hope you like it, enjoy it, and of course provide your own thoughts and ideas. Particularly if you think there’s something missing I haven’t addressed.
Either way, I’ll be delighted to be proven right or wrong whenever it is we get to enjoy this next album and to hear your thoughts as well.
Note: As I’ve chatted with all of you about the kinds of content you’d like to see during an outfit drought, today’s posting is just the first of a dozen TSS 13 Series posts. Published, of course, on the 13th of each month. Requests for a TSS 13 Series is open, as always, on @taylorswiftstylequestions but I have a few things already in mind I hope you’ll all love.
Release: Summer (August) or Winter (December) 2019. Single release in April or September 2019.
Promo: Full court press. Radio, photoshoots, television appearances, awards shows. Girlfriend is back.
Music: A trip back to her roots as she completes 30 turns around the sun. Acoustic-tinged, chronological storytelling within a song, folk elements made pop and fresh. Think psychedelic appearances of synthesizers in and amongst 12-string guitars à la Kacey Musgraves’ “Oh What A World”.
Lyrics: Life, love, her longest romantic relationship to date, the fickleness of friends and journalists crawling back when the tides of fame turn. The state of her career. Introspection as she gets older. A look back and a look forward. Her physical and mental journey over the course of her career. From country to country-pop to full pop. From Philly to Nashville to New York to … London?
Fashion: 70s trends are everywhere right now. She’s done country girl, country girl in heels, fairy princess, preppy, Audrey Hepburn 50s prim, uber feminine FROW girl, distressed urban chic. Colour palettes ranging from burnt terracottas to pastels to maximalist super saturated patchwork colours. The colours of a dying sunset and the earth. Coming back to ground and nature. A representation of her coming back to “roots” — but making it Taylor and for 2019. Loose, flowing dresses. Woven belts. Well-travelled city cowgirl. Fringe, but tempered with metallic heels. Suede, paired with OTK boots. High waisted denim, boldly patterned and colourful sweaters. Tweed, crochet, oversized aviator sunnies. Goodbye Wayfarers and cat-eyes.
Brands: Chloé, Carolina Herrera, Alberta Ferretti, Coach, Alice + Olivia.
Beauty: Glowing. Minimal eyeliner. No more cat eye flick (except on stage). All about fluffy lashes, strobe highlight, gorgeous flushing blush.
Hair: Long, textured. Fluffy curtain Brigitte Bardot-esque bangs. Strawberry blonde, soft ginger.