Since the age of 16, Taylor Swift has been releasing music that has helped people with every emotion in spades. With the lead-up to her highly anticipated tour in 2023, fans have been taking a deep dive into all her beloved eras, from country princess to a glitzier pop star. Every artist goes through style changes throughout their career, but Swift has proven time and time again that she is not your average artist. With each album, she meticulously crafts an aesthetic to pair with them. This not only includes the cover art, but her Instagram layouts, red carpet ensembles, tour looks, and music video choices. In Swift’s world, there’s no such thing as leaving things less than perfect. Despite the past notions of her being “boy-obsessed” or “vindictive”, there is only one way I’d describe her now—a devoted artist.
Swift first came onto the music scene in 2006 with fiery curly hair, cowboy boots, and a guitar always in tow. Her latest album, Midnights, consists of celestial dreams. Think jewel-encrusted dresses, metallic eye makeup, and plenty of revenge dresses. Along the way, bold red lipstick was a signature touch she kept all the way through.
In honor of her upcoming tour, we’re taking a look back into every era part of Swift’s career. If you were lucky enough to get tickets, you might even get inspired to figure out your concert look. Do you resonate with the cinematic lyrics and homey cardigans of Folklore? Or the revenge-ridden and angsty touches of Reputation? Keep scrolling to take a look.