It’s hard to believe Taylor Swift is only 27. She has been in the industry for a decade: her first song came out in 2006, her second album Fearless made her a known name – Love Story and You Belong With Me were on every girls’ lips – and by 2009 (after that Kanye West episode) the entire America knew of her.
Despite being in the industry for this long Swift has been able to successfully grow her career graph. She is one of those few artists who hasn’t faced any lows careerwise and has never bored us with her songs and lyrics.
On the occasion of her 27th birthday here’s looking back at her fashion evolution- how she evolved from a girl with no clue on the red carpet to a fashion pro.
This was long ago…in 2006, to be precise, when Taylor hadn’t yet conquered America, was just a newcomer, and didn’t even know how to pose, and wore cowboy boots to pretty much everywhere.
Another photo from that year – still no clue how to operate.
An year later and Swift was still obsessed with her boots.
Taylor turned up as a princess at the 2007 Country Music Awards. In 2007 she also became the youngest winner of the Nashville Songwriters Association’s Songwriter/Artist of the Year.
It was the 2009 MTV VMAs when, overnight, Taylor Swift became known to all of USA – thanks to Kanye West interrupting her acceptance speech, who would later go on ranting how he ‘made that bitch famous’.
By the end of 2010 she had begun experimenting with her looks. Here she is donning faux bangs at the AMAs.
The same year she got bangs, began sporting straight hair, and red lipstick became her best friend.
During her early years in the business Taylor often said she didn’t want to look sexy and would never wear anything sexy. But 2013 saw her going the sexy, sassy way.
At the Billboard Awards 2015 Taylor was rock-chic in a cut-out shimmering jumpsuit. And yes, she publicly declared her love for Calvin Harris.
Met Gala 2016 – is that Taylor Swift?
From cowboy boots to untamed hair, no-makeup look to smoky eyes, no skin show to cutouts and shorts, long mermaid hair to edgy styles – Taylor Swift has come a long way. She has evolved from a girl with dreams to a woman with everything, and yet remain dignified and grounded.