Taylor Swift’s recent outfits are full of ‘1989’ Easter eggs

These looks are alive, back from the dead.

In the lead-up to the Oct. 27 release date for “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” Taylor Swift has been sprinkling her outfits with elements of the aesthetic that defined the original album’s era — think knee-high heeled boots, ladylike handbags and plenty of pale blue.

This is nothing new for the singer-songwriter; as Swifties know all too well, the singer-songwriter has long made a habit out of dropping clues about her music and even her romantic relationships with her style selections.

“Easter eggs can be left on clothing or jewelry,” Swift told Entertainment Weekly in 2019. “This is one of my favorite ways to do this, because you wear something that foreshadows something else, and people don’t really usually find out this one immediately. But they know you’re probably sending a message — they’ll figure it out in time.”

Below, a look back at how the 12-time Grammy winner and newly minted billionaire used her fashion choices to herald her latest re-record’s release, from an evening of all-blue Eras Tour costumes to several pairs of familiar-looking footwear.

It’s blue, the feeling I got

Swift’s string of azure ensembles at her Aug. 9 Eras Tour show — like this Alberta Ferretti gown — hinted at the re-record to be announced later that evening.
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This Roberto Cavalli set was a sparkling standout.
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The singer also debuted this enchanting Nicole + Felicia Couture creation.
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Swift played her final show of the first US leg of the Eras Tour at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium on Aug. 9, teasing fans with a slew of brand-new, all-blue looks that perfectly matched the 2014 original’s color palette.

The performance’s grand finale? Swift’s announcement that “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” was on the way.

It was maroon

In September, Swift resurrected these burgundy boots for a night out with Blake Lively.
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She last wore the shoes in 2014 and 2015.
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On Sept. 16, the superstar was spotted in a pair of tall burgundy boots from & Other Stories she previously wore several times in 2014 and 2015, and then never again (until now).

Circa “1989,” Swift styled the shoes with bold patterns and colors — here a Paddington Bear-worthy plaid duffle coat, there a bright red double-breasted jacket — but in 2023, she opted for a simple pleated miniskirt and cardigan in neutral hues.

If this was a movie

Swift’s Oscar de la Renta look for the “Eras Tour” movie premiere seemed straight out of her “1989”-era style playbook.
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Her faux bob even mirrored the album art.
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At the world premiere of her “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” concert film at The Grove in LA, the artist seemed to draw sartorial inspiration from one era in particular. Picking up right where her string of blue concert costumes left off, Swift hit the red carpet in a sky-colored Oscar de la Renta gown covered with floral cutouts.

Along with her signature red lip, the “Cruel Summer” songstress wore her hair in a windswept-looking faux bob that mirrored her “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” cover look — and tricked many fans into believing she’d actually lopped off her locks, just like she did at the beginning of the original “1989” era.

She wears high heels

These Prada boots made a reappearance the day before “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” dropped.
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Swift previously wore them in 2015.
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On Oct. 26, the eve of her “1989” re-record’s release, Swift dug out another pair of older shoes — this time a knee-high Prada boot in classic brown leather — for an afternoon get-together with Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman at Bradley Cooper’s apartment, followed by dinner with the Haim sisters.

The last time she wore these particular boots was on New Year’s Day in 2015; guess she wasn’t carrying her shoes down in the lobby.


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