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In Focus: Taylor Swift: A Timeline of Romance and Style

In Focus: Taylor Swift: A Timeline of Romance and Style



Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston—it’s all everyone talked about over lunch, over Viber, on Twitter, on Instagram, and everywhere else last week. Whether it’s staged or not, you’ve got to admit: Girl moves on pretty fast. After debuting her platinum blonde hair and overall edgier vibe for her most recent appearance on the cover of US Vogue at the Met Gala, it was only a short span of time before she and ex-beau Calvin Harris called it quits. Then came breaking news about her new flame, a short two weeks after. Does Taylor’s change in style go hand-in-hand with her change in choice of boys? Let’s go back in time to examine the evidence!


Joe Jonas (July 2008 – October 2008)

Photograph via Hollywood Life

Taylor was still a good ol’ country girl back when she was together with Joe Jonas. The long blonde curls, that sweetheart-cut cocktail dress, and barely-there makeup was the perfect recipe for sweet and innocent!


Taylor Lautner (August 2009-December 2009)

Photograph via Hollywood Life

Taylor went a bit more rugged with ex-beau Taylor Lautner. She was sporting a lot of boots, black tights, and oversized sweaters and jackets, while still keeping her signature curly blonde locks and au naturel makeup.


John Mayer (December 2009-February 2010)

Photograph via Ocean Up

At this point, it became evident how TayTay seems to match her style with her boys, as seen in this photo with then-boyfriend and fellow musician John Mayer. Both sporting black leather jackets, you’d think they’d be making sweet music together for a very long time. #allgoodthingsmustcometoanend


 Jake Gyllenhaal (October 2010-January 2011)

Photograph via Daily Mail

Probably one of the weirdest couples there ever was, Jake and Taylor came as a shock to the world—what with no apparent common ground except for the fact that they were both in show business. Their style seemed to make sense together, though—cozy winter dressing everyone can relate to.


Conor Kennedy (July 2012-September 2012)

Photograph via Daily Mail

It seemed like the perfect summer: Taylor adopting a new look with her straight blonde hair and fringe, signature black Ray-Ban Wayfarers, red lips, high-waist everything, and a brand new beau: Conor Kennedy! This seemingly dreamy love team obviously didn’t last, but this Taylor fashion phase surely made its mark in history!


Harry Styles (October 2012-January 2013)

Photograph via Daily Mail

This breakup probably hurt Taylor the most, with so many speculations that not just one song was written about Harry on the album 1989. They looked pretty great as a couple, with Harry’s effortless British charm and her pretty, preppy getups. We loved Taylor’s wavy locks, lace-up Oxfords, tights, and coats = prep school peg!


Calvin Harris (March 2015-June 2016)

Photograph via E!

Along with the debut of her latest album 1989, Taylor debuted her short ‘do, midriff-baring getups, and her new flame, chart-topping DJ Calvin Harris. We honestly thought this ’ship would last till forever, being together for a year and all that (her longest yet!), but something always seems to fall apart.


Tom Hiddleston (June 2016-???)

Photograph via InStyle

As for the latest of the latest, Taylor seems to have moved on with British charmer Tom Hiddlestoneveryone’s crush since we-don’t-know-when. Fresh off her style reinvention for the cover of US Vogue last May 2016, the ever-confident Miss Swift shows up at the Met Gala looking all futuristic and edgy as videos of her and Tom dancing from the Met Gala party surfaced. Could this have triggered the sparks? Now, we all just have to sit back and see how this tale (and her style) develops!


Collage artwork by Kate Paras. Photographs from E! Online, Dailymail, and Hollywire




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