Do You Remember when Taylor Swift Looked like This?
by Sarah Wu
It's hard to pick Taylor Swift's most enviable quality. She's been winning Grammys since the days when most of her peers were in high school, has a knack for penning relatable lyrics, and will show off her acting chops (and brunette locks!) in this summer's The Giver. Then there's her style, both on and off the red carpet, that always manages to look equal parts pulled-together and effortlessly cool. Oh, and she also goes boating with Karlie Kloss and counts Lorde among her closest friends. No biggie.
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Of course, we also have to give a shoutout to her beauty prowess, because she's definitely come a long way from her "Teardrops on My Guitar" days. Let's put it this way: When you trade your long, flowing hair for a chic lob that instantly earns you comparisons to the hottest supermodel du jour, you know you're on-trend.
Although most of us equate Taylor with her most frequently worn signature look (ridiculously good winged liner), she's switched it up on the red carpet more than you might think. Not one to go by the book, she's made some non-standard beauty choices, like wearing blue on blue or extending her bangs far past the recommended eyebrow-grazing length. Basically, whether she's pouring out her heart or trying out a new beauty look, she's always (to quote a certain album title) fearless.
Click through the slideshow above to witness her beauty evolution, and let us know what your favorite looks are in the comments below.