Need Outfit Inspo For The Eras Tour? What To Wear Based On Your Favorite Taylor Swift Album

As the lyricist herself asked, "Are you ready for it?" The eras tour is almost upon us and Swifties all over the country will finally get the chance to see Taylor Swift live on stage. Swift's last tour was almost five years ago, so it goes without saying that this has been long overdue. In fact, the songstress has released three new studio albums and two re-releases, or "Taylor's Versions," of her old albums since she last toured. Needless to say, this tour will be a little different.

Not only will the eras tour see Swift return to the stage, but it will also be a chance for fans to hear her perform songs from each of her albums or "eras" to date. As the singer wrote in her Instagram announcement, it will be "a journey through the musical eras of my career (past and present!)."

Of course, this concept does present fans with one problem — what are we supposed to wear? As every fan knows, each Swift era features its own unique style and aesthetic. So, if you're looking for some inspiration, here are a few tour outfit ideas inspired by each of Swift's eras.

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Taylor Swift's self-titled debut album came out in 2006 and featured iconic country songs like "Tim McGraw" and "Teardrops on My Guitar." In terms of fashion, the album featured the singer embracing her country roots. During this era, Swift wore a lot of youthful, floaty dresses paired with bold cowboy boots. If you want to celebrate her first studio album at the eras concert, opt for tightly curled hair, a knee-length colorful dress, and knee-high cowboy boots to give you that all-American country look.


As Taylor Swift got older, she got more fearless — in her fashion, as well as in her music. Her 2008 album "Fearless" saw the singer steering away from her acoustic country sound to include a few pop influences in her music. During this era, she went for a look that was brave and bold to go with her newfound superstardom. She wore plenty of sequins and fringe. But, she still stuck to her country roots with her trusted cowboy boots and signature curly hair. Go for a mini sequined dress paired with cowboy boots to pay homage to this era at the tour.

Speak Now

"Speak Now," came in 2010. During this era, T-Swift was a little more grown-up. Her songs became more mature, and though she still wrote about her teen experiences, they had more of a theatrical, fairy tale quality to them — her fashion followed suit. Her outfits had a vintage look that complemented songs like "Enchanted" and "Haunted." She wore retro necklines and full-skirted ballgowns, styled softer curls, and ditched the cowboy boots. Go for a vintage, feminine look that makes you feel "enchanted" if you want to take inspiration from the "Speak Now" era — purple is the name of the game. 


In the "Red" era, Taylor Swift took another step towards pop music and away from country. The album was released in 2012 and Swift embraced the trends of the time, wearing high-waisted shorts, striped shirts, and big hats. She also famously wore a pair of red Lolita heart-shaped sunglasses during the "Red" years. She even debuted her signature bangs and red lip during the era. If you want to take inspiration from the "Red" era, embrace your inner mid-2010s hipster — and don't forget the red lipstick.


In "1989," Taylor Swift finally completed her transition into pop star with anthems like "Style" and "Wildest Dreams." This album had an '80's-inspired sound and her outfits reflected this. One famous outfit featured a sparkly black drop top paired with a high-waisted skater skirt, a sparkly sports jacket, and a pair of white Ray Bans. This outfit would be perfect for the eras tour. Swift also wore a lot of sequins, blazers, short shorts, and heeled boots during the "1989" years. 


After the public seemingly turned on Taylor Swift in 2016, the singer took a brief hiatus from public life. "I felt completely incapable of doing or saying anything publicly, at all," she told The Guardian. Nevertheless, she came back a year later in full force with her dark revenge album, "Reputation." This album saw Swift reborn as a fearless bada**. She wore a lot of black, leather, thigh-high boots, and dramatic hoods, so think about those things when dressing for this era. 


With 2019's "Lover," Taylor Swift let go of her dark revenge persona and embraced a soft, romantic side. She was now in a long-term relationship with Joe Alwyn and her latest album was all about the joys of having a happy, healthy relationship. To reflect this positive, happy outlook, the singer wore bright bold colors and fierce, confident shapes like padded shoulders. We recommend going for a bright pink outfit with a strong, fitted silhouette if you want to embrace your confident "Lover" side.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, Taylor Swift wrote "Folklore," which saw her saying goodbye to her bright, poppy sound from "Lover" in favor of a soft, acoustic vibe. The woodsy, dreamy "Folklore" era was defined by, you guessed it, folky fashion. Along with her famous chunky white cardigan, Swift wore a lot of long peasant-style dresses and cozy knitwear. She also went for a soft, carefree, romantic curly up-do. Wear a long, floaty dress and a low braided bun to the eras tour to pay homage to "Folklore."


Taylor Swift's album "Evermore" had a very similar feeling to "Folklore." Once again, the album centered around fictional characters and stories and featured an acoustic, folky sound. Swift famously wore a checked peacoat with a long, casual braid on the album cover. In her "Willow" music video, the singer wore a Zimmerman white lace dress with a flower crown. This romantic look, whether a lacey cream dress or something silky with puff sleeves, would be perfect for an eras tour outfit.


Taylor Swift's latest album, "Midnights," is probably her most sophisticated work yet. This album had a dark, nighttime feel. Her fashion from this era was a mix of '70s-inspired casual looks and "Bejeweled" evening wear. To emulate the "Midnights" look at the eras tour, go for a bold, dark blue dress covered in sequins or glittery stars. Or take your inspiration from Tay's "Anti-Hero" video and go a little more casual, opting for a collared '70s-style sweater with a pair of flared pants.