Why is Taylor my style icon?

Taylor has such a diverse, yet consistently beautiful, sense of style that I can’t help but fall in love with everything she wears. I’ve been a fan of Taylor and her music since I was very little and she inspires me in so many different ways, not only with her wardrobe. Her style has developed so much over the time she’s been famous that she has practically covered every style I’ve ever been in to and that’s what makes her really original and iconic in my eyes. My favourite era of Taylor Swift fashion was probably around 2012 where her style was extremely classy combined with her statement red lipstick; I feel this connects to my current style as it’s very girly and pretty. I’m going to take you through a brief timeline of Taylor’s fashion throughout her fame to show why I love her so much!

2006

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When Taylor first got famous her style was extremely ‘countryfied’ with long, flowing dresses and lots and lots of cowboy boots. Although I personally wouldn’t wear a look that’s quite as country as this I do like the flowing material and the bohemian vibes.

2007


Taylor’s style had completely changed by 2007 and was now a lot more princess inspired as seen in the corsets and flowing ballgowns.  This is a very pretty, cute era for Taylor and it suits her young, good girl vibe very well.

2008


Taylor’s style had really changed and matured by the following year. I love the glitz and glamour of the sequinned dress, I actually have a skirt that’s very similar. This look just looks perfect for any party, so dazzling!

2009


This look from 2009 incorporates the tulle, princess vibes from previous years with the glittery, more grown up look of 2008. I think Taylor looks stunning here as the strapless dress combined with the gorgeous up-do creates such a beautiful look.

2010


Taylor’s street style in 2010 still shows remnants of her country style at the start of her career with her knee high boots and bohemian style top. The wide, chiffon top is actually still in style, I’d wear this!

2011


Taylor’s style in 2011 was very cute and girly, similar to my style now. Pretty floral dresses and cardigans were staple pieces in this era of Taylor fashion.

2012


2012 brought the start of the classic red lip Taylor, a very classy, vintage inspired look. This nautical outfit is simply perfect, once again cute little dresses are very apparent in Taylor’s wardrobe.

2013


Her red lipstick continues to be a prominent feature of her look but Tsylor begins to move away from the girly little dresses and opts for the still stylish skinny jeans, brogues and blazer. My style is actually very similar to this at the moment for a casual look.

2014


I love this era of Taylor as she just looks so effortlessly classy in her skirts, blouses and heels. Taylor never seems to have a hair out of place, so naturally beautiful! 

2015


How classy does Taylor look here? Her style in 2015 was made up of short dresses and heels, how gorgeous are these heels, I’m in love!

2016


Taylor’s look has completely transformed here into a much cooler, more hipster look with short denim shorts and edgy, cropped hair. Somehow Taylor still manages to pull it off!

2017

 

Taylor has perfected the monochrome New York street style here and although it’s very far removed from her girly, cute style of years before I love it just as much.

That completes the timeline of Taylor’s style, I love each and every era of her fashion evolution and I think she truly is a style icon.

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How To Style: Black Jeans

Black jeans are a staple piece in everyone’s wardrobe and this high waisted pair from New Look have been my go to pair for many years. I struggle to find skinny jeans that are actually skinny enough to fit my legs (small girl problems right there!) but these not only fit my waist perfectly but also actually pull in tight to my ankles; I could hardly believe it when I put them on! Black jeans are so versatile and I believe that the perfect pair can easily transition from day to night.

I decided to put together two different outfits, one a little more for going out on the night time and one for use in the day. Both include this gorgeous baby pink colour which is perfect for the spring time and perfectly fit my girly, classy style.

This outfit is very pretty yet still remains casual. I find it quite hard to find daytime outfits that can look classy without looking too overdressed but I think this outfit captures that vibe perfectly. I paired the black high waisted skinny jeans from New Look with this frilled top from H&M, although it’s long sleeved it’s very thin making it not too heavy for the spring time and still manages to keep you warm on the cooler days (which are quite common in the British spring time!).

I paired these with my favourite shoes at the moment, my little pink brogues from Primark. They finish off every outfit so perfectly I could hardly not use them in this post! I really like this outfit and the little details about it make it just that little bit more special. The frilled edges of the top are just so pretty and feminine, I’m in love.

This outfit is a little bit fancier and with the heels this would be perfect for a night out. I truly believe that jeans can be worn on a night out, as long as they’re styled up correctly. For this outfit I paired the New Look jeans with this frilled blouse from Primark and pink block heels, also from Primark. The heels have come out a lot warmer toned on camera than they are in real life, they’re a lot more pink in person.

This outfit is bang on trend, especially the frills across the front of the blouse which are definitely in fashion right now. Pink is also very in style at the minute as it is spring time and light, pretty colours are back in the shops. The pink themed carried on through to the shoes which I think are absolutely beautiful. The little cross over ankle strap detail is very pretty and delicate which makes the shoes very feminine and dainty looking. The short, block heel is very practical (and much easier to walk in than some of my other skyscraper heels!)

The final touch to each of these outfits was my rose gold Pandora princess ring which is one of my prized possessions, it’s just so beautiful! The pink tones of the ring matches the two outfits perfectly and it is truly the best addition to any outfit to make it fit for a princess.

Be sure to head over to my YouTube channel ChloeCeciliaGoesCouture to see the video for this post!

Learn A Little Bit More About Me!

I realised that you guys don’t know that much about me and as I believe creating a bond with the blogger is an extremely important part of liking a blog I decided to get personal! This post is inspired by the ‘get to know me’ or ‘all about me’ tags I’ve seen across YouTube and Tumblr but I’ve adapted it a little. I hope you feel a little bit more like you know me after reading this, I wish I could make friends with each and every one of you and I hope this post initiates a bond. Hope you enjoy!

What is your name?

My full name is Chloe Margaret Cecilia Grant, but that’s quite a mouthful. Margaret is actually my official middle name whereas Cecilia is my confirmation name (a name given to catholic people when they officially get confirmed into the church), but I prefer Cecilia to Margaret as I think it flows more with Chloe, hence why my blog is called ChloeCeciliaGoesCouture.

How old are you?

As of May 2017 I am 17 and I will be 18 on the 20th of September.

What is your star sign?

You might be able to work it out from what I just said but in case you haven’t, my star sign is Virgo. I kind of fit the stereotype as I do enjoy cleanliness and structure but I’m definitely not as neat and tidy as Virgos are made out to be!

Where are you from?

I’m from Birmingham, England. I’ve lived here since I was born but a lot of my family are Irish, as my Dad grew up in Northern Ireland, so I have strong ties to there too.

What do you study?

I’m currently in sixth form studying three A Levels: fashion, French and English. These have always been my three favourite subjects and studying only them for sixth form has made school so much more enjoyable.

What is your favourite colour?

My favourite colour is blush/dusky rose as I think it’s definitely the best shade of pink, which is in general my favourite colour. 



Do you have any siblings?

I have one sister called Sophie who is 14, nearly 15. She’s featured in some of my videos and I’m sure she’ll be in many more. Me and Sophie are extremely close, we are best friends and always have been, I couldn’t wish for a better sister!

What do you want to do in the future?

After school I want to study Body Contour at De Montfort University and become a lingerie and swimwear designer. I also hope that my blog and YouTube channel will become successful and I may be able to do this as a career as well. 

What is your favourite food?

I love Skittles more than life (just ask my boyfriend who treats me to a bag nearly every time we go on a date!) but my other favourites have to be ice cream and candy floss. Also, I put mayonnaise on everything, I really believe it is the greatest creation on Earth. Not only is it beyond tasty it also helps cool down spicy food which is something I just really can’t handle; sorry I’m a typical white girl!

Where do you want to live in the future?

I’d love to live on the coastal road from Cannes to Monaco in the south of France as I think this is the most beautiful place on Earth. A mansion with an infinity pool would be the ultimate dream, so here’s to hoping I become successful! At some point in my life I’d also love to live in Paris, it is an absolutely gorgeous city and of course a fashion heaven.

What are some random facts about you?

When asked this question I have a few random facts up my sleeve ready to whip out. I knew all the words to Pure by The Lightning Seeds before I knew the alphabet because my mom used to play it so much when I was little. I’ve performed as a dancing plate in DisneyWorld in a Beauty And The Beast performance. I won a poetry competition across Birmingham when I was 13 and I’ve had lots of poetry published.

What are you afraid of?

I have many random, weird fears such as feet, house fires, spelling tests and Bradley Walsh, you know the guy who hosts The Chase? I can barely touch my own feet and if someone dares touch me with their foot I absolutely freak. My fear of house fires stemmed from studying the Great Fire Of London in Year 2 when I went on to have a reoccurring nightmare for a few years. Spelling tests have always terrified me and throughout primary school I only ever got one spelling wrong and when I did I had a complete break down and had to be escorted out!  And finally, my fear of Bradley Walsh. I’m still not sure where this stemmed from but whenever I look at him I get so scared, I think he was a scary character in a kids TV show I used to watch. 

What are your interests?

I’ve been a ballerina since I was 2 but I’m still not very good, I guess I’ll just have to stick to watching Dance Moms and wishing I could do even one turn without falling over let alone twenty plus. I’ve been in the Girlguiding family since I was 5 and now I’m a young leader, I love Guides and all the opportunities it brings me. I have a big obsession with everything Disney, especially Peter Pan, and I’ve always secretly hoped to work at Disneyland as a face character.

I hope this post has let you feel like you know me a bit better and if you have anymore questions just leave them in the comments!