Sure, it’s not exactly Shakespearian. But if fashion’s cardinal rule of threes (and fours) is to be believed, it seems lately there’s something to the name Taylor. Of course, it’s not quite up there with, say, a Kelly or a Birkin, but try and think of the last time you went anywhere — a newsstand, a grocery store, even the dentist’s office without experiencing some sort of run-in with this moniker-of-the-moment.
But make no mistake, it’s not just a certain Ms. Swift that is making our ears itch. Speaking chic, there’s Tomasi: the red-haired Marie Claire editrix whose street style snaps have created a mini-sensation in the blogosphere, and Jacobson: the sunglass-loving stylist/former Rachel Zoe-tege.
And who could forget the not-so-little Upper East Sider turned kohl-rimmed bad girl, Ms. Momsen? With spring rounding the corner, we’re always on the hunt for a few new muses, and this four-tete of well turned-out trendsetters seemed as good as any. Because seriously, if there’s one thing that’s worth your time, it’s finding the perfect Taylor.
Taylor Momsen: Despite her place atop the high-school food chain, make no mistake: this trendsetting teen is no role model. Instead, the 16-going-on-30 year old wears her rock and roll heart on her sleeve — because, really, when was the last time she wore pants — along with a thick rimming of kohl-liner and the requisite religious relic. Girl loves her leather, her transparent lace, and, oh yeah, her Marlborough Reds. xoxo.
Images above left, clockwise from left; Black Pearly Snap Perforated Driving Glove, $92 ,available at Oak NY; Pyramid Stone Cross Necklace by Alex & Chloe, $270, available at Alex and Chloe; Jeepers Creepers Boots, $124, available at Nasty Gal Vintage; Cut Out Dress by Cheap Monday, $64, available at Nasty Gal Vintage; Classic Aviator Sunglasses by Ray Ban, $139, available at Net-a-Porter.
Taylor Swift: As guilty pleasures go, they don’t come much sweeter. So there should be little surprise that her look is equally syrupy — think fairy princess meets Pollyanna with a dash of country western charm. Sure, it’s super romantic and probably the sort of thing we’d balk at (at least in public), except, come warm weather and sunshine, who doesn’t want to throw on a flouncy floral frock and go skipping through the tulips with guitar in hand?
Images above right, clockwise from right; The Rolled Short by Current/Elliot, $205, available at Bird Brooklyn; Leather Square Satchel Bag, $50, available at TopShop; Uma Espadrille Wedge in brown by Dolce Vita, $158, available at Free People; Garden Collection Floral Sun Dress by H&M, $25, available at H&M; Moto Jacket by Steven Alan, $348, available at Steven Alan
NEXT: Taylor Jacobson and Taylor Tomasi…