Grunge Taylor Swift Is Rising And Someone Needs To Stop Her

6 May 2016, 12:34 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

"I've got that black lip, plaid shirt thing that you liiiiiike."

Taylor Swift is evolving into her next form and people aren't happy. Grunge Swift is here. (Surface level Grunge, mind you - we both know she hasn't spent the last few months locked in her basement bathing in Pearl Jam and worshipping at a shrine of Cobain.)

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Before the May edition of Vogue, we were all still living peacefully in that red lip classic thing that we liked so very much. But when the snaps were dropped, the new era of Swift was unleashed, thanks to Anna Wintour who thought her new look was "young and modern and different." LOOOOOOL OK ANNA.  

We're not gonna lie - SHE LOOKED GOOD - but at the same time, low-key hoping this was just a temporary look.


A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) onApr 14, 2016 at 9:21am PDT


Turns out it wasn't. 


Grunge Swift was indeed rising, and we're so very confused.


A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) onApr 16, 2016 at 11:04am PDT


Original Becky is dead. RIP Original Becky.


A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) onMay 3, 2016 at 3:39pm PDT


Platinum hair, dark lip. Remind you of anyone? 

If she suddenly drops a new album in of The Pretty Reckless covers, you're all in trouble.


And the second she steps out in a Nirvana shirt, it's all over. 


Listen, we are all free to pull influence from certain eras or aesthetics, so it's unfair to put down Swifty's recent vibe, but it totally doesn't count if your plaid shirts and chunky boots cost more than 35 years of rent for the average person. If you're gonna do it, commit to the cause Gurl!

The internet is still in a state of unrest. But what's your verdict?


Tay looks ~amazing~ whatever she's wearing but we're gon' need Courtney Love to come and stage an intervention before this goes too far!