Taylor Swift’s Post-Workout Summer Tour

Posted on July 02, 2014

For today’s promenade, Taylor instructed her traveling hair stylist to give her that “just showered” look. She’s keepin’ it real, as the kids say. In 2002.

Taylor-Swift-GOTS-Dolce-Gabbana-Jimmy-Choo-Ray-Ban-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Taylor Swift seen leaving the gym in New York City carrying a Dolce Gabbana shoulder bag and wearing Jimmy Choo sandals and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

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Taylor-Swift-GOTS-Dolce-Gabbana-Jimmy-Choo-Ray-Ban-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses | Dolce&Gabbana ‘Sara’ Shoulder Bag | Jimmy Choo Suede Platform Sandal

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While it’s true you could put this outfit on a stylish 65-year-old with only minor changes, we don’t actually mind it on Taylor. It’s hot and she’s got a job to do (get her picture taken). This is her keeping cool while attempting to show a little style. And while her accessories still don’t quite go together (as always), we like the shoes. We don’t know. It’s an okay look, all things considered. At least she doesn’t look like she’s trying too hard.




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  • RussellH88

    I have no idea why, but this is making me think of Kim Basinger despite my only exposure to Kim Basinger being Batman.

    • dustinrhodes


    • Wink

      Please don’t let “Batman” be your only exposure to Kim Basinger. She actually has some performances worth remembering… like “L.A. Confidential” and “The Door in the Floor.”

      • RussellH88

        I know she won the Oscar for L.A. Confidential. I just always knew her from Batman, mostly because it’s a movie I’ve always remember seeing. I can’t really point out when I first watched it since it came out when I was 11 months old.

        • Wink

          Eleven months old? *falls to floor… dead*

        • Fanny_Trollope

          Lord, you’re a young’un, you sweet thing.

          • RussellH88

            I’ll be 26 in a few days and I certainly don’t feel young. I’m basically a crotchety old man. I want to stay home and be in bed by 9 PM.

          • DebbieLovesShoes

            Excellent. You fit right in here with us BK’s.

      • …My Stepmother is an Alien.

        • I adore that movie. It combines my affection for all things campy with my affection for Dan Aykroyd.

    • J.W.

      Yes re: Kim Basinger.

  • Dino Bonačić

    Nice face, ok outfit, FUGGLY shoes. Simple as that.

  • EveEve

    Once “This is What Taylor Swift Looks Like After the Gym” was published last week on BuzzFeed, this has entered running-gag territory. And by “gag” I mean in the retching sense.

    • Violentcello

      That was a fawning little post, wasn’t it?

    • sugarkane105

      Is that the one where they compared her pictures to one of Britney Spears leaving the gym? I loved that, because Britney is Queen of IDGAF.

      • EveEve

        Yes, that’s the one!
        Britney looking unquestionably straight from the gym, and Taylor looking unquestionably straight from the box of stuff she is contractually required to push in front of the paps. It’s a very amusing post.

        • butterflysunita

          She’s upping her game though, because she’s finally realized no one actually believes she was working out. Hence the artfully coiffed wet hair and tied shirt tails.

    • Rhonda Shore

      Except this time she looks like she actually did work out (shampooed hair).

      • EveEve

        She has heavy duty wet-look styling gel holding her hair in place. Not what a normal person looks like who just showered off in the gym and is now hitting the sidewalk post-workout. Nice try Tay.

        • Rhonda Shore

          i see people spending a great deal of time on makeup and hair after their workout showers all the time, regular people.

    • quiltrx

      At this point, her ‘after’ pictures are so bizarre to me that I want to see what she does IN the gym. I think she’s trolling us…she just naturally looks like that with no work at all. So she goes in, flirts with the trainers, and leaves, and the illusion that she works to look like that is maintained.

      • Constant Reader

        Honestly, I’ve always assumed that her SUV (with darkly tinted windows) full of stylists and products is parked just off-camera. They pull up to the curb, do last-minute primping, she walks up to the door of the gym, turns around, and sashays away from the door. Then she jumps back into the SUV and it screeches away from the curb.

        • demidaemon

          This scenario sounds realistic. Obviously, then, the SUV is hidden in an alleyway or other indiscreet location to keep up the facade.

        • livesarah

          Picturing this made me laugh out loud, thanks!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        With that amount of money why would you even GO to a gym?* Wouldn’t you pay a personal trainer to come over and shout at you in your very own workout room?

        *other than to pretend you’ve worked out and get papped, of course.

        • quiltrx

          You’ve definitely answered your own question! 🙂

  • lecoffeeaddict


  • MartyBellerMask

    I thought, “Oh, how cute. She’s aiming for caszh this time”. Then I scrolled down to the shoes and snorted my coffee. Oh Taylor, never change.

    • Darcy H

      That was exactly my process!

      “Aw look, she’s super breezy casual summer chic! Still doesn’t know how to hold a bag bu- WHAT THE HELL TAY?”

      It’s not like homegirl “needs” the height either, she’s like 8 feet tall. (Not that tall girls can’t wear heels, I’m taller than most guys in heels and I still wear them. But still. Those heels after ‘going to the gym’? Gurl.)

  • gabbilevy

    I’m going to forgive you guys for “she doesn’t look like she’s trying too hard” and “we like the shoes” by imagining that you’re only on your first cup of coffee because, a) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH and b) they’re nude suede platform sandals and suede is ridiculous on a day that’s pushing 100°.

    • redhead with tattoos

      Pretty sure quote #1 was entirely sarcastic.

      • demidaemon

        Sarcasm is often hard to suss out in written text. I thought the uncles were being quite serious as well, so I’m inclined to agree with gabbilevy.

    • sugarkane105

      Seriously, this look would be so much cuter (and more believable) if she wore some low-top casual sneakers, or literally any pair of shoes without five inches of heel on them.

      • MoHub


        • sugarkane105

          See, I would probably be wearing flip flops, but I know that that’s a big no-no to some people in NYC. Though I doubt she’s walking any farther than the ten feet from the door to her car.

          • Constant Reader

            I’d do cute little ballet flats in a pop of color, since girly is her thing.

        • Bexxx

          Only if she wants City Foot. (shudders)

      • Glam Dixie

        Isn’t she a spokesperson for Keds? They would have been adorable here.

        • TinyDynamo

          Right?!? Cute AND appropriate!

        • Meg0GayGuys6

          They’d be so cute with this outfit! Although, I have to give her credit- I’m 5’9″ which is an inch or two shorter than her and it definitely takes some serious self confidence to rock a pair of 4″ heels… I very (very) rarely go with anything other than flats.

          • KinoEye

            One of my good friends is about your height, and she had the confidence to rock 3-4 inch heels. Until one of her boyfriends (most are shorter than she) told her not to wear them because it made him insecure. I told her to wear heels all day, every day (well, as often as she wanted to/could), because he was an ass for saying that and she looked awesome in heels.

            So I say to all long-legged ladies — WERQ the heels if you want! Tallness is a lovely thing. 🙂

          • Glam Dixie

            My 17 yo daughter is 5’9″ and she is always taking her shoes off for prom/homecoming pictures with her boyfriend but for the shots with all of her girlfriends she is ok with towering over them.

    • TigerLaverada

      This was pretty much my exact reaction, too, particularly a).

  • TinyDynamo

    Dear Taylor,


    Random Internet Lady

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Would you approve if she turned to the camera and gave her best T-rex face?

      • TinyDynamo

        Only if she also growled & started stomping around like a T. Rex as well. My 4YO could give her lessons.

      • sugarkane105

        Maybe she’s a fan of Step Brothers. “Don’t lose your dinosaur!”

        • TinyDynamo

          Or Was Not Was “Everybody Walk the Dinosaur”. (See also: I am old)

    • Alyssa

      I came to say the exact same thing!

    • kimmeister

      It seems to be her thing particularly with this taupe D&G bag!

    • smh4748

      She needs bag holding lessons from someone in her little group!

      Or maybe she realizes that this horrible bag is still ugly, and she just can’t bring herself to carry it normally and thus risk bonding with the monstrosity.

  • Reine Bron

    The shoes ruined this look otherwise it’s a good outfit

  • And somehow all her gym togs fit into that bag. Sweet!

    • gabbilevy

      Don’t be silly. She worked out in that outfit. Swift doesn’t sweat, she just puts the clothes back on after she showers.

      • Silly me. I forgot that she only glimmers when she works out.

        • quiltrx

          And smells like vanilla.

  • Anna

    “Just showered,” ha. Please don’t go shattering all of our illusions and actually be photographed *WEARING* gym clothes, instead of carrying them around in your borrowed purses, Tay.

    I am loving and totally here for Taylor’s Post-Workout/Streetwalking 2014 tour.

    • MartyBellerMask

      I’m pretty sure she has someone carry the workout clothes for her. And wash them, natch.

      • Anna

        Perhaps. But I prefer to think she always emerges from the smoothie bar looking perfectly put together.

      • MoHub

        Maybe she even has someone else do the workout for her. Sort of the 21st century equivalent of a whipping boy.

        • MartyBellerMask


        • Anna

          HAHAHA. Just made me snort/laugh out loud at work.

          • MoHub

            I hope I didn’t get you in trouble!

          • Anna

            All good, quiet week at the office 🙂

      • demidaemon

        At home.

    • Doesn’t streetwalking mean something else, or are you being shady?

      • Anna

        I think it was the post where she was wearing the Oscar de la Renta dress that referred to Taylor and her streetwalking. But I suppose I can’t help the shade when it comes to Taylor.

    • Ragnarockette

      I don’t get it. I love seeing the starts in workout clothes! Even Dita gets photographed in her pilates outfit. And I’m totally covetous of the sportsbra Kaley Cuoco was wearing when she left spin class a couple weeks ago.

  • mjude

    suede shoes are working my last nerve. other than that it doesn’t offend

  • Glam Dixie

    I could wear that, it’s really cute, love the sunglasses, still hate that bag, the shoes are unimaginative but inoffensive. Surprise to me but she is rocking the freshly showered hair look.

    • Carleenml

      I love the sunglasses because I don’t need to see that f’ing face she makes ALWAYS.AND.FOREVER. It’s like a little bless this morning.

  • Jeremiah Capacillo

    And just like that, Taylor Swift’s transformation into Karlie Kloss is complete.

    • makeityourself

      In her dreams.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Does she buy new gym clothes each time she goes? Or do fancy NY gyms have laundry service/storage for members? Where is her gym bag with the pit-stained t-shirt and gym shoes????

  • redhead with tattoos

    How has her stylist not had a sit down with her about how to carry a purse and show it off without it being the most obvious, awkward thing in the world. Taylor: NO ONE holds their purse like that. Literally no one. Ever try. Ever fail. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

    (Damn straight I just quoted Beckett on a Taylor Swift photo opp post.)

    • boweryboy

      I thought so too until yesterday when I saw this woman wearing a lovely butter yellow sleeveless summer dress walking through the bus tunnel holding her rattan purse exactly like this.

      I fear young women are going to start thinking this is the hot, new way to hold a purse completely oblivious to the reason why ladystars do it.

      • redhead with tattoos


      • It’s not holding it in the crook of the elbow I have a problem with, it’s the awkward hands.

        • kimmeister

          Yes – the downward slant of her forearm would make the bag slide right off, if only it had something in it.

    • Carleenml

      still laughing!

    • SamE

      Props for the Beckett quote. For me, Taylor’s summer sidewalk tour is the celebrity equivalent of Waiting for Godot. Nothing ever happens and there’s plenty of existential despair ( at least from the BKs who are just hoping that she can hold a purse like a normal person).

      • demidaemon

        Somehow, conflating Taylor Swift and Waiting for Godot just seems so, so wrong.

        • SamE

          My tongue was firmly planted in my cheek ( it’s difficult to know how comments read on the internet). An actual comparison between Mr Beckett’s transcendent genius and Ms Swift’s summer sidewalk tour would be as wrong as suede in July

          • demidaemon

            I think I knew that. 😉

  • AnaRoW

    I love those shoes although I’d prefer them in a different color. I like the whole look. It must be weird to have to dress up to leave the gym because paps are going to be waiting outside. I usually look like heck after leaving the gym.

  • gitchygitchymama

    man even leaving the gym this chicka reeks of high maintenance.

  • I see she’s really committed to holding that purse as if she’s also holding an invisible cane.
    I like the pants and I really wish I could figure out what magic she used to tie a button-down so it lays in a perfectly flattering fashion. I assume it’s made that way.

    • I wonder if Taylor is really an elderly woman who relies on the blood of pop-fans to stay young? It would explain her whole look, right down to invisible-cane affectation.

  • MoHub

    What is this summer suede trend? And I’m still waiting for platform soles to die and long overdue death.

  • julnyes

    I don’t get this behavior. She (like Lady Gaga) is a musician. They don’t need to make headlines by appearing in various outfits in the street. They can just release music and do tours. What is the point of the paparazzi shots? Do people see pictures of musicians strutting down the sidewalk and think,” that is a gorgeous shoe, let me buy their next song and shell out 100 dollars for concert tickets”

    • Gatto Nero

      … Unless she’s shilling for the shoes and/or the bag, like Reese on her parking lot tour.

    • lobsterlen

      Yes what is she promoting? The shoes? The gym? The Asian market? Herself? I suppose its all about keeping yourself in the headlines until the next tour.

    • Imasewsure

      They are pop stars and alas, fame whores…. but at least they love fashion (good and bad) so we get something out of it as well

  • Danielle

    I always leave the gym in Jimmy Choo, what do you mean you don’t!?

    • poggi

      Of course, and when I am at the gym I change into a different pair of Jimmy Choo’s for my workout and then a different pair for the shower. Unless I am swimming; then, of course, I just wear my Louboutin’s.

    • conniemd

      I was reading a deposition in a lawsuit for a woman who tripped and fell in a convenience store lot. She was asked what shoes she was wearing and she said “Jimmy Choo sandals.” I laughed out loud, like lady if you can afford to wear Jimmy Choos to Turkey Hill, you don’t need to be filing this piddly ass lawsuit.

      • decormaven

        That is classic!

      • demidaemon

        Also, perhaps the shoes contributed to said fall, thus making it her fault and not the grocery store’s. It just makes me think of Judge Judy and her classic line that “beauty fades; dumb is forever.”

  • mmebam

    … Her legs look orange.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I actually find the shoes to be the one part I don’t like. I wished for a cute little black flat.

  • nannypoo

    If I had her money I would install gym equipment in my house and hire a personal trainer. But I’m not addicted to having my picture taken, so that’s just me.

    • I’d have two chefs: one to make me healthy things so I could feel virtuous and thin, and one to make me delicious things so I could feel happy.

      • demidaemon

        I like your train of thought!

  • RescueMe23

    She looks fine. I’m not sure what she is supposed to be wearing leaving the gym if she showered and changed like most normal adults do. My accessories never match. I’m pretty certain I could use a style makeover. I’m carrying an orange leather Fossil bag that has been beaten and battered by years of travel..


    Still with the purse midway down the forearm- ouch but it’s empty so I guess not so ouchy.

  • SophieCollier

    Looks cute.

  • This is like an alternate ending to Grease where Sandy omits the catsuit.

    • demidaemon

      That sounds like the lame ending.

  • marlie

    This is very cute. I like everything except the purse. Also, THIS is a good deployment of the neutral-colored shoe.

    • demidaemon

      I can give her the shoe deployment and the cute outfit bit. The insufferableness, however, fails to fade.

      • marlie

        She’ll always be insufferable.

        • demidaemon

          Is it pitiable that I still hope she will grow out of it?

  • wisdomy

    Would someone PLEASE show this girl how to carry a bag?

  • Gatto Nero

    “At least she doesn’t look like she’s trying too hard.”
    This, for me, is the biggest improvement.

  • Audrey Lee

    I love her pants. The shirt’s okay. Dem shoes tho…

  • lobsterlen

    I love the shoes on their own but not with those pants. And I like the pants. The shoes don’t clash but really don’t go either. Its sort of obvious shoe but maybe an espadrille wedge. The giant bag with nothing in it really needs to go.

  • flamingoNW

    Really don’t care for the shoes with the pants. The shoes say trying too hard for sure, to me.

  • ashtangajunkie

    The Ray-Bans hide the Swity Side-Eye, which I believe is her signature look.

  • Lara Sherven

    It’s good to see Ivy Higa’s Peach Pants holding up all these years later.

  • Different color of shades and a change of bag. Besides that, she looks cute.
    Meanwhile, loving these snarky ‘Post-Workout’ posts. I may be a Taylor fan but this shit is hilarious.

  • FrigidDiva

    That purse looks like something my 95-year-old grandma would have carried–and I might add she wouldn’t have carried on her forearm like that either.

    • MilaXX

      It looks like she borrowed it from Queen Elizabeth so you’re right on track.

  • Anna

    Taylor’s ankles look like they’re about the snap in half.

  • This woman should not be allowed to choose her own shoes.

  • Shawn EH

    I sorta like her in a look that would also work for Julie Newmar.

  • Froggae

    I can relate. After a vigorous workout I’m always in the mood to put on a pair of platform stilettos.

  • mimi

    wtf. my feet are always so sore after going to the gym, i would die if i had to wear those shoes afer.

  • The gentleman in the background doesn’t believe what he’s seeing, either.

  • quiltrx

    The disgusted shopkeeper is BY FAR the best thing in these shots!

    • SamE

      He is so over it. Imagine having to deal with those ridiculous pap strolls every day

  • decormaven

    She loves that bag, doesn’t she? Maybe one day she will learn to carry it properly.

  • MilaXX

    If she didn’t have the granny pocketbook this would be a passable outfit.

  • Mothra

    I think her hair is dirty, not just washed, and there is STILL NOTHING IN THAT PURSE!

  • kimmeister

    I like the shoes and would wear them in a heartbeat, just not with that outfit.

  • BrianaJC

    this is the most I’ve every liked anything she’s wearing. maybe because its not super twee girly girly?

  • suzq

    Grandma purse!

  • Bexxx

    It is unreal hot in NYC right now, like I got off the subway and my glasses fogged nasty out, and the thought of my sweaty ass foot sliding down a high suede heel makes me want to die.

  • Beto

    At last she’s looking like a grown woman and not a vintage 60s teen. Nice change. On the other hand girl, you need to work on those squats rapido because your bum is practically non-existent.

  • Imasewsure

    Sorry haters but I like this… even the ugly shoes which aren’t that bad on a second glance. Geriatric cute works on young things like TayTay

    • ktr33

      Funny, I love the shoes, pretty much hate everything else.

  • HM3

    Why don’t her accessories go together? I am a kitten in need of fashion instruction.

  • Tracy_Flick

    She’s on my irrational like list.

    • MoHub

      She is on my rational hate list.

      • demidaemon

        She’s on my “like the talent, hate the personality” list.

  • deech_sea

    This look isn’t working for me. I think I might prefer her more hardcore Talbots look.

  • Tlazolteotl

    Maybe carrying the purse in that awkward position IS the workout. All day, every day- eventually, you’d feel the burn. It’s the new low-impact neo-Pilates celebrity craze forearm workout!

  • golden_valley

    She still has that Queen Elizabeth handbag? Did she forget to switch purses for this photo shoot?

  • Ann VerWiebe

    And, because she writes her songs, she’ll be able to afford to dress this way until she actually is a 60 year-old lady.

  • Mona_Visa

    I know this is a sign that I may need professional fashion counseling, but I don’t hate those shoes. And I should. Usually that “color” upsets me. But not in this case. Holy guacamole, I LIKE THOSE SHOES.

  • Cheri Lee

    Why is she always leaving the gym? She doesn’t scream to me “I workout.” More like “I pose in front of the mirror and take gymselfies after a grueling session on needlepoint on the treadmill.”

  • That is exactly what I looked (and smelled) like when I left the gym this morning, she said with delusion running on overdrive.

  • Brittney P

    Considering I can’t even walk straight in tennis shoes after a work out, I would never dream of wearing heels while leaving the gym!

  • melanie0866

    Love the pants. But I am a 51-year-old woman….

  • ktr33

    Love the shoes. Hate the pants length. Don’t like the drapey uneven hem tie-front shirt, YUCK. And she really loves that POCKETBOOK.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    This would look cute with a pair of red ballet flats

  • demidaemon

    The too try hard thing is kind of subjective, but, then, I always think she is trying too hard.

    The way she carries her bag is stupid.

  • understateddiva

    Those heels make her look about 8 ft tall and I’m loving it! why wear all the twee when you can look so tall and refreshing?

  • frannyprof

    She needs to learn how to carry a handbag, or pay someone to carry it for her.

  • I covet those shoes. The rest of it is meh.

  • Just Me

    What is up with the claw hand? That affectation is not working for me at all. No women with carries a purse like that.

  • Shelby

    Oh my God, it looks like she’s trying to hard. Maybe I’m just jaded because I’ve just passed the age where I can comfortably wear heels to walk all day in, but for God’s sake, she looks like she’s trying too hard in those heels. I’m grumpy.

  • FridaStaire

    Someone give this kid some Birkenstocks!

  • Molly

    WHY can she never hold her purses properly

  • Decent.

  • jjfg

    Because I always walk out of the gym looking like that… OK, she’s a celeb, but I’d buy that she was actually working out in that gym and not just showering if she were wearing sandals or something.

  • Well, at least her hair is wet from the showers. That’s something.