Keeping it Real outfit - Taylor Swift Concert

Keeping it Real: The Taylor Swift concert outfit

Nikki ParkinsonEveryday Style, Fashion 28 Comments

I’ve witnessed it at concerts before. At Katy Perry. And at Lady Gaga. Mums and daughters streaming en masse from the carpark to the big wide steps of the Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Many carrying home-made banners. Dressed up in a adult-child kind of way. Excitedly anticipating seeing the object of their bedroom wall posters and iPod playlist in real life.

But last Tuesday night at the first Brisbane Taylor Swift concert, it was a whole new level of tween-age adoration. The SQUEEING that filled the auditorium when Ms Swift first rocked her cowboy boots and sequins on stage was chillingly goosebump-inducing.

I’ve got to hand to Taylor though – she gives good fan love – walking through the audience, letting hundreds of Forever-New-frocked girls touch her hand. I was won over. Not least by her statement pinky/red Covergirl lippie (Spellbound, for those who need to know!).

I was a guest of one of Taylor’s other corporate sponsors, Elizabeth Arden, makers of the Taylor Swift Wonderstruck fragrance, with which MY teenage daughter is obsessed. We were treated to dinner before the show. I needed a look that was professional but not too “muttony” that would make me sorely stick out in a sea of baby lambs.

Here’s what I came up with:

Keeping it Real outfit - Taylor Swift Concert

Keeping it Real outfit – Taylor Swift Concert

 Taylor Swift Wonderstruck EDP | Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick | Peter Lang | Witchery | Country Road | NYDJ | Emerson Big W

Have you been to a concert lately? Did you see Taylor Swift? Did your parents ever take you to a concert when you were a tween or teenager? Who did you see? What did you wear?

Comments 28

  1. Nikki, you look so HAWT in this outfit – you are rockin’ it!!

    The very first concert I ever went to was Tina Turner with my mum. Boy could she move (Tina, not my mum, that’s another story).

    The best concert I have been to recently was Beyonce. She didn’t need fancy special effects or backdrops…just her voice. And those dance moves. I had a chest infection and felt so sick, but she had me captivated and singing and dancing the entire time. A true performer.

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  2. Dearest husband is off at the Taylor Swift concert with Miss nearly 14 right now! Chaperon Dad 😉 I can just imagine his reaction to all the ‘squeals’!

    Do you know, I can’t actually remember my first concert? I remember the ones I wasn’t allowed to go to though!

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  3. You look lovely!

    I am hanging out for Madonna to tour. Can’t wait, have never seen her live.

    First concert: Crowded House in Sydney – wore 501s. Parents Waited to pick us up after!

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  4. Nikki you look fab!!! I don’t remember hanging out with my mum at concerts think I left that to my sister but I did take my mum with me to Great Keppel Island when I was 17 (I’d won the trip for having great legs and seen as she’d supplied half the genetics only fair that I take her that was at the height of Wham so think there was some fashion tragedy on that holiday ;-)))) Have been to a couple of gigs with my twenty something son most recently we saw Dan Sultan at HiFi bar it was fab night don’t think I was too muttony and was having a good (read skinny) kind of day so pulled of the skinny leg jean no probs 🙂

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  5. As always you look so lovely without trying to look like a teenager there’s nothing worse! Looking very fab! I’m on a diet for 6 wks n going off weight gaining tablets my reward is going to b red skinny Emerson jeans in a size 10-8! N a top to match!

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  6. I took my then 13 yr old son to U2 and Bon Jovi in dec2010. I just wore super comfy black dresses with flats- all pretty glam really. He had such a good time and we were thrilled that we could introduce him to concerts in really great (and $$$) seats and modelling the right way to behave! They are the first concerts I have ever been to as an adult. I had been scared off by disgusting behaviour early on and of course the being in the bush bit and finding someone to mind the kids for at least 3 days!! This is much easier now the kids are older and we can farm them out.

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  7. Oh, hello hottie! Looks lovely.

    My mum was definitely not cool enough to take me to a concert, and I’m sure I wore something completely not worth remembering to my first (which may have been Pearl Jam, I’m not sure).

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  8. I saw U2 Lovetown tour at Lancaster Park, Christchurch 1989. I was 16 and I wore 501s, DMs and a Joshua Tree tour t shirt.

    My mum took me to see Gene Pitney (?!) the following year. I was hungover to the back teeth and slept through the concert. 501s probably featured again. Maybe suede ankle boots. Almost certainly a bodysuit of some description!

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      1. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..Speaking of jeans for body shapes…it is getting to that time of year where I subject myself to jeans shopping!!! Help!!!! I Love stretch classic look…I am tall leggy with hips and thighs of “note”?????

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          Hi Dianna
          I only wear Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (not just because they are sponsoring me for the upcoming Digital Parents conference!) but because they’re the only jeans that fit me and feel comfortable.

  9. Love the ring n necklace. You look great, cool, sophisticated, caszj.

    My mum never took me to a concert.

    But…remember my 1st one…ent cent Sydney. WHAM circa 1983. Wore tube skirt and a top I had handpainted…matching hand painted headband, Mr Figgins pointy red winklepicker shoes. Was jealous of my richer friends who had GoGo tshirts on but they were out of fashion about 3mths later 🙂 George was beautiful that night xx

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