Taylor Swift: Melrose Lunch Meeting + Talks Social Media and Style

Taylor Swift shows off her long legs as she heads to lunch on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon (January 16).

The 24-year-old singer wore a cute fedora on her way to meet a few friends for a bite to eat.

Taylor Swift Talks Social Media, Style, and Her Latest Collection for Keds

It’s no secret that Taylor Swift loves a good pair of classic kicks. The songstress recently debuted her fourth collection for Keds. It’s filled with fun patterns in look-at-me hues, and we can’t get enough—so we went straight to the source to learn all about her brand-new line.

"When I was a little kid, I had a pair of white Keds I wore everywhere," Taylor told us. "It was a nostalgic feeling when they asked me to be the inspiration for the collection. It’s cool to be part of something with such a legacy." Her latest designs are inspired by her own wardrobe, which Taylor playfully describes as a combination of Easter egg colored andnautical-inspired pieces. "There’s a lot oflace, polka dots, and stripes because those are the things I wear all the time!"

The other thing Taylor wears all the time? Her signature sneaks, of course. “I wore them on the Red tour during a part of the show where I had to crowd surf into a group of dancers, jump off the stage, and run all the way across the arena,” she reveals. “They were perfect!” She’s also been known to sport a pair to the gym or even to the beach. “For me, it’s a comfort thing,” she says.

While her Keds have remained constant, Taylor’s look has evolved over the years from cowboy boot-wearing teen to 1960s-inspired glamour girl. “I don’t usually follow trends,” she explains. “I try to wear things that I can look back on in 30 years and be happy about!”

Which isn’t to say she hasn’t had her fair share of wardrobe regrets. “I never got to go to prom,” she shares. “So when I was younger, I wore prom dresses on the red carpet or to awards shows.” Sound like a sacrifice you’d be willing to make for superstardom? Taylor’s got some advice for you: “It’s less important to study the way other people make it in this industry,” she says. “If someone showed up at my record label and said and did the exact things I did, it probably wouldn’t work.” Her solution? Strength in numbers. “If you can get a fan base behind you, they’re far more likely to listen.”

And even though she’s amassed over 30 million Twitter followers, Taylor admits she prefers her social media presence to be like her style: simple. “I’m the only person with my password,” she says. “I’ll tweet maybe once every two weeks. I don’t want to seem like I always have my phone out looking for the next thing to upload. One of the most important things about social media is knowing when to put the phone down and experience your life,” she says. “If I were to tweet what I’m doing every minute, all you’d get would be pictures of me watching TV with my cat and you’d be depressed for me!” Somehow, we doubt it.

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