That’s the 2010 Midterm: Taylor Swift in her era, full of jackets and Polaroids. Just as notable as her songs (“Blank Space” is still bop) is her group of high-profile friends, collectively known as The Squad. (Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, and Lorde were a few of the members.) The culmination of this public display of friendship was Swift’s indelible 2016 in Rhode Island Fourth of July The rave, in attendance, was styled by Blake Lively, Cara Delevingne and Uzo Aduba, and involved matching swimsuits.
It was a simpler time (West-Kardashian feud and Swift’s host issue, among other things, were flickering in the public eye). But after a rumored split with Joe Alwyn, Swift appears to be leaning on her pals to get paparazzi to snap pictures of them out again. It’s like we’ve flashed back 2010 – it feels so good.
Yesterday, Taylor Swift joined her longtime friends Lively, Hadid, Esther Heim ( Este Haim, Danielle Haim and Alana Haim (Zero Bond) were spotted together in New York City. Swift wore a black minidress with chain detailing at the waist and black loafers (suitable for the streets of New York). Both Hadid and Lively opted for denim, with Hadid in ripped pants and a paneled jacket, and Lively in a high-waisted style with heels. The Haim sisters keep things stylish in black tall boots and skirts.
Sure, it could just be a group of friends drinking – but the timing feels important. In the two weeks since news of the breakup broke on Entertainment Tonight, Swift has been photographed regularly. While she avoids overt vindictive looks, a night out with your A-list buddies seems like an effective way to say to anyone watching: “I’m doing great, I’m on to something new,” Quote from Swift’s song “1. Hope this sighting means the 4th of July party is back on.