i could be COMPLETELY barking up the wrong tree and it is absolutely just a theory so don’t @ me but like
it is interesting that during the 1989 era, taylor always looked EXCEPTIONALLY polished (full face of makeup including bright red lipstick, wearing fancy outfits with heels almost everywhere she went, hair always straightened etc) which was cool bc she not only looked gorgeous, but it also fit really well with her vibe of the era which was fun, upbeat, super polished music/videos/tour etc
and then towards the end of the era/the few times we’ve seen her lately she’s been looking much more informal, still a beautiful angel as always but much more casually so (natural-looking makeup, curlier hair, relaxed clothes) - and this could very well be because she’s between eras and isn’t bothering with presenting herself a certain way at all - BUT if this is how she continues to present herself into her new era maybe it’ll be an indication of a more raw, less polished kind of music?? idk!!!! just a thought!!