Why Does Taylor Swift Always Wear Cowboy Boots?
Taylor Swift loves and wears cowboy boots because it’s a country-western thing to do. In a January 2012 interview with Vogue, the 22-year-old singer talked about when she stopped caring about being “cool.” “I think that happened as soon as I left school, when I was 16, because then all that mattered was music and this dream that I’d had my whole life,” she explained. “It never mattered to me that people in school didn’t think that country music was cool, and they made fun of me for it — though it did matter to me that I was not wearing the clothes that everybody was wearing at that moment. But at some point, I was just like, ‘I like wearing sundresses and cowboy boots.’”
So she ran with it and became mega-famous, thanks in part to those formative awkward years — the same years that inspired her Grammy-winning single “Mean.” Take that, conniving seventh graders.