Taylor Swift's '22' Music Video: Look By Look

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A still from Taylor Swift's '22' music video.
Photo: Big Machine

You've memorized the words, you've watched Selena Gomez's dance routine about a billion times, and now there's only one more thing to do: grab your besties, because Taylor Swift's new music video for "22" has officially dropped, y'all! The singer premiered the clip to the fun time anthem earlier this morning on Good Morning America, and let's just say it fulfilled our, ahem, highly official checklist of expectations. Tons of friends? Obviously. More than three "happy free confused and lonely at the same time" moments? Duh. Seriously cute accessories, including hipster glasses, a bowler hat, and, um, cat ears? Check! The song's message might be obvious thanks to those tell-all lyrics, but now there's no denying it that Tay also wanted to drive the point home loud and clear through the video's (really cute) clothes. So let's jump right in...the "22" style breakdown begins NOW.

GET THE MESSAGE?

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A still from Taylor Swift's '22' music video.
Photo: Big Machine Records

Hear that, critics? Stop obsessing over her love life, because Taylor's got NOT A LOT GOING ON AT THE MOMENT, ok? Nobody ever accused this lady of being subtle, amirite? And honestly, we can't really think of a better way to make the message more obvious than literally spelling it out across her chest. The top might be in-your-face, but paired with black short shorts and a black bowler hat (otherwise known as two of TSwift's onstage essentials) this outfit is otherwise totally sweet.

DRESS UP LIKE HIPSTERS

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A still from Taylor Swift's '22' music video.
Photo: Big Machine

This one's also obvious: Taylor states right in the beginning of the song that she's going to mock hipsters, and, well, that's exactly what she's doing with her chambray shirt and plastic glasses combo. Something else to note: this pair of thick black specs looks suspiciously like the glasses she wore in her music video for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." Hmmmm....interesting.

GARDEN PARTY

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A still from Taylor Swift's '22' music video.
Photo: Big Machine

Again, the singer's focusing more on herself (not the dude) here dressed in a cute floral blouse, black Ray-Ban Wayfayers, a yellow headband that — hold up! — reminds us a little bit of that Modcloth version she worked in "I Knew You Were Trouble." Also, this.

FRIEND PILE

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A still from Taylor Swift's '22' music video.
Photo: Big Machine

This huge huddle of friends laying on the beach is one of those moments that fits in SO well with the overarching "besties are everything" message of the video. Did you know that these are Taylor's REAL life best friends here? If you ask us, this authenticity totally shows in everything, whether it's the genuine good time they're having or the clothes. Taylor's wearing pretty much the most easy-going outfit we've ever seen her in, a cream sweater and slouchy olive beanie....perfect for a beachy friend pile.

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A still from Taylor Swift's '22' music video.
Photo: Big Machine

The clip culminates at an epic house party, where Tay and her friends finally have "one of those nights" that she's been singing about this whole time (pssst: is that Jessica Szohr in the background?). Donning a glittery off-the-shoulder top, a black sequined ministkirt, and a cat ear headband, it's the perfect TSwift party outfit. What else would you expect from our favorite cat lady?!

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