Taylor Swift took a break from being sexy for a day, taking inspiration from none other than Paddington Bear to compile an ensemble that makes the dreary wearable much more “bearable”. Get it?!  The country crooner turned pop star was seen out and about looking adorable as ever in a look fit for the most practical of fashionistas. Ever the girl next door, we love how Taylor can turn a mundane outfit into one that’s equal parts cute and chic. With all of the controversy surrounding her relationship with BFF Karlie Kross, we’re happy to see Taylor looking her carefree old self.

Don’t let the Paddington Bear references discourage you from rocking a Taylor Swift-inspired ensemble that’s sure to turn heads as you march down the street this winter. A beanie is a definite wardrobe must-have for the cool weather. Opt for a bright pop of color like red to serve as the finishing touch on a million and one ensembles. Pairing brights like red and yellow provide a much needed burst of color during dreary months where black and grey typically reign supreme.

If you’ve yet to scoop up a pair of knee-high boots this season, you haven’t missed your chance just yet. Brown equestrian boots are ideal for those casual days spent Christmas shopping. Dressed up in a flash, these boots will seal the deal on a ton of outfits. Pair them with light denim jeans, a sheer button-down blouse and a chunky statement necklace for a fool-proof look perfect for just about any laid-back holiday event. When paired with a statement lip, a fur vest and a wide-brimmed hat, the look suddenly skyrockets from cute to enormously chic in a flash.

Are you loving Taylor’s toned down look? Or do you prefer Tay-Tay decked out in glitz? Discuss!

Photo: E! Online