25 Things Taylor Should Do Now That She s 25
WEAR SOME WINGS
She's stomped the Victoria’s Secret runway twice as a performer, she’s best friends with Karlie Kloss and she’s been wearing sexier looks lately. So we say, come next December, she should hit the catwalk not as a singer, but as an Angel.
PUBLISH A COOKBOOK
If Carrie Bradshaw can offer a Learning Annex class on how to date, Taylor can put on her professor hat, too. Possible course offerings: how to get revenge on an ex (required watching is the "Blank Space" video), juggling multiple besties, Instagramming cats and an advanced session on shaking off haters.
INVENT A NEW FILTER
It’ll be called Swizzle and make every photo it’s applied to look like it’s straight outta 1989.
RETURN TO HER COUNTRY ROOTS
We love pop princess Taylor, but a part of us longs for the guitar-slinging Southern girl we first fell in love with. We’d suggest doing a re-release of 1989, but with guitars, mandolins and plenty of twang.
DESIGN A LINE OF CROP TOPS
Or just eBay off all the ones she has in her closet.
GUEST STAR ON GIRLS
Swift and Lena Dunham are friends so we’d like to see art imitate life – perhaps the singer plays her roommate at grad school in Iowa.
REPRESENT MORE CITIES
The Global Welcome Ambassador of N.Y.C. has so much to offer that she should really consider adding other metropolises (L.A., Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Nashville) to her ambassadorship.
RIDE THE SUBWAY LIKE A TRUE NEW YORKER
And as ambassador of N.Y.C., she should really experience the city like locals do: by commuting in a urine-scented train car that’s supposed to be running local, but, oh crap, is actually making express stops.
COLLABORATE WITH AN EX
Swift has a talent for turning heartbreak into hit singles, and we can only imagine the top-40 potential that a collaboration would bring. Styles amp Swift: The Acoustic Album – just riffing here.
ADOPT ANOTHER CAT
Cat ladies have found the perfect (sorry, purr-fect) spokeswoman in Swift, who is mom to felines Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson. Somewhere out there, a little kitty is just waiting to find its forever home and be named Lisa Vanderpump.
AND MAYBE A DOG, TOO
Just don't consult Meredith and Olivia first, okay, Tay?
START AN ADVICE COLUMN
She already has her first installment written.
GET ON TINDER
We love that Swift is happily single and way too busy befriending all of our other female idols to worry about boys. But, you know, she's got a blank space, baby, and she’ll swipe right on your name.
ROOMIE UP WITH SELENA
Swift's discussed her plans to convince best friend Gomez to move to N.Y.C., so the logical next step is a joint apartment and a house Instagram account documenting their24/7 slumber party.
RELEASE A BEST HITS ALBUM
It's about time, no?
OPEN A BAKERY
If we can't hang out in Swift's kitchen to take selfies with freshly baked cookies, we'd at least like to be able to purchase said cookies and take selfies in the privacy of our own homes.
POST MORE INSTAGRAMS OF HER HOT BROTHER
The world needs more Austin Swift.
TRY OUT A NEW SIGNATURE LIP SHADE
We get it, red is her thing. But if the woman can go from from country to pop, she can transition to hot pink as well.
LAUNCH A LINE OF CAT ONESIES
She’s got a passion for people-sized onesies and frankly onesies for cats is an untapped market with serious growth potential. Olivia and Meredith would be models, natch.
HOST A REALLY MAJOR NEW YEAR'S PARTY
If our most recent texts were from Emma Stone, Lorde and Karlie Kloss, we'd do the same.
BRING BACK THE COUNTRY HAIR
She can party like it's 1989 so returning to her pre-pop curls isn't that much of a stretch, no? Maybe just for one #tbt picture? Or Halloween? Please?
PULL A KANYE AT THE GRAMMYS
By all accounts, West was totally happy for Swift and definitely going to let her finish – still, that didn't stop him from interrupting her 2009 MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech. Swift did what she does best (wrote a song about it!), but we'd like to see her get the very last laugh in the form of a good-natured mid-Grammys stage crash. Sorry in advance, Sam Smith.
NAB ANOTHER GRAMMY
Or, you know, three of ‘em.
CONTINUE TO SHAKE IT OFF
Shake off players. Shake off haters. And most importantly, shake off a quarter-life crisis that’s struck many a 25-year-olds before you.