The star has one of the most stylish breakups ever in new music video

By Brittany Talarico
Updated November 11, 2014 01:19 AM

There’s nothing basic about Taylor Swift‘s breakups. The singer proves just that in her new music video for “Blank Space.” Instead of sitting around eating a pint of cookie dough ice cream in a pair of worn-in sweatpants, Swift gets even with her music video boyfriend “Sean” in a string of gorgeous outfits and killer accessories.

Here are five of our favorite fashion moments from the epic video, and the lessons only Taylor can teach us about breaking up in style.

• You always need an Oscar de la Renta dress at your disposal.
You know, for those times when you’re walking through the halls of your castle reflecting on how great things used to be. Taylor’s sequin bow-embroidered design (from the designer’s Fall 2014 collection) is the perfect one to have on hand.

• When dropping your cheating ex’s cell phone into a fountain, wear a matching crop top set.
Seriously, give him one last look at your Ballet Beautiful body in something like this Naeem Khan number. You want him to miss those abs.

• Don’t underestimate the power of a fierce leopard dress and sky-high heels.
Especially when you’re rolling around the floor crying.

• Know when to whip out the breakup boa.
Nothing says, “Seriously, I’m over you,” like a breakup boa. As for the rest of Swift’s look, she’s wearing a bow bandeau and matching mini skirt (both Katie Ermilio).

• Mascara-stained tears are chic.
We wish Halloween wasn’t over, because breakup Taylor is the best. costume. ever. And when we find out what mascara she’s wearing, we’ll get back to you.

What do you think of Swift’s latest music video? Which look is your favorite?

–Brittany Talarico