Taylor Swift takes to Tumblr to explain her harness

With her retro-chic aesthetic, people don’t expect to see Taylor Swift stepping out in edgy fashin accessories, like a harness she recently slipped into for a day out with Selena Gomez. The 25-year-old shunned her girly fare on Tuesday (June 16) while out in Los Angeles with her close friend.

Choosing to wear the harness backwards, Taylor donned the accessory over a black tank emblazoned with the words “This is my fight song”. She completed the look with a pair of khaki shorts, ankle boots and a Louis Vuitton handbag.

CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERYTaylor Swift wore a harness on Tuesday

While Taylor appeared happy with her outfit choice, the departure from her signature style led many fans to question the look.

“Taylor… uh I don’t know how to put this… but I think you’re wearing it BACKWARDS (Taylor I love you so much)”, wrote a fan on Tumblr.

However the Shake it Off singer defended her choice of fashion accessory, telling her fans: "I think you’re ignoring a really important point here… That my harness and I are always ready for a zip line/ rock climbing.

Taylor was out with Selena Gomez

“Ask yourself… Are you ready for extreme adventure should it present itself?”

Taylor has previously described her style as girly and said that rather than being led by trends, she is inspired by the 50s, 60s and 90s.

“I figure if I stick to classics, I won’t have as many cringeworthy moments looking back 25 years from now,” she told E!

Taylor previously said she doesn’t follow trends

The singer also revealed that she also looks to close friend and Girls star Lena Dunham for fashion advice.

“Lena always has great websites and shops at great stores,” Taylor said. “She always tells me her newest obsession, whether it’s a new website or a blog or a store. She’s really good with that stuff.”

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