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Taylor Swift Wore an $895 Sweatshirt to Prove Her Love for New York

It's not a secret that Taylor Swift loves New York—so much so that she once dedicated one of her infamous love songs to the city. And now, she's taken things to a whole new level by spending upwards of $3,000 to look every bit the part of a New York tourist, albeit an on-trend high fashion version.

The "Ready for It" singer was recently spotted leaving her Tribeca loft wearing a hot-pink sweatshirt that riffs on something one might pickup on a visit to Times Square. But instead of rocking the usual $40 version that most out-of-towners would (which, it's worth noting, are already majorly overpriced), Swift sprang for the $895 Balenciaga version.

InStyle took the time to price out each piece in her extra-casual look, which included a $1,095 Christian Louboutin backpack, a pair of $295 frayed denim shorts from Alexander Wang, and some $648 animal print booties from Giuseppe Zanotti. Which means, yes, the entire look cost her more than $3,000.

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Under creative director Demna Gvasalia Balenciaga, of course, is known for taking what would otherwise be considered "normcore" styles and making them bougie. Last year, the brand sold a pair of platform Crocs for $850, and it's also the brand behind the $1,990 Ikea bag. If you want a $895 New York sweatshirt of your own, you can buy it here. (Or at a souvenir shop on Canal Street.)

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As The Cut notes, Swift has been showcasing several lewks over the past few days outside of her downtown apartment—something she hasn't done since her 1989 gym-going heyday.

In addition to channeling her inner tourist, Swift spent the weekend near New York, playing back-to-back-to-back massive crowds in New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. (According to The New York Times, she was the first female artist ever to perform three nights in a row at the venue—not something most tourists can boast.) And while she never sported New York merch during the events, she did admittedly wear a dress that looked like a Tide Pod.

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