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Announce Your Second ‘1989’ Era With These Instagram Captions

Swifties, rise — it’s our time to shine. Happy 1989 (Taylor’s Version) release day to all those who celebrate. If you’re anything like me, you have been counting down the days for this release, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. The re-records of the iconic 1989 tracks truly will never go out of “Style” and the vault tracks are beyond our “Wildest Dreams.” (See what I did there?) So, what better way to re-enter your 1989 era than with some posts featuring these 1989 (Taylor’s Version) Instagram captions?

On Oct. 27, Tayor Swift dropped the highly anticipated re-record of her 2014 album, 1989. Additionally, early in the morning of Oct. 27, Swift also dropped a deluxe version of the album, complete with the beloved Kendrick Lamar feature on “Bad Blood.” Listen, it’s a big day for Swifties. And we’re ready to celebrate all over social media.

1989 TV’s release occurring right around Halloween is quite amazing for my Swifties out there who are dressing up in an iconic Eras costume or maybe a 1989-inspired look. If you’re planning on dressing up as Blondie or want to share your love for 1989 on IG, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 20 Instagram captions inspired by 1989 (Taylor’s Version). 

We never go out of style.

Harry, I’m looking at you!

From the vault.

A great caption for a photo dump that also commemorates Blondie. 

Darling, I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream.

A classic.

Are we out of the woods yet?

If you’re dressing up as Little Red Riding Hood this Halloween but still want to show your love for TS, you must use this caption. I don’t make the rules. 

The rest of the world was black and white, But we were in screaming color.

Just an iconic lyric from an iconic song. Can’t go wrong! 

I stay out too late. Got nothing in my brain.


Shake it off.

Halloweekend hangover? Take some advice from Mother.

2 A.M., here we are.

Late-night photo dump, anyone?

Stand there like a ghost shaking from the rain.

Dressing up as a ghost this Halloween? Make sure you let your IG followers know the lyric inspo for it. 

We found wonderland.

A lot of my friends are dressing up as Alice In Wonderland characters this year, and this captions is exactly what TS would want. 

Suburban legends.

TBH, this caption could go with so much. It’s just so 1989 coded. 

‘Cause we’re young, and we’re reckless.

Hey, it’s college. We have a right to be.

We cry tears of mascara in the bathroom.

If you’re anything like me and love taking mirror selfies in the bathroom with your girls, this caption is for you. 

Grab your passport and my hand.

In your study abroad era? What better way to let your IG followers know with this iconic lyric? 

I’ll never forget you as long as I live.

This caption is so versatile: It can be heartfelt or petty. Pick your poison. 

Welcome to New YOrk.

You can also swap out NYC for your city. Still hits.

Is it over now?

Halloweekend photo dump? What a good way to show how the fun (and long) event has come to a close. 

We’re all bored. We’re all so tired of everything. 

Gosh. She’s just like me for real! 

I know places. 

Next time a guy tells you he “knows a spot,” hit him with these lyrics. 

Kaleidoscope of loud heartbeats under coats.

I mean, this lyric is iconic in every way.

These are just some of the ways to commemorate the brilliance and timelessness that is 1989 (Taylor’s Version). Take the polaroids, put on your best red lip, and if you really want to be in your 1989 era, get some bangs. (Or don’t — it’s a commitment). In the meantime, you can find me crying to “‘Slut!’” 

Eileen is a senior at Fairfield University who is studying Communications with minors in English and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. She has a passion for magazine writing and hopes to pursue a career in the field. Eileen is a Wellness writer for Her Campus where she covers mental health, sex & relationships, wellness, and more. She also is a self-proclaimed pop culture aficionado, so she dips her toes into those sections of Her Campus as well. In addition to her participation as a Her Campus National Writer, Eileen is one of the Campus Correspondents (CCs) at Her Campus’s Fairfield University chapter. She oversees the entire chapter and works with her other CC to curate ideas and events for HCFU. She also mentors and trains the editorial team and helps create content and boost engagement alongside the social media team. In her free time, you can find Eileen creating new Spotify playlists, getting a sweet treat with friends, or obsessing over Taylor Swift. If she isn’t doing that, you’ll likely find Eileen with her six best friends from school talking about their “Big Three”: "Normal People," TikTok edits, and "Little Women."