Red lipstick, heels and florals! Taylor Swift isn’t one to let fashion take a backseat and don ponytails after a sweat session. The “Red” singer poked fun at her post-gym wardrobe choices — and her famous awards show dance moves (!) — with Seth Meyers on Late Night on Thursday, Aug. 14.
Meyers came prepared to interview the 24-year-old, at one point pulling out pictures of Swift looking glam while leaving her NYC gym. “What is going on? Tell me how this works,” the host teased.
“That is how everyone looks when they come out of the gym,” Swift joked. “I like to bring a change of clothes.” (The Giver actress wore an $8,000 outfit after the gym on July 30.)
The former Saturday Night Live star cracked that he pictures her in “the locker room taking up a lot of space,” but Swift explained that she doesn’t primp as much as people think.
“I don’t! I really don’t! Because my hair is short now and it’s a lot easier to just brush it. Also, you know, I think New York is one of those cities that feels worth dressing up for, if that makes any sense,” she said. “I just feel like when I walk out onto the sidewalk in New York, I have to just try a little harder.”
Fans of Swift have become accustomed to the star’s post-gym attire. She, however, denies the recent New York Daily News report that she spends an hour putting on makeup before leaving the facility. “It’s not like an extra hour at the gym,” she told Meyers. “I read that somewhere and I was like, ‘That’s ridiculous.'”
Something else Swift lovers have gotten used to? Seeing the singer rock out and show off her awkward (and GIF-worthy!) dance moves during awards shows — whether it be at the Grammys, The Academy of Country Music Awards, or the CMT Music Awards.
“I used to get really nervous at awards shows because, seemingly, they’re a huge pressure cooker. And everybody seems to be sitting there trying to look more unaffected by being at this awards show than the next person next to them,” Swift explained on Late Night. “That can have an effect on you, and so you’re in the front row and you’re sitting there like, ‘Maybe I should sit here like this.'”
“A couple years ago I just decided, ‘No. This is the coolest concert you could ever go to,'” she continued. “This is like all these incredible acts playing their biggest songs and I get to be front row and I’m going to dance during this because I feel like it—and not because it looks cool, because it doesn’t.”