By ANDREA MAGRATH
Prim and proper: Taylor Swift looks chic in a classic navy and white striped dress and red heels during a shopping trip with a friend in Beverly Hills
Taylor completed the looked with a slick of bright red lipstick, dark RayBan sunglasses and pearl earrings.
She is just 22, but you would never know it looking at the prim woman walking down the street in Beverly Hills yesterday.
Taylor Swift looked far beyond her years in a classic navy and white striped dress with a demure knee-length hemline.
In very ladylike fashion, the singer matched her red handbag to her kitten heel shoes. Her hair was swept up in a preppy, bouncy ponytail.
In contrast, Taylor's shopping partner looked far more grungy in ankle boots and a short black dress.
She's a lady: While Taylor looked beyond her years in her prim outfit, her friend went for a more grungy look in ankle boots and a short black dress
Taylor is hard at work in the studio recording her fourth album.
She posted a picture of herself on Twitter recently, strumming her guitar and singing into a microphone, writing that she is 'so happy.'
While fans are eagerly anticipating her new music, Taylor is also being tipped to take on the role of Joni Mitchell in a film biopic.
Sweet: The singer favours a preppy style on the red carpet too
Film industry paper Variety recently reported that an adaptation of Sheila Wller's book Girls Like Us, about the lives of Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King is in the works, with Taylor set to play the former.
It will be Swift's first starring role on screen, following a part in the ensemble comedy Valentine's Day and lending her voice to this year's animated film Lorax.
Taylor is yet to be confirmed to play the iconic singer-songwriter.
Studio session: Taylor is currently recording her next album