Taylor Swift and Boyfriend Joe Alwyn Go Shopping in New York Days Ahead of Album Release

Taylor Swift looked happier than ever when she was spotted on a rare public outing with boyfriend Joe Alwyn in New York on Monday.

The 32-year-old singer, who has been dating British actor Joe, 31, since 2016, smiled as she chatted with her beau, while sporting a printed mini dress and patterned tights.

The Trouble hitmaker flaunted her stellar fall style by pairing her ensemble with an oversized sweater and beige satchel while shopping for furniture at Artifacts 20th Century.

Rare sighting: Taylor Swift looked happier than ever when she was seen on a rare public outing with boyfriend Joe Alwyn in New York on Monday

Her braids were worn smooth and straight and she sported a radiant makeup palette.

Conversations With Friends star Joe rocked an emerald green jumper and baggy jeans as he strolled alongside his love.

Taylor and Joe’s public outing comes just days before the release of her 10th studio album, Midnights on October 21 – with recently revealed star Lavender Haze being written about her love for Joe.

Speaking on her TikTok series, Midnights, Mayhem & Me, she said: “I came across the phrase ‘lavender haze’ when watching Mad Men.

Evermore: The 32-year-old singer, who has been dating British actor Joe, 31, since 2016, smiled as she chatted with her beau, while sporting a printed mini dress and patterned tights.

Evermore: The 32-year-old singer, who has been dating British actor Joe, 31, since 2016, smiled as she chatted with her beau, while sporting a printed mini dress and patterned tights.

“I watched because I thought it was cool, and it turns out it’s a common phrase used in the 50s where they described being in love.

“I guess theoretically when you’re in the lavender mist you’ll do anything to stay there and not let people knock you out of that cloud.

“I think a lot of people have to deal with this now, not just ‘public figures’ because we live in the age of social media. If the world finds out you’re in love with someone, it’s going to weigh in on it.

“Like, my relationship for six years, we’ve had to dodge weird rumors, tabloid stuff — and we just ignore it. This song is kind of about the act of ignoring those things to protect the real things.

In early July, it was reported that Taylor had been engaged to her boyfriend for “a few months.”

The Sun claimed the singer wore an engagement ring “behind closed doors” and the couple only told close friends about the news.

Love Story: The Trouble hitmaker flaunted her stellar fall style by pairing her ensemble with an oversized sweater and beige satchel while shopping for furniture

Love Story: The Trouble hitmaker flaunted her stellar fall style by pairing her ensemble with an oversized sweater and beige satchel while shopping for furniture

Taylor began dating Joe in late 2016 after they were rumored to have crossed paths at that year’s Met Gala in New York City.

DailyMail.com contacted representatives for Taylor for comment at the time.

“Taylor and Joe are incredibly happy and very, very much in love,” a source claiming to be close to Joe told the outlet in early July.

“They have actually been engaged for a few months, but have only told their inner circle – mostly immediate family and very old trusted friends.

“Everyone is also sworn to secrecy.”

The insider alleged that Joe gave Taylor a “nice ring” but “she only wears it when she’s home,” meaning behind closed doors.

“Again, only a handful of people know the details of the wedding and Taylor hasn’t even told some of her team members about the engagement,” they claimed.

Her London Boy: Conversations With Friends star Joe wore an emerald green jumper and baggy jeans as he strolled alongside his love

Her London Boy: Conversations With Friends star Joe wore an emerald green jumper and baggy jeans as he strolled alongside his love

The source also told The Sun that Taylor and Joe “want their love to stay off the cameras as much as possible” and that their alleged engagement is “just for them.”

“And if and when they do exchange vows, there will definitely be no Vogue, Rolling Stone or Hello! reviews there. It will be simple and elegant, like them.

According to the outlet, there are “no specific wedding details” and it’s unclear if the couple will officially announce the rumored engagement.

The Lover singer reportedly began her romance with Joe just months after her split from Loki actor Tom Hiddleston in September 2016.

Taylor gave fans a glimpse of their budding romance by alluding to Joe in lyrics to her hit 2017 album Reputation, including the song Gorgeous where she remembers being made fun of for his English accent.

New music: Taylor and Joe's public outing comes just days before the release of their 10th studio album, Midnights - with newly revealed star Lavender Haze written about her love for Joe

New music: Taylor and Joe’s public outing comes just days before the release of their 10th studio album, Midnights – with newly revealed star Lavender Haze written about her love for Joe

Style: One of the star's companions was seen loading a sleek chair into a van

Style: One of the star’s companions was seen loading a sleek chair into a van

The Grammy winner opened up even more on her 2019 album Lover, where she gushed about her “London boy” on multiple tracks.

The song Cruel Summer is also said to be about the overlap between the start of her romance with Joe and the end of her fling with Hiddleston.

Joe told The Sunday Times in 2018 that he found it “flattering” that Taylor was using him as a musical muse.

Just two years later, Taylor welcomed her beau into the songwriting world by allowing him to write lyrics for her 2020 alum, Folklore.

Using the alias “William Bowery”, Joe co-wrote two songs for the Grammy Award-winning album and three more songs for Folklore’s sister album, Evermore.

Although she feels safe to open up to his music, Taylor has previously said her relationship with the British hunk is “not up for discussion” in the press.

She discussed the decision to keep their romance “private” in her 2020 Netflix documentary Miss Americana, which included rare footage of herself and Joe.

Taylor dated a number of high-profile men during her young life, including pop rocker Harry Styles, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, DJ Calvin Harris, singer Joe Jonas and rock idol John Mayer .

‘We have to protect the real stuff’: Taylor recently revealed she’s been ignoring ‘strange rumours’ about her relationship with boyfriend Joe

The star recently competed in 13 categories for the 2023 Grammy Awards, which will be held on Feb. 5.

She has received a total of 42 Grammy nominations to date, winning 11, including three Album of the Year gongs.

Variety reports that Taylor featured in Album of the Year and Best Country Album for Red (Taylor’s version), Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for All. Too Well (10-minute version), Best Pop/Duo Group Performance for Nothing New and The Joker & The Queen, Best Country Song and Best Solo Country Performance for I Bet You Think About Me, Best American Roots Song, Best American Performance Roots and Best Song Written for Visual Media for Carolina, and Best Music Video for All Too Well: The Short Film.

Red (Taylor’s Version) was submitted for Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical)

The singer has been nominated for 42 Grammys throughout her career and she has won 11 awards, including three album of the year.

Will she do it again?  The star recently competed in 13 categories for the 2023 Grammy Awards, which will be held on February 5 (pictured at the 2010 Grammys)

Will she do it again? The star recently competed in 13 categories for the 2023 Grammy Awards, which will be held on February 5 (pictured at the 2010 Grammys)

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