By Jennifer Merritt
Updated Oct 11, 2013 @ 6:00 am
Credit: Giampaolo Sgura

Swifties, prepare to swoon. Pop superstar Taylor Swift graces the cover of the November InStyle, which is arriving in subscribers' mailboxes today. On the cover, Swift dons an embellished, emerald green cashmere sweater and skirt by Burberry Prorsum with a H. Stern bracelet — with her signature red lipstick, of course. And inside that magazine, the 23-year-old is as candid as ever.

We photographed the star at New Jersey’s luscious Greenwood Gardens, where the seven-time Grammy winner arrived at the shoot in a yellow H&M sweater and Joe’s Jeans. (Meredith, the star’s adorable Scottish Fold cat, hung out in the window of her trailer during the day.) Inside the issue, the singer is dressed up in Lanvin, Erdem, and jewelry by Dior, to name a few—but when does she feel most confident? “I feel most confident when I have a red lip on,” the singer, whose latest album is titled Red, told us.

For more, including her thoughts on mean girls, bad boys, and the exact red lipstick she’s loving most right now, pick up the November issue of InStyle, on newsstands and available for digital download Friday, Oct. 18.

Plus, see Taylor Swift's beauty transformation!