Steal and serve these looks by badgal RiRi, Cardi B and SZA
By Dudu Ntoni
Summer is the prime time to be an unapologetic thot. Yeah, I said it. If you’re not a member of the Hoe Is Life WhatsApp group you probably need a concise explanation of 'thot'. The Urban Dictionary definition of thot is an abbreviation for "That Ho Over There". That doesn't fully encompass what a thot actually is, though.
Hoe is a term that was historically used as a slur intended to shame women, but the rise of the feminist wing of black Twitter saw the term being reclaimed. It currently symbolises sexual agency and taking full ownership of your body and the narratives surrounding women’s bodies. It's become an immaculately manicured middle finger to the patriarchy.
Think magical girls who do what they want to do, own their sexuality and slay our lives in the latest fashions. You can be that girl this summer because we’re giving you the rundown on thotty fashion trends inspired by our favourite baddies: Bad Girl RiRi, Cardi B and SZA.
Try these three summer fashion trends inspired by our favourite artists' summer hits and latest videos.
Rihanna blesses our eyeballs in DJ Khaled’s 'Wild Thoughts' video, and the sex-icon continues to serve all the looks. We were never ready nor deserving of her magic and we’re here for all of it. The key looks are the off-the-shoulder dress, the floral-print pants paired with a red peasant top and, lastly, the yellow two-piece wide-leg pants and bell-sleeve top. All these looks are bohemian and tropical takes on the off-the-shoulder trend. Accessorised with gold jewellery, statement earrings and red lips, we’re signed up to being extra this summer.
SZA does sheer pants in her 'Love Galore' video and rocks underwear as outerwear with a black bralette in her scene with Travis Scott. We love sheer anything and bralettes are major key. Style with perspex heels, a beat face and thotty attitude for a fail-proof summer look.
Cardi B Extra
In her smash-hit single 'Bodak Yellow', Cardi B is so extra with the embellishments and we're making money moves for it. From embellished shoes to patchwork jeans, dresses and accessories, extra is our summer vibe. That's your summer aesthetic sorted with thotty looks and the summer bops by our favourite foxes setting the tone for you to slay. Be extra, be magical and most importantly, be whatever you want to be, that’s the core of being a thotty thot thot.