Leo’s Top Ten Aspirational Summer Music Video Looks

Bey and Nick

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In celebration of Beyonce and Nicki Minaj looking like summer incarnate in the video for Feeling Myself, Leo Jay Shire runs down her top ten aspirational summer music video looks, in no particular order. 

10. If It’s Lovin’ That YoU Want – Rihanna

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You will definitely wear all those body jewellery accessories that high street stores start stocking around this time of year and they definitely won’t just end up tangled at the bottom of your beach bag. Remember: the sea is an accessory. It is there to match with bold blue eye make up and (with those giant earrings and meticulous up-do) it is not for swimming in. 

9) Trick Me – Kelis

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Every single Kelis video is a summer look. Every single one. You know that sticky kind of summer heat that means you can’t seem to venture further than your front stoop and listen to music from a crackly old portable radio? A Kelis song is always playing. And this outfit, a crochet crop top and tight blue denim, is what you will be wearing.  

8) I’m Real (Remix) – Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule

Watch it here.

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Pink velour tracksuit. Nuff said. 

7) Ride – Lana Del Rey

Watch it here.

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Dig out that t-shirt from the bottom of your laundry that is so creased at this point that you’ll just have to try and pass it off as vintage. It’s fine. Nobody will be able to tell because they’ve all got their eyes closed. 

6) Listen To The Man – George Ezra

Watch it here.

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Hawaiian shirts and panama hats are the classic summer look. Sir Ian Mckellen knows it, and George Ezra is clearly jealous that he’s not on his level. (Bonus points because George went to BIMM). 

5) Summertime – DJ Jazzy  Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Watch it here.

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How to do colour blocking like a pro. This is tricky to execute, because it requires calling up your friends and checking that their colours don’t clash with yours before you meet them, but the pay-off is, clearly, fantastic. 

4) Papaoutai – Stromae

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This video is actually heartbreaking if you’re the type of person that watches music videos for the storylines and not the fashion, which I’m not, so, CHECK OUT THOSE MATCHING CARDIES AND BOARD SHORTS. I’m a big fan of the knee-high socks too. 

3) Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!

Watch it here.

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Proving that pastel colours and short shorts are universal and should be worn by everybody. Yeah, I said it. 

2) Superstar – Jamelia

Watch it here.

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Anyone who is a fan of dresses in the summer will know that there is an endless battle between wanting to wear something light and airy and also knowing that light and airy material is mortal enemies with the wind. Somehow, Jamelia manages to wear the shortest red dress of all time and not expose anything she isn’t trying to, which I think we can all agree is aspirational. 

1) CRazy in Love – Beyonce

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Beyonce does it best. Realistically, this is probably an outfit I will be wearing this summer, minus the red heels. I don’t know how Beyonce managed to make denim shorts and a tank top iconic but she did it. Congrats, B. 

Who would you put on this list? What are you favourite summer music videos? Tweet us @rifemag

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