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How to Have a Hot Girl Summer: A Mood Board


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Mikael Jansson

If Megan Thee Stallion says it’s a hot girl summer, it’s a hot girl summer. The phrase coined by the Houston-based rapper that’s likely taken your feed by storm is not only a testament to her skilled braggadocio, but her impact on the culture at large. For the uninitiated, hot girl summer is about having fun. You can have a hot girl summer and be single, or have a hot girl summer when you’re in a relationship, but ultimately, having a hot girl summer depends upon espousing and believing in the values of self love and self-confidence. Turn to these sizzling editorials from W for inspiration, and you’ll be having a hot girl summer of your own in no time.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Kate Moss photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, April 2005.

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Glen Luchford

Andreea Diaconu photographed by Glen Luchford for W Magazine, March 2017.

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Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Kate Moss photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine, February 2006.

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Roe Ethridge

Photographed by Roe Ethridge for W Magazine, May 2014.

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Juergen Teller

Raquel Zimmermann photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, March 2009.

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Mario Sorrenti

Jennifer Lopez photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, August 2013.

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Steven Klein

Linda Evangelista photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, October 2008.

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Mikael Jansson

Joan Smalls photographed by Mikael Jansson for W Magazine, June 2013.

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Alasdair McLellan

Photograph by Alasdair McLellan for W Magazine, October 2017.

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Jason Schmidt

Sabine Getty photographed by Jason Schmidt for W Magazine, June 2016.

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Juergen Teller

Lara Stone photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, July 2007.

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Juergen Teller

Kirsten Dunst photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, May 2014.

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Steven Klein

Victoria Beckham photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, August 2007.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Taraji P. Henson photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, August 2015.

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Steven Meisel

Gigi Hadid photographed by Steven Meisel for W Magazine, September 2015.

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Juergen Teller

Ajuma Nasenyana photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, March 2009.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Charlize Theron photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, May 2015.

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Juergen Teller

Naomi Campbell photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, September 2006.

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Steven Klein

Selena Gomez photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, March 2016.

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Mario Sorrenti

Melissa McCarthy photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, February 2012.

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Michael Thompson

Mariah Carey photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, June 2012.

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Juergen Teller

Anna Dello Russo photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, November 2010.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Paris Hilton photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, September 2015.

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Alasdair McLellan

Adriana Lima photographed by Alasdair McLellan for W Magazine, September 2015.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Joan Smalls photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, September 2015.