Can Hot Girl Summer be embraced when the weather hates us?

When Houston rapper and Hot Girl Megan Thee Stallion debuted the concept of a Hot Girl Summer in 2020, she never clarified how to manifest the Hot Girl lifestyle in a climate where it rains 10 months of the year.

Hot Girl Summer in Vancouver? More like What Is This Weather Girl Summer.

Summer so far has been interesting — it hasn't looked like summer. First we didn't have much sun (but we had a heck of a lot of rain) and now it's just heat central. Can we embrace Hot Girl Summer in Vancouver if the weather hates us?

In case you’re unfamiliar with the phrase, 'Hot Girl Summer' means a summer of fun and happiness, a perfect time to become the best version of yourself, have fun with your friends and focus on your goals. Hot Girl Summer is about feeling good.

Hana Aboelella, a third-year psychology student said, “Hot Girl Summer is a state of mind of embracing the summer to the best of your abilities.”

“Honestly Hot Girl Summer is just about being my best self, making the most memories, trying new experiences, and even just the little things. For me, self-care days, shopping days are important, family and friend time are also very important, so whatever your goal is in life, just try to make the most out of it.”

We need to establish that no matter what weather Vancouver brings us this summer, it can be hot and productive for everyone, because who said we can’t go on Hot Girl walks in the pouring rain or the smouldering heat?

Manifesting the best is the key to a Hot Girl Summer. It's cold outside? It's raining so hard in June that you're starting to grow mold along with your basement apartment? That's fine, you're still hot — put the fun back into fungal infections! It's so scorching hot that you're starting to hallucinate your own backup dancers on your Hot Girl walks? Hell yeah, that's a sign from the Dehydration Gods that you are the main character! The hotter the summer, the hotter the Hot Girl.

Emily Frketich, a third-year student said that Hot Girl Summer means “embracing yourself and having fun, letting go and just being the best and hottest version of yourself in a good mentally-stimulating way."

Forget about the weather, there’s nothing you can do about it. What you can do is start working on the vision of your best self this summer. Be productive and go to the gym or just stay in and binge your favourite TV show or break open that book you've been meaning to read — whatever makes you feel hot and most importantly makes you happy!

And don’t worry, perfect summer days will definitely come, but regardless of if it's warm or cold, it’s still Hot Girl Summer!