Whether you’re a Megan Thee Stallion superfan or just anywhere on the internet, you’ve probably heard the phrase "hot girl summer" floating around. While the origins of this phrase date to a 2019 song of the same name, there’s been a resurgence in its popularity as summer 2021 gets into full swing, and rightfully so; we’ve all been inside for more than a year, and it only seems fair to head outside with a bang.

But what exactly does "hot girl summer" mean?

Essentially, it’s a movement encouraging people to live their best life boldly and without fear. How you wish to apply the sentiment to your life is your decision and could mean playing the field all summer as Megan says ("Got a whole lot of options 'cause you know a bitch poppin") or it could mean going after a bucket list of fun activities with your friends or on your own. The point is to live confidently.