M*RK Looks: Tight Skirt, Samantha J inspired
I have been seeing this video weaving it’s way through my Facebook timeline and I didn’t pay it much attention until I actually saw a screenshot and was immediately enthralled by the bright colours and the retro vibe so I decided to take a look.
I will admit the song is extremely catchy and the street style is on point. You almost forget that it’s a 16 year old prancing around with grown men and teen boys gawking at her because of her “tight up” skirt (which ironically isn’t tight at all, but you get the point).
With Dancehall culture throwing sex at us every chance it gets. I am somewhat disappointed to hear yet another song that talks about more things that need to be tight. It makes me question if she’s even talking about skirts.
I think this could have been a great avenue for Samantha J as a female artist to break the mold. Especially in country where our women are over sexualized has such a high teen pregnancy rate.
Nonetheless, I think inspiration can be found anywhere, especially fashion inspiration. I put together some more grown up looks inspired by the video that you may want to try.
Look 1: Inspired by the multi-coloured graphic ensemble Samantha J rocks near the end of the video when she changes out of her school uniform.
Look 2: Inspired by the catholic school girl uniform predominately featured in the video. You can wear plaid without looking like you’re back in school.
Look 3: Indirectly inspired by the school girl look. I took it more collegiate with the floral bomber jacket and white converse.
What do you think about Samantha J’s new video? Is it too sexy or she’s just having fun? Leave your comments on Facebook.