Most people cringe at the thought of something hanging on their neck during the spring and summer, but I’m here to challenge that thought. What if you found a light scarf that added to your outfit? What if it actually improved your look and added some style?
WHAT IF YOU DID IT WITH A FREAKING BAND T-SHIRT!?
For the answers to those questions, may I present exhibits A), B) and C) below?
What you may or may not be able to tell is that exhibit showcases how to rock a vintage lightweight scarf with an Iron Maiden t-shirt. It’s rockin’, but it’s polished.
Exhibits A) and B) are actually outfits that I wore to work that I didn’t get in trouble for wearing – even though I rocked a simply casual top, sweater, and black jeans. The scarf added an air of professionalism to my look.
The scarves above are the same, but one is black and the other is green. Coordinate the colors however you like!
When you examine the lyrics behind “Old Town Road” and compare them in conjunction with the video for the tune, it’s not a stretch to say that Lil Nas X has brilliantly called out the country music scene – and he’s doing it with “one of their own” (Billy Ray) too.
“Hat is matte black Got the boots that’s black to match Ridin’ on a horse, ha You can whip your Porsche I been in the valley You ain’t been up off that porch, now”
Is Lil Nas X suggesting he’s more street because he’s not dressing to impress others while claiming that’s not what he’s about? That’s my opinion after reading those lyrics. He’s calling country stars fake, and perhaps rightfully so. He’s suggesting they’re more into their own image. The next verse brings it home…
“Ridin’ on a tractor Lean all in my bladder Cheated on my baby You can go and ask her My life is a movie Bull ridin’ and boobies Cowboy hat from Gucci Wrangler on my booty”
If that’s not saying “ya’ll are a complete stereotype, and you’re purposely trying to live up to it” – I don’t know what else does. Dare I say Lil Nas X is suggesting those cheating stories in country songs are just that… cheating “stories”?… yep, I just did.
The damn video is a spaghetti western spoof that includes Chris Rock! (Side note: can someone like Quentin Tarantino make that a reality?)
If you’re a country fan, I get that you’re mad right now. Here’s the thing: we don’t know if Billy Ray Cyrus interpreted the song this way or not.
I just appreciate that someone is (possibly) bringing these points about country music artists to light.