We’ve seen it all over TikTok, Instagram and in songs. The word “baddie” has become the term for a person who is hot and does what they want. Baddies are taking over the world. But what exactly, does the term baddie mean? A baddie is a person who is confident in themselves and embraces their sexuality and style. Being a baddie isn’t about looking perfect all the time — it’s about the mindset. VALLEY is here to help you embrace your inner baddie and become the best (and baddest) version of yourself.
True confidence leaves no room for jealousy. When you know you are great, you have no need to hate.Nicki Minaj
The first step to the baddie mentality? Stand up for yourself. It’s like that classic quote, “do no harm but take no sh*t.” That is what baddies live by. You have to be assertive, strong and most of all confident in yourself and your abilities. Even if you don’t feel confident right away, pretending can lead to believing. Regardless of what people say, do your thing and be confident and secure in what you’re doing.
You can keep hating, I’m poppin’ regardlessMegan Thee Stallion, “Captain Hook”
A true baddie doesn’t want to be anyone else but themself. They want to own who they are because that’s what makes them shine. Second step to the baddie mentally is to wear what you want and embrace your own style! Find your staple pieces and create your own looks that make you feel sexy and confident. Don’t be scared to go bold and try new outfit aesthetics. Try out streetwear, grunge, academia or chic. There’s nothing wrong with playing around and seeing what makes you feel the most powerful.
Once you know yourself, can’t nobody tell you nothing about you. Megan Thee StallionMegan Thee Stallion
Another mark of a baddie is someone who is completely comfortable with being open about sexual activities and feels no shame talking about them. Embracing your sexuality can be hard. It can feel taboo to talk about sexual experiences and desires with friends or a partner. In partnerships, baddies know it is a necessity to be confident and clear about what you want sexually and otherwise. Don’t be afraid to communicate with a partner about what you like or don’t.
Celebrities like Alexa Demie, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj and Zendaya all exude that baddie energy. That’s because they are confident and secure, and they know that their unique qualities are their superpowers and nothing to be ashamed of. VALLEY hopes that you can take these tips and embrace your inner baddie and power.
Show off your bad self and tag @VALLEYmag on Instagram while you’re at it!