Data proves that walking daily, even if it’s just for 30 minutes, improves mental health, reduces stress, helps you be more creative, lowers blood pressure and you get to see some really cool things, too. You’ve probably been doing versions of a hot girl walk most of your life (I sure have) but it’s a trend that’s taking over TikTok and I’m here for it.
It’s just three steps: Put on real clothes, get your butt outside to walk. And feel hot while doing it.
Some folks say hot girl walks HAVE to be a certain number of miles (between 2 – 4) but I’m here to say your hot girl walk can be anything you want it to be, though the right tools make it a whole lot more fun.
What Is A Hot Girl Walk?
The hot girl walk meaning is all about getting you moving and thinking nice thoughts about yourself. Exercise and fresh air have tons of physical health and mental health benefits but the act of thinking positive thoughts is what makes this different than a normal workout. It’s about practicing gratitude and teaching you to create a habbit that’s anchored i movement and joy.
Like most of us, I started really getting into daily walks during the lockdown of 2020. I’ve been hot girl walks since a teenager way before Mia Lind coined the term but lockdown hit differently this time. I needed something to get my heart rate up, get my off doomsday scrolling of social media for a while and out into the fresh air. I needed more hot girl walking in my life. So, I leaned hard into the Hot Girl Walk trend.
Earlier this year I even challenged myself to do 100 miles of Hot Girl Walking so help me get back into this TikTok trend habit after the holidays. (I always go into a lil potato mode during Christmas and it was nice getting out of the house again!)
Personally, I put on a true crime podcast and walk around Golden Gate Park or along the ocean. Sometimes I do long 5 miles walks across the city while listening to an audiobook. No matter what, my hot girl walks always have the components of an outfit that makes me feel confident, something good to listen to, and a focus of positive thinking. But I like to switch up my tools to help make it a fun walk.
Hot Girl Walk Essentials You Need In Your Life
Here’s my essential hot girl products:
Matching Workout Sets
There is something about a good matching set that makes me feel so powerful & put together. I love throwing one on for my hot girl walks – especially since there’s many options these days for colors and patterns these days! This yellow set goes up to size XL.
Instead of a matching set, grab a cute yoga dress! Lots of people love Alo Yoga for their hot girls walks but they only go up to a size L. I instead recommend a dress from Girlfriend Collective, a sustainable brand that is actually size-inclusive. All bodies can take hot girls walks, not just think folks!
Bagu Fanny Pack
I’m so happy hip packs are trending again. Baggu fanny packs make the BEST hot girl walk bag (plus belt bags are #majorkey for travel, too!) I love how easy it is to grab things out of here while being compact for long walks.
I swear by these as my hot girl walk headphones. I always lose my AirPods case (I’m sure they’re under my bed somewhere but they’re lost to the void). These big headphones are easier on my eardrums and look cute with my outfits!
You gotta stay hydrated on your hot girl walk! If you have a hard time remembering to drink enough water, this brand on Amazon makes really cute water bottles.
Hot girls stay hydrated on walks. I always drop an electrolyte tab or packet into my water bottle to sip on my walks. It makes such a huge difference.
Water Bottle Holder
Instead of the Baggu you can opt for a water bottle holder, which is basically a little sling pack designed to hold your bottle so you can be hands-free!
Gold Dainty Jewelry
I love the way a simple gold chain or tiny hoops look paired with a workout set. They add just enough style and glam to help you feel hot on your hot girl walk!
If you’re looking to up your hot girl walk game, try Bala Bangles. They’re stylish resistant weights you can wear on your arms or ankles to help make your daily walks more challenging!
Waist Dog Leash
Take your pup with you on hot girl walks! You’ll want something like this bungee dog leash that can be worn on your waist so you can be hands free.
Coola Face Sunscreen
You can’t get ready without sunscreen! I love to spray some Coola’s sunscreen mist to top off my look and act as a setting spray. I always wear tint with SPF, too! If sprays aren’t your try, try Supergoop’s mineral sunscreen.
Hot girls support their feet on walks. I’m a huge Teva sandal fan as they can get wet and hold up really well on warm weather adventures and are super comfy. Or, I pull on New Balance shoes if it’s colder outside.
Use a smartwatch to track your steps and miles if you’re aiming for the 2-4 mile hot girl walk standard. You can even send texts from them, watch videos, etc all from the wristwatch menu so they’re great for on the go!
Even when you’re wearing sunscreen, it’s important to protect your face from getting burned. Throw on a cute cap to match your outfit!
Really, you just need three things: yourself, something to listen to and a positive mindset. There’s no strict rules or classes. Just get yourself off tech for a like and go play outside. And no, hot girl walks aren’t just something to do in your hot girl summer. It’s a year-round wellness practice!