We’d argue: Summer music videos > regular music videos. OK, summer here in NYC, so we’re a touch biased at the moment, but hear us out: these sun-soaked videos are brilliant at capturing the pure bliss of basking in the rays, sinking your toes into the sand, and running your fingers through the ocean’s waves—and on a more symbolic level, communicating messages of optimism, carefreeness, empowerment, youth, and love.
Layer an upbeat soundtrack over it, and it’s happiness condensed into a three-minute video. No one’s ever sad on a sunny day at the beach (unless you’re Lana Del Rey). And on the fashion front, breezy caftans, playful printed dresses, and cute one-pieces are definitely far superior to burdensome winter layers. So with that said, scroll through for the most stylish summer music videos—and get ready to be whisked away.