When I first moved to the city, I thought the sorority girls dressed funny here, and then I quickly realized it wasn’t just the sorority girls. It was everybody! After a month in Norman, Oklahoma I realized the style I was born into was not the popular thing here, yet many of my city-slicker friends adored my style. So, in this article I’m going to teach y'all how to achieve that classic “southern swagg” that has been captured in Southwestern Oklahoma.
Step 1. “The higher the hair, the closer to Jesus!”
Where I’m from, one of the signs of a girl becoming a woman is when she starts to “rat” or “tease” her hair. Through cheerleading and summer camps every girl comes to that stage in life when she realizes she must lift her roots to stay loyal to her roots. If you have trouble the first time, don’t worry, it just takes lots and lots of practice, and once you’ve got it down, you never leave home with flat hair…ever.
Step 2. Big hair must be complemented with big jewelry!
Who wants huge hair and small wimpy jewelry? No one! Therefore, the second step to achieving Southern Swagg is to find the biggest, chunkiest jewelry you can, and wear as much of it at one time as you are able. Almost everyone you run into will have at least two main pieces of chunky jewelry on at all times, usually a necklace and a bracelet or a bracelet and a ring.
Then of course you have the real hardcore southern belles who wear three or more huge bracelets on each arm, a chunky ring on each finger, and a massive stone cross necklace to match! These women are the goddesses of the south. We all admire their boldness of bling. So for the first two rules, just remember bigger really is better.