Euphoria season 2 flooded our TikTok FYP and Instagram feeds during its run, with fans keen to copy the best Euphoria makeup looks, as well as Maddy’s iconic hair looks. But what got the most attention this season—aside from the intense themes of the show—was the clothes, and Rue’s Euphoria outfits in particular.
As fans will know, Rue’s season two style is very different from that of the first season, and provides a pretty stark contrast to the bright, Y2K-inspired glittery and risque fits we see on the rest of her dysfunctional friend group. Rue’s style is more vintage, oversized, and skater-like—and is arguably the most wearable and inexpensive to recreate.
Admittedly, season two was a harrowing watch for Rue fans as we saw her grapple with her drug addiction, meaning her fashion was generally the least of her concerns. But there is definitely something to be said about how Zendaya carries the baggy, low-maintenance outfits—and we, like many fans, can’t ignore how effortlessly cool they are.
Ahead of Euphoria season three, these are the essential items you'll need to recreate Rue's Euphoria outfits IRL.
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How to recreate Rue's Euphoria outfits
1. The zip-up hoodie & trousers combo
One of Rue's most effortlessly stylish outfits was her combination of her father's baggy maroon sweatshirt, plain T-shirts, crop tops, and loose-fit trousers. While we're aware that Rue has much bigger worries than her outfits, we do like how easy and simple her outfits are to recreate.
Oversized zip-up hoodies are very on-trend at the moment, and making a bit of a comeback in the fashion world. So if you’re wanting to adopt a more grungy, casual style, layering with a zip-up like Rue is a good way to go.
This hoodie is the perfect dupe for Rue's—we'd recommend sizing up for that baggy fit.
Hoodies are surprisingly versatile. You can use them to either dress down, if you want to cover up but still look vaguely cool. Or, layer it with a crop top, if you still want to look stylish but be warm at the same time!
When it comes to trousers, we see Rue in a lot of loose-fitting pants, like baggy jeans, checked trousers, and cord shorts. Thankfully skinny jeans are very much out, so finding a pair of Rue-inspired bottoms is not a challenge.
Dickies really are part of a skater's uniform—after all, you can't go wrong with a pair of black-loose fit trousers. Plus, they'll go with almost anything. Pair them with a hoodie like Rue, or dress them up if you fancy wearing something a bit more fun.
2. The graphic T-shirt
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Graphic T-shirts are another staple for creating a Rue-inspired fit—and generally, the bigger, the better.
There are so many options out there for graphic tees, so choose one that goes most with your current wardrobe, whether it be a light color option or a darker choice. If you want to take direct inspiration from Rue, we also happen to know the exact tee she was wearing in Euphoria season two episodes five and six, for you hardcore fans out there—see below!
2wo2imes Tee- Charcoal, $42.00 | Andrew
This is the exact graphic t-shirt Rue wore in episodes five and six, but it's sadly sold out right now. It may well come back in stock soon though, so keep an eye out for a restock—you'll be the first to know if you check back here. Plus, we've found some great alternatives below.
UO The Who Washed Dad T-Shirt, £35 | Urban Outfitters
Another fun band tee from Urban Outfitters, this is something we could totally see Rue in, and the edgy print would go well with Rue's signature trousers.
3. The overshirt
Arguably, overshirts have been knocking about in the menswear sphere for quite some time, but we're not mad at its transition over into womenswear. They're another must for recreating Rue's Euphoria outfits—remember her cute checkerboard shirt from season one? Or the Hawaiian shirt?
Overshirts are the perfect way to layer in spring/summer, so are a good piece to have in your capsule wardrobe whatever your style.
4. A pair of Converse
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The biggie to really capturing Rue’s laid-back look is of course Converse, particularly the classic black and white Chuck Taylor Converse.
The shoe—especially the high-top version—is a particularly key part of recreating Rue's style, so we'd say they are an essential for emulating her fits.
5. Tank tops
While Rue is often more inclined to wear baggy hoodies and oversized shirts, she's not averse to a more figure-flattering vest top every once in a while. We love these picks below that emulate her style above.
Element Alexis velvet vest co-ord in red, £18.75 | ASOS
This baggy vest comes as part of a co-ord, but we reckon Rue might forego the shorts for the top. Pair with some trousers and you've got the ideal Euphoria outfit.
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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