The best 'Outer Banks' outfits to channel your favorite Pogue

All the 'Outer Banks' outfits you need in your wardrobe immediately to manifest adventure...

Outer Banks outfits: Rudy Pankow, Jonathan Daviss, Madelyn Cline, Chase Stokes and Madison Bailey in a pink and orange template
(Image credit: Netflix/ JACKSON LEE DAVIS)

Obsessed with the Outer Banks outfits? You're not alone. Outer Banks season 3 is set to deliver a ton of fashion inspo—from Sarah (aka Madelyn Cline) and Kiara's staple denim shorts that belong in all of our capsule wardrobes to John B's iconic button-ups! Here's how to dress like your favorite Pogues, especially with summer on the way...

If you've watched Outer Banks (who hasn't?!), you'll know it follows a group of young people from an island in North Carolina that has a stark divide between rich and poor. The rich side are known as the Kooks while the 'Pogues' are the working class community in the South Side or 'The Cut'. The difference between the two is perfectly summed up by John B in the opening of episode one, where he explains: "The Outer Banks, paradise on Earth. It's the sort of place where you either have two jobs or two houses. Two tribes, one island." 

Now three seasons in, we're all pretty familiar with the gang but one thing we need to know more about is how to replicate those cool, beachy fits.

Their outfits give all the summer vacay vibes, while also being practical if you find yourself thrown into an adventure, or perhaps—a treasure hunt! So we've rounded up a few budget-friendly essentials to channel your favorite characters from the show...

Outer Banks outfits: how to dress like your fave Pogue

Much like with The White Lotus' outfits, sometimes we just want to represent our favorite protagonist with our fits!

So, where do we start? Well, considering their coastal location, the Pogues' style is very casual and laid back. Think beachy vibes (or the coastal grandmother aesthetic, with those sea foamy, earthy tones), with t-shirts, shorts, cute crop tops and Hawaiian shirts as staples—not to mention affordable swimwear, of course. 

Everything thing feels super comfy yet trendy, which is why, naturally, we'd like to copy and paste John B, Kiara, JJ and the rest of the crew's wardrobes into our own—especially once the warmer weather hits...

1. Sarah Cameron (Madelyn Cline)

When it comes to Sarah's OBX outfits, think cool surfer girl. Similar to Madelyn's Glass Onion outfits, Sarah can often be spotted in a pair of light-wash denim shorts and a triangle bikini top (very similar top Hailey Bieber's swimwear aesthetic). She also wears her vanilla, almond butter hair in soft, tousled beachy waves to complete her look.

Her chilled looks are definitely supplying all our summer outfit inspo and recreating her look is super easy and most importantly—affordable.

Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron wearing a grey halterneck crop top in Outer Banks

(Image credit: Netflix/JACKSON LEE DAVIS)

Levi's 501® Original Mid Shorts With Raw Hem

RRP: $69.50/£60

A pair of Levi's is always a good way to go, especially if you love 90s fashion. A pair of mid-blue denim shorts are a staple for summer and Sarah loves them!

These shorts feature a button-up fly and a casual-looking raw hem.


SOULCAL Tie Bikini Top

RRP: £17 £5 (UK only)

We've taken inspo straight from the Outer Banks season three announcement post on Instagram, which saw Sarah wearing her signature denim shorts with a red bikini top!

This will be the perfect bathing suit for when summer finally rolls back around!


Urban Outfitters Out From Under Drew Seamless Ribbed Bra Top

RRP: $20/£19

Sarah loves a ribbed crop top and this one from Urban Outfitters is a great swap for a top we've spied her wearing in the season 3 trailer!

It's available in sizes S to XL and in a number of colors, but we'd opt for Khaki, white or grey for a Sarah-inspired look.

2. John B Routledge (Chase Stokes)

Now onto John B (Chase Stokes), everyone's favorite Pogue. Throughout seasons one and two, his go-to Outer Banks uniform is button-ups—particularly Hawaiian-style printed shirts—and shorts. Plus graphic tees and caps, facing backward, of course.


Pull&Bear Floral Printed Shirt 

RRP: $29.90/£19.99

This shirt is a great swap for a few of John B's! Throughout season two you can spy him wearing a pink/purple patterned button-up. Available in sizes XS and M.


Urban Outfitters Sand Solar Tours T-Shirt

RRP: £32 (UK only)

A graphic tee is another staple in the Outer Banks uniform, John B wears a number of brightly colored baggy t-shirts, throughout the show.

This one from UO features a cool, worn/vintage look that's perfect for recreating that cool-guy, beachy look. Available in sizes XXS-L

Kiara Carrera (Madison Bailey)

Kiara like Sarah wears a lot of bikini tops, bralettes, colorful crop tops and shorts—as well as cool baggy tees and printed buttons ups, which she accessorized with beaded and braided bracelets.

MADISON BAILEY as KIARA wearing a tie-dye navy bikini top in Outer Banks

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Superdry Tie Dye Bikini Top

RRP: $29.95/£26.99

This blue/green tie-dye bikini top is a perfect swap for the one Kiara wears in Outer Banks, it's perfect if you're looking to recreate her surfer girl style.


H&M Twill cargo trousers

RRP:$25.99 /£19.99

We've also spotted Kiara wearing a green pair of trousers during the Pogue's treasure hunting!

These are a great staple for spring and they're also 100% cotton meaning they're ideal for the summer months too!


H&M Pull-on twill shorts

RRP: $24.99/£17.99

Kiara is also a lover of this leaf/tropical print and we've even seen her repping a pair of orange shorts so—these printed, orange twill shorts are perfect for recreating Kiera's style.

Pope Heyward (J.D.)

Pope has a slightly smart style than the rest of the Pogue's, he can be spotted wearing pale blue and purple shirts, graphic t-shirts and board shorts—as he surfs!

JONATHAN DAVISS as POPE wearing a blue shirt in Outer Banks

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H&M, Regular Fit Oxford Shirt

RRP: $24.99/£17.99

Pope often wears a blue oxford-style shirt over a white t, which he usually accessorized with a cap.


Urban Outfitters Avocado Explore The Wilderness T-Shirt

RRP: $45/£30

Like his fellow Pogues, Pope wears a lot of button-ups and graphic tees.

We've spotted him in green, purple and white t-shirts throughout the show.

JJ Maybank (Rudy Pankow)

JJ (aka Rudy Pankow) has the most laid-back style, opting for airy sleeveless tank tops, shorts and caps—backwards of course!

RUDY PANKOW as JJ wearing a hat and grey t-shirt in Outer Banks

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Nike Men's Black Heritage86 Performance Adjustable Hat

RRP: $29.99/£18

All the OBX boys wear caps but JJ wears them in nearly every episode.


ASOS DESIGN Relaxed Sleeveless T-Shirt With Dropped Armhole

RRP: $12/£8

JJ often wears a sleeveless tank top, because the Outer Banks is hot, hot, hot!

He usually pairs his baggy tees with shorts and of course, a backward cap.


Levi's® Relaxed Fit Western Dark Blue Denim Shirt

RRP: $69.50/£75

JJ also rocks an oversized denim shirt over his t-shirts and paired with his shorts.

A classic blue, denim shirt is also a real staple for anyone who loves retro, vintage style! Available in sizes S-XL.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

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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