Channel Your Favorite "Euphoria" Characters With These '90s Grunge Pieces

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We're calling it: HBO's hit series "Euphoria," which first aired in 2019, is on its way to becoming one of the most fashion-defining shows of the decade. Now on its second season, the show chronicles the highs and lows of high school through the lenses of characters including Rue (Zendaya), Jules (Hunter Schafer), Cassie (Sydney Sweeney), Maddy (Alexa Demie), Kat (Barbie Ferreira) and Lexi (Maude Apatow). Full disclosure: it gets pretty dark, exploring themes such as addiction, depression, sexual assault, and more. But just as rapidly as its plot unfolds, the series has quickly won the hearts of Gen Z and beyond, sparking TikTok challenges and nonstop discourse. Beyond dissecting Cassie's questionable actions, helplessly watching Rue spiral, and debating whether or not to ship her and Jules, another element to the show has fans chattering — the outfits.

A mashup of Y2K, anime fantasy, girlie goth, laid-back androgyny, girl-next-door, and more, costume designer Heidi Bivens constructs a distinct identity for each character through their clothes, leaving fans wondering how to re-create their favorite characters' closets IRL. Sure, the average high schooler's go-to outfits don't typically include crop tops and tinier-than-tiny minidresses in homeroom, nor do they often consist of high-end brands such as Miu Miu, Blumarine, and Prada, but its this exaggerated reality that makes the fashion on "Euphoria" all the more worth talking about.

Whether you want to pull inspiration from Maddy's early aughts It-girl aesthetic, Cassie's soft-and-sweet style, or Lexi's librarian-chic looks, they're all pretty easy to re-create once you break down their defining components. Ahead, we've done just that, outlining three key aspects that make up each of these characters' wardrobes and rounding up styles they would no doubt shop in the real world. The "Euphoria" aesthetic isn't going anywhere anytime soon, so you'll want to get your hands on these pieces now.

Cassie: Puffed Sleeves, Gingham Prints, and Flirty Minidresses
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Cassie: Puffed Sleeves, Gingham Prints, and Flirty Minidresses

Fans might have mixed reviews on Cassie this season (let's be real: mixed reviews for nearly every "Euphoria" character are totally warranted), but if we let the 18-year-old's closet tell it, she's the sweetest one of all. Cassie's wardrobe is the epitome of everything we look at as traditionally or stereotypically "feminine." For one, she's decked out almost exclusively in baby pink and powdered blue for the entirety of the season, and she loves a flirty silhouette — puffed sleeves, short hems, and low necklines.

Urban Revivo Puff Sleeve Square-Cut Collar Shirt
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Urban Revivo Puff Sleeve Square-Cut Collar Shirt

Someone get this Urban Revivo Puff Sleeve Square-Cut Collar Shirt ($17, originally $33) a matching gingham skirt, pronto.

Alice + Olivia Eliana Puff-Sleeve Top
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Alice + Olivia Eliana Puff-Sleeve Top

Pairing this flirty Alice + Olivia Eliana Puff-Sleeve Top ($295) with denim on the bottom is all you need to channel that old-school feminine charm.

Princess Polly Allyson Top
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Princess Polly Allyson Top

Go for this Princess Polly Allyson Top ($25, originally $45) if you, too, want to look like you're auditioning for "Oklahoma." (And, yes, we mean that in a good way.)

Larroudé Miso Platform Sandal
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Larroudé Miso Platform Sandal

Cassie's seen in a pair of nude platform sandals this season, but we think she'd love these Larroudé Miso Platform Sandals ($290) just as well.

Miscreants Cupid Satin Dress
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Miscreants Cupid Satin Dress

Our bet on Cassie's future prom dress is on this Miscreants Cupid Satin Dress ($574).

Lovers And Friends Juliana Mini Dress
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Lovers And Friends Juliana Mini Dress

The baby blue minidress Cassie wears at the opening of season two (you know, that car scene) lets us know this Lovers And Friends Juliana Mini Dress ($574) would also be highly approved of.

Jules: Baby Tees, Funky Jeans, and Lingerie Elements
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Jules: Baby Tees, Funky Jeans, and Lingerie Elements

Jules's style edges on the darker end of the spectrum this season, shifting between whimsical as ever, androgynous, and somewhere in between. But if anything is a constant, it's that her look is always fun, and she remains a layering expert. Among many elements (Jules is nearly always wearing at least three shirts at once, no joke), Rue's love interest gravitates toward baby tees for tops and often substitutes her signature miniskirts of season one with cool baggy jeans for season two. Then, there's her affinity for lingerie elements, which are never styled how one may expect, oftentimes paired over mesh tops or short-sleeved T-shirts in an edgy balancing act.

Heaven By Marc Jacobs Missing You Baby T-Shirt
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Heaven By Marc Jacobs Missing You Baby T-Shirt

Count on Jules to style this Heaven By Marc Jacobs Missing You Baby T-Shirt ($65) on top of a long-sleeved mesh top.

Free People Empress Ribbed Baby Tee
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Free People Empress Ribbed Baby Tee

This Free People Empress Ribbed Baby Tee ($65) is perfect for Jules's now darker aesthetic.

Masha Popova Frosted Dirty Denim Bias Cut Jeans
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Masha Popova Frosted Dirty Denim Bias Cut Jeans

Jules, like much of the "Euphoria" gang, is oftentimes costumed in young, cutting-edge designers, so not only would Jules adore these Masha Popova Frosted Dirty Denim Bias Cut Jeans ($470) for their uniqueness, but we imagine she'd love supporting the brand, too.

Green And Blue Printed Slouchy Fit Jeans
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Green And Blue Printed Slouchy Fit Jeans

Style these Green And Blue Printed Slouchy Fit Jeans ($47, originally $93) with an oversize graphic hoodie, and boom.

Tops For Days Venus Mesh Corset
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Tops For Days Venus Mesh Corset

The fact that this Tops For Days Venus Mesh Corset ($78) fuses dark and pastel tones together is spot on for Jules.

Kat: Mesh Tops, Dark Florals, and Artsy Midi Skirts
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Kat: Mesh Tops, Dark Florals, and Artsy Midi Skirts

Season one Kat's shopping list would have included leather harnesses and latex elements, but she's seemingly surpassed her Hot Topic phase (thankfully?). That's not to say Kat's wardrobe doesn't remain interesting, though, quite the contrary. Channeling her girlie-gothic energy through fun but dark prints this time around, a typical Kat outfit features moody prints (namely florals), while she also appears to have taken a liking to mesh tops along with midi skirt and dress silhouettes this season.

Miaou Long Sleeve Tee
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Miaou Long Sleeve Tee

We can see Kat styling this Miaou Long Sleeve Tee ($105) with her signature layered choker necklaces.

Topshop Grid Image Mesh Top
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Topshop Grid Image Mesh Top

This Topshop Grid Image Mesh Top ($30) represents Kat's new color palette through and through.

Réalisation Par The Alba Dress
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Réalisation Par The Alba Dress

Pair this Réalisation Par The Alba Dress ($240) with chunky black boots and a cardigan for a grungy date-night ensemble.

Tops For Days Fleur Mesh Long Sleeve Top
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Tops For Days Fleur Mesh Long Sleeve Top

Kat would 100 percent grab this Tops For Days Fleur Mesh Long Sleeve Top ($57) to wear with flared black pants (à la the pair she wears in the group bathroom scene).

Karoline Vitto Wrapped Waist Olive Skirt
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Karoline Vitto Wrapped Waist Olive Skirt

Kat is still obviously testing the waters with different aesthetics than we saw in season one of "Euphoria," and this Karoline Vitto Wrapped Waist Olive Skirt ($359) is as experimental as it gets.

Omighty The OG One Love Skirt
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Omighty The OG One Love Skirt

Kat actually wears this Omighty The OG One Love Skirt ($66), as well as a dress from the brand that bears the same motif on two separate occasions, so it's safe to say this print is well-loved.

Lexi: Plaid Prints, Mary Janes, and Peter Pan Collars
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Lexi: Plaid Prints, Mary Janes, and Peter Pan Collars

We get the sense that while Lexi's older sister Cassie and her peers spend the majority of their time wrapped up in relationship troubles and the like, Lexi seems to spend more time with her head in her textbooks, and she has the wardrobe to suit it. In fact, we may as well crown Lexi head of the "dark academia" aesthetic brewing on social media these days. Never without her Mary Janes and some iteration of an ultrachic Peter Pan collar, you can expect our seemingly introverted queen to get her hands on just about any plaid dress or miniskirt to match.

Free People Emmy Mini Menswear Skort
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Free People Emmy Mini Menswear Skort

It doesn't get any better than this Free People Emmy Mini Menswear Skort ($98) paired with chunky Mary Janes.

Acne Studios Asymmetric Skirt
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Acne Studios Asymmetric Skirt

We know Lexi loves an elevated piece, just like this Acne Studios Asymmetric Skirt ($324, originally $540).

ASOS Design Penny Platform Mary Jane Heeled Shoes
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ASOS Design Penny Platform Mary Jane Heeled Shoes

How cute are these ASOS Design Penny Platform Mary Jane Heeled Shoes ($36, originally $35)?

Steve Madden Twice Black Patent Pump
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Steve Madden Twice Black Patent Pump

If Lexi wore Mary Janes to a party (and she would), it would absolutely be these Steve Madden Twice Black Patent Pumps ($110).

Miu Miu Peter Pan Collar Mini Dress
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Miu Miu Peter Pan Collar Mini Dress

ICYMI, Lexi is a full-fledged Miu Miu girl this season, and she'd be coming for this Miu Miu Peter Pan Collar Mini Dress ($1,530) if it's not already in her closet.

ba&sh Tilte Mohair Sweater
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ba&sh Tilte Mohair Sweater

The monochrome design of this ba&sh Tilte Mohair Sweater ($158, originally $315) might be the best Peter Pan collar moment ever.

Rue: Track Jackets, Skater Sneakers, and Cropped Pants
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Rue: Track Jackets, Skater Sneakers, and Cropped Pants

The show's narrator, Rue, isn't the greatest fashionista (because, quite frankly, her mind is most often elsewhere), but even Sydney Sweeney says she's jealous of the comfy costumes Zendaya gets to wear while in character. The absence of Rue's dad's beloved burgundy jacket throughout much of this season makes room for more peeks at other pieces in the struggling addict's closet, and it appears she, too, has an affinity for layering. While Rue's outfits remain pretty formulaic on the bottom — her shoes are typically high-top Converse, and her bottoms are often some variation of cropped pants or jeans that expose the tops of said sneakers — she switches it up from time to time up top, grabbing anything from a different track jacket to an oversize button-down or a graphic tee.

Emery Rose Drop Shoulder Solid Zip Up Hoodie
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Emery Rose Drop Shoulder Solid Zip Up Hoodie

It's a must to start your Rue-inspired closet with this Emery Rose Drop Shoulder Solid Zip Up Hoodie ($15, originally $19).

Converse Chuck Taylor Black & White High Top Shoes
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Converse Chuck Taylor Black & White High Top Shoes

It's amazing how these Converse Chuck Taylor Black & White High Top Shoes ($60) have continued to work well with anything and everything for decades.

Vans Comfycush Checkerboard Slip-On
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Vans Comfycush Checkerboard Slip-On

We feel like Rue would have a collection of skater sneakers, including these Vans Comfycush Checkerboard Slip-Ons ($65).

Something Navy Plaid Trousers
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Something Navy Plaid Trousers

Rue definitely isn't styling these Something Navy Plaid Trousers ($145) with heels like the model, but with a pair of sneakers and a hoodie she'd make them look just as cool.

Maddy: Cut Outs, Fuzzy Elements, and Cropped Knits
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Maddy: Cut Outs, Fuzzy Elements, and Cropped Knits

We don't need narrator Rue to tell us Maddy Perez is the ultimate It girl. Her Instagram influencer-approved style of dresses screams it plain enough. Maddy opens the season in a black cutout dress, and it isn't the last time we see her use peeks of skin as an outfit element. The teenager's more casual days (if there is such a thing) show her wearing a knit crop top with jeans on more than one occasion, but being a character with one of the most fantasy-driven wardrobes, you just know she's grabbing anything with faux fur when it's time to cue the dramatics.

Poster Girl Jetta Jumpsuit
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Poster Girl Jetta Jumpsuit

Channel NYE Maddy in this Poster Girl Jetta Jumpsuit ($209) for your next night out.

Lioness Hilton Tank Top
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Lioness Hilton Tank Top

Early 2000s Paris Hilton meets Instagram-era hottie with this Lioness Hilton Tank Top ($43).

Blumarine Mini Skirt In Eco Fur
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Blumarine Mini Skirt In Eco Fur

Maddy wears Blumarine on more than one occasion during season two, and this Blumarine Mini Skirt In Eco Fur ($478, originally $797) would definitely earn a spot on her shopping list.

Edikted Halle Long Faux Fur Cardigan
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Edikted Halle Long Faux Fur Cardigan

The way this Edikted Halle Long Faux Fur Cardigan ($142) is styled is the exact Maddy vibe we need.

Dion Lee Crochet Tie Corset
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Dion Lee Crochet Tie Corset

Get Maddy's babysitting look with this Dion Lee Crochet Tie Corset ($590).