Say What You Want, but MadMax's Skater-Girl Style Is the Best Part of Stranger Things
Nancy Wheeler's perfectly preppy fashion choices may have captivated us during season one of Stranger Things, but Maxine Mayfield totally steals the style spotlight throughout season two of the addicting Netflix series. The Hawkins newcomer, who goes by the nickname MadMax or simply Max, moves to the small town from California with her Camaro-driving, mullet-donning stepbrother, Billy, and she certainly brings the laid-back fashions of the Golden State along with her.
Max, played by 15-year-old actress Sadie Sink, immediately captures the attention of Will Byers's friend group with her video game skills and tough-girl aura. Each time she zooms by on her Madrid skateboard, she's sporting the coolest clothes. Her signature look? Slightly baggy jeans, colorful Vans sneakers, and sporty zip-up jackets that look like they were taken right off the shelves at Adidas. Oh, and stripes — lots and lots of stripes.
Above all, Max isn't afraid to play with color a bit, as seen each time she pairs a primary-hued jacket with a colorful striped shirt or sneakers. Honestly, I wish Stranger Things had been around when I was in middle school so I could've taken notes on how to effortlessly mix and match items without looking like Rainbow Brite.
Ahead, admire all of MadMax's rad outfits from season two, along with how to mimic her effortless style in real life. Here's hoping for even more glimpses at her skater-chic wardrobe in season three!
The Red Zip-Up Jacket
We first meet Maxine in the science classroom at Hawkins Middle School when Mr. Clarke introduces her to the class. Right off the bat, she shows off her affinity for stripes, sporting an Adidas-esque jacket over a white t-shirt with multicolored stripes, blue jeans, and sneakers.
She Wears the Same Jacket in a Later Episode, Too
Max sports this same red jacket later on in the season, except the second time, she pairs it with a tee that has a distinct blue neckline.
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The Black Jacket With a Light-Yellow Tee
In the second episode of the season, Max wears another warmup-style jacket, except this one's black with a prominent red stripe on the sleeves. She pairs it with a light-yellow t-shirt underneath.
On Bottom, She Wears Light-Wash Jeans and Green Sneakers
MadMax wears what appears to be the same slightly baggy jeans all season. For this particular day at school, she opts for a cool pair of high-top Vans kicks, which may or may not have just been added to our Christmas wish list.
The Light-Yellow Hoodie
Next up, Max takes a break from her usual zippered jacket and goes for a light-yellow hooded sweatshirt instead. During her scene in the school gymnasium with Mike, we catch a glimpse at the back of her hoodie, which appears to have a huge graphic on it, though it's hard to make out exactly what the illustration is as she skateboards around Mike.
She Pairs This Look With Blue Jeans, of Course
Max wears her yellow hoodie over a light-blue shirt with a thick neckline. On bottom, she wears her usual blue jeans and goes for a pair of maroon high-top sneakers.
The Colorful Striped Shirt
Later on in season two, we see Max wearing a rainbow-y striped tee under a gray jacket when Lucas corners her at the arcade. Naturally, she's sporting plain, roomy jeans again — and is looking as skeptical as ever while Lucas tells her the truth about, well, everything.
She Wears It With a Gray Jacket
Though Max's shirt has many colors in it, her gray jacket dials things down a bit and restores that laid-back California middle-schooler vibe.
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The Green Jacket and Striped Tee
In a series of major scenes, Max wears yet another zip-up jacket that gives us all the Adidas vibes — except instead of those three signature stripes on the sleeves, her version has just two. She zips up this one over a yellow and white striped shirt.
She Ditches the High-Tops and Goes For Classic Vans
In a quick moment when Max snatches an unconscious Billy's car keys from his pocket, we catch a glimpse at her dope kicks: a pair of two-toned Vans sneakers in black and red. Though they don't exactly match with her otherwise green and yellow ensemble, she still rocks them like the car-stealing badass she is.
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Her Winter Formal Look
MadMax dresses to the nines for the Hawkins Middle School Snow Ball, wearing a checked sweater with multicolored lines. Her top also has small colorblock aspects, such as the yellow detailing around her wrists and the magenta band around her waist.
She Pairs Her Sweater With a Fun Pair of Pants
So long, baggy mom jeans! Max trades in the denim for a cool pair of pink pants, which appear to be corduroy, from what we can tell. All we can say is: NEED these!