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Still Can't Get Over Stranger Things 3? Here Is How You Can Dress Like Them.

by Sofiah Shariman. |

Caution: This post contains spoilers for Stranger Things 3.


It’s the summer of 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana. Sun’s out, school’s out and our favourite teens and adults are out embarking on various adventures. From fleeing evil Russians, breaking into secret labs built in the middle of Starcourt Mall to defeating the Mind Flayer and its’ army of gooey rats - they do it all in style.

If you’re looking for some Stranger Things fashion inspiration, look no further as I scoured the Internet to bring you some of the best Stranger Things outfits and makeup inspired by the show’s latest season. Read on to find out how you can recreate Eleven’s bold 80s prints, Max’s Cali girl looks, Hopper’s tropical shirt, Nancy’s dresses and Hawkins’ poolside chic!


Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown)


In Stranger Things 3, Eleven embarks on an adventure of self-discovery. She’s switching up her wardrobe, wearing more colours, and having the best summer of her life with her new BFF, Max - free from "stupid" boys. Here are some options you can pull inspiration from when recreating some of her most iconic and colourful looks from this season.


1. Bold 80s geometric print romper

Source: vulture.com


Max takes Eleven out on a girls’ shopping trip at the Starcourt Mall in one of this season’s cutest scenes and encourages her to branch out from wearing Hopper’s hand-me-down flannels and find her own personal style.



1. Pomelo Multi Color Striped Jumpsuit, RM116



2. Black and Yellow Aztec Print Shirt

Source: pedestrian.tv


Levi’s released a Stranger Things 3 themed capsule collection and you can purchase Eleven’s actual Aztec print shirt for RM239 and pleated jeans with built-in suspenders for RM 399 from selected Levi’s stores in Malaysia (not available online).



Max (Sadie Sink)

Source: teenvogue.com


Max has this very laid back Cali girl vibe about her and it shines through in her wardrobe. Light-washed cut-off denim shorts, striped t-shirts, yellow tanks and sneakers are her go-to looks for the summer. Luckily, these styles are in trend this summer so they can easily be recreated.


1. Cotton On Women The Sister Short Sleeve Tee, RM59


2. Cotton On Women High Rise Flashback Denim Short, RM89


Chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour)

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I think we can all agree that the next most iconic look from this season after Eleven’s bold, colorful wardrobe makeover is Hopper’s tropical shirt, which he wears through all the episodes where the evil Russian assassin is chasing after him, Joyce and Alexei. This is also the first time we see him out of his uniform and into something different and more casual.



1. Abercrombie & Fitch Short Sleeve Hawaiian Shirt, RM249.90



2. Casio General A700W-1A Stainless Steel Youth Watch, RM179

Source: Pinterest



Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer)


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Nancy, who’s fresh out of high school is getting a taste of what the working life is like. She’s an intern at the local newspaper, The Hawkins Post, so for this, she’s adopted a more professional look with classic shirt dresses and a fresh perm to match. While the pieces she wears on the show are all vintage 80s fashion, I found a few modern dresses inspired by Nancy’s 80s professional wardrobe.



1. Zalora Basics Basic Drawstring Shirt Dress, RM50.90



2. Something Borrowed Button Down Lapel Dress with Self Tie, RM95.90


Karen Wheeler (Cara Buono)

Source: vulture.com


Karen spends her summer sitting by the poolside of Hawkins Pool, soaking up the sun with her gal pals, who are all dressed in their best swimsuits and eye looks, in the hopes of catching the eye of hot lifeguard, Billy. Karen, of course is the most colourful with her two toned swimsuit and matching blue and hot pink eyeshadow - which miraculously stays smudge-free when she later takes a dip in the pool. How did the makeup team on set do it?


Amy L. Forsythe told Vulture, her makeup team combined different shades from various M.A.C. eyeshadow palettes and made the eye look waterproof by using several layers of primers and setting sprays, topping it off with several coats of waterproof mascara. She didn't mention which eyeshadow palettes were used on her but here are some M.A.C. eyeshadow palettes that have similar shades used for this look: Pretty Punk Palette and Raver Girl Palette.


Here are the Karen Wheeler-inspired swimsuits I found online:


1. H&M Swimsuit with Ties, RM54.95



2. Brave Soul Nlolly Neon Swimsuit, RM 112.90


There you have it, these are some of the best Stranger Things 3 inspired outfits and makeup!


You may find out more about Sofiah on her Instagram too.

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