Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that season three of Sex Education was released last month on Netflix, and we all collectively lost our minds. We couldn’t wait to see what the quirky, sexually frustrated students of Moordale were going to get up to this term. The new season certainly did not disappoint. Headteacher dictatorships, a France trip with faeces, and... Otis’ moustache. Shiver.
But there was one character who was a standout this season, and that was Miss Ruby Matthews, played by the amazing Mimi Keene. Season three revealed even more about the queen bee herself than previous seasons, and we are obsessed. Did this season result in us collectively wanting to rip Otis’ head off when he broke her precious heart? Yes. Yes, it did. No one hurts our Ruby.
As well as generally being an absolute icon, Ruby stood out for her impeccable wardrobe. So, we wanted to recreate five of her most iconic looks from the show using high street brands.
Check out Ruby Matthews' best fashion moments and how to recreate them on the high street
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How to recreate Ruby Matthew's wardrobe using high street brands
Season OneIn season one, episode one, we meet Ruby Matthews sitting with her squad as she called passing Maeve Wiley a "cock-biter". Yeah, not the best introduction, but hey, we needed a good villain. ✨ The prettiest villain✨ Here's how to recreate Ruby Matthew's very first outfit...
We're starting off with this great match for Ruby's teal blazer. Boss ud83dudc4f energy.
Next up is a variation on Ruby's red gingham top, with this cute sleeveless option from Monsoon.
You can't go wrong with H&M trousers - that's what mum always used to say.
Ruby wears a pink belt in this look, but when you're feeling slightly more emo, there's a black version in this multi-pack too. And an R symbol on the buckle?! Perfect for Ruby.
Finish off this season one look with these cute pink loafers from ASOS.
That's outfit no.1 completed!
Season OneAh, the infamous "it's my vagina" episode. This was our first glimpse into the character of Ruby, showing us she wasn't as tough as she let on. Ruby, we would yell about our vaginas for you any day. Here's our recreation of this second outfit...
This jumpsuit from ASOS is S T U N N I N G and is a great dupe for the original.
A tartan v-neck bodysuit to go under the jumpsuit. We call this "highlander chic".
Tie the jumpsuit/bodysuit combo together with this red croc belt.
Ruby loves her extravagant earrings and you can't go wrong with hoops. The bigger the better.
Finish off with the yellow bag she sports alongside Olivia.
That's outfit no.2 completed!
Season TwoMoving onto season two now and the beautifully shot funfair episode. Of course, nothing was as beautiful as Ruby in this gorg outfit. Here's how we recreated this look...
Let's start things off with this bright cobalt denim jacket. No wardrobe is complete without a denim jacket. Period.
Up next is the lace-up denim top, where we introduce this great dupe from Dolls Kill. And, because we're not masochists, we made sure the denim matched up to the jacket (we've got you, boo).
Ruby's wardrobe on the show combines cool with preppy in the best way possible, and these checkered trousers are giving us major academic diva energy.
For the final handbag touch, consider this colourful striped option from Boden.
That's outfit no.3 completed!
Season ThreeNow we get to the meat and potatoes, season three, and with that, Otis and Ruby's relationship. During the episode where Ruby gives Otis- sorry, "Otiy" a makeover, she wears this bomb outfit. Here are all our dupes to create the outfit...
BAM - an exact match! ud83dudc51
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This webbing belt brings us back to the early noughties - we don't know whether to celebrate or cringe.
We never understood girls who went to school with such small handbags. We get that it's cool but... where do you fit all of your stuff?
Ruby is never seen without some bangles, so throw this in your shopping cart for some instant Ruby magic ✨.
Here's another Etsy find; these red tassel earrings match perfectly with the ones Mimi Keene wears on the show. We're super KEENE on these earrings...
If you wear a personalised initial necklace, you're a total maverick. Buy the "R" for Ruby, or rock your own initial in style.
Complete the look with these honey brown sunglasses ud83dude0e
That's outfit no.4 completed!
Season ThreeAt the end of the episode, Ruby realises she should accept Otis and the way he is (although that coat he wears looks like it desperately needs a wash). We love this lilac look, and couldn't wait to recreate it...
This wrap top from ASOS is a great dupe for Ruby's puffy-sleeved lilac number.
Rock these snazzy geometric trousers.
The Sex Education cast's wardrobe combines retro style with 21st-century fashion, and ruched bags are all the rage atm. But again... how does Ruby fit her homework in here? Her locker must be filled to the brim.
We HOOP you love these earrings as much as we do...
Perfect for pulling down and judging people.
That's outfit no.5 completed! And our list is done ud83dude0d.
And just like that, your wardrobe is Ruby Matthew approved 👍. Bring on season four.
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Chemistry on the set of Sex Education?
The electrifying on-screen chemistry between Otis and Ruby in the third series of Sex Education (plus a load of cute snaps of them hanging out IRL) got a lot of people talking about whether the pair were dating. However, it looks like the pair are just flirty friends as both Asa and Mimi are currently single. Boooo.
Speaking before the premiere of season three, the pair said that they were “already friends” before filming their first kiss and that by the end they were “like professionals” when it came to the intimate moments.
With season three ending with Maeve off to America, we can only wonder if she and Otis will last. Could Ruby and Otis end up together in the end? Probably not, but a girl can dream.