How to Dress Like Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m super-psyched for Season 3 of the HBO series True Blood. (The many emails we’ve received requesting an article on the show makes me think you probably are, too!) The show always keeps me on the edge of my seat and has something for everyone– action, romance, comedy and of course, plenty of vampires!

For those who are unfamiliar with the premise of the show, it goes like this: vampires have made their existence known to humans worldwide. The series centers on the town of Bon Temps, Louisiana and Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress with telepathic powers.

Even though she’s a small town girl, Sookie (played by Anna Paquin) has an enviable wardrobe for every occasion– whether she’s serving drinks at Merlotte’s or winning the heart of a vampire named Bill.

So to tide you over until the season premiere on June 13th, here’s how to add some Sookie Stackhouse style to your wardrobe:

Sookie Style 101

Sookie Stackhouse Style

Sookie is a girl from the deep south and her wardrobe reflects that. She wears clothes that are simple and sweet— never too flashy. Her style is also very feminine and she’s not one to shy away from a breezy sundress. Her wardrobe is also equipped for the hot, sticky weather in Bon Temps. She wears lots of sleeveless tops, shorts and lightweight skirts.

Sookie also wears a lot of florals, pastels and white clothing. Almost every outfit she wears incorporates at least one of the three. Check out these examples of each with items that look like they came straight out Sookie’s closet:

Floral Frenzy

Floral Frenzy

Product Information: Cardigan- Forever 21, Swimsuit- American Eagle Outfitters, Dress- Delia’s, Top- Miss Selfridge, Skirt- Forever 21, Wedges- ModCloth

Sookie’s signature is definitely floral print clothing. This pattern is on-trend this season and is easy to pull off in a variety of ways. My favorites are the bikini and these fabulous wedges!

Pretty Pastels

Pretty Pastels

Product Information: Top- Miss Selfridge, Dress- PacSun, Shorts- American Eagle Outfitters, Ballet Flats- ASOS, Cami- Old Navy

Sookie rarely wears dark colors– instead, her wardrobe is filled with light colored clothing. These pastel items will brighten up any girl’s closet.

White Hot

White Hot

Product Information: Printed Dress- Forever 21, Tank- Old Navy, Lace Dress- Delia’s, Sunglasses- Urban Outfitters, Bag- Tilly’s, Sandals- Lori’s Shoes

Sookie also wears a lot of white clothing, which I believe is meant to reflect her innocent personality. The white sundresses and top keep you cool in hot summer weather, while the accessories and sandals add a chic touch to any outfit.

Sookie’s Hair and Makeup

Sookie Hairstyles

One thing I love about Sookie is the variety of hairstyles she pulls off. Throughout the show she wears her hair straight, wavy and curly, so it’s fairly simple to try out one of her hair styles with your natural texture.

Whatever your hair type, you can easily achieve a Sookie-inspired hairstyle by slipping on a thin plastic headband, like the ones by Scunci for a sweet and polished look.

Sookie Style 2

As far as makeup goes, Sookie keeps hers looking low-key and natural. Mimic her makeup by lightly lining the top and bottom of your eyes with a brown, black or gray eyeliner and then add a coat of your favorite mascara. Use a pink shade of blush on the apples of your cheeks and keep the lips neutral with a light pink or nude color.

Sookie Inspired Outfit #1: Southern Belle

Sookie Outfit 1

Product Information: Dress- TopShop, Headband- Kohl’s, Earrings- Dorothy Perkins, Espadrilles- ASOS, Bag- Fred Flare

This floral-inspired outfit is something Sookie would definitely wear on a date with Bill. This floral dress is ultra-feminine and sweet. Continue the floral motif with stud earrings, and add a classic touch with a quilted white bag. A dainty headband keeps your hair away from your face and these espadrilles are perfect for summer.

Sookie Inspired Outfit #2: Heat Wave

Sookie Outfit 2

Product Information: Top- TopShop, Necklace- Forever 21, Sunglasses- TopShop, Shorts- American Eagle, Sneakers- Converse

This outfit is similar to the daytime outfits Sookie often wears. This floral cami is lightweight and girly, and I paired it with a basic pair of denim shorts. The matching floral sunglasses are on-trend and are great for protecting your eyes from the sun! Sookie often wears simple sneakers like these pastel yellow Converse and accessorizes with antique-looking necklaces like the one above.

So, are you craving Sookie’s style?

Do you watch True Blood? Are you as excited for the Season 3 premiere as I am? Are you a fan of Sookie’s style? Do you have signature patterns or colors that you often wear? As always, leave a comment and let us know!

38 thoughts on “How to Dress Like Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood”

  1. i LOVE this post. Sookie’s style is so amazing. I love the Sookie Inspired Outfit #2: Heat Wave. It is something I would definitely wear. Thank you for the post.

    Could you possibly do another post sometime with more inspired outfits? 🙂

  2. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get a nightgown like the on she wears in season 1 episode 6 I want one so bad its the white one she puts on before she runs to bill’s house and sleeps with him it would be amazing to know where to find one thanks

  3. Awesome post! If you could do one on Ghost Whisperer, that would be even more amazing. Melinda has such a gorgeous wardrobe. 🙂

  4. Great post! I’m not really into the whole vampire fad, but True Blood is a genuinely good show, and I love Sookie’s style.

  5. Sookie!! I love Sookie, I’m a big sucker (no pun intended) for her and Eric, they’re so hot and she does the little southern girl look so sexy! Thank you for this!

  6. These are great! Sookie always looks beautiful– she has a great wardrobe!
    She looks great in denim, and I love her in yellow; it matches her personality on True Blood!


  7. i loved this article so i decided to check out the show. i’m hooked. i seriously love her southern style. I also love jessica’s style.

  8. Great post! I’d love to see more like this. Can you do Lily Aldrin from How I Met Your Mother? I’ve always been incredibly jealous of her wardrobe!

  9. I agree with the other posters- I looooove True Blood and while Sookie’s style is a little too girly for my own taste, you hit the nail on the head with your article!

  10. Omg, I can not wait ’till the new season of True Blood. Love that show and I love Sookie’s style. Its very clean and fresh. These outfits are perfect for summer here in Texas

    Thank you.. YAY True Blood hehe

  11. I kind of recently discovered True Blood, so I’m still in the first season, but I’m hooked! And I love this post because I’m always amazed by the simple style of Sookie (who has the greatest name btw!).
    We have the same features, so I’m likely to dress like her this summer! Thanks for great tips, love the floral dress from Delia’s.

  12. Omg, when I first glanced at the title of this post, I thought it said “How to Dress like Snookie” as in Snookie from Jersey Shore. hahaha. The actual post is very well done though, and I’m very releaved to have not just read a post about Ed Hardy t-shirts and Bump-its, lol!

  13. I’m so excited for the new season! It’s a bummer that it’s in the summer though since I’m never around to catch it when it’s on :[ but I love these looks, they’re so “average” yet fashionable.
    Thank goodness Sookie isn’t as much of a little whore she was in Season 1 when she’d wear those low cut dresses/bikini tops on the front lawn hahahaha

  14. oh i am so so so excited for the third season of true blood! i love Sookie and i remember thinking her outfits were super cute! i love all of the floral tops and dresses i would wear every one of them! Great post!!!

  15. You definitely got her style down. I read an article on MTV I think that interviewed the costumers for the show and they said that most of the wardrobe is from Wal-Mart because they wanted it to stay true to the small town feel. They figured in a town like Bon-Temps most of the locals are dressing in lower cost items. Of course everything is tailored to fit though. This is the link

  16. i absolutely love the true blood series! sookie has always been my favorite character because of her simple down south style. i would love to see more articles on this tv series!


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