Ah yes. Ellie plays a role here in that she comes over to ask Craig to restring her guiTARR, bringing her poser status to 11/10. Haha just kidding, I hate the p-word. Ellie’s hair is down and parted down the middle and just looking really pretty. First she wears a very 2000s looking shirt with some sort of tribal butterfly graphic on the chest. She pairs it with mesh long sleeves and arm warmers and wears lots of chain necklaces. At Craig’s house you can’t really make out the individual garments since Joey can’t afford good lighting I guess. But she has a leather bomber jacket on over a turtleneck which is a cute look. And who knows where she got that guitar. Must he her dad’s because we know it ain’t Caroline’s.
Ellie is giving us some sage advice like, don’t ever trust a man or he’ll stomp on your heart and leave you with the rent. I mean, we don’t know the full details here but that WAS kinda shitty. I bet Sean asked if she wanted to take over the lease or if he should help pay and she was like “nah I got it.” Who knows though. Anyway, we can’t really see her outfit, but her hair is down and pretty, her makeup is light, and she’s got layers of black, mesh, and metal within her outfit.
Ellie’s reaction to the shooting is soooo weird, it’s like she literally does not care. She seems impatient that her boyfriend isn’t “over it” yet and that everyone is “still talking about it”. Really bizarre. Ya know, I would have thought it might hit her hard, maybe even cause her to relapse with her own dark struggles. Buuuut I guess not? Anyway, her clothes are really cool in this episode. She’s wearing a text-covered tee with a chain necklace, a red plaid skirt, some flare pants underneath, and a rad half-n-half zip up hoodie. Perfect outfit for the beach, lol. But hey, she didn’t know she’d be there. I’m really glad we have this relic frozen in time, the style of the mall goth, memorialized forever on this show.
DTNGFASHION S4E8: Time Stands Still, Part 2 Aired: 2004
I was always a little unclear about how Ellie really felt about the shooting. She almost seemed to be acting like a smartass after it happened. Weird, right? Idk. Anyway, her outfit is awesome – a RED fishnet shirt under a black tank, complete with black arm warmers. Man, I gotta start taking some notes from her style because this red mesh is BOMB.
DTNGFASHION S4E6: Islands in the Stream Aired: 2004
Ellie is like, feeding Sean jello which is super weird. Meanwhile we’re hearing the conversation Paige is having about the two of them “shacking up”. Ellie has that twisty hair going on again, and she wears black, fishnets, and pink detail.
DTNGFASHION S4E5: Anywhere I Lay My Head Aired: 2004
We gotta lotta Ellie to work through today! This is the episode where she decides to move out of her mom’s house. Because her mom is a drunk and almost burned the house down. So she “moves in” with Sean. Sadly it’s more like “crashes there for a while”. First we see her black flare jeans, grommet belt, and arm bands that she fell asleep in. She realizes it’s morning, and she scrambles to put in her leather jacket and grabs her Emily the Strange bag. She also has her hair in a middle part and clipped. At school, it looks like the had the chance to change clothes first because she’s now wearing a chain necklace, pinstripe pants, and a black studded shirt with armbands. She also has this twisty hairdo going on again. I’ve never actually seen this in the wild so I feel like the stylist was just experimenting or something. Looks like it took forever though. The next scene is Ellie in her PJs while the house is aflame. She wears a grey 3/4 sleeve shirt with classic PJ pants. And I must say, her hair looks amazing. The NEXT outfit is spectacular, a crative combo of pink with her blacks. She wears a chain necklace again, and this mesh shirt with pink striping deails. We can also see that triple-layer grommet belt she’s getting such good use out of, which she wears over a cargo-style skirt. Also, the knee high wedge boots can be seen really well here if you aren’t blinded by pasty naked Spinner! Ellie’s house party outfit here is a DREAM. I love this deep v and tons of corset tying up and down the front. Finally we wrap it up with a darling tank + off-shoulder mesh shirt combo. Gotta love Ellie’s wardrobe.
Oh yeah, I remember that Ellie is kinda questioning this ribbon campaign. There’s a lot to unpack there. She and Sean were like “Um no thanks.” It’s hard to say why. I mean, I guess they both thought it was better to simply not engage, to not get involved. Emma and friends were, seemingly, about REVENGE. And Sean and Ellie probably would have just been more content to ignore Rick’s existence. Then again, they weren’t close to Terri and probably weren’t privy to the whole story of her relationship to Rick. But… neither was Emma.
Oh, right, fashion. Ellie has these cute little hair clips and a side part. As someone who is her age, I feel like those weren’t cool at the time necessarily. Because that’s exactly how we’d wear our hair in elementary school in the 90s. So why would we do this in high school? These clips are exactly what I did when I was growing my bangs out in 2nd grade, ya know? However, I do like this, I do think it’s cute, and it has risen to become a modern trend – partly thanks to the e-girl aesthetic. So technically Ellie was way ahead of her time. She also wears her red collar and a chain necklace, and some dark striped top.
DTNGFASHION S4E1: Ghost in the Machine Aired: 2004
Since this IS the first episode of the season, after all, I suppose they’re trying to make sure everyone gets an appearance. Y’all know I LOVE Ellie in red, so I find this outfit wonderful. I also have been curious about this hair for years, and I finally get to talk about it now. It almost looks as though strands of Ellie’s hair have been meticulously twisted to look like this. You know what I mean? Anyway, sadly we don’t really get to see this outfit but aside from the red choker and chain, I can make out an off-the-shoulder mesh shirt with either overalls or a penafore, and arm warmers with red detailing. Such a look! The other outfit shows hair clips, a graphic tee, and chain necklace.
Ellie walks into the dance looking like a straight up trespasser. I’m sorry but why are they even here? Oh yeah, so Sean can sneak in some kind of apology to Snake. Ellie wears a skull shirt with red details, a leather jacket, a red plaid skirt, and her classic side pony.
Heck yeah, prime Ellie fashion in a nice hefty gallery today. Have I said this before? I like Ellie and Sean together. It just works. Even though Ellie has a “bad” image but isn’t really a bad girl, whereas Sean IS a bad boy, I think they’re strangely compatible. She’s in her braids phase but I think it’s super cute. The first outfit, we are in the shadowy auto shop, so all I can really make out is a leather jacket and a lot of cool necklaces. The next outfit features those inside-out seams that are coming back as I write this. She layers a couple of tops over a mesh long sleeve. She also wears her “psycho-girl” back back and her Ellie wedge boots, with a jean skirt. The jean skirt has also come back, because people are like obsessed with “Y2K”. This NEXT outfit is serious. In the best way. A red and black tee over red mesh sleeves, complete with a red collar. And then she’s wearing what I like to call the patchwork British flag shirt, with a plaid skirt and that famous triple-grommet belt. Actually, these combinations aren’t really my favorite because I prefer when Ellie incorporates more vibrant colors, like that red. I don’t care about these white and pastel and floral accents.