rue21 YouTube Challenge

Feel that chilly breeze? It’s time to go back to school, and that means it’s time for one thing: a brand new wardrobe! Everyone is looking for smocked tops and that perfect pair of jeans to show off just how much they’ve changed over the summer, and we’re all about it. New season, new closet, new you!

Unfortunately, buying all those transitional styles you need for the season can cost some serious cash. No worries, though! We just launched our rue21 YouTube Challenge (sooo excited!). The deets: we’re challenging our influencers to complete three head-to-toe outfits all for under $25 each. With rue21’s amazing deals and fashion-forward looks, we want to show off how easy (and nice to your bankroll) it is to Redefine Your Style this school year.

Read on to learn more about the YouTubers who took on the challenge and the amazing outfits they designed!


Jennifer Biana, a beauty and fashion YouTuber from New York City, jumped right into the challenge with total excitement! Jennifer went for a girls’ night out look with a glam bubble sleeve wrap dress for only $15. Pairing this one-piece wonder with a pair of $5 geometric sunglasses and a $3 tassel necklace, she was able to get the entire look for only $23!


Sam Marie, a Washington based YouTuber, put her own spin on the rue21 challenge. She successfully found not three but four outfits, all for under $75 total! This fashion vlogger paired one of our favorite off-the-shoulder smocked tops with a pair of joggers and platform sneakers for an elevated casual look. How’d she make this beauty happen? Hint: deals and steals! There’s almost always an amazing sale going on here, so there’s no reason not to splurge!


Keegan Acton, a YouTuber with a following of over 300,000 subscribers, went for themed outfits (and we love her for it!). The Arizona State vlogger kept it cozy in a casual hoodie, $8 super soft high-waisted leggings and a pair of trending metallic sneakers. The best part of this super cute and comfortable outfit? The whole thing only cost $23.99! Now, go spend that extra money that you saved on some much deserved snacks. 😉


The takeaway: Whether your style is glam, street, cozy or a combination of all of these (and changing to match every one of your moods), rue21 has all the looks you need this school year at prices you’ll want to talk about. So go ahead and buy that off-the-shoulder crop top or iridescent metallic backpack you’ve always wanted! This back to school season is all about making you feel confident without draining your wallet.

Now, it’s your turn. Think you’re up for the challenge? Leave a comment below and tell us what outfit you were able to get for under $25!



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