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Get The Look: 5 Lupita Nyong'o Styles For Less Than $250

The Black Panther star is known for her bold colors and prints, and we're in love.

A style icon since she stepped onto the red carpet and won an Academy Award for 12 Years A Slave, Lupita Nyong’o has been praised for her bold use of color and fearless fashion. She’s not afraid to stand out at a crowded Black Panther premiere or on the street, and because copying is the most sincere form of flattery, we’ve rounded up five Lupita Nyong’o looks that you and I both need in our closets, for less than $250. Have I got your attention? Scroll down so you too can be fearless in fashion like Lupita.

Lupita Nyong’o Style #1: Print Party

Lupita Nyong’o

Pattern play is not for the faint of heart, but Lupita is a print pro. When dealing with an all-over bold print with bright colors, she pairs the look with simple jewelry, shoes, and sunglasses for a casual daytime look. Copy this patterned lady-like look with an brightly printed frock and subtle accessories, perfect for your next spring wedding or Sunday brunch.

Lupita Nyong’o

Dress: $56,

Shoes: $82.95,

Sunglasses: $9.99,

Earrings: $95,

Total: $243.94

Lupita Nyong’o Style #2: Chic Color Block

Lupita Nyong'o

In case you haven’t heard, color blocking is back. Spring is (hopefully) on its, way making it a great time to experiment with all things bright and colorful that have taken a back seat during the gloomy winter months. Ease into spring with Lupita’s effortless ultra-violet (another big color trend) and pink color-blocked combo. Mimic her ultra-violet dress and shoes, pair a pink trench over top, finish with glowing makeup and bam! You’ve nailed it.

Lupita Nyong'o

Trench Coat: $129.90,

Dress: $64,

Shoes: $48.99,

Total: $242.89

Lupita Nyong’o Style #3: Cool Casual

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita loves color even when she’s trying to keep things low-key when off duty. If you’re looking to spice up your everyday laid back look, take notes from Lupita’s eye-popping red handbag and edgy teal peacoat. Grab some dark, bootcut denim, moto boots, and turtleneck for a base. Finish off the outfit with sunglasses and a wide brim, felt hat for sun protection and bad hair days.

Lupita Nyong'o

Hat: $29,

Jacket: $42.99,

Turtleneck: $12.99,

Jeans: $59.95,

Boots: $49.96,

Bag: $29.90,

Total: $224.79

Lupita Nyong’o Style #4: Perfectly Patent

Lupita Nyong'o

Nothing is as timeless as a black-and-white look, but reinventing this monotone color palette can take skill. Achieve a modern twist like Lupita with this playfully textured pant look. She spices up this black-and-white look with a horizontal striped sequined top, patent leather trousers, and overcoat. Give it added glam with simple stiletto heels, hoop earrings, a pop of color on your lips, and rounded sunglasses.

Lupita Nyong'o

Tank: $68.98,

Pant: $26.39,

Jacket: $118,

Heels: $24.90,

Earrings: $2.99,

Total: $241.26

Lupita Nyong’o Style #5: Seeing Red

Lupita Nyong'o

Wanting to stand out in a crowded street? Leave the beige and black at home and get inspired by Lupita’s poppy red coat and a contrasting mustard yellow headscarf. If you’re not up to a full headscarf, I suggest a knotted headband or tying off a ponytail or bun with a scarf. Opt for this vibrant option the next time you head out the door for work and prepare to be the envy of the morning commuters.

Lupita Nyong'o

Coat: $119.99,

Bandana: $12.50,

Headband: $14,

Shoes: $90,

Total: $236.49

Sidney Burds

Sidney is an Editor at and the University of Northern Iowa is her alma mater. She's a fashion connoisseur who enjoys vintage clothing, flea market furniture and anything wicker. Currently she's pushing the boundaries for how many cacti can fit into her studio apartment.

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