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
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.
Dress: $56, asos.com
Shoes: $82.95, zappos.com
Sunglasses: $9.99, amazon.com
Earrings: $95, kendrascott.com
Lupita Nyong’o Style #2: Chic Color Block
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.
Trench Coat: $129.90, nordstrom.com
Dress: $64, asos.com
Shoes: $48.99, amazon.com
Lupita Nyong’o Style #3: Cool Casual
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.
Hat: $29, urbanoutfitters.com
Jacket: $42.99, 6pm.com
Turtleneck: $12.99, hm.com
Jeans: $59.95, gap.com
Boots: $49.96, nordstrom.com
Bag: $29.90, zara.com
Lupita Nyong’o Style #4: Perfectly Patent
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.
Tank: $68.98, nordstrom.com
Pant: $26.39, target.com
Jacket: $118, unifclothing.com
Heels: $24.90, forever21.com
Earrings: $2.99, hm.com
Lupita Nyong’o Style #5: Seeing Red
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.
Coat: $119.99, macys.com
Bandana: $12.50, madewell.com
Headband: $14, urbanoutfitters.com
Shoes: $90, aldoshoes.com