Moda por Menos-the Lupita Edition!!!

We are back with the first MpM of the new year!

I have been following awards season since the beginning of January, and by far the red-carpet standout was 12 Years a Slave’s  Lupita Nyong’o!

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Taking award season by storm, Miss Nyong’o has rarely a misstep on the red carpet. Sticking to a basic style formula that highlights her best assets, glowing skin and flawless makeup, Lupita’s effortless look is one of the easiest to adapt into your own wardrobe. Let’s check out some of her looks below!

The self-admitted shopping averse starlet relies on her stylist Micaela Erlanger to piece together her signature look (which NY Magazine coined “bold minimalism“), focusing on bright basics and creative remixes of classic silhouettes. First up, the sheath!

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Lupita’s defined arms take the stage here. Her stylist takes a bold approach to a simple silhouette by playing with texture and color. Nyong’o sticks to primary colors to let her skin really pop.

For this take on the sheath you can experiment by trying a texture you would not normally choose, such as this Adrianna Papell Embellished Mixed Texture Sheath:

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Or a bold primary color, like this KAMALIKULTURE sheath:

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Both under $100 dollars!

Next, her stylist personalizes the classic V-neck:

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Here Lupita’s hourglass figure is the star. The multi-lingual actress (fun fact: Nyong’o was born in Mexico to Kenyan parents and speaks fluent Spanish) lets her hips do the talking and keeps the dress simple with minimal accessories.

Be the star of your next event with this take from LuLu’s at a mere $36 dollars:

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Or jazz up after-work cocktails with this desk-to-dinner frock from ASOS:

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And finally, Lupita has a little fun with mixed prints!

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By far the most fashion-forward of her red-carpet looks, her stylist creatively pairs prints with fun textures to give her a youthful edge.

You can add a little “pop” to your next brunch with these paisley shorts by J-Crew:

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Or give structure to a colored pant with this textured blazer from Alfani:

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Lupita has definitely been my girl crush for this awards season! What have your favorite looks been so far?

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4 thoughts on “Moda por Menos-the Lupita Edition!!!

    1. This post took sooooo long because I couldn’t settle on the looks I liked-because I liked them all! I want to hire her stylist to style my entire existence.

      1. I wish I could, too. Although, I’ve never found that sheath dresses fit my physique well. I have hips, but I favor Zooey Deschanel’s cutesie girl A-line dress style.

        Q: Can anyone be too short for a sheath? I just may have to get them all tailored, but it’s a turnoff to see overlong sheaths on me in the store.

      2. Nope. Most actresses are under 5’6″, you just have to find the right cut for your height. The best for a sheath is mid-knee if you’re short (like the black dress). You want to be able to see full calf.

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