One to Watch: Rising Style Star Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o really burst onto the red carpet during this year's Toronto International Film Festival and subsequently began earning spots on numerous best dressed lists, including ours. The actress has shown she's not afraid of color or complicated patterns and somehow manages to pull off complex looks with a poise more associated with well-established fashion plates. She'll grab even more time in the spotlight when her film Non-Stop, which also stars Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore, premieres next year.


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The actress first garnered international attention when she arrived at the festival premiere of 12 Years a Slave in September. Her white Prada gown with gold sequin detail was artfully accented by an embellished clutch and gold sandals. She posed for her official festival portrait the very next day in a colorful ensemble from Honor’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection. Lupita's yellow funnel neck bouclé top and floral shorts were complemented by Lulu Frost earrings along with black Manolo Blahnik pumps.


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She also made the party rounds up in Toronto. Lupita stopped by the Fox Searchlight TIFF Party wearing a vivid orange Antonio Berardi Pre-Fall 2013 sleeveless dress with folded back detail and a pair of Christian Louboutin Filo animal print pumps. At the Grey Goose Vodka Dinner for The Invisible Woman, Lupita wrapped up her black Veronica Beard jumpsuit with a patterned Moschino bow-accented coat. Polka dot Paul Andrew pumps capped off the look.


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When it came time to sit front row at Miu Miu's Spring 2014 Paris Fashion Week show earlier this month, Lupita naturally wore a piece from the fashion house. Her neon pink short sleeve dress was simply styled with black pumps. Lupita was back promoting her breakout role the following week at the 51st New York Film Festival. Roland Mouret's blue Jasper dress was teamed with Kwiat gems, a box clutch and black Christian Louboutin pumps.


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Moschino's blue and white belted polka dot dress helped Lupita stand out at her movie's presentation during the 36th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival. A strappy pair of pumps finished off the playful look. Lupita also had a little fun with fashion at the Los Angeles premiere decked out in Miu Miu's cockatoo printed Spring 2014 dress. More Kwiat jewels and red Christian Louboutin studded cap-toe pumps served as accessories.


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It was a structured Prada outfit for Lupita at the 2013 Variety Screening Series Presentation of 12 Years a Slave in the middle of this month. Her white silk blouse was layered under a conservative black blazer and combined with floral print Fall 2013 shorts. Lupita also opted for black two days later when her film premiered at the 57th BFI London Film Festival. The star's sleek Christopher Kane Resort 2014 dress with strategic inserts was partnered with Kwiat jewelry and Christian Louboutin Paulina pumps.

Based on her impressive inaugural red carpet outings, we’re already fantasizing about the glamorous gowns Lupita will wow us with during award season.