She came on the scene quick. She dominated the red carpet. And now Lupita Nyong'o is using her fashion powers for good yet again--this time inspiring our day-to-day outfits. Haven't you always wanted to rock a statement poncho? But maybe you never knew how to style it? Watch and learn.

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The key to pulling off such a loud piece: Absolutely everything else needs to remain minimal. The Oscar winner chose all black hues beneath her striped wool cape, but you could also do all whites or all grays. Another tip to steal: Vary the textures in your fabrics (à la this ribbed turtleneck with waxed denim). Now go forth and be the autumnal envy of all your friends.

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