I remember seeing Slumdog Millionaire back in 2008 and being in awe of not only Freida Pinto’s acting ability but also her outrageous beauty, and I’m delighted that her career in Hollywood has since been a successful one. In the past couple of years, she’s starred on the big screen with actors like James Franco and Josh Brolin and has been directed by esteemed filmmakers such as Tarsem Singh and Woody Allen. So basically, I want to be her. In my heart of hearts, I know that isn’t possible, but a girl can dream, right? And maybe she can add a dash of Pinto to her daily routine by taking some fashion cues from the star, too. Below are four of the actress’ past looks that I think embody the gist of her style, and as usual I’ve found more affordable pieces to recreate each one.
You can always count on Pinto to wow in bold and bright colors (and look super-chic in a pair of flats), and this yellow dress and blazer combination is no exception. My picks for the two garments both come from ASOS, and the accessories can be found over on Zappos’, Kohl’s and PacSun’s websites. Wear them all together and you’ve got an outfit that is stylishly saturated with vibrant hues.
At the Tribeca Film Festival, Pinto strutted the red carpet in this red suit, and you can put together a two-piece suit of your very own with options like the blazer above from FredFlare.com and the pair of pants from White House Black Market. Add some bling to the look with a bejeweled butterfly ring from Pink Mascara, or get resourceful and wear one of your mother’s/grandmother’s brooches because either piece of jewelry would be a suitable alternative for interpreting Pinto’s touch of sparkle in her menswear ensemble.
Although the Marni for H&M collection has come and gone, alternatives for Pinto’s colorblocked dress from the line can be found on oodles of different shopping websites. I chose a dress from Zappos based on the color scheme alone, but like I said, there are plenty of different colorblocked combinations to choose from on the Internet, and any one would be a fashionable option. Lastly, finish the look by pairing knee-high socks with platform Mary Janes, throwing on a black leather belt and carrying a neutral-toned clutch.
Much like what I did with Gabrielle Union‘s dress in last week’s column, I found a more casual substitute for Pinto’s magenta gown and paired it with gold accessories like the tassel belt, headband and bangles. As for the shoes, the style is really up to you to choose, but I thought these strappy sandals from Endless would be a solid choice for jazzing up the pink maxi dress from Gap. But of course, gold gladiator sandals or wedges would work, as well.
Even though I’ll never be Pinto, I can always draw inspiration from her ever-evolving and colorful style, and hopefully my picks will make you want to do the same. As always, if you have any other items to recommend, or if you want to share your love for the actress, do so in the comments section! Additionally, feel free to share this on Twitter and/or Facebook by hitting the “Like” button!