Freida Pinto might be the most down-to-earth celeb in L.A. She keeps away from the party scene, never causes controversy and stays loyal to her long-time boyfriend, fellow Slumdog Millionaire alum Dev Patel.
Without letting the lights and cameras get to her, Freida Pinto manages to be one of the most glamorous women in existence. With looks like that, it’s not hard for her to stand out, but it’s the way that Freida’s humble spirit translates into her style that really sets her apart from the masses.
Freida Pinto is India’s hottest export, and she won’t let us forget it, especially since her gorgeous garments often give a sartorial nod to her unbringing. We love that L.A. hasn’t become Freida’s La-La Land, and that she’s still grounded enough to rock her own style in a place where image is everything. Sexy confidence starts with knowing who you are and where you came from. Why not show the world through your clothes?
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Freida Pinto is one of the most sparkly women on the red carpet, but oddly, she hardly wears any jewelry. Instead, Freida likes her bling and baubles where they’ll cause her the least trouble: right on her dress. Especially when you’re working the camera, it’s a relief not to have to fuss with necklaces and earrings. And it’ll save any girl a lot of stress not having to take the time to pick the right accessories.
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There is no woman in Hollywood (and we do mean absolutely no woman) who utilizes color in her wardrobe as well as Freida Pinto. Since she stepped into the spotlight nearly four years ago, it’s been Freida’s daring hues that have landed her on list after list of best-dressed celebs. Admittedly, she has an advantage– any color would look good against that perfect olive complexion. You may not be able to wear every color, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make use of the hues you do look fabulous in.
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Whether it’s a shiny satin fabric or a glittery trim on your dress, a little shine goes a long way when it comes to standing out from the crowd. Select soft, silky fabrics for tops and satin shoes to turn your look from sweet to chic.
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Whenever she can get away with it, Freida plays it casual, which we think is a brilliant move. The thing about glamour is, you have to know when to bring your A-game and when to keep it casual. For daytime, or even for less-than-formal evening events, Freida steps out with a simple blow-dry, uncomplicated silhouettes and nude hues. That way, when she brings the glamour, it makes that much more of a statement.
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
Thanks for stopping by! I'm Catherine, your Budget Fashionista style editor. I'm a bargain shopper at heart, as I love nice things but hate paying for them! I'm also a personal finance writer who's been featured on USA Today and MSN Money.