Lupita Nyong'o Is as Stylish on the Beach as She Is on the Red Carpet (Anyone Surprised?)

06/05/2014 at 03:18 PM ET

If should come as no surprise that Lupita Nyong’o — PEOPLE’s reigning World’s Most Beautiful Woman and the breakout style star of 2014 — leaves everyone in the sand when it comes to stylish beachwear. The actress was snapped strolling the shores of Maui in one of the cutest bikinis we’ve seen all season.

Nyong’o, who is in Hawaii for the Maui Film Festival, selected a white scalloped bandeau top and matching bottom (click here to see!), teamed with a delicate belly chain around her waist and topped with a wide-brim hat, for some down time on the beach Wednesday. And rather than get angry at the paparazzi for capturing her off-duty moment, she got even, ribbing their over-the-top behavior by captioning the above Instagram photo, “The paparazzi: They got me good!!! #FirstPapStakeout #ZoomLensesSuitableForHorrorFilms.”

Lupita Nyong'o bikiniCourtesy Lupita Nyong’o

Nyong’o then shared a snap of herself lounging by the ocean (above) in a blue-and-white embroidered Shoshanna coverup we’d love to add to our summer wardrobe. (Her caftan collection is turning out to be as enviable as her red carpet wardrobe.)

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On the heels of her Oscar win, the actress is gearing up to start filming Star Wars: Episode VII — and if that’s the mega-success people are predicting, we’d guess Nyong’o has a few more paparazzi stakeouts in her future.

What do you think of her bikini moment? Do you like her beach look? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

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Tami on

She is beautiful. That bikini is gorgeous on her and her modesty is so refreshing. Simply stunning.

Jazmin on

When you’ve got that body you’re not ashamed of showing it, besides we already saw her naked in “12 years a slave”.

Canada1 on

Love her, she’s so classy!

Bee Happy on

That bikini is adorable. She is a beauty and seems like a much down-to-earth sweetheart!

slawson on

Now that is a perfect body and her skin color is absolutely amazing and to die for.

CDS on

She looks good — damn are the paps everywhere?

Katrina on

Beautiful and classy

just keeping it real on

If you got it flaunt it!

Kica on

Rihanna…take notes. ijs.

ana on

Well, I don’t think she is that beautiful and her body is far from perfect: her thighs are too thick and her chest is very masculine. She has a pretty face though.

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