Jennifer Aniston has hired Lupita Nyong'o's stylist.

The 'Cake' actress is tipped for an Oscar nomination and wants to ''stand out'' on the red carpet, so has turned to Micaela Erlanger to help her ''make a statement'' with her wardrobe.

A source said: ''Jen is sick of always being the 'safe bet' on the red carpet and never standing out as a real fashion icon.

''With a possible Oscar nomination on its way, Jen knows it's time to step up her style and make a statement. She absolutely loved what Micaela did with Lupita last year and was obsessed with every single one of her looks.''

The 45-year-old actress is known for favouring strapless gowns with minimal detailing in black or neutral colours and though she has enlisted a new stylist, she isn't planning on a radical overhaul.

The source told Grazia magazine: ''Jen met with Micaela before Christmas and they discussed how she could step out of her signature look.

''Jen doesn't want to do a complete style U-turn but wants to turn heads with some spectacular frocks. This is her moment and she's ready to shine.''