Style Evolution: Keke Palmer

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08:  Actress Keke Palmer attends the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont on December 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

Style Evolution: Keke Palmer

This girl is versatile!

Published December 28, 2016

Keke Palmer’s look is nothing if not fearless, but that wasn't always the case. Here's a timeline of how the always-entertaining actress seamlessly shifted from sugary sweet to streetwear chic.

  1. Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  Actress Kiki Palmer arrives to the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on February 5, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  2. NAACP Image Awards (2005)
    LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 19:  Presenter, actress KeKe Palmer poses in the press room at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
  3. ShoWest (2006)
    LAS VEGAS - MARCH 14:  Actress Keke Palmer poses at ShoWest, convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at the Paris Las Vegas March 14, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Palmer received the Rising Star of the Year award at the convention.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  4. 'Akeelah and the Bee' Premiere (2006)
    LOS ANGELES - APRIL 20:  Actress Keke Palmer attends the Los Angeles premiere of the Lionsgate film "Akeelah and the Bee" on April 20, 2006 at the Motion Picture Academy in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
  5. 'Hairspray' Premiere (2007)
    WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 10:  Singer/actress Keke Palmer arrives to the Los Angeles premiere of New Line Cinema's "Hairspray" held at Mann Village Theatre on July 10, 2007 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
  6. MTV Taping of 'Legally Blonde' (2007)
    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 18:  Actress Keke Palmer arrives at a special MTV taping of "Legally Blonde" the musical at the Palace Theater September 18, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)
  7. 'The Longshots' Premiere (2008)
    WESTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20:  WESTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20;Actress Keke Palmer  arrives at the premiere Of Weinstein Company's "The Longshots" on August 20, 2008 at the Majestic Crest Theatre, Westwood, California  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
  8. 'Billie Awards' (2008)
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 15:  Actress Keke Palmer backstage during the Women's Sports Foundation's "Billie Awards" held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 15, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Billies)
    (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Billies)
  9. Film Independent Spirit Awards (2009)
    SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 21:  Keke Palmer  arrives at the 24th Annual Film Independent's Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach on February 21, 2009 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
  10. Teen Choice Awards (2009)
    UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 09:  Actress Keke Palmer arrives at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 9, 2009 in Universal City, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
  11. NAACP Image Awards (2010)
    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Actress Keke Palmer arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP)
    (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP)
  12. BCBG Max Azria Fall 2010 Fashion Show (2010)
    NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11:  Actress Keke Palmer attends the BCBGMaxAzria Fall 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Tent at Bryant Park on February 11, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for IMG)
    (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for IMG)
  13. UNCF an Evening of Stars (2011)
    PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 14:  Keke Palmer arrives at the 33rd Annual UNCF An Evening Of Stars on August 14, 2011 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
  14. Common Ground Foundation Galas (2011)
    CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 16:  Keke Palmer attends the 2011 Common Ground Foundation gala fundraiser at the Intercontinental Hotel on April 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
  15. Young Hollywood Party (2012)
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Actress Keke Palmer arrives at Teen Vogue's 10th Anniversary young Hollywood party on September 27, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
  16. John Varvatos 10 Years In West Hollywood Celebration (2012)
    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 17:  Actress Keke Palmer attends the John Varvatos 10 Years In West Hollywood Celebration  with a private performance by Paul Weller held at John Varvatos store Los Angeles, on October 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for John Varvatos)
    (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for John Varvatos)
  17. NAACP Image Awards (2013)
    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 01:  Actress Keke Palmer attends the 44th NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on February 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
    (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
  18. Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon (2013)
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 21:  Actress Keke Palmer attends the Sixth Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on February 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
  19. Emmy Awards (2014)
    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25:  Actress Keke Palmer attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
  20. “The Imitation Game” Premiere (2014)
    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17:  Actress Keke Palmer attends the 'The Imitation Game' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater hosted by Weinstein Company on November 17, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
    (Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
  21. Elle Annual Women in Television Celebration (2015)
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 13:  Actress Keke Palmer attends ELLE's Annual Women in Television Celebration on January 13, 2015 at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, California. Presented by Hearts on Fire and Olay.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
  22. Elle Women In Music Celebration (2015)
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 20:  Actress Keke Palmer  arrives at the 6th Annual ELLE Women In Music Celebration Presented By eBayat Boulevard3 on May 20, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
  23. American Music Awards (2016)
    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  Actress Keke Palmer attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
  24. Women In Technology and Politics Dinner (2016)
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 16:  Actress Keke Palmer attends the Women In Technology and Politics dinner hosted by Glamour and Facebook at The Battery on August 16, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for Glamour)
    (Photo: Kimberly White/Getty Images for Glamour)

Written by Kenrya Rankin

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