The Beauty Behind Meghan Markle's Color Palette
The fashion of the royals is everything. Here's a quick rundown of Meghan Markle's style choices when it comes to her color palette.
Meghan Markle's Color Palette | 2018
Since the royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in May, the Duchess of Sussex has been in the public eye. And much like other members of the British Royal Family, like Kate Middleton and Princess Diana, it looks like Markle is becoming one major fashion icon, all while following strict royal fashion rules and etiquette. Today, we take a quick look at Meghan Markle’s color palette since her royal debut. Because these remarkable fashion choices need to be shared.
What Is Meghan Markle’s Skin Tone?
To avoid any embarrassment ala Rashida Jones at the SAG Awards red carpet, you should know that Markle is half Caucasian from her father’s side and half Black from her mother’s side. Since before her engagement to Prince Harry, Markle has faced unwarranted abuse in regard to her race. However, Markle has always been outspoken about being proud of who she is, speaking up about her disdain for photoshoots that changed her skin tone and freckles.
“I remember the sense of belonging, having nothing to do with the color of my skin," Markle said in an interview with Allure. " It was only outside the comforts of home that the world began to challenge those ideals. I took an African-American studies class at Northwestern where we explored colorism; it was the first time I could put a name to feeling too light in the black community, too mixed in the white community. For castings, I was labeled ‘ethnically ambiguous.’ Was I Latina? Sephardic? ‘Exotic Caucasian’?”
Even now, Markle is breaking barriers by becoming one of the only biracial members of the British royal family in the public eye of today. So yes, we'd say that her influence is great. After all, representation matters more than people know.
That being said, Markle is a deep Winter, which is also usually characterized by dark hair, olive skin, and darker colors. Typically, one should wear dark pieces accentuated by bright pieces. Markle's taste in fashion certainly reflects choices that are best for her skin tone and overall style.
Now, let's take a look.
Meghan Markle's Neutral Wardrobe
While we're still in the early days of Markle's royal fashion transformation, the Duchess typically sticks with neutral colors with a touch of color, contrasting the rainbow of color that sister-in-law Kate Middleton often wears.
It appears that Markle's color palette features neutral colors like black, white, grey, and taupe, often adding in subtle colors like royal blue, sapphire green, and baby pink. And yes, we're in love with every piece she wears.
Just some of the Duchess’s shoe collection during royal engagements 👠 I’m obsessed with Meghan’s shoe collection and feel like it has gotten better with each event she attends! See some of the shoes Meghan has been wearing since the engagement. 1. Manolo Blahnik BB Pump in Black Suede at the Endeavor Fund Awards 2. Manolo Blahnik BB Pump in Navy Suede at Commonwealth Day Service 3. Manolo Blahnik BB Pump in Beige Suede for at the Stephen Lawerence memorial 4. Aquazzura Matilde Crisscross Nude Suede Pump for the engagement announcement 5. Aquazzura Casablanca Black Suede Pump at the Royal Foundation Forum 6. Aquazaura Milano Black Lace-Up Pump at Women’s Empowerment Reception 7. Jimmy Choo Romy Heel in the color “Oxid Velvet” during a visit to Belfast 8. Tamara Mellon Black Paramour Heels at the Commonwealth Youth Reception 9. Tamara Mellon Siren Pump at the Queen’s Garden Party Which is your favorite? Mine is #4 or #8! #meghanmarkle #duchessofsussex #meghanmarklestyle #manoloblahnik #aquazzura #jimmychoo #tamaramellon
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