ladies wearing monotone color
ladies walking in color formation
ladies wearing monotone color

Welcome to the August Issue of STYLELOGUE: COLOR FORMATION!

This is number TEN! (Cue the marching band!)

In previous issues, we’ve talked about trends from chunky sweaters to animal prints. So, today we’re highlighting the heads-to-toe MONOCHROMATIC TREND that’s been hot in the scenes of Spring/Summer runways. – See below photo references.


From neutrals to lilacs and saturated hues, these colors were a hit on Max Mara and Gabriel Hearst’s runways. From dressed up casual to wear-to-work, the tonal colors compliments many silhouettes. Which means, there’s something for everyone.

There’s no slowing down on this trend either, as it’ll continue to be strong come Fall 2019, as written on Glowsly. So start ramping up those pieces, because this is going to be huge!

Allow the Seattle STYLELOGUE ladies to inspire you on your journey to finding the right color combination.

We took this idea to the streets and unified it with COLOR FORMATION, by creating looks using the same, if not tonal shades of colors, to create each of our looks. As a result, you can see how much fun, Mary, Cortney and I had putting them together making it our “own”.


asian woman in yellow monotone outfit standing against wall

You know I love color! Therefore, I inherently chose a golden yellow for my monochromatic look that is right for summer and can easily transition into fall. Yes! Fall is just around the corner you guys. Because I’m a maximizer, I will ONLY invest in my wardrobe with pieces that can be versatile in seasons to come.

In the past, I used to avoid all shades of yellow, as I thought it would NOT compliment my skin color. I believed the color “washes” me out and the last thing I want to look like is a banana. Basically, it’s known that Asians just don’t wear yellow. Period!

Even a sales associate once at a department store told me that “yellow color will make you look more yellow”. I know! WTF right? While I appreciate her honestly, the girl wasn’t getting any sales from me. In other words, she (and I) was DEAD wrong and here’s why…..

Since yellow became a hot color a few seasons ago, it has grown on me. So I decided to give it a go by starting out with a suede skirt, then a cashmere sweater.

Subsequently, I chose a more saturated hue, as I found it goes better with my olive-y tones. As a result, I just love how bright and happy it makes me feel, when I put it on.

So damn straight, I’m wearing it head-to-toe and thriving! This mama is feeling GOLDEN! (Whoever said “you feel the way you look” is a GENIUS!)

asian woman in yellow monotone outfit with bag over head


  • Keep the shades exactly, if not close in color.
  • Accessorize with white or any neutral color. Just not black, because don’t want to look like a honey bee.
  • Try other shades if yellow is too loud. (Black doesn’t count.) For example, beige, camels, blush pinks can work on many skin tones. OR come fall deeper shades reds, greens or blues work well.
  • Ignore those innuendos you subconsciously been collecting in your head. Fashion is about risk-taking and self expression.
  • Above all, have fun with it. It’s fashion, not rocket science! Seriously…

Here are a couple of inspo monochromatic outfits I’ve worn in red and lavender to help kickstart your COLOR FORMATION!

asian woman in yellow monotone outfit
asian woman in yellow monotone outfit



ladies wearing monotone color
ladies wearing monotone color



Not a huge fan of saturated color? Don’t worry! Mary’s got you covered by taking her color formation in a pastel lavender in a denim jacket and shorts. Adding a bit of sporty spice (aka Sportsanista) to her outfit by pairing it with a pair of lavender kicks. Thrown in some summer chic accessories and she’s ready to kick it back casual for a weekend fun in the sun or a music festival!

Read more about Mary’s outfit here.




This brand new spanking mama, Cortney, is always dressing like a boss (even at seven months preggo at the time of this photoshoot). She’s got her favorite color palette on, neutrals from head-to-toe….. mixing blush pinks, sand and soft white. Currently she got no where to go, except taking care of that cute newborn baby boy of hers!

Read more about Cortney’s outfit here.


Would you try the monochromatic trend? Drop them on comments below.

In addition, we will be sharing videos of different ways to wear these pieces to maximize your wardrobe. Because you don’t want to miss this, make sure to follow MaryCortney and I to view them all!

Meanwhile, stay up to date and follow us on #seattlestylelogue or catch the latest STYLELOGUE issues here

Thank you for stopping by and have a colorful weekend!

See you next month!!

Xx, E.

Photography by Jason Tang

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