Joelle Solimano, the fashion-obsessed owner of chic boutique An American in Paris, offers tips on wearing the brightest trend of the season.
Style tip: “We’re seeing trenches on a lot of runways,” says trend-watcher Joelle Solimano. Pair one with a yellow frock, as seen at Tibi’s Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show.
Yellow is shaping up to be the hot color for spring. “Yellow is beautiful, but very difficult for different skin colors. The beauty is that designers have come out with so many shades, so there’s an option for everyone. Myself, I like the lemon color. It goes very well with darker skin.”
Where will we see it? “Dresses. You’re going to see a lot of prints that have yellow—and accessories.”
How can Washingtonians take a yellow dress from day to night? “Pair it with a blazer and traditional pumps for work, and then take the blazer and pumps off and add a chunky necklace and wedges. Wedges are going to be very big for evening this year. I also love adding a little faux-leather jacket for cocktails.”
What designers are using yellow well? “Nicole Miller is going crazy with yellow. For young professionals that cannot be too wild—Black Halo. They take ideas from the big designers, and they make them in a very wearable way.”
What other trends are you loving right now? “The trench, white shirt dresses, baby doll dresses, the body suit—the sexy ’90s look.” 1225 King St., Alexandria, 703-519-8234