So much time and attention is paid to spring fashion, it’s no surprise that fingernail art can be just as forward-thinking and painstakingly curated as apparel and accessory designs. The colors of nail polish alone can be show-stopping, but the various styles of manicure we’re seeing this spring are more creative and detailed than ever before.
When you visit the nail salon, the decision-making is not just about the color anymore. Now you have the option to include tiny hand-painted flowers, rhinestone inlays, or block lettering, just to name a few. While we love seeing the classics–candy apple red, hot pink, and French nude–recur season after season, we are pretty excited about the newbies on the scene. While a statement nail may seem like too much, it can make an outfit when tastefully balanced with the right clothing and accessories.
Matte Gold, Mirrored Silver, Glitter Top Coats
Our Pick: ‘La Laque Couture’ Night 54 Studio Silver by Yves Saint Laurent
Inspo: Glitter Nails at Anna Sui, Nail Rock’s Mirrored Silver, Gilded Nails at Oscar de la Renta
Pair with: black jeans, understated print
PEACE, LOVE & FLORALS
Flower Prints, Greenery, Jewel Tones
Pastel Tips, Unconventional Edge, Same Chic Look
THE ONE-OFF WONDER
Nude Base, Bold Accent, Asymmetry
NEGATIVE (SPACE) NANCY
Black and White Contrast, Intricate Detail, Geometric Shapes