At Alice + Olivia’s Spring 2018 show, the French manis were topped with an unexpected splice of teal.
Nothing could be simpler for summer than painting pale yellow moons at the base of nails.
Give the traditional French mani a holographic spin by painting your tips pastel ombre.
Take a break from all the primary colors and pastels by favoring a slime-inspired green shade to top off your digits.
Summer is all about taking it easy, so look like you haven’t bothered to retouch your mani by painting your nails orange, but leave open space at the cuticle a la the Marc Jacobs Spring 2018 show.
Negative space is still trending and these lilac lines alternating between going vertical and horizontal are the epitome of the technique.
Instead of restraining the cobalt to just your tips, let the color slide down one side of each nail.
Play up the pastels with mint sideways triangles teamed with ballet pink slants.
Take a cue from the manis at the Zang Toi Spring 2018 show and mimic a blue sky with fluffy clouds by surrounding a pretty turquoise with white trim.
Colorblocking isn’t just for clothing. Try the technique on your nails by painting them lavender and white.
Switch out your swatches on each nail by combining bright shades of pink, red and orange.
Over the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably been preoccupied with stocking up for summer. Selecting the perfect crop tops for showing off some skin, the ideal swimsuit you feel great in and anti-chafing products that actually prevent irritation before it starts. But even with all that preparation, we’re betting you haven’t given much thought to how you’re going to wear your nails this season.
Summer nail art designs should be fun, colorful and eye-catching without going overboard. That means favoring rounded tips instead of stiletto-like claws. Avoid any glitzy accents like glitter or diamantés because the next few months are all about taking it easy. Negative space manis have become year-round staples, but summer is a great time to keep it minimal. When it comes to shades, blues, yellows and pastels prove popular, but don’t be afraid to step outside the color wheel. Experiment with red, white and black for nail art with a seasonal twist.
Here are 20 nail art designs guaranteed to make a splash this summer.