Summer promises warmer weather, short shorts, floral midi dresses, and the hottest sandal and sunglasses, right? Well, this season it’s all about the nails instead. Updating your manicure from French to funky is inexpensive and the new cool thanks to the likes of Jeremy Scott, Tom Ford, Henry Holland and so many more designers who enlisted trusted nail artists to translate the trends to the nails.
So which one to go for? From pretty petals at Creatures of Comfort, to logo mania at Helmut Lang, and even metallic shine at Tom Ford, it’s been nail biting to pick the top five, but here’s our round up ...
Seen at: Jeremy Scott, Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta
It’s not just your festival wear getting the metallic treatment this summer, your nails are going intergalactic too. From glittering ombrés to bright neons dusted with sparkle this look is all about being extra.
Seen at: House of Holland, Francesca Liberatore
Negative space has been given creative flair this summer. And whether it be waves, half-moons, or simply a straight line, the look is all about being artistic with shape and shades from metallic to pure white.
Seen at: Faustine Steinmetz, Helmut Lang, Preen, Monse
Forget slogan tees it’s time to spell it out on your nails this season. From the logo trend to Pinterest worthy quotes, as long as they can fit on your fingers you’ll soon find yourself buying letter stickers before you know it.
Line of Duty
Seen at: Tibi, Philip Lim, Kate Spade, Alice + Olivia
Adapting itself from the track pant nail trend, a simple line is all you need to make statements this summer. Working painted lines is the new minimal nail that’s lacquered for a glossy shine making less look more effortlessly.
On The Edge
Seen at: Opening Ceremony, Novis, Sachin + Babi
Show off your arty side and reimagine waves or monochrome by lacquering just the edge of your nails for that statement look. Hello Instagram worthy nails that everyone will be wanting to copy by using bright colours or stick to simple geo shapes.