THE TREND: MODERN METALLICS
INSPIRED BY: Philip Lim Spring/Summer '17.
WHY WE LOVE IT: When worn over a neutral lacquer, a rose-gold French, simple silver line, or textured 14-karat tip is a refined way to pull off a precious metal manicure. For the best transition from a winter white look, add a metallic overlay by brushing a platinum polish on top as seen at 3.1 Philip Lim. The result: easy, elegant, and elevated.
THE TREND: BLACK ACCENTS
INSPIRED BY: Vera Wang Spring/Summer '17.
WHY WE LOVE IT: High-shine black polish is making its mark as 2017's best nail accessory. Whether vertically striped (as spotted at Vera Wang), curved around the cuticle, or painted at the tips—it's a simple but bold look that appears equally chic when painted over bare nails or alongside vibrant pops of color.
THE TREND: COLOR BLOCKING
INSPIRED BY: Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer '17.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Bright-colored pieces were all over the runways and this year nails follow suit. The quickest way to get into spring mode is with dots, stripes, and geometric patterns in bold contrasting hues. Just take a look at Jeremy Scott's vibrant, poppy fingertips to get in the mood.
THE TREND: GRAPHIC FRENCH
INSPIRED BY: Creatures of Comfort Spring/Summer '17.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The French manicure continues to be completely reimagined for 2017. Multicolor tips on the Creatures of Comfort catwalk felt fresh and fun. Diagonally painted blue edges, bold black and white, and thin ribbons of red also prove how far this technique has come. One tip of utmost importance: be sure to coat the base of your nail with a sheer neutral and keep the length short and rounded.
THE TREND: LADYLIKE NEUTRALS
THE INSPIRATION: Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer '17.
WHY WE LOVE IT: When cream and pearlescent neutrals are glossed over almond and oval-shaped nails there's an instant lengthening effect that leaves fingers looking soft and feminine. Natural hues appear classic when worn alone, but also make the perfect base for simple nail art in the form of pale stripes and white swipes.
THE TREND: EMBELLISHED CUTICLES
INSPIRED BY: Rodarte Spring/Summer '17.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Get ready to give your cuticles some love. Gilded outer edges described as "nail jewelry" created a frenzy when first spotted backstage at Rodarte. Not into glitter? Try a simple gray outline or mismatched sorbet hues, and remember once again, a neutral nail base is key.
You’re already planning to replenish your spring wardrobe with stripes, florals, and nautical details. Now, it’s time to think about updating your manicure, too. Here, your fingertip forecast straight from the runways.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US
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