For nail-art aficionados, the onset of the festive season presents an opportunity to experiment with an entirely new slew of designs and colours. That said, uber-versatile patterns can perfectly complement everything in your closet, from neutrals to bright colours. To find out what nail looks are eclipsing all others this season, we scoured our FYP to find the top nail trends that are likely to dominate your Insta feed for the rest of the year.
From whimsical 3D nail art to chic polish alternatives, we present to you the six most exciting nail trends. Keep scrolling.
Looking for a throwback trend? Well, humble the french manicure from the 90s is back and thriving. Celebs such as Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Gigi Hadid have been rocking it recently. Wear it subtly with a white tip or try the on-trend ombre iteration for a more fashion-forward vibe.
High-shine molten metals are legit one of the biggest trends to look out for in 2021. And you needn’t stick to one. Instead, mix and match silvers, golds, and chromes. This style is super versatile and gives the freedom to experiment with different shapes. Think squiggles, stars, french, ombre, and flames.
Muted yet opulent hues are going to be big this season. For instance, instead of a bright fuchsia, swap in a rich berry-ish shade. It’s warmer and more inviting, yet still eye-catching. So if you are looking for a fuss-free way to elevate your look, this is the mani to call on.
It’s time to take cues from our jewellery. Gems like opal and crystals have been the inspiration behind this pretty manicure trend. The best bit? It will team up really well with both ethnic and western wear, and will instantly elevate your style quotient.
As for shades, soft sugar plums and delicate lilacs are the pastels to get behind this year. They’re pretty, and it’s an amp up from the ice-cream shades that dominated the beauty world the previous season.
There are some classic nude nails that come around every season because they are super easy to wear and complement every length and shape. This one is no exception. You can wear your nude darker and more saturated during the cooler months and leave them more peach and pink tones for the summer.
Negative space nail art never seems to go away, and it’s really simple to DIY since errors can easily be corrected with a quick swipe of clean-up brush drenched in acetone. Plus, it is easy to play with various colours. This season, try mixing classics like black and white with dark festive tones for a brighter variation.
Colour block shapes with a lot of negative spaces look great with rich yet muted autumnal hues. You can easily freehand it using a long striper brush. But that takes a lot of time, steady hands, and practice. Using a tape that’s cut to different pieces and shapes will also do the trick.
Bookmark these nail trends to amp up your style game!
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