Social calendars tend to get busier as everyone ends their hibernations, and springtime fashion is always bright and playful. The perfect accessory to polish any fit is your nails! Let's go through some trendy ideas to keep you at the peak of your mani game this season.
The temperature creeps up into the sixties, the snow melts, and tiny green buds appear on all the trees. Spring is finally here. Everything defrosts in spring, including you. The dreary grays of winter and the biting cold that kept you inside are long gone. Finally, it's time to let the sun shine on your face. There are so many lovely springtime outings; from picnics to concerts to long hikes.
Blues on blues on blues. From kelly green to classy olive tones, greens have certainly been popular lately. As much as they deserve their time in the spotlight, it's time to make a little room for blue. This spring, dive into electric cobalt and intense sapphire shades. Cozy warm tones. The buzzword for this season is "solar shades" This electric blood orange, bright sunshine-y yellow, and earthy terracotta.
Rainbows. Maximalism is all the rage. Why opt for one color when you could have them all? Whether you go for a pop nail with rainbow glitter or paint each nail a different shade, your colorful personality is sure to shine brightly.
Highlight the neons. Pastels are a spring classic, and they should fully remain a staple. Those of us looking for a bit more oomph, however, will be happy to know neons are staking a claim on the season.
New Take on the Classic French
Sometimes a simple french manicure can feel a little outdated, or too mature for springtime whimsy. Here are some easy updates to this classic design that are trending now. Add a pop of neon. If you're excited by the neon trend but feeling a little overwhelmed by it all, this is the perfect opportunity to ease into those bright look-at-me tones. Just replace the traditional white with a neon- or pastel or any color- with the neon of your choice.
Put it in reverse. The reverse french mani is driving the Pinterest girlies bananas. Instead of painting the tip of your nail, the reverse french leaves the lower part of your nail bare or painted with a complementary color. Go for the abstract. Surrealist french manicures are such a cool way to mix it up. Go for funky shapes and contrasting colors, like overlapping semi-circles in pink and green.
Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking. We do it every year and it's nothing new, but if it's not broken don't fix it! Here are some fresh takes on a reliable trend. Try some surprising color combos. Bold colors are all the rage, and the floral trend is a great way to mesh the familiar with the eye-catching. Give complementary colors a shot, like a purple base with yellow flowers.
Play with style. Floral nails are so diverse. You have the option to go with super realistic nail art, whether it be hand drawn or appliques, for a veritable garden on your fingers. Alternatively, you can channel Y2K with some minimalist pointalism flowers. Even beyond design, there are so many beautiful flowers to take inspiration from! Break from the roses and hibiscus blooms to introduce a little lavender sprig. The world is your oyster.
The late 90's and early 2000's have been making a comeback for sometime now, and nail trends are no exception. As the color returns to the world, and your wardrobe, it's the perfect time to experiment with retro motifs.
Y2K color combos. Send your mind back to a simpler time where Lizzie McGuire and Lisa Frank were all you needed to get through the day. The 2000's were such a bright and colorful time for fashion. Some staple colors of the era are the combination of orange and pink, lime green, and all shades of brown.
Funky graphics. From cutesy hearts, stars, and smilies to edgy flames, the 90's and 2000's are rife with quirky graphics to integrate into your springtime nails.
Hopefully, these fun spring nail ideas have sparked some inspiration! Between the holidays and the dreary weather, winter can be really tough on us all. Working bright colors into your wardrobe, nails included, can do a lot to boost your mood. Let your gorgeous gorgeous personality shine through in all the ways you decorate yourself.