While others keep a close watch on models’ clothing and shoes when strutting down the catwalk at the SS19 runway shows, we had our eyes glued to their nails. Here are some of the hottest nail trends for summer… which one is your favourite?
Sunshine yellow at Natasha Zinko
Bright and sunny yellow shades remain a summer favourite, so we were thrilled to see models at Natasha Zinko’s shows sporting this hot hue. Simply grab your favouite buttercup shade, paint on two coats, and follow with a topcoat to make sure your mani goes the distance. You’ll be turning heads for sure!
Pretty in pink at Kate Spade
Pastel pink shades are nothing new during Spring and Summer, but nail artists backstage at Kate Spade added a little edge by adding black flecks to a pale pink polish. An easy (and less messy) way to get this look is to keep an eye out for a clear polish with black flecks, and to apply this over the top of your pink polish.
Kith’s update on the traditional French mani
French manicures are so last century, but Kith has found a way to bring it back – BIG time. Grab two of your favourite shades (they’ve gone for cherry red and navy, but we like orange paired with a bright pink for that full on summer feeling), then paint them – one after the other – on to your nail tips.
PRO TIP: Allow the first shade to dry thoroughly before painting on you second shade. Finish off with a top coat for staying power.
Sweet simplicity at Monse
Oh, how we love this chic take on the feature nail trend! Take your lead from nail artists backstage at Monse by keeping your nails completely bare, except for one feature nail on each hand. Use some tape to create a diagonal strip, then use a white nail polish (or shade of your choice) to fill in the nail. Finish off with a top coat and wait for the compliments to come in!
Bubblegum delight at Natasha Zinko
We simply couldn’t get enough of the summery nail looks at Natasha Zinko (hence why we’ve included two nail looks from the Natasha Zinko SS19 show on this list). A perennial summer staple, bubblegum pink is a must for every woman’s nail kit. Keep nails short for a modern take on this look.
All that glitters at Tadashi Shoji
Take your cue from the dazzling ocean and go for a beautiful navy hue topped with a blue glitter polish. We think this look would work equally well on beach (or beside the pool) and whilst sipping on some bubbly at you office party. So simple, PLUS the glitter polish is less likely to chip (and is great for disguising smudges). It’s an impatient polisher’s dream!
Peachy Keen at Temperley London
We love peach and apricot shades for the warm summer months – especially when paired with tanned skin (from a bottle or professional spray tan, of course!) What we love even more it the unfinished look at Temperley London – models’ nails looked slightly smudged and scuffed, as though they’d spent too much time in the pool. We wouldn’t usually be onboard with an imperfect mani, but we think this undone look is just perfect for Summer!
So, we’d love to know: which of the above manis are your favourite, and which Summer nail trend are you most likely to try? Leave a comment below telling us which one you love most, and don’t forget to tag us in your at-home manicure looks over on Instagram!