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Photographed by Gregory Keith; Body Makeup by Jenai Chin at Halley Resources; Nails by Mar Y Soul at Kate Ryan Inc. using Dior Vernis; Set Design by Daniel Sean Murphy at Jed Root, Inc.; Modeled by Adele Uddo, Parts Models
Soft, neutral nail shades are some of the most popular of the moment (which is perfect if you're hesitant about full-on brights). And pale pink is the “new neutral.” Case in point: Alexander Wang’s latest Fashion Week show. The designer opted for petal-pink nails rather than his typical nudes. And if A. Wang puts his seal of approval on a hue, you know it's on point.
From bright sapphire hues to shimmering royal shades, designers like Jenny Packham and Chromat have been embracing the blues. Our top pick? This vibrant shade of turquoise that reminds us of the Caribbean. Wear it on shorter nails or as an eye-popping pedi choice.
Sunny yellow nail polish was woven into nail art at Prabal Gurung and worn as elongated fake nails at Jeremy Scott's shows. But we say, keep it simple. Choose an opaque hue — think crayon yellow — and you'll be able to wear it all season long.
We've had tête à têtes with deep, vampy reds and love affairs with orange-red. But let’s be honest, a classic, true red never goes out of style — particularly in the warmer months.
We typically reserve metallic makeup for nights out. But as Marc Jacobs, Reem Acra, and Naeem Khan proved, metallic nails are for any time, all the time. Plus, metallic polishes tend to possess more staying power, so if you’re heading on vacay, a shimmery shade like this silvery-blue one is a solid pick.