A Fresh White Manicure Feels So Right For Summer — & Taylor Swift Is Proof

Taylor Swift's most recent — very cryptic — Instagram post has everyone talking. If you haven't seen it, the photo shows the Me! singer's forearm stacked with rainbow beaded bracelets that spell words like 'Cat,' 'Fearless,' 'Lover,' 'Benji,' and 'Proud.' The wrist candy extends all the way down her arms to her freshly painted, white fingernails.

Following the post, fans instantly started buzzing about the potential symbolism behind the image, specifically her 'Proud' bracelet, given Swift is known for leaving social media clues. Refinery29 has reached out to Swift for comment, but until then, we're focusing on what we know for sure: She's definitely on board with summer's all-white nail-polish trend.

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Read on to find the close-up of Swift's viral Instagram post — showing both the manicure and the bracelets — then click through to find the best white polishes to copy her look.

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Here, you can see a closeup of Swift's short, clean nails. Though we're not sure the exact formula she used, you can find our favorite white polishes — from a full-coverage option from Tenoverten to an $8 Essie classic — ahead.

Tenoverten Nail Polish in White



Tenoverten co-founder Nadine Abramcyk tells us that this white is 100% opaque — not sheer or runny — so one coat is all you need to get the perfect pop of brightness on your fingers or toes.
Tenoverten Nail Polish in White$12.00 Buy

NARS Nail Polish in Ecume



Fresh and full-coverage, this NARS shade is more of a neutral milky white as opposed to a neon bright. Nail pro Sarah Gibson Tuttle, CEO & founder of Olive & June, tells us it's her go-to.
NARS Nail Polish in Ecume$20.00 Buy
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Essie Nail Polish in Blanc



Essie fans love an all-white manicure, as evidenced by the fact that the Blanc shade — a fresh-washed linen white — is the fourth best-selling shade of all time.
Essie essie Nail Polish in Blanc$8.78 Buy

Floss Gloss Nail Polish in Mrs. Tony Montana



For the trend-seekers, Floss Gloss polish is a must-try. The brand's M.O. is flashy, look-at-me colors, and this cool cream — called Mrs. Tony Montana, an homage to Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface — is the chicest white around.
Floss Gloss MRS. TONY MONTANA$9.00 Buy

OPI Nail Lacquer in Alpine Snow



OPI nail pro Sigourney Nuñez is loyal to the brand's Alpine Snow shade. She tells us that the glossy white looks good on everyone, giving the skin on your hands and feet a sun-kissed glow — sans spray tan.
OPI OPI Nail Lacquer Classics Collection NLL00 Alpine Snow$10.50 $7.49 Buy
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