Leopard Print Nail Art Is A Fashion Girl Favourite For Autumn

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Even if your workday uniform is more classic than colourful — like dark raw-hemmed jeans, a white t-shirt, and black leather booties — you've probably found yourself gravitating to leopard print now and then. From fresh A-line duster coats to fashion girls' favourite high-rise bike shorts, animal motifs have pushed out sailor stripes and polka dots as the print du jour for fall.
But before you go running to Zara to blow your most recent pay check for the sake of fashion, we recommend you dip your fingers in first. Try a trendy leopard print manicure that's cheap, easy to DIY, and can be wiped away with acetone. It's the smart way to test out animal print since, after just one wear, you'll realise that zebra mohair sweater is pretty impractical.
From neutral camel and black polishes to louder magenta accents, find all the ways cool girls are styling their spotted manicures, ahead.
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Allure Editor in Chief Michelle Lee shows us that cheetah spots can be a DIY nail art project. All your need is a pale brown base coat, a fine-tipped toothpick or striping brush, a darker shade for the spots, plus serious patience and a steady hand.
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Upgrade your go-to solid pale pink manicure by adding animal-print art across the tip of your nail with a darker magenta polish. Emily Weiss is doing it with Glossier pink, but this wild take on the French manicure can also be done with pink and white.
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It's impossible not to be in a good mood when you look down at combo of leopard tips and bright rainbow polish on your fingers.
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A cool, minimalist take would be to etch fluorescent animal spots on an otherwise naked nail.
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Two en vogue nail trends in one: leopard print and orbit nails.
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Animal print can even be considered neutral when the polish tones are muted. It's like the polka dot's trendy older sister.

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