With the new autumn/winter collections in the shops now is the time to not only think about a new wardrobe but also your makeup and of course nails. Having painted nails can really complete a look as well as keeping you on top of the latest fashion trends.
This season there are a number of nail trends to choose from so you can really have fun with your look and make your hands stand out. For the best styles you can’t go wrong with looking to the catwalks for inspiration.
Play with the French manicure
There is nothing chicer then a fresh looking French manicure but that doesn’t mean that you have to stick to the plain old white tip, pink nail formula. Instead, you can experiment with the look. On the Donna Karen autumn/winter 2012-13 catwalk nail artist, Deborah Lippmann, created a new take on the French manicure by painting the nails beige with a burgundy tip. While Thakoon showed nude nails with black tips.
Therefore, you can take inspiration from this by changing the colour of your nails and the tips.
If there is one catwalk show that sets the trend for nail colour it has to be Chanel. Every year they showcase the Le Vernis shade which usually sells out worldwide and then is copied everywhere, and this year it is Frenzy that will be on the nails of the most discerning fashionista.
Frenzy was created by Peter Philips – creative director of Chanel makeup – to complement the crystal and mineral theme of the catwalk show. The polish is a beautiful grey/taupe colour so not only is it stylish and chic it will go with any outfit.
Play with colour
However, if a grey/taupe polish isn’t your style there was plenty of colour on the autumn/winter catwalks to choose from. At Erdem the models were wearing bright blue nails which are guaranteed to make even the dullest winter day much more cheery.
At the other end of the spectrum was DKNY which saw the models wearing a beautiful beige shade on the catwalk. While, Christian Dior went for olive nails for its show – so if you don’t want too bright you can still have subtle colour on your nails without opting for the usual pink.
So don’t be afraid to experiment with colour as it is an instant pick me up for any outfit.
Turn your nails into a canvas
If there is one nail trend that is showing no signs of going anywhere it has to be nail art. Loved by celebs and designers alike – nail art is how you can get truly creative with your nail style. What’s more the autumn/winter catwalks were full of nail art designs to take inspiration from.
At House of Holland the models were seen sporting blue houndstooth designs which tapped into one of the key fashion trends of the season – heritage chic.
While Philip Lim had models wearing monochrome stripped nails which look chic and stylish yet individual. For a more dramatic look try a floral sushi style like those designed by Marion Newman for Fred Butler.
But if you really want to go to town with your nails why not take inspiration from the Mugler show where Marion Newman applied dramatic metal spikes to the models nails which will make your whole look fierce and dramatic.
Whatever, your style your nails can truly reflect it and the autumn/winter catwalks proved that there is a look out there for anyone’s nails.