Mix up your lacquer collection with unexpected vibrant hues. Try two coats of a sunny yellow with a hint of shimmer or go for a burst of attention-getting orange.
Shop our picks from left: Givenchy Vernis Please! Nail Lacquer in Acid Orange, $17, sephora.com, Yves Saint Laurent La Laque in Electric Yellow, $20, yslbeautyus.com, Chanel Nail Colour in Mimosa, $25, chanel.com, Essie Nail Polish in Braziliant, $8, essie.com.
Images courtesy of Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Essie
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From clothing and accessories to makeup and polish, gilded metals are a must. Give your feet some glam power with our favorites and be sure to finish the look with a high-gloss topcoat.
Shop our picks from left: Nars Nail Polish in Desperado, $17, narscosmetics.com, OPI Nail Lacquer in Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous, $8, drugstore.com, Dolce & Gabbana The Nail Lacquer in Platinum, $20, saksfifthavenue.com, Zoya Professional Lacquer in Jules, $8, zoya.com.
Images courtesy of Nars, OPI, Dolce & Gabbana and Zoya
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Pinks and reds remain permanent warm-weather staples and always exude elegance. Go for a tomato or fire engine red and any pink ranging from pale and dusty to bold raspberry.
Shop our picks from left: Essie Nail Polish in Lion Around, $8, essie.com, CND Colour in Raspberry Parfait, $9, timetospa.com, By Terry Terrybly Nail Lacquer in Eccentric Vermillion, $30, barneys.com, Zoya Professional Lacquer in Sooki, $8, zoya.com.
Images courtesy of Essie, CND, By Terry and Zoya
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Dark colors look chic year-round. Replace your charcoal grays and blacks for deeper pigments that pop like turquoise, navy, cornflower blue and purple.
Shop our picks from left: Dior Vernis in Purple Mix, $21, nordstrom.com, Yves Saint Laurent La Laque in Turquoise Blue, $20, yslbeautyus.com, Deborah Lippmann in I Know What Boys Like, $16, drugstore.com, OPI Nail Lacquer in Road House Blues, $9, opi.com.
Images courtesy of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Deborah Lippmann and OPI
If you're usually drawn to nude-based shades, an easy way to change up your routine is with a light-reflecting pastel. Pearly periwinkles and light glimmery pinks and purples are easy on the eyes and the toes.
Shop our picks from left: OPI Nail Lacquer in Play the Peonies, $9, opi.com, Butter London Nail Lacquer in Lady Muck, $14, drugstore.com, Rescue Beauty Lounge in Insouciant, $18, rescuebeauty.com, Essie Nail Polish in Smooth Sailing, $8, nordstrom.com.
Images courtesy of OPI, Butter London, Rescue Beauty Lounge and Essie
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