Spring/ Summer 2013 Nail Trends

By on January 21, 2013

Although small details, nails have a great impact on a woman’s stylish look. Beautiful, well-groomed hands and nails are the first steps of creating a trendsetter’s image. Like anything else, nail trends are also extremely diverse this season, so everyone is sure to find something alluring for her. From natural and harmonious nail polish colors to slightly bright ones, as well as patterned nails, the newest spring/ summer 2013 nail trends bring a variety options to choose from. Let’s examine the key manicure trends of the 2013 season and get ready for the spring days, which are actually so close already!

Spring/ Summer 2013 Nail Trends


Spring/ Summer 2013 Nail Trend #1: Naturalness: Whether it’s the beauty, hairstyle or nail trends, the new season places a high accent on naturalness and simplicity. Effortless looks are proven to be unmatchable. If you love to take care of your hands and nails, but don’t like to go for any colors at all, this trend will definitely interest you. Having short oval or almond shaped nails painted in nude and milk shades, slightly visible pale peach and pink hues, you are sure to look like a real fashionista this season. Such semi-transparent tones highlight the natural beauty of healthy nails and go well with all the styles and colors of the clothing in your wardrobe. Note that transparent clear manicure with a moderate sheen is the leading option this season. The trend of nude nail varnish was spotted at Christian Dior, Valentino, Carolina Herrera, Fendi, Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta and many others’ fashion shows.

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Spring/ Summer 2013 Nail Trends - NaturalnessSpring/ Summer 2013 Nail Trends - Naturalness
Spring/ Summer 2013 Nail Trend #2: Colorful Manicure and Metallics: When it comes to colored nail polishes, we can safely say that the spring/ summer 2013 nail polish trends are into traditional hues. Like almost any season, this year too, you can experiment with the colors of temptation, strength and style, such as red, black, various tones of pink, dark blue, bright green, deep lilac, bluish gray and white. Although pastel nail polishes aren’t that popular this season, metallics sill lead. You can go for gold, silver and pearl shades confidently. For colored and metallic nail polish hues, you can draw inspiration from Giles, Elie Saab, Kenzo, Moschino, Jason Wu, Marchesa, Carlos Miele and others.
Note that this season, it’s very trendy to match the color of your toenails with the sandals you are wearing. The maximum difference between your toenail polish and the sandals can be only a couple of tones.
Also, it’s still trendy to match your nail polish color with the color of your lipstick.

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Spring/ Summer 2013 Nail Trend #3: Embellished Nails: We have seen embellishment in the spring/ summer 2013 makeup trends too. Ruffian and Dsquared2 bring the trend of embellished nails. You can choose the color you like, be it nude of colorful, and as a final touch, embellish one or two nails with sequins or jewels.

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Spring/ Summer 2013 Nail Trend #4: French Manicure and Moon Mani: French manicure is a timeless classic, which almost everyone adores. You can create a lovely French manicure with the traditional white color or experiment with other hues to stand out. Peter Som created the French mani using blue and orange at the tips, while Alexis Mabille opted for the combo of black and transparent tones.
An alternative to French manicure is the half-finished one this season. That’s even easier to create. Just choose your favorite color and apply it on the tips of your nails in a slightly slanted manner, like Issery Miyake and Roland Mouret did.
Other than that, Naeem Khan, Vivienne Westwood, Tracy Reese and others opted for the moon mani, playing with different colors and hues. In this case, you should paint your nails in one single color and apply a contrasting one not on the tips of your nails, but on the lunula, creating an effective half moon shape.

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Spring/ Summer 2013 Nail Trend #5: Nail Art: For those nail enthusiasts, who love to play with different patterns, prints and hues, there is the trend of nail art. This season, you can try to create ombre nails, striped, checkered, leopard printed or python printed mani. For inspiration, look to Kate Spade or Prabal Gurung.
And since the nail industry develops quickly, bringing new nail polish effects, you can certainly go for caviar nails, leather nails or sequined ones without taking much pains.
While the spring/ summer 2013 nail trends give a complete vision about the upcoming voguish looks, don’t forget to constantly follow the newest nail polish collections released by different leading companies to find out new charming trends.

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Spring/ Summer 2013 Nail Trends - Nail ArtSpring/ Summer 2013 Nail Trends - Nail Art

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