For anything you create, all the details are vital. This concerns the final touches as well, which are, in fact, one of the most essential impression-making factors. In case of stylish looks, the role of the perfect final touches go to the nails, which are one of the most important complementing aspects to your good-looking garments, properly chosen hairstyle, and proficient makeup. So it’s always useful to be aware of the new and fresh fashion trends, including nail polish drives, too. That’s why here we present some of the basic spring/ summer 2014 nail polish trends, unveiled during the big fashion week. Below you can find the descriptions about the nail length, the shapes, and the color tendencies of the upcoming season.
Trendy Nail Lengths and Shapes for Spring/ Summer 2014
Here we can see a comparative diversity of options, depending on your nail types, their general shapes, and also their structure. Thus, talking about the lengths, we can state that short and even super short nails seem to be quite popular for the season accompanied with some oval outlines. In spite of the fact that the trends driving towards more elongated nail options prove to grow for each coming season, still the medium and short types domineer over these variants. So if you don’t have any problems with your short nails, you can confidently leave them as naturally looking as possible, both with the length and the pale polish color. This option was preferable for Burberry Prorsum, Donna Karan, and Marni, for instance.
On the other hand, if you don’t feel very well with totally short cut nails, you are free to leave a couple of mms on, like it did Gareth Pugh, Maiyet, and Emilio Pucci. The newly developing drive of extravagantly long nails can be observed with Sportmax, Jeremy Scott, and Dsquared2.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Nail Polish Color Trends
Spring/ Summer 2014 Nail Polish Trend #1: Nude Nails: Coming to the overwhelming nail polish color shades, to which the fashion experts gave preference for the coming spring/summer season, we can note the inclination towards natural looks here too. This can be best demonstrated with the nude look nail polishes used with some stylish combinations, like in case of Blumarine, Chalayan, Philipp Plein, Roberto Cavalli, Proenza Schouler, Talbot Runhoff, Versace, Lacoste, Narciso Rodriguez and Jil Sander. The top popular pale colors can be pointed out as light milky white, soft beige matching with the skin shade, pale pink and ultra-light yellow.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Nail Polish Trend #2: Bright Nails: In case you want to accentuate your nails for a special occasion, you can, of course, opt for such lively shades as red, soft orange, fuchsia, or darker ones like black, navy blue, green, and chocolate. For the most impressive options, try experimenting with sunny yellow, bright orange and blue. The contrast between all-black and all-white, just like in case of garments, can be observed with nails, too. So this diversity is what we can observe with Moschino, Burberry Prorsum, Elie Saab, Just Cavalli, Simonetta Ravizza, Maiyet, Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci, and Prabal Gurung. In case of Moschino, Just Cavalli, Parah, and Rebecca Minkoff, we also notice the purpose to match the accessory shade with that of nails, and the results are quite impressive.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Nail Polish Trend #3: Matte and Pastel VS. Dark Nails: Further, we can also mention another spectacular drive, which forms the trend for matte and pastel vs. dark shades. Thus, Chanel, Lela Rose, Rodarte offer some effective matte variants for nails, whereas in case of Emporio Armani, Laura Biagiotti, Badgley Mischka, Prabal Gurung, Richard Chai, Zac Posen, and Custo Barcelona, we can find some very cute and soothing pastel tones for the best relaxed spring looks. Some darker shades are suggested by Burberry, John Rocha, Michael Van Der Ham, Costello Tagliapietra, and Marc Jacobs.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Nail Polish Trend #4: Metallic Nails: The glittery silver, luxurious gold, and pearl glow are also significant among the variants offered by Nina Ricci, Nicole Miller, Elle Saab, Clover Canyon, and Veronique Braquinho. This can be your guarantee for the truly unforgettable looks at some special occasions. So bear this variant in mind when getting ready for a party or a romantic dinner.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Nail Art Trends
Spring/ Summer 2014 Nail Art Trend #1: Moon Nails: Passing from monochrome options to more diversified and variously designed variants, we can state the emergence of several fresh patterns used for making nail prints. The overall minimalistic approach is quite evident with these patterns. One of those are the moon-shaped finishes for the tips of the nails, which can be put with a shade similar to the background, or one able to enter a duo with it. Such options can be observed with Alice+Olivia, Lela Rose, Desigual, Jenni Kayne, Alexis Mabille, and Louis Vuitton.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Nail Art Trend #2: Striped Nails: As with the garments, stripes are popular for the nails, too, presented with a huge variety of options, from vertical and horizontal to checkered types. Such options can be found among the looks by Christian Siriano, Emerson, Kye, Mara Hoffman, Zimmermann, Cushnie et Ochs and Manish Arora. One spectacular design was introduced by Jin Soon Choi, who was inspired by the nomadic travelers of the twenties’. Thus, the “all right” symbol was constructed with two horizontal and one vertical stripes on the three central fingers. The background shade was selected to be the blue-gray, and the stripes were drawn by the gray-black tones. Also, the accentuated tips do make a say in these drives, being especially popular with the longer options, presented with the looks of Kate Spade and Kenzo, for instance, who even opted for those pointy finishes as well.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Nail Art Trend #3: Creative Nail Art – Eyes, Florals and Abstract: Talking about the conceptual prints, we can mention the looks included in the options of Rebecca Minkoff, where the main source of inspiration was the ideology and life of Frida Kahlo. The coral background for black images was the pick for these prints. The spectacular ombre effect was also present among these alternatives, mainly introduced by Zac Posen and Nicole Miller.
Finally, coming to the more sophisticated nail artwork, we can note the variants by Emerson, where the level of sophistication and proficiency is at the maximum with those interesting graphical and floral prints.
Other curious and eye-catching options include such as those of Chadwick Bell and Katie Gallagher, who opted for diversified forms and designs for each nail, combining very many drives in one.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Manicure and Pedicure Combos
What refers to the correspondence of the manicure and pedicure designs; this is a frequently changing process for the overall trends. However, as far as we can observe for the coming season, they have a tendency to be more identical than different, being put with similarly designed and colored variants, including the nude looks, and monochrome variants. Antonio Marras, Salvatore Ferragamo, Anthony Vaccarello, Giorgio Armani, Antonio Berardi, and Gabriele Colangelo are the main experts having chosen these principles.
Thus, here were the major nail polish trends for the spring/ summer 2014. What we saw here can be called a blend of traditional vibes with innovative and classically sophisticated accents with natural styles. So it’s again up to you to decide which options suit you best, in order to able to create the exactly matching combinations ultimately giving birth to truly successful and impressive looks.
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