Easy Nail Art Designs and Summery Accessories
The simplest way to make your summer wardrobe sing? Artful accessorizing, including the latest megatrend: nail art. Just one touch will instantly render any look more lively.
Jazz Up Pastels
To buy (clockwise from top): Elizabeth Cole crystal bracelet with glass, brass, and gold plate, $338, elizabethcolejewelry.com. Swarovski crystal–covered clutch, $450, swarovski.com. H&M iridescent plastic necklace, $8, hm.com for stores. Nina glitter heels, $79, ninashoes.com.
Nail the Look
To buy: Color Club Nail Lacquer in Twiggie (on the tips), $8, shopcolorclub.com. Color Club Nail Lacquer in Factory Girl (center stripe), $8, shopcolorclub.com. Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Blow (bottom stripe), $17, sephora.com. KiraKira ring of amethyst and gold vermeil, $196, kirakira.com.
Sample Something Exotic
To buy (clockwise from left): Zara heels. Carven flats. Holst + Lee nylon-thread necklace with cotton and brass, $415, holstandlee.com. Rosena Sammi silk thread–wrapped bangles, $50 for six, rosenasammi.com. Natalie Frigo wood bracelet with lapis and brass, $160, bynataliefrigo.com.
You don't need to be a fine-arts major to attempt tribal nails—the designs are stickers!
To buy: Opi Nail Lacquer in Need Sunglasses? (the yellow base color), $9, amazon.com. NCLA x Melody Ehsani Nail Wrap Kit in Umoja, $16, shopncla.com. Mercedes Salazar woven bangle, $175, M29 Lifestyle, 202-295-2829.
Dabble in Metallics
To buy (clockwise from top left): Urban Expressions gold plastic clutch, $47, karmaloop.com. Kotur glitter-and-acrylic clutch, $395, shopkotur.com. Alexis Bittar necklace of Lucite and gold plate, $595, alexisbittar.com for stores. Vince Camuto cork-and-metal cuff, $88, vincecamuto.com. Senso Lucite-and-leather heels, $190, ashburyskies.com.
All That Glitters
To buy: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Golden-l (on top third of nails), $3, sallyhansen.com for stores. Ruby Wing Nail Lacquer in Sunflower (the fine gold glitter), $10, rubywing.com. Opi Nail Lacquer in When Monkeys Fly! (the chunky gold glitter), $9, opi.com for salons. Jill Golden gold-plated bangles, $145 each, jillgolden.com.