Want to amp up your manicure game? Good news: Doing so doesn’t require a trip to the nail salon. Save time and money by giving yourself an at-home manicure with this season’s sophisticated nail art trends. When it comes to choosing a color, take a cue from your garden: Think peach, purple, and even crisp, kelly green for an unexpected twist on traditional summer nail shades. And when it comes to selecting the design, keep it simple (see our half moon or diagonal line looks). While some busy nail art can read a bit juvenile or tacky, these curated looks (inspired from our favorite nail art studios, like Paintbox in New York City) are clean and classic, and best of all, they don’t require an art degree or super steady hand to master. Instead of using two shades, pair a bright hue with negative nail space (a sliver of bare nail) so it looks interesting and intricate, yet not too over-the-top. So grab the essentials: a nail file, a base and top coat, your favorite polish, some Scotch tape, and nail polish remover, then follow these easy steps to create your own DIY nail art. They complement this summer’s hottest fashion trend—florals, yet look super cute with solids, too. Now, go nail it!
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