The Best Nail Art Trends For Spring 2016

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When it comes to the designer runway shows at fashion week, styling involves more than just clothes and accessories—everything from the perfect eye shadow shades to artfully designed manis are equally important. While we love taking inspiration from our favorite collections, updating our entire wardrobe is easier said than done. Here, see what nail art designs are trending on the fashion week circuit and pick your favorites to give your look an update without costing a fortune.

This season's shows were all about striped details. Play with ones in metallic hues or go for classic black and white. If you're feeling up to the challenge, you can even vary stripes in vertical and horizontal placements to create a simple plaid.

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Metallic Stripes At 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Achromatic Stripes At Marissa Webb

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Vertical Stripes At Paul Andrew

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Striped Plaid At Zac Posen

Looking to make a statement? Nothing is more eye-catching than a sparkly mani. Get fancy with a glitter topcoat or embellish your cuticles with a cluster of sparkles.

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Silver Sparkles At Delpozo

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Bedazzled Cuticles At Naeem Khan

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Glitter Polish At Lie Sangbong

If you thought the classic French manicure was a thing of the past, think again. It's back and better than ever in bright colors and modern shapes.

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Modern French Tips At Monique Lhuillier

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Negative Space Tips At Tibi

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Dual Tips At Johnathan Simkhai

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Red French Tips At Veronica Beard

If nail art is not your thing, take a more natural-looking approach with one of the most recurring trends: naked nails. Get a mani in a light pink, nude or just swipe on a clear polish for a touch of shine.

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Light Pink Nails At Monse

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Clear Polish At Carolina Herrera

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Nude Nails At DKNY

If you're caught in between the nail art and naked trend, take the middle route and opt for a clean mani in a pop of bright color.

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Mellow Yellow At Creatures Of The Wind

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Bold Blue At Jenny Packham

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Red Alert At Chris Gelinas

Artsy brush strokes graced the nails of models on multiple runways at fashion week. Use a white polish and play with placement on nails. Try a diagonal swipe on nude nails or fake a French mani for a modern take on the classic trend.

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Feathered French Tips At Zero Maria Cornejo

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Smoke And Mirrors At Nanette Lepore

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Barely-There Swipes At Public School

Negative space is back again. Experiment with geometric shapes and stripes on bare nails.

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Geometric Tips At Cushnie Et Ochs

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Tally Marks At Ji Oh

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Minimal Stripes At Noon By Noor