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.
Metallic Stripes At 3.1 Phillip Lim
Achromatic Stripes At Marissa Webb
Vertical Stripes At Paul Andrew
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.
Silver Sparkles At Delpozo
Bedazzled Cuticles At Naeem Khan
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.
Modern French Tips At Monique Lhuillier
Negative Space Tips At Tibi
Dual Tips At Johnathan Simkhai
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.
Light Pink Nails At Monse
Clear Polish At Carolina Herrera
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.
Mellow Yellow At Creatures Of The Wind
Bold Blue At Jenny Packham
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.
Feathered French Tips At Zero Maria Cornejo
Smoke And Mirrors At Nanette Lepore
Barely-There Swipes At Public School
Negative space is back again. Experiment with geometric shapes and stripes on bare nails.