The spring 2019 runways served up tons of nail inspiration—from metallic silver tips to an Americana take on a French manicure. Ahead, some 12 nail art looks to inspire your next salon appointment, plus the nail polishes you need to get the exact same look.
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Galaxy-inspired makeup called for nails much the same at Tadashi Shoji.
Picasso had an entire canvas to pain on. Nail artist Hang Nguyen's canvas is much smaller–making her interpretation that much more impressive.
Clear acrylic nails can look like an unfinished manicure–but we love the look when done in a subversive bubblegum-pink hue.
Nail genius Jessica Washick coined the term "CD nails" for this sheer and holographic look. CDs may never come back in style—but we love the idea of honoring them in a manicure.
A graphic Greek key print on the tip of the nail (seen here at Kith) is so much cooler than just opting for a traditional French manicure.
This look from Korean nail artist Park Eunkyung is extra in all the right ways. Pearls! Studs! Shimmer! Be still, our hearts.
Scribbles & Squiggles
Another matching moment: nail artist Miss Pop created the squiggly nail look that perfectly mirrored similar sketches in designer Jeremy Scott's Moschino collection.
To keep layered polish from looking muddy, take a note from Zang Toi and play with texture: Matte in the middle, shine at the rims.
Look out for this nail trend: Dried flowers embedded into gel nails. It's not your typical at-home mani job, though, so search your local salons for a nail artist like Melbourne-based Clara H. to give you the ultimate springtime look.
Design by @claranails
At Kate Spade's spring 2019 show, models had their nails painted to perfectly match the prints of their outfits. This goes hand-in-hand with the 2019 trend of matching your hair color to your outfit—though plaid hair might be a little harder to pull off.
Let's Get Lunch
Spring kicks off picnic season. All you need is good food, great friends, and nails that match your red gingham table cloth.
Versace, Versace, Versace
Opt for a decadent look that channels your inner ‘90s supermodel. Use pastel metallics for the base and a neon tangerine for the Versace lettering. The only thing left to do is decide if you’re a Cindy, Naomi, Claudia, Carla, or Helena.
Design by @nailsbymei
So comes spring, it's prime time to break out the inspo we've been seeing all over Instagram, along with the spring runway shows.
We got hundreds of new nail ideas backstage to obsess over, between cool, minimalist nail-art options, fresh takes on negative space, and enough metallic accents to make our eyes shine.
Just start painting your nails, because even if it hasn't started feeling like it outside, there's nothing wrong with giving the weather a polished flick in the right direction.
Images: Courtesy of Instagram
Sources: Courtesy of Vogue/Elle/Glamour