I know that you, like me, probably miss the short-lived “furry nail” trend of 2016. JK, that was truly the weirdest nail trend of all time. But, as it is spring and it is the time of year for the hot new trends, you are probably looking for the best nail look to try that isn’t something dark and wintery. Sure, you could go for the basic “pastel colors” that pop up this time of year, but that’s a little boring, right? I mean, those Easter egg colors are cute for like, a minute, but can’t we move on? Yes, we can. It’s time.
Nail art is a little weird since you need to be super close to actually appreciate it, but it’s a really cool and unique way to get ~funky~ without going too wild. You can do a lot with your nails, and, yes, they can even be on-trend. The best part about nail trends is that you don’t have to spend too much time and money on them, since you can do most of them yourself with polish you already have. So, if you want to NAIL the perfect look this spring, check out these nail trends. Okay, I’m really am sorry about that pun. Anyway, check out the spring 2017 nail looks you need to try:
OmbreI have always loved ombre nails, and they seem to be coming back, but in neutral tones, which is pretty different. Ombre nails are also pretty easy to do: you use a sponge to dab the shades on carefully, a little bit at a time. Or, of course, you can get it professionally done. It will look awesome with a monochrome outfit, or even with a colorful dress. Source
Cuticle PolishIf you're a fan of a more unique look, try lining your cuticles with a glittery polish. It's a super different look that will give a little update to your normal polished nails. Have a friend help you, or get a super skinny nail brush to use so that making the thin line becomes a little easier. Source
StripesDid you know that March 31st is National Stripes Day? I didn't, but apparently it is, and striped nails are in this season. Not just any stripes, but bold and colorful stripes on every finger. These designs look hard, but an actually easily be done by applying tape to your nails to get straight and neat lines. Source
Splashes Of ColorOkay, I thought that chipped and uneven nails looked messy, but it's a look right now. Having just a hint of color on otherwise unpolished nails was a big trend on the runway, which is a PERFECT look for all of us lazy girls who don't want to polish our whole nails. It's kind of ideal. Source
Millennial PinkNo, this color isn't going away. If you think millennial pink was big this winter, just WAIT until the spring. It really is just a pale-ish pink, and yes, it's like those bright colors I was talking about that we need to move on from, but it's fine. This one is *special* and it looks good on everyone, so it's totally worth trying. Jinsoon has a great option in a shade called Rose Balsam that fits. Source
BedazzledFurry nails aren't back, but nail gems and rhinestones just might be. I don't know how how practical they really are, but they are cute and definitely unique. Use some adhesive to add gems and/or rhinestones to your nails so you can sparkle all day long. There are also nail stickers out there that can get the job done. Source
White NailsIf you want to go for the more minimalist look, try white nails. They are classic and clean, and will make you look super tan in the summer. If you want a pop of color, paint one of your fingers with a bright and bold color, to contrast with the white nails. Source
Half Moon PolishThis look, which is a different polish shade around the bottom of the nail, resembles a half moon, hence the name. Do different colors, or even try doing the half moon a shade while leaving the rest of your nail bare. Either will look awesome. Source
Abstract ShapesThese abstract half-filled nails have been EVERYWHERE recently, and by "everywhere" I mean all over Instagram, so you know it's real. It's an easy look to pull off, just swipe one or two coats of your favorite color diagonally on your nail for a different look. Source
Are you going to try any of these nail trends this spring? Tell us in the comments!