In terms of beauty, nothing has the power to transition your look through different seasons quite like a manicure or nail art. Just as moody tones are synonymous with winter, bright and punchy hues go hand in hand with summer styling, and that's precisely what we're seeing more of in terms of nails right now.
You need only scroll on Instagram to see that colourful manicures are currently trending, as are fresh shades of white. And now that salons have reopened, nail art is once again proving seriously popular, with everything from daisies to summer's new It check making an appearance on our feeds.
But which summer nail trend is right for you? To help you decide, we've rounded up 11 must-know looks for you to consider. Scroll on to see them and to shop the varnishes and tools you need to re-create them for yourself.
1. COLOURFUL FRENCH
French tips are back on the manicure agenda, with fashion types opting for colourful ends.
Having already taken over our wardrobes, checkerboard patterns are cropping up on nails, too. If it's your first attempt, try creating the look with bigger squares, and use nail-art tape to keep your lines sharp.
You're right—glitter nails are typically found during party season, but more and more Instagram manicurists are choosing them for summer.
If you can't decide which colour to go for, why not wear one on each finger? I'm indecisive and swear by this trick.
It might look tricky to re-create, but dotting a small amount of nail polish in different hues onto your nail and mixing it with a wooden nail-art tool will help you achieve this cool, swirled effect.
11. POLKA DOT
Already invested in a dotting tool? Put it to good use to quickly rustle up this polka-dot manicure. Wait for the dots to dry, and then apply a layer of topcoat for an ultra-glossy finish.