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 bold 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 blue and green. Nail art is once again proving seriously popular, with everything from pastels to the multicoloured French tips 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. Go all out with one colour or a different shade on each nail.
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.
From cobalt blue to ultramarine, blue nails are big news for summer 2022. Opt for a deeper shade with a glossy topcoat for a chic way to transition your fingertips into summer.
5. NEGATIVE SPACE
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.
10. GRAPHIC LINES
Got a steady hand? Channel your inner Picasso with graphic lines. Choose a neutral base to add polish and showcase your artistic flair with a superfine brush on top.
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.