In this age of social media where phone cameras have almost become an appendage, Instagram-ready nails are sweeping through fashion circles. Case in point: The on-trend minimalist #mattenails currently flooding our feed. Here, we round up some of the coolest.
#1: Classic French
Who says you can’t improve on a classic? Especially with this sleek combination of dark grey and an eye-popping metallic. Pair them minimalist, pared down work outfits.
#2: Centred line
Nothing says summer quite like sipping on a margarita in chic beachwear. Complete the look with a neatly manicured nail in sea-blue tone, with a nautical-inspired line drawn at the centre.
#3: Water droplets
What happens when you combine three trending nail looks – minimalist, nude, and wet.
#4: Full moon
If you’re a fan of YouTube beauty guru Michelle Phan’s curated moodboard of dreamy Instagram snaps (@michellephan), you’ll love this. The moon-like cosmic circles paired with a soft lavender creates the perfect statement nail.
Like miniature Kandinsky artworks, this sophisticated design adds a touch of cool to otherwise plain monochrome outfits.
#6: Negative space
If you’re feeling lazy, this look allows you to get away with not painting your whole nail. Eye-catching and graphic, stack on a bunch of minimalist rings for a more polished look.
#7: Halo effect
We can’t get enough of the halo shape. Minimalist + artsy + bold = on-trend perfection.
#8: Glossy accent
A refreshing take on using a single colour: a glossy base (in the same hue) for instant glam.