Finding the perfect summer nails can be a challenge especially with all the new nail trends at the moment. If you are having a hard time thinking of or deciding on the perfect nails for you, we can help. Here’s a list of summer nails you’ll want to mimic!
1. Minimalist Orange
What’s summer without warm pops of color like orange? Having orange in a minimalist design is bringing a summer trend to play. These summer nails are going to be all about minimalist designs and aspects of your natural nail showing through. That’s why the two tones of orange with natural nail peeking through beneath are sure to be summer nails to get you lots of compliments and keep you on trend.
2. Bare Nails With A Simple Design
Continuing on the trend of bare nails, you might want to go as far as showing your entire bare nails with this design. Adding the dots for a minimalist accent makes these summer nails cute and trendy. Also this is a mani you can definitely do yourself at home!
3. Electric Blue
Electric blue is a great color that always comes back around during the summer time. These are the perfect summer nails if you want a pop of color but you want to keep on trend with minimalist designs. Also you can totally customize this however you want and have fun with it!
4. Abstract Art
These summer nails are literally works of art. This is something that definitely takes some skill, but it’s so worth it because the end product is so beautiful. This is another nail design that you can completely customize also. Adding colors like blue and orange make these abstract art nails perfect for the summer.
Cherries are some of the cutest and on-trend summer nails you can get. Even just adding one cherry to one nail as an accent nail will make your mani playful and ready for the summer. Also, the red and green colors of the cherry will be a fun pop of color to your nails.
6. Neon Lines
Any neon color will forever be trendy during the summertime, so even just adding a small accent like these lines will keep you stylish. This also plays into the minimalist trend that’s happening, and you can pick any neon color to achieve this look.
7. Line Art
Line art has gained lots of popularity recently so why not add some to your nails? It’s simple, neutral, and minimal, which is right on-trend. If you aren’t into all the bright colors and designs that come along with summer then these could be your new go-to summer nails.
8. Sage Green
We’re calling it now that sage green will be the color of 2021. We’ve already been seeing it everywhere in fashion trends, so why not bring it to the nails? This is another great option if you aren’t a lover of bright colors and crazy designs.
9. Colored Tips
Colored tips are a great way to have fun, stay minimal, and be classy all at once! You can get any colors you want with these so you can customize them to your own personal preferences. French-tips will always be a classic so if you’re just starting to play with color this could be something simple to try.
We also recommend getting these in an almond shape, because almond-shaped french-tip nails are totally trendy at the moment.
10. Different Pastels
This nail inspo is carrying on from spring, but pastels are still totally in during the summertime. The summer is just as vibrant and alive as spring and so are all the colors that become popular in fashion. Try getting a different color on every finger like the photo below if you really want to have some fun summer nails!
11. Simple Slash
Electric blue and a minimal design are a summer nail’s dream. The natural nails are peeking through and these are just about as on-trend as you can get. Also again, this is totally something you can accomplish at home in about five minutes!
12. Fun Fruits
Okay, but how cute are these fruit nails? These are so unique and are just screaming summertime! Again these have the natural nail peeking through and are minimal but still super fun and out there.
One of the first colors that come to mind when we think of summertime is yellow. One of the first flowers that come to mind when we think of summertime is daisies. Put both of those together to get the perfect summer nails!
These are definitely some of the coolest summer nails you could get! Tie-dye is literally made for the spring and summertime, so we say go all on and add this fun design to your nails!
15. 3D Minimalism
The 3D minimalist nails are so unique and something that we’ve never seen before, but we think this could be the next big nail trend to hit the scene. It’s minimalist, the natural nail is peeking through, and there’s a special element about them which would be that their 3D. Essentially everything trendy put into one with a twist.
This is also something you could completely do on your own. All you have to do is paint your nails with a clear coat and glue on some 3D elements and you’re done!
16. White Out
You can never go wrong with full white nails during the summertime. This is the best time to have full white nails if you love getting them. They look fresh and it makes your nails stand out. A great option if you like to keep your summer nails looking simple.
17. Line Accent
The line accent has been really popular for a while now in the nail world, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. If you want a unique line accent we recommend doing a neutral base and either a silver or gold line like the photo below! You can also play with this design by doing the line horizontally instead of vertically.
How fun are these glow-in-the-dark nails? This is so fun especially when you’re out on your summer night adventures. Your nails will definitely be attention getters in the best way. Also, consider doing a cute palm tree design as pictured below, these are the perfect summer nails!
19. Neutral Tones
You can never go wrong with neutral tones, and even though they might not be the epitome of summer it’s acceptable to wear neutral tones year-round. If you wanna spice it up just a little bit try having a different neutral tone on every nail as shown below!
These are a fun way to keep your summer nails simple. The opalescent color screams summer but it’s still all one color. This is a great nail trend to try if you want to branch out but not get too far out of your comfort zone.
Which summer nails do you want to mimic? Let us know in the comments down below!
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Alina is currently a student at the University of Arizona, majoring in Psychology. She has a passion for writing about everything including fashion, design, health, lifestyle, and so much more!