While to anyone else your nails are a subtle detail, to us fashionistas it can make or break an
outfit. We’ve gathered the five best nail trends that we can’t wait to wear this spring and
Negative Space Manis
Negative space manis are all the rage. This is when you leave space on your nail so you can
see nail underneath. It sounds like it might be hard to pull off, but in fact it’s easy as pie – it’s
all about deciding on the design! Whether you go for something classy, like a lattice effect in
off-white or a half moon mani, or something playful and fun in bright colours, you must have
If you like to stick to the classics, then the nude nail is for you. Shades like dusky pink, taupe
and greys are sophisticated and understated. If you like the idea of a nude nail but it’s just
missing something for you, then you can upgrade it without losing the element of class. Add
a glitter polish on your ring finger, or an ombre effect in another shade.
Stripy nails are the epitome of fun. Choose two or three colours and some striping tape (and a
bit of practice) and you’re there. For summer, try stripes in blue for a nautical feel – you
could go in for a bit of playful nail art and add an anchor or a fish on one nail.
Go for one stripe in gold on white for a uber chic look.
Matte texture is a trend that has slowly crept into the limelight, and it has lots of possibilities.
It looks rich, velvety and luxurious, whatever colour you choose. Pair a matte black with a
touch of silver for a cool, collected look, or match with a high shine gloss top coat, and create
designs on a matte base. Alternatively, create an ombre effect with another matte shade for
something really alluring.
It wouldn’t be summer without a burst of colour, so I’m giving you permission to embrace all
the summer colours you can. Take a look at the Fun in the Sun collection from Attitude. All
the colours are inspired by summer, such as Summer Romance, Tranquil Waters and
Raspberry Sorbet. You’ll feel summery every time you catch a glimpse of your fingers – even
if the British summer doesn’t quite do what it’s supposed to (and it never does!)