A good manicure can serve as a great accessory to any outfit, but it can also detract or clash with some styles. Since a manicure will last for several days to a few weeks, here’s how to plan ahead and match nail designs with an existing wardrobe.
Don’t Mix Prints With Nail Art
It’s common fashion knowledge that prints shouldn’t be worn with prints. For example, wearing a heavily designed shirt with equally complicated pants can often just look messy. This applies equally to one’s nail choices. If one’s wardrobe includes a number of print designs, it may be a bad idea to get an artistic or patterned manicure. However, if one generally wears single-color pieces, patterned and trendy manicure designs can add a unique and subtle accent without clashing.
Match the Manicure to Accessories
Similarly, it can be helpful to inventory the accessories one wears most commonly. Those who often wear gold jewelry, for example, may simply want a gold manicure to match. It’s also an easy and effective style choice to match one’s manicure to the color of their favorite or most commonly used bag or shoes. These simple connections can tie an outfit together without coming off as too “matchy.”
Keep It Simple
Modern fashion relies largely on simple, bold colors that tie together subtly. To ensure that a long-lasting manicure will be fashionable with any outfit, take a page out of this book of simplicity. It’s never a bad idea to go back to the basics, including nude colors, pale pinks, or french manicures. Bold and solid manicures such as black or white nails can also be effective when these colors are a large part of one’s wardrobe.
Try Color Contrasts
Even when opting for a simple, one-color manicure, there are ways to keep things interesting by adding color contrast to one’s outfit. Pairing blue nails with a yellow blouse or purple nails with a green look can create an interesting variety and contrast that is lost when matching the same colors. When in doubt, think about pairing colors that are on opposite sides of the color wheel.
At Posh & Polished Nail Lounge, we understand that the constantly changing fashion world makes staying ahead of the trends essential. If you’re ready to take your fashion to the next level by selecting a matching manicure, give us a call at 619-501-4784 or see our special offers and schedule an appointment online today. Our salon is located right off I-5 and convenient from anywhere in San Diego.