*Fashion extends way beyond our outfits… all the way to our fingers and toes! Kirsty from Deer Dairy is here to show us some of this seasons hottest nail polish colors, and where to find them. Check out her blog for observational musings of a fashion outsider on a journey of sartorial discovery. **
*Spring/summer 2010 trends for nails are largely an extension of the romantic yet often neutral direction clothing took us in this season- think playful prints at Miu Miu, but *also clean, pared down lines at Celine courtesy of the revered master of minimalism, Phoebe Philo.
*Go nude this summerImmensely popular right now are nude shades- dusky pinks, beiges and caramel tones, because they go with *anything. *Seriously, try it. They sweeten a weathered and leathered look, or neutralise an otherwise sickly girly outfit of ruffles and lace. Top picks are Bourjois’ ‘beige glamour’ and Nails Inc’s handy ‘greige’ capsule collection, which is all you need for summer, and at only £20.
Pastel paradiseAlready huge for spring, pastels will be clinging to our nails throughout the summer months. The success of Chanel’s highly sought after ‘Jade’ and ‘Nouvelle Vague’ shades have made ice cream shades something of a current phenomenon, and the launch of Topshop makeup shows this only too well. These gorgeous lilacs, custard yellow and mint hues (£5) are good enough to eat. That’s no excuse to bite your nails though!
Back to blackThe revival of all things 90s (well, not all things, that would be tragic) means that grunge is back and we can (selectively!) pick through our teenage wardrobes again. Although black nail polish never really went away, its increased popularity has resulted in recent reinventions, such as berry tones and the novel *matte *polish. Originally skeptical, this blogger has fallen in love with the trend and will be taking it right through summer into the colder months. Great examples are Nails Inc’s ‘Oxford Street‘, and Opi’s matte collection, including the plummy ‘Lincoln Park after Dark’ and the comforting cocoa ‘Don’t tell me Jacques’.