Each winter we all reach for the same old nail colors – red, burgundy, black. But what if you want to switch things up and try something different? Well this winter’s top nail trends are here to help you out. These shades are a little more fun than your go-to black nail but they will still coordinate with your winter wardrobe and, of course, your Elly Clay handbag.
Shimmery navy is all the rage this winter. This color is deep and moody like your regular winter burgundy but the shimmer adds a sleek touch that glams up your look while still coordinating with your winter wardrobe. Try Deborah Lippmann polish in Night Fever paired with a white cocktail ring like this one by House of Harlow and our Billie Jean Clutch in Leopard.
Dark grey is a good option if you’re hesitant about straying away from your classic black. It’s a shade lighter giving it a softer effect, but it still feels edgy and sophisticated. Try O.P.I in Nein Nein Nein OK Fine with a sleek statement ring and our Boyfriend Spiked Hobo bag.
Metallic silver is a fun color to try if you want something a little bolder. The metallic finish has a holographic effect fit for any party, but the shade is subtle enough for daily wear too. Try Nars in Amarapura Silver Chrome worn with a big onyx cocktail ring and paired with our Bille Jean Clutch in Blue Lambskin for a pop of color.
Lighter shades are ok in winter too, and pale mints like this new one “Mintfluencer,” created by Aimee Song of the blog Song of Style in collaboration with Formula X is a great option. Soft mint brings to mind warmer destinations and it also looks great with colors like navy and black. Wear this color with dainty stackable rings for a trendy look and edge it up with our Lindsey Link Clutch.
Another fun trend this winter is textured glitter polish. Big chunky glitter creates a 3D effect on your nails as well as a two-tone look that will spice up any outfit. Try Sally Hansen Luxe Lace in Crochet worn with a dainty statement ring like this one from Elizabeth and James and our Crissy Satchel in Black Embossed Snake.
If you’re up for trying your hand at nail art, this graffiti look was all over the runways at Fashion Week. The abstract brushstroke look is fun, edgy, and looks easy enough to accomplish at home! Throw on a cute midi ring and grab our Crissy Clutch in Silver Snake for a show-stopping look! (Nail art tutorial from Cosmopolitan Magazine).