By and large, fashion girls’ taste in nail polish is markedly different from, say, beauty gurus’ taste. That’s because women who are into clothes above all else tend not to go for the same nail art designs, colors, or even the same brands as those who don’t wake up in the morning thinking about their outfit (which, like, who are those people again?). For style-minded humans, nails serve one main purpose: to complement the bags, shoes, silhouettes, and color palettes that are trending at the moment (or that generally represent their signature style). So… loud shades and complex designs tend not to be the fashion girls’ go-to.
That said, nails are still a key part of fashion girls’ ensembles. But which? To find out, we asked 12 style influencers and editors to share their holy-grail nail polish colors. Keep scrolling to see the 28 different shades they named.
“It is a beautiful muted green that feels unexpected but is so flattering.” — Lauren Johnson, influencer
“A color I have purchased over and over again. It’s a beautiful dark red that almost looks black in low lighting and is, in my humble opinion, the sexiest nail polish color out there.”
“If you want your nail color to be cool, you can basically close your eyes and pick any J. Hannah nail polish. Though I like this earthy nude especially.” — Kat Collings, editor in chief of Who What Wear
“Eva Chen posted on her social that the Allure shade from Essie ‘literally looks like I have nothing on my nails, and I love it.’ For a low-key manicure, it’s my favorite.”
What’s your favorite nail polish shade? DM it to us on IG @whowhatwear!