From Cable Knit to Velvet, We Can’t Get Enough of These Fabric-Inspired ManisJanuary 13, 2023
Don’t worry, you can still rock a cable knit manicure even if you prefer more colorful nails. This pastel rendition of the trend is so pretty and playful. Choose baby pink, lavender and mint green shades next time you head to the salon.
Black nails for winter are nothing new, but this high-shine manicure channels two of our go-to accessories for the season — leather jackets and boots. Simple and stylish, a patent leather-inspired manicure looks stunning on any nail shape or length.
Here, you can see how patent leather polish looks on square-shaped nails. The effect is as striking and sleek as the above example, but with a little extra edge. This is the manicure for neutral nail lovers who tend to stay away from light colors during the winter.
Velvet nails were everywhere last fall, and we’re keeping them going in 2023. Essentially, this festive mani trend uses dimensional sparkles or magnetic polish to mimic the appearance of the fuzzy, luxe texture of velvet. Here, the velvet effect elevates sophisticated sage green polish.
One of the best things about this nail art idea is that you can really use any polish color your heart desires. This example puts a girly spin on the look with a pretty, rosy pink shade. We’re bookmarking this for Valentine’s Day nail inspo.
Fashion and beauty risk takers, these distressed denim nails are the daring mani you should ask for at your next appointment. These medium-wash denim nails have ripped knees and frayed hems, just like your favorite worn-in pair of jeans. You’ll probably need to go to a nail art expert to achieve this intricate look, but we think it’s totally worth it.
Photo: @_iwnails; Design: Juliana Campisi