When the weather warms, it makes sense to lighten up a bit: pull the cotton sweaters out of storage, tone down the oxblood lipstick. And when it comes to your digits, what if you want a subtle color look without the full weight of pigment? Go for a translucent nail polish. Perfect for those who love to have color on their nails but aren't feeling this season's heavy opaque pastels. Translucents can be tricky to wear (sometimes they're streaky), but more often than not, they make your nails seem more pristine without drawing too much attention. Lighten up this spring and get into some of our favorite translucent nail polish shades below.
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Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.