A lot of times, DIY nail art that is beyond beginner level can end up disastrous, but luckily, this season’s manis have taken a turn toward the refined. Specifically, the negative space manicure has been gaining popularity and that means no more crazy designs and less room for error when it comes to painting. The key to perfecting the understated design is color choice. Neutrals and light shades are great if they’re your style, but otherwise a bolder, rich polish is the best way to show off the bare space and clean lines. If you need a little inspiration beyond the runway, we’ve got you covered — from intricate, geometric designs to the coolest nail wrap we’ve seen. Grab that striping tape and your nail polish case because you’re going to want to get your mani on.
Adrianna Barrionuevo is a south Florida native with a soft spot for Orange County, California, where she spent her college years. Adrianna comes from Lucky and worked at Too Faced Cosmetics during her OC days. She loves quoting and rewatching episodes of Breaking Bad, collecting Manolo Blahniks and reading celebrity gossip. She’s also in the running to be the #1 Beyonce fan in the office. (She’s winning.)