Forget red, gray or whatever your usual nail polish is. The younger set of Hollywood actresses have spoken and the trend for summer 2011 is bright, matte and unexpected. On the left, Chloe Moretz rocks electric lavender nail polish against an otherwise very mature and sophisticated ensemble while on the right, Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham goes for bright yellow (with some embellishments on certain fingers). To pull this look off, don’t match your nails to your wardrobe, but instead pick a bold color you don’t have a lot of in your closet and then play it off against black, navy, complementary colors and contrasting prints.
Essie nail polish in Splash of Grenadine, $8 at essie.com
O-P-I nail polish in Need Sunglasses, $5.85 at amazon.com
Sephora by O-P-I ‘GLEE collection’ in Slushied, $9.50 at sephora.com
Illamasqua nail varnish in Gamma, $14 at sephora.com
Essie nail polish in Mint Candy Apple, $8 at essie.com
Nars nail polish in Schiap, $17 at narscosmetics.com