Your favorite pair of jeans may be on hiatus during the summer months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sport your favorite denim styles. From artful shreds to patchwork patterns, denim nails are officially trending and giving polish aficionados plenty of tip inspiration. Check out the top denim looks we’re loving at the moment.
For a minimalist take on the trend, mimic a denim fade with a dry brush technique. Use a fan brush to paint thin white lines over a medium blue base. Then, paint a gold or silver half moon at the cuticle to mirror the effect of a metal zipper.
Who wants to be fully covered during the blazing heat? Denim shorts, aka “jorts,” can be easily recreated with artful strokes and negative space. To create the frayed look, paint super-thin, imperfect white lines across the unpolished areas on the nail using a detail brush.
Deep indigo, gold hardware and soft beige read denim chic on tips. For better adhesion for embellishments, apply a dot of clear gel to the area where you want to place the charm, then set the embellishment into the clear gel and cure.
Echo serious ’90s vibes with smiley faces, stars and gold accents. Bold citrus hues serve as a playful and summery complement to a classic denim shade.
The best part about denim? It can be customized to match your personal style. For a more feminine look, opt for a white lace stamped pattern over a barely-there nude hue. Finish off the look with pearl embellishments for a touch of glam.