It’s no secret to my friends that I’m slightly obsessed with nail polish. Okay…slightly may be a bit of an understatement. I tend to lust after any new collection that Essie and OPI produce. It’s such an easy way to add a pop of color or a splash of excitement to an outfit. For instance, say you have a dress that is very feminine and you would like to add a slightly rougher edge to your overall look. A dark burgundy, navy, or black nail polish offers a great way to balance the look so that you won’t feel quite so dainty or overtly ‘girly.’
Here’s a perfect example:
Lauren Conrad is wearing a very delicate top with understated jewelry. Additionally, her hair and makeup are very soft and feminine. However, her nails are a very dark hue, which definitely pops against the outfit. This keeps the look from appearing as a dainty ‘cliché’ of an outfit and prevents any type of sweet overkill.
Kristen Stewart provides a great example of how a brightly colored nail polish can liven up an outfit. The dress she is wearing seems pretty straightforward, with metallic hues and otherwise basic tones. She unexpectedly pairs this with a vibrant aqua-turquoise color that really gives her look a fresh, youthful feel. I love how she pulled this off.