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35+ Summer Nails You Should Preserve for the Next Year

There’s no reason not to start taking advantage of the warmer weather right away, whether you’re flying to a beach that’s drenched in sunshine or just soaking up some rays at your neighborhood beer garden.

There’s no reason not to start enjoying the warmer weather now, whether you’re jetting off to a sunshine-soaked beach or simply catching some rays in the local beer garden. Naturally, the change of season has us ready to abandon our traditional nude manicure in favor of a brighter, punchier summer nail look. From neon nails to rainbow stripes, pastel nail polish to metallic manis, there’s a tropical nail idea for everyone.

Do Not Have Any Idea? Do Not Worry, We Have Gotten Your Cover

We combed through the Instagram feeds of all of our favorite nail artists, celebs, influencers, and salons to bring you the cutest nail inspirations out there. These guys lead the way when it comes to amazing nail art inspiration, from NYC’s iconic Paintbox Nails salon to London’s very own Colour Riot Nail Studio.


And, of course, we can’t forget about our favorite celebrities… With Lizzo, Kylie Jenner, and Megan Fox all serving us epic nail games, our camera roll is quickly filling up with screenshots.

Find One That Suits You The Most!

Okay, below are many different nail styles that may overwhelm you. Thus, you should not rush to scan this nail archive immediately. Instead, keep calm and write down on your note a list of criteria that you would like for your nails. 

For example, for me, I usually opt for a simple, blue stiletto design when it comes to a summer manicure. I hate the scorching heat of the sun during this time, so a cool blue hue will be perfect for me. Hence, I will note down 3 characteristics: cool blue, simple, and stiletto.


By doing this, you will not get lost and end up with a design that you despise. Trust me, I have experienced this before. It really drags my confidence down to the bottom of the well whenever I go out with my friends, not to mention the hassle of choosing one particular outfit that will go well with it.

Finally, if you’re looking for some inspiration, dig out your DIY nail kit so that you can rock them now if you cannot wait till next year, or save one of the designs listed below. Our collection is quite big, so brace yourself and prepare to immerse your mind in a plethora of summer nail art ideas.