Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends

Our journey to rounding up the best trends for the upcoming warm season goes on and we arrive at the spring/ summer 2015 nail trends, dwelling upon the most frequently seen and popular nail designs, including the diverse nail shapes, trendy nail polish colors and other specifications. As it always gets down to the nails, we want to be maximum creative and unique, and now we are going to speak about the top trendy nail design interpretations and innovations we encountered during the shows of the most popular and highly anticipated fashion shows. Thus in order to make things clear here we are with the list of the spring/ summer 2015 nail polish and nail art trends!

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #1: Rounded Nails

Natural touches again seem to be on the go and the following super great interpretation of the trend that has been especially popular and frequently seen during the recent fashion shows is the combos of natural design accents with the natural shapes and lengths of the nails. Thus, rounded shapes are probably one of the most frequently seen and observed forms for the coming season, coming exemplified with the diversity of designs including monochrome looks like in case of the combos by Osman, the totally nude and natural nails from Martin Grant, the colorful shapes from Ashish, the shimmery looks from Tadashi Shoji, and the monochrome white designs from Custo Barcelona. Most of the designers marked the quite stable and promisingly long stay of this trend in the hottest positions of nail trends for quite a while.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Rounded Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #2: Squared Oval Nails

Squared oval shapes are the following trend we noticed during the shows coming as nice and resourceful combinations of sophisticated textures and classic forms. From classic monochrome designs to 3D beaded options we could see everything included in the range of squared oval nails. Such were the designs observed during the fashion show of Honor, the intensive fuchsia shaded options from Moschino, the shimmery silver nails from Au Jour Le Jour, the contrastingly shaded nails from Giles, the bronze luxurious nail design from Alexis Mabille, the bicolor soft looks from Monique Lhuillier, and many others.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Squared Oval Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #3: Almond Nails

Despite the fact that almond shapes have gone through considerable decline during the recent fashion shows they still have some presence in the range of the top popular nail trends for spring/ summer 2015, coming up with various interpretations and designs. For instance, we may speak about the curious white with silver nails from J. JS Lee, the glass-like shades and shapes from DSquared2, followed with the super glamorously embellished nails from Betsey Johnson, the uber luxurious and sophisticated designs from The Blondes, the “alphabetic’ designs from Libertine, the modernized patterns of classic black with some glitter touches from Nicholas K, and many more.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Almond Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #4: Short Nails

What unites almost all of the nails designs is probably the short length of the nails. Hardly could we discover nails, which were out of the scope of traditional, natural and short forms, and this is just another specific detail about the spring/ summer 2015 nail trends we would like to speak about. Short nails were spotted at almost each and every show, including Jay Godfrey’s gold and white designs, the pale shaded nails from BCBG Max Azria, the super colorful and energizing designs from Desigual, the nude and natural looks from Tess Giberson and Marissa Webb, the matte black nails from Carmen Marc Valvo, as well as the options from Tracy Reese, Vivienne Tam, Zang Toi, Naeem Khan, Tadashi Shoji and many others.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Short Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #5: Negative Space Nail Art

Coming to nail design and nail art we may start with the negative space nail art, available with really big proportions in the looks by famous fashion houses and designers. Experimenting with color combinations, the designers managed to come up with quite effective and cool results, which were probably the catchiest and the most noteworthy part about these looks. So in case of Dion Lee, Charlotte Ronson, Delpozo, and Zimmermann the combination of nude background with half-moon design patterns was the clue coming with shimmery and matte tones and encompassing shades like silver, golden, and mint.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Negative Space Nail Art

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #6: Minimalist All-White Mani

Sticking to versatile shades like white is yet another tendency proving that natural nails are the thing for the new season. This timeless and pure trend was spotted at Osman, the show of which stunned with the ultra-minimalistic and classic vibes, Holly Fulton, where we witnessed the shift from pure white to beige tones preserving the minimalistic touches, and Custo Barcelona. White mani was also the say of Nanette Lepore, Bibhu Mohapatra, Erin Fetherston, who showed the synthesis of pure white background with a thin golden stripe, as well as Naeem Khan, Tess Giberson, Tibi and others.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: White Nails

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Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #7: Classic Nude Nails

Classic nude tones are the next megatrend we would like to speak about introducing the diverse yet unique interpretations of natural looks. Think such inspirational sources as Martin Grant with the nude shade plus short nail formula, the combo of nude and white by Gabriele Colangelo, the almond shaped nails from Sophia Webster coming with slightly longer forms of nails, the minimalistic yet cute designs from Derek Lam, the matte textures from Lela Rose creating the totally natural effect, the orange and purple hints from Prabal Gurung, the interpretation from Houghton, and the classic and practical look from Jason Wu. Also impressive were the feminine inspired accents from Cushnie et Ochs, the combos with contrasting orange tones from Delpozo, and the designs from Proenza Schouler, Reem Acra, BCBG, and Rachel Zoe.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Nude Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #8: Embellished and Bejeweled Nails

From 3D textures to simple embellishments, different design details were also picked for forming a thoroughly new and experimental nail trend. Such bold nail designs became the cornerstone of the shows of Ashish, which dazzled with the colorful plus classic touches, Manish Arora, where we loved the colorful and creative designs, Honor, where striking was the uber cool and crazy beaded design, Betsey Johnson, The Blonds, where nails resembled a whole work of art, and Libertine.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Embellished and Bejewelled Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Embellished and Bejewelled Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #9: Shimmery Nails

Shimmer is also here for the absolute chic and glam, forming the best alternative for those, who always strive to be in the center of attention. Especially for them Ashish came up with the combination of colorful details on the silver background, Vivienne Westwood introduced the combination of colorful textures and patterns with shimmery silver background. Also interesting were the silver textures from Au Jour Le Jour and the synthesis of white with shimmery silver by Kenzo. More diversified options of silver were introduced by Alexis Mabille. Other shimmery nail designs included the purple with red texture from House of Holland, the glassy and glossy look from DSquared2, the royal golden patterns from Tadashi Shoji, as well as the designs from Zang Toi, the shimmery tips from Marissa Webb, and the synthesis with nude by Zimmermann.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Shimmery Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #10: Jet-Black Nails

Black is not missing from the list of the trendiest spring/ summer 2015 nails either. Taking into account the big number of monochrome dark shaded designs for the season, we may speak about black mani as a separate beauty trend. So this was the choice of Antonio Marras, where the models stunned with the combo of the macro half-moon designs with the classic black tone and the additional nude elements, Giles, where the combination of black with deep green triumphed, Carmen Marc Valvo, where the focus was placed on the super chic and unexpected matte black nails, and Nicholas K, where the glittery and sparkly textures were in the center of attention.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Black Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #11: Timeless Red Nails

Passionate red with all of its variations is here as well and the chicest looks are of course created with them. If you would like to have more examples and sources, we may suggest having a look at the shows of Olympia Le Tan, where you’ll discover the ethereal classic red and short nails compatible with everything and anything, Roland Mouret, where especially striking was the slightly altered cherry red tone for short and neat nails. The shift from red to coral by Bora Aksu, the more intense shade of red by Tsumori Chisato, the bright and sunny looks from Aquilano.Rimondi, the super classic forms by Guy Laroche, the options suggested by Zac Posen, the timeless red nails from Carolina Herrera, as well as the catchy coral nails from Nicole Miller, Veronica Beard, Alice + Olivia, and Jenny Packham are other trendy options of red nails you can consider this spring.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Red Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #12: Matte Nails

Matte texture is one of the newly arrived nail trends around coming with quite interesting and viable design solutions and suggestions. The luxurious matte brown nails by Giorgio Armani, the jet black designs from Carmen Marc Valvo matched with silver, and many others are the best proof of the quick development of this trend.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Matte Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #13: Pink Nails

Girly and stylish should be here too and pink is the best detail to bring that in. So pink nails may be found in the spring 2015 shows of many designers, including the feminine and a bit abstracted options from Monique Lhuillier, the monochrome and minimalistic interpretations from Nicole Miller, Moschino, Cushnie et Ochs, Jeremy Scott and many others presenting pink both in solo and in combos with other shades.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Pink Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #14: Blue Nails for Maximum Elegance

Blue is just the following key for monochrome looks, enchanting the hearts of many fashionisers. Thus royal blue was the pick of Rodarte for the small messy accents on the nails, pastel blue was there on the abstracted patterns of ICB, the electric blue was the say of Honor, the sweet duos of blue with white coming in the forms of stripes were present at Ann Yee, while the abstracted patterns were the jewels of Rebecca Minkoff’s show.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Blue Nails

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Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #15: Colorful Nails

Colorful, energized and enthusiastic are the qualities you need to succeed in fashion. Desigual’s energizing and colorful nail designs, the randomized coloring of Jeremy Scott, the multi-color nails from Degen, the colorful alphabetical designs from Libertine are the best exemplars of that trend.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Colorful Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #16: Messy Touches

Messy touches at times also resembling watercolor patterns represent the next nail trend for the season. The examples include some really creative and unpredictably cool options, including the partial coloring by Rodarte, the half gray nails from Prabal Gurung, as well as the resourceful solutions by Tracy Reese and Jay Godfrey.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Messy Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #17: Geometric Patterned Nail Designs

Geometric solutions are the following noteworthy and always remaining fashion trend we encounter quite often, each time having something more and unique and presenting something fresh and try-worthy. This time it’s all about the crisscrossing patterns, created with white lines on a nude background or just golden on golden looks, thus being exemplified with options by Angel Sanchez, Tadashi Shoji and Bibhu Mohapatra.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Geometric Nails

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trend #18: Striped Nail Designs

Finally, the last but not least important nail trend we would like to speak about is the striped design again forming a significant aspect in the overall trend palette. If we take a closer look at the nail designs we will discover that if it weren’t for the monochrome megatrends, stripes would be everywhere! So it didn’t miss from the attention of the designers this time either, introducing such examples as Nonoo coming with minimalistic single-stripe designs, Kate Spade presenting the black stripe over the white background, Ann Yee with the match of makeup and nail accents and Prabal Gurung with the abstracted and curious solution.

Spring/ Summer 2015 Nail Trends: Striped Nails

These were the most noteworthy spring/ summer 2015 nail polish and nail art trends we would like to introduce to your attention, hoping that this list will be helpful in the further creation of your best looks. Knowing all the details about the nail trends you will have an insight into getting the most perfect and stylish final touches for your looks thus standing one step closer to perfection. One more thing that you should not forget about is the proper care of the nails with the help of which you will be able to shine with the flawless looks of yours!

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Written by Rima Kh.
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