Pastel colours have always gotten kind of a bad rep in terms of style. Tbh, these shades seemed to be reserved for either newborns or the Queen, with no in-between. Recently, though, pastel tones have become a summer staple. From pastel gingham dresses to sherbet-coloured sweater vests, soft-hued tones of dreamy pastels are e-ver-y-where. It’s no surprise then that one of the biggest nail trends of the year is following suit.
Pastel nails popped up as a major trend last summer – *flashback to us dreaming of pastel manis whilst stuck in lockdown last year*. This summer though, pastels are back and better than ever, combining with some of our fave 2021 nail trends for the ultimate summer mani. Think: swirly patterns in hues of sage and mint; delicate floral designs in peach and lilac; and reverse french manis or modern french tips in lemon and powder blue. The ultimate tip for this year’s trend though? Combining a couple (or a whole bunch) of pastel colours in one mani.
Basically, think of a pastel mani as an ice cream sundae for your hands – sweet, cool, and perfect for summer. If you need some inspo – look no further.