While you all are gearing up to upgrade your wardrobes with the trendiest autumn-winter styles in clothes, accessories and make-up, don’t overlook your nails. Your pretty cuticles can be the chicest style statement you make to the world if you know exactly how to dress them up for the season! Here are this winter’s coolest nail art styles that can spruce up your fashionable outfits and let your hands do all the talking as you turn heads in style!

French manicure twist nail art trend AW 16

The new French manicure

The classic French tip has adorned stylish nails since as long back as the 18th century and it’s your go-to option of manicure whenever you want to exude class & style. But this season, it’s all about giving a new, fun spin to the French manicure – so go ahead and experiment! Keep the tips white and draw quirky li’l motifs around the base, or blend the classic white & nude French manicure combination to create a subtle ombre effect on the nails. Dress up your elegant French tips with floral or foliage decals. You can even underline the white tip with thin black lines for a graphic look.

Dark color nail art trend AW 16

Dark and decadent

It’s the season of dark nails, both on and off the runway! Stock up on luscious shades of dark nail paints – ranging from black & berry to purple & oxblood – the darker the better. Go gothic and flaunt dark nails with your stylish winter outfits – be it to a weekend brunch or to a cocktail party. If you are not confident enough of flaunting sinister dark nails, then you can keep the base in a dark hue and create some nail art with lighter neutral shades on top. You can also try out the ombre effect, the glitter tips on black base or embellish your dark-polished cuticles with crystals for a glam look.

Embellishment nail art trend AW 16

Exquisite embellishments

The party season is all about bling & shine, so why should your nails be left behind? Adorn them in Swarovski crystals, rhinestone add-ons, patches & trims to make an eyeball-grabbing style statement wherever you go. The crystals & embellishments add an elegant & luxurious vibe to even the plainest of outfits and elevate your look by several notches. Keep the base color of the nail paint such that it complements the embellishments and you’ll have a winner nail art style on the hands!

Graphic nail art trend AW 16

Drawing the line

Stripes, lines and all things graphic has transcended the boundaries of seasons and made their way into the autumn-winter trends, not only in clothes, but in nail art too. Indulge your love for stripes and play with lines on your nails. A straight line down the middle in a contrast or metallic hue is a popular trend as seen on runways. You can also create stripes of varied thicknesses on clear nails to create negative space designs. Go graphic and have fun with this minimalist trend on your nails this season!

dual color nail art trend AW 16

Twice as nice

Though you can flaunt monotone nails this winter – provided the colors are either classic nude shades or the darkest of dark hues – but dual tone manicures are all the rage right now! Pair up two contrasting shades or put together two colors of the same family to create bi-colored nail art, be it a marble effect or a different colored outline or even frozen tips in an eye-catching hue. You can mix metals and flaunt shades of silver & gold together on the nails for a sophisticated & elegant take on this trend.

So, make your nails the canvas for some trendy & stunning nail art this season and jazz up even the drabbest of ensembles with your head-turning cuticles!





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