Clogs & Mules and no nail polish? A disaster!
40s & 50s
“Darker colors like berry and navy are the new classics,” says manicurist Deborah Lippmann, who works with celebrities like Katie Holmes. Lippmann cites the influence of Mad Men and suggests filing nails into an almond shape to make the look modern, keeping them slightly longer. “It looks ultrafeminine.”
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20s & 30s
Metallic accents ruled the fall runways, and now they’re popping up on nails. “It’s all about high-tech finishes this season,” says Essie Weingarten, founder and president of Essie Cosmetics, of the sparkling shades, which range from holographic shimmers to dark glitters. “Now’s the time to make a statement and have fun.” Afraid it might be too jarring? “Experiment on your toes first,” advises Weingarten.