What comes to your mind when we say the word plaid? A long overcoat, perhaps? Maybe a cosy blanket? Or a flannel shirt? But definitely not nails. But thanks to social media beauty buffs, plaid is now taking over the nail world. And we're excited! After experimenting with cow-print nails and colourful French tips, plaid nails are providing a breath of fresh nail-spiration.
We, for one, can't wait to try it! If you're excited by the prospect of some fresh new digits that complement your outerwear and look cute at the same time, read on for all the inspiration you'll need to make plaid nails your own.
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Keep your nails looking fresh with the in colour palette for the season and the trend too. Pastel nails can brighten up just about any day, and when you add a subtle plaid texture into the mix? Even better!
Lean into the contrast
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Okay, so you're kinda convinced to try pastel nails, but you don't want to commit. We get it! Try giving it a little contrast by getting plaid nails on a few of your fingers and letting the rest remain neutral-hued. Play around with different colour options until you find the one that works best for you. Alternate between your nails, and get ready for some 'grammable nails.
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We love using different iterations of the same shade — it helps build contrast and playfulness while simultaneously retaining cohesion. If you're in the same boat, try playing around with different tones to achieve plaid nails! Opt for a base shade — such as pink — pick a few lighter hues to build contrast, such as white, and experiment with your heart's desire. Add a touch of sparkle to the mix to keep things exciting too!
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Monsoons mean dull, gloomy days, and your nail game definitely needs to be the antithesis of that! Opt for plaid nail prints in every conceivable colour that you like, and watch your nails transform into literal pieces of art.
Keep it classic
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You can't ever go wrong with a classic checkered, plaid pattern. A true-blue look, this rustic combo will give you all the feels when you wear it out. Keep it simple with a tried and tested black and white combo, or experiment with colours to make it your own. We recommend trying lavender and pale green!
Psst… Don’t want to go to a nail parlour and just want to experiment by yourself? Use a variety of colours from the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Colour range. The shades are vivid, bright, and long-lasting, and you can play around with them until you get the plaid nail look you desire. It’s basically a salon-like manicure at home. Thank us later!
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