Daily Inspiration: The Reinvented French Manicure

We're seeing two-toned nails all over the runways this season. Which combo will you wear?

Colorful French manicures at Peter Som and Lauren Moffatt

Colorful French manicures at Peter Som (left) and Lauren Moffatt (right). Photos: Luca Cannonieri/GoRunway.com; Hannah Thompson, courtesy of OPI.

The old school nude and white French manicure may have fallen off fashion’s radar in recent years, but two-toned nails are still trending big time. Want proof? We’ve spotted three ultracool, French-inspired manis on the spring runways already, and this season isn’t even close to wrapping up.

Jenni Kayne ss13 nails

Two-toned nails at Jenni Kayne. Photo: courtesy of OPI


At Jenni Kayne, models wore a base of nude OPI Don’t Touch My Tutu with yellow Need Sunglasses? on the tips. Lauren Moffatt’s girls sported the same nude base shade with a diagonal stripe of OPI’s red-orange A Roll in the Hague–we love the slightly tweaked shape. And at Peter Som, Zoya Color Designer Rebecca Isa colorblocked nails with two custom-created shades: a pale mint called Neely and a “Creamsicle” orange called Sharon (the colors, along with the nude cream Jacqueline, are available as a set on Zoya’s website).

What are your favorite French manicure shades?

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