French Tip Nails Are So Elegant—5 Different Ways to Wear the Trend This Summer

I don't think I will ever get bored of French tip nails. There is something so chic and elegant about this trending nail design, and I have no doubt that it will be in fashion for years to come thanks to its timeless appeal.

That being said, now that the weather is finally getting warmer, I'm in the mood to have a bit more fun with my manicures. Sure, I'd still like to wear a French tip, but I'm ready to inject a bit of colour or some playful nail art into the mix. Luckily for me, there are so many ways to wear this versatile nail design that I've had no problem finding lots of inspiration for the season ahead.

One look on Instagram and you will find plenty of trending French tip nail designs that scream summer, from pastel French tips to neon shades and even fruity nail art. Ahead, I've rounded up five of the best French tip nail trends to try this season, and trust me when I say that each of these manicures will earn you so many compliments. So, what are you waiting for? Keep on scrolling and get that salon appointment booked ASAP...

1. Pastel French Tips

@iramshelton pastel French tip nails

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Want to add a subtle pop of colour to your manicure? Pastel French tips look so chic, and I love using a range of shades for a fun take on the trend.

@imarninails pastel French tip nails

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These chevron-shaped French tips are so cool.

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2. Chrome French Tips

Gold chrome French tip nails

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Chrome nails and French tip nails are two of the biggest trends this season, so why not go for both? The perfect manicure for a special occasion this summer.

@nailartbyqueenie chrome French tip nails

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So, so chic.

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3. Fruity French Tips

@haileybieber cherry French tip manicure

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Fruit-themed nails are so fun for summer, and combining this nail art with a chic French tip really takes the trend up a notch. I'm in love with this cherry design as it will perfectly compliment the pops of red in my wardrobe.

@imarninails lemon French tip nails

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I'm saving this design for my next holiday.

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4. Micro French Tips

@paintedbyjools micro French tip manicure

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This is probably one of my favourite nail trends of the whole year, and it's perfect for any minimalists out there. Micro French tip nails are essentially a much thinner version of your classic French tip manicure, and in my opinion they look so elegant.

Micro French tip manicure

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To keep things as stylish as possible, opt for a really glossy finish.

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5. Neon French Tips

@raelondonnails neon yellow French tip nails

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If you prefer a statement finish, you can't go wrong with a neon French tip. This yellow shade just screams summer to me.

neon green French tip nails

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Green nails are also set to be big this season.

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Grace Lindsay
Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow.

As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.