Sofia Richie and Dua Lipa Love This Unexpected Nail Colour for Summer


(Image credit: @dualipa)

When we think of the best summer nail colours, we think of bright shades of pink, coral, red, blue, and yellow, among others. This year, however, we're toning things down, opting for something soft and serene, and it's all thanks to celebrities like Dua Lipa, Sofia Richie, and Sabrina Carpenter. These Gen Z It girls are all wearing the same nail colour, which can only mean one thing: It's officially one of the summer's biggest nail colours.

Let us introduce you to a pale creamy blue coined blueberry milk. It's a take on the wildly popular milk bath nails that exploded on TikTok earlier this year after being approved by Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, and Sydney Sweeney. Milk bath nails use soft colours to create a blurred or "milky" effect. Gone are the days of vivid brights—soft shades are here to stay. Keep scrolling to see some examples of blueberry milk nails and shop the 10 best polishes for re-creating the trend at home.


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Blueberry milk nails sit somewhere between sky blue and robin's egg blue. It veers toward pastel, favoring shades that are soft, pale, and powdery over those that are bright and saturated. I'm talking soothing and spa-like colors that give off an easy-going vibe that's perfect for summer. Need inspiration? Look to Richie, who paired her blueberry milk nails with a casual outfit that screams weekend brunch. 


(Image credit: @sabrinacarpenter)

Carpenter proves blueberry milk nails are the perfect summer holiday accessory. See? We told you it was Gen Z-approved. There's just something about it that pairs well with Y2K sunglasses.


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Dua Lipa is also a fan.

Shop the 10 Best Polishes for Blueberry Milk Nails

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This story originally appeared on Who What Wear US. and has since been updated.

Kaitlyn McLintock
Associate Beauty Editor

Kaitlyn McLintock is an Associate Beauty Editor at Who What Wear. Although she covers a wide range of topics across a variety of categories, she specializes in celebrity interviews and skincare and wellness content. Having lived in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, she recently relocated back to her home state of Michigan where she works remotely. Prior to Who What Wear, she freelanced for a variety of industry-leading digital publications, including InStyle, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Hello Giggles, and Coveteur. Before that, she held a long-term internship and subsequent contributor position at Byrdie. When she's not writing, researching, or testing the latest and greatest beauty products, she's working her way through an ever-growing book collection, swimming in the Great Lakes, or spending time with family.