I don't know about you, but when I think of nail MO for fall and winter, my mind immediately conjures moody iterations of burgundy, wine, emerald, navy, black, and—heck, if I'm feeling really spirited—holiday-esque color combos like black and orange, green and red, the like. However, as "'tis the season" as these shades and pairings might be, they feel a bit expected.
Now, we're fans of doing whatever you damn well please when it comes to your beauty aesthetic. But this season, we've been moved to brainstorm out-of-the-box polish hues and lacquer combinations, which is precisely why we're talking about our current combination du jour, white and silver nails.
Not only are the two shades universally flattering, but the minimalist pairing is also chic, polished, and very on point for the plummeting temperatures and windchill. White and silver nails feel fresh for the season but don't look so seasonal that they appear jaded or cheesy.
Admittedly obsessed, we've been scouring the deepest depths of Instagram to find the best white and silver nails to screenshot and immediately try out for ourselves. In need of some mani inspiration? Keep scrolling!
We're infatuated with this shimmering white nail polish from Olive and June called Stellar. Just like a fresh dusting of glistening snow, you'll get glimpses of both white and silver sparkle depending on the way the light hits.
If you're looking for some sparkle this season but aren't a "full nail of glitter" type of person, may we suggest this more subtle version? Swipe an opaque white as your base and then add a subtle gradation of glitter.
It was love at first sight when we spotted this delicate nail look featuring a splash of glittering silver polish at the tip and accentuated by pretty white shells at the base. (If you look closely, you'll see the silver alternations within the seashell design!)
There is something so classic and beautiful about a French manicure, and executing the style on short, polished nails is the 2020/2021 way to try it. Here, we love the flash of silver at the tips instead of your typical white.