August 24, 2013

Beauty Bar: The Perfect Pedicure For Your Summer Sandal

Nothing enhances the perfect pair of summer sandals like a pedicure in a complementary hue. That's why we rounded up the hottest nail lacquers to pair with the season's chicest trends! From neon stilettos to color-blocked heels, we found a gorgeous shade to complete every style. Scroll to see each look now!


LEOPARD PRINT
The new leopard print is the new neutral. The pattern instantly adds edge to tame ensembles, and works just as well when paired with wilder colors.I love the contrast against Dior's Birds of Paradise turquoise.

FLORAL HEELS
Because floral prints tend to be busy enough, your pedicure shouldn't have to compete. Balance the
multi-tonal effect with a one-size-fits-all beige like Butter London's Yummy Mummy ($15; butterlondon.com), or use a sheer petal pink like Jin Soon's Tea Rose ($18; jinsoon.com) to mirror the slight pink accents in the dynamic pattern.

BRIGHT SANDALS
Neon sandals paired with day-glo nail lacquer can be overwhelming, so don't try to compete with the striking hue. Instead, go for a sheer tone with a faint tint of color. Julep's Rock Candy Nail Glaze in Carol ($14; sephora.com) gives your pedicure a mirror-like shine reminiscent of hard candy while adding a hint of petal pink.

BOHO FLATS
The sky's the limit when it comes to dynamic bohemian patterns! Contrast the sandal's tones with either the deep wine or pale cantaloupe hues in NARS + Pierre Hardy's lacquer duo in Sharplines ($29 for two; narscosmetics.com), or match the exact colors with either the navy or tangerine lacquer in the Ethno Run set ($29 for two; narscosmetics.com). Because the flats offer a wide palette of colors, the effect isn't too matchy-matchy.

WHITE HEELS
White shoes are flattered by a range of colors, the question is, how bold are you willing to go? 
If you're feeling daring, opt for nail strips like Sephora's Trend Tips in Geometric ($12; sephora.com), which carry the runway's cutout effect onto your pedicure. I also love the contrast against a high-impact neon like Nails Inc's Belsize Park ($9.50; sephora.com), but if highlighter tones aren't your thing, opt for a classic nude like Tom Ford's Toasted Sugar ($30; nordstrom.com).

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