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SPORTY STRIPES

By Madeline Poole, Spring 2016

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To find what is trending in nail colors, I often pull inspiration from clothing and accessory colors on the runway. I saw a great amount of lime green from designers like Nicole Miller, Versace, Vetements, Acne Studios, Marginal, Jeremy Scott. I like to incorporate trending color both on the nails and in the background and propping of these images hence the lime green background here.

Sally Hansen created thick and thin stripes at Tanya Taylor and Phillip Lim. I also saw stripes on the nails at Tome, Ji Oh, and Marisa Webb’s shows and the trend of negative space prevailed in both nails and fashion across all designers. It is more of a staple than a trend at this point.

Sporty stripes were all the rage on the belts at Versace and Gucci, on the piping of wet suit-esque tops at JW Anderson, on leather coaches jackets at Alexander Wang, on leisure suits with track pants at Chloe, on the big billowing pants at Marc Jacobs, and head to toe at Prada. This offsets the very feminine patterns and materials, the floral pattern overload, and flouncy blouses. A look like this - stripes on negative space, is both feminine with the painted tip and pretty pastel blues and tom-boy with the cut out of negative space giving a perfectly wearable balance that doesn't feel too fussy or too covered up for Spring.

Products used: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in “Rhythm & Blue” and “B Girl.”


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