When it comes to styling inspirations, celebrities generally lead the charge. Yes, they are privileged to have the most talented glam squads of the beauty industry at their beck and call, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take the cue and recreate the styles on our own. While their hair and makeup always awe us with next-level styling, it’s the nails that have stolen the spotlight this time. Nail art has often been an overlooked part of our style regime, but beauty professionals know that it’s an inherent and intricate part of any stylebook, bringing the whole look together. Here are a few celebrity-inspired nail art designs to try this season.
Tattoo Nails of Megan Thee Stallion
A tattoo is no doubt trendy, but don’t worry if you can’t get one on your skin. Because now you can get it on your nails! Just like Megan Thee Stallion, you can also get your fix for tattoos with stellar nail art. The singer recently debuted her classic tattoo nails, channeling the early aught with colorful bling. The designs of her nails smoothly wander in between butterfly designs and graffiti-esque red roses, embellished with rhinestones.
Lava Lamp Nail Art Look of Lily Allen
Thanks to nail artist Juan Alvear, Lily Allen is currently sporting a magical manicure. The lava lamp look of the singer feels amazingly modern and cheerfully retro all at once. The color combination of black and pink is bold and ethereal and perfectly syncs along with the recent popular Barbiecore trend, which celebrates anything and everything pink. Girly, stylish, and absolutely awesome!
Neon Nails of Selena Gomez
If there’s one thing Selena Gomez loves, it’s bold nail art. While the Rare Beauty founder doesn’t typically go too quirky or crazy on the design front, she is always all in for an out-of-the-box shade. That makes bold and beautiful neon colors her all-time pick. Orange, green, red, or yellow, fashion-forward singer Gomez can rock it all. We’re especially in for this neon lime green shade, painted by celebrated nail artist Tom Bachik.
Cheetah Print Nail Art of Lizzo
Cheetah print or Leopard print is having a moment in the world of nail art, and we have Lizzo to thank for that! The “Juice” singer currently seems to be committed to this theme, and we are not complaining! Courtesy of famed nail artist Eri Ishizu, the hot pink cheetah print manicure sported by Lizzo is a great pick for the summer stylebook. You can swap the pink with any deep and neon shade of your choice and you’re still ready to rock.
Flame Design Nail Look of Vanessa Hudgens
If going all out with bold and super stylish nail art is your game, take a page out of Vanessa Hudgens’ styling playbook. The actress didn’t only rock the MTV Awards this year with multiple outfits and hairdos, but also with her flaming hot manicure. Celebrity nail artist Zola Ganzorgit gave Hudgens’ nails an ombre base finished with a chrome flame design. While the shiny silver tone totally rocks, the look can also go up a notch with a hot red or orange hue.
There’s no denying that the trend of getting pre-loved clothes and accessories has been on the rise in recent years. And with some of the gorgeous vintage finds you can get your hands on, how can such a trend not be this popular? Well, it seems that editors at Vogue are no strangers to bulking up their wardrobes with evergreens.
Fashion News Director Chioma Nnadi Buys Vintage Online
Although she prefers getting her fix of pre-owned clothes on the internet (places like The RealReal), Chioma also has favorite spots in Paris, L.A., and London. She is into groovy prints and the neo-bohemian styles of the late 90s.
Experiences Editor Jasmine Contomichalos Avoids Pre-Owned Shoes
Although she loves everything vintage, Jasmine has a strict rule to never wear pre-owned shoes, hats, and intimates. She once bought a Dior bikini and gravely regrets it, so there’s no chance that you’ll find any of these in her closet. Jasmine’s approach to shopping for pre-loved clothes is to shop for entire outfits and accessories, so she has a complete look in the end. Of course, it doesn’t always come out as planned, but still, she tries.
Associate Market Editor Naomi Elizee Lets Her Mood Decide
Like many women, Naomi too relies on her mood of the day to dictate how she styles herself, no matter if it’s a vintage or a modern outfit. Since she lives in Brooklyn, Elizzee gets most of her pre-owned clothes and accessories from Beacon’s Closet and The Break.
Stylist Alex Harrington Loves Exploded Proportions
Alex is a stylist at Vogue, and his signature style is hard to go unnoticed. Like he often says, it’s all about big proportions and nothing small. It’s what makes him feel comfortable. His favorite vintage fashion period was the ’20s because whatever was trendy then is pretty much considered modern now.