Nail it: Your perfect SS15 manicure

When it comes to completing the finishing touches for any outfit, we all know how important the details are. As well as the clothes you wear, you need to consider jewellery, accessories, shoes and makeup.

However, there's another factor that should also be remembered: your nails. We all love a good manicure, whether we have it done professionally or pop some polish on ourselves, and this summer there are a few nail looks that are a must.

Whether you want to get glammed up for a night on the town or just want to go for a neat nail look for the day, you're sure to find the perfect manicure style with our handy guide.

Here are some of the biggest nail trends for SS15, giving you plenty to choose from:

Staple denim

Denim styles are a staple of everyone's wardrobe and now the look is transferring to your nails. Indigo polishes are offering a pop of colour no matter what your outfit and were a big hit on the catwalk, with designers like Burberry and Gucci showcasing the trend.

You can also go for the texture, by using denim effect polishes that create a look that is completely like your favourite pair of jeans. This is a great go-to look for all occasions so it is perfect for the busy summer months.

You can even mimic denim throughout your jewellery for a totally cohesive look, as blue sapphire can have a similar hue.

Soft pink

We all know that pastel shades are perfectly on point for SS15, which means you can turn to them for your nails too.

The most popular shade is a soft baby pink, which can be be worn either as a traditional pastel shade or a softer, more nude tone. Either is ideal for daywear and will work alongside any trend.

You can also change up the look a bit by painting over the pink with a matte top coat to create a suede finish, or by adding a bit of glamour with subtle golden lines or filled half moons.

Pink opals can help to really pull off your soft pastel manicure and will work perfectly with SS15 fashion.

Bold orange

Nothing says summer like a bright orange and this season is all about this vibrant shade. It doesn't matter what shade of orange you go for – from reddy tones to neon shades – you'll be on-trend no matter what.

This is the ultimate look for teaming with the 1970s look and in-your-face patterns, ensuring you make a statement no matter what. You can even boost the look further by rocking orange lipstick or eyeliner.

Team your orange nails with citrine styles for a really bold look this summer. 

Seaside aqua

Another softer shade that is ideal for your nails is aqua. This colour fits with the pastel trend, as well as boho chic; adding a touch of subtle shade that can still stand out.

This watery colour also works with the subtle watercolour look that has graced the catwalk for SS15. The style uses floating fabrics and blended colours to create an artistic and feminine appearance, for which aqua is ideal.

Of course, you can also choose speckled-effect polishes to create a look that mimics turquoise, which is a must-wear when it comes to summer jewellery.

Matte white

For a surprisingly striking look, choose completely white nails. You might think that white isn't really a statement colour, but it packs a lot of punch when on your nails.

You don't really expect all-white nails, as the polish is usually used to create a French manicure or add patterns to your nails. Layer up the colour to ensure it completely covers your nails for the best results. 

You can also top it with a matte coat to create a flattering look, which draws the eye even more.

Just as with orange nails, teaming your white manicure with white makeup can create a strong, high fashion style that will turn heads for all the right reasons. You can also team them with moonstone jewellery for an ethereal summer look.

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