Monday, April 26, 2010

Trend of the Week: April 26, 2010

This week’s trend is a little less obvious than most, and requires special attention to be spotted. But, never fear: your trusty Trend of the Week blogger has done the careful observation for you. This week, your most stylish classmates are breaking out the blue nail polish.

Yes, blue. Blue nails are typically associated with nonconformists – those individuals who are less concerned with trend following and more concerned with making a statement. Well, now, blue nails have put their foot in the door of the mainstream fashion world. But they continue to be reserved for the bold and the brave.

The ladies (or should I say, hands) pictured show off this blue nail trend. The particularly adventurous women on campus don’t just stop at the blue – they go all the way with bold accents like sparkly black tips. The turquoise and black combo at top is a sure conversation starter, and a fun addition to any outfit.

There is also a more relaxed way to do blue. Above we see how a lighter, almost blue-green shade can be worn like any other color polish. Light blues are a refreshing substitute for expected pink shades. Remember this before you get your pre-Houseparties manicure!

Of course, this trend has also become a celebrity favorite. Check out Whitney Port’s bright turquoise stunners. I have to say: these blues almost remind me of a swimming pool, and I certainly wouldn’t mind daydreaming about summer swimming days every time I look down at my fingertips.

-Allie Weiss '13

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