Celebrities are always keeping on top of the trends, and it seems like blue nail polish is set to have a moment. Blue is a great shade because it can really set a mood. Depending on its tone and finish, blue can range from playful and bright to sophisticated and alluring. See five different ways to wear the hot color now.
With a Contrasting Color
Blue and orange are opposites on the color wheel, and that means when they're worn together, they'll both stand out. So get out that orange top you've been meaning to sport and paint a pretty pastel shade on your nails, like
Hilary Duff. Try OPI's What's with the Cattitude? ($8).
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For a truly bold statement, go with an electric blue shade just like
Janet Jackson. Wear it with jewel-toned clothing to really make it pop. Try Forever 21's Electric Blue ($3).
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Channel Your Inner Rocker
In lieu of black eyeliner during hot months, I always like to switch it up with something different, like an edgy deep blue. The same principle can be applied to nails, too. At the 2011 MTV Movie Awards,
Kristen Stewart's dark blue polish — Essie's Midnight Cami ($8) — was more intriguing than black.
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Prim and Proper
Lauren Conrad was sophisticated in a cream-colored blouse, red lipstick, and big-time bun. But it was her matte, steel blue polish that really brought it all together. Try Orly's Blue Suede ($8).
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As an Accessory to an Accessory
Coordinating your cosmetics to your accessories can be
tricky to pull off, but let Kirsten Dunst be an example of how to pull it off successfully. Her robin egg blue polish complements her deep turquoise tuxedo lapel, without being too matchy-matchy. Try China Glaze's For Audrey ($6).
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