When solids seem like such a bore, it may be time to pull out the patterns.

1. The most popular of them all? Stripes. Upon stripes upon stripes.

2. Lucky for us, graphic prints cover almost every category imaginable.

3. Fact: People who wear polka dots have more fun.

4. Floral is getting fiercer by the day.

5. At this point, animal print is basically a neutral.

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August 27, 2013

Polka Dot Nails

If CÉLINE’s head-to-toe ensemble for the Resort 2013 collection is any indication, the polka dot trend is set to pop up all over this season. To give your nails a piece of the spotted fun, check out the tips below on how to achieve a fashion-forward polka dot manicure:

What You’ll Need:

  • Two polish colors (I used essie’s “Lady Like” and Sally Hansen’s “White On”)
  • Scrap paper
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Clear top coat

The How-To:

  1. Paint your nails with two coats of the color you would like for the base. Let them dry completely.
  2. Put three large drops of your second color on a piece of scrap paper.
  3. Dab the tip of the mechanical pencil into the puddle of polish and gently dot each nail until you get a design you like.
  4. Let polka dots dry for a few minutes.
  5. Apply a clear top coat to finish.

By Carolyn Schultz, Staff Writer

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March 4, 2013