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Is Pastel Polish About to Become Summer’s Most Wanted Nail Color?

Is Pastel Polish About to Become Summer’s Most Wanted Nail Color?

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What kind of summer manicure shade is clean and cool and takes you everywhere? That of the pastel variety. Tenoverten co-owner Adair Ilyinsky, who stocks a spectrum of pale lacquers at her trio of New York nail spas, offers three reasons why: “They are more unexpected than the brighter shades that typically define the season,” she says. “They feel more elevated. And pastels transition a little better from city to country to beach and back.”

The crisp shades also have the power to look relaxed or a bit edgier, especially when paired with the right statement accessory. Geometric metallic jewelry—a sculptural Balenciaga bow ring here, a Céline cuff bracelet there—adds a neat minimalism to an icy manicure. When it comes to your pedicure, of course, the right shoe is everything. Ilyinsky suggests wearing pink (try Tenoverten’s polish in Jane) with, say, a tan leather slide from ATP Atelier. The most flattering picks will be those with gray or beige undertones, she says, not white. With that in mind, we’re thinking Smith & Cult’s lavender Fauntleroy would go with Tabitha Simmons’s silvery Leticia sandal for a slightly subversive match. Here, our vote for the six best polishes to try now. Read full article at


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