If you’re a huge fan of fashion (duh, of course you are), then your eyes were probably glued to your computer screen as you obsessively calmly clicked through each of last week’s Fashion Week collections, drooling over next season’s trends. But while the clothes were certainly the stars of the shows, the beauty game was strong — like, really strong. We all loved the wet slicked-back hair and over-dramatic smudgy black eyeliner style that dominated the runways, and there was something extra magical when it came to next season’s nails. From chromatic metallics to simplistic negative-space manis, there was something for everyone. Here are the top six nail trends that rocked the runways.

Outside the Lines

1. Chromat: Forget what you were taught as a child — it’s time to draw outside the lines. Athleisure label Chromat showcased pared-down nails with clean geometric shapes drawn just beyond the cuticle. Because painting on your actual nails is so last season. (Photo via Monica Schipper/Getty)

2. Jasmine Chong: Designer Jasmine Chong embellished nails with tiny jewels, glitter or polish just below the nail bed for an artsy take on a minimalist manicure. Looks like it’s time to think outside the box — err, nail — next season. (Photo via Robin Marchant/Getty)

Negative Space

3. Chromat: Nothing is cooler than a negative space mani, and Chromat capitalized on the go-to trend. Try working with a peachy polish for a modern twist. (Photo via Monica Schipper/Getty)

4. Novis: Check out the charming details of the dual-tone, negative-space nail featured at the Novis show. From the asymmetrical placement to the alternating tones, this style couldn’t be fresher for spring.

5. Michelle Helene: This icy interpretation of the popular manicure made us do a double take. With metallic foil cuticles and an opalescent finish, designer Michelle Helene truly put her own stamp on the look. (Photo via Arun Nevader/Getty)

OTT Nail Art

6. Libertine: Just when you thought nail art was dead, it came back crazier than ever. Fashion designers like Gypsy Sport, Christian Siriano and Libertine (above) all had their models in bold, funky nail designs to complement their RTW ensembles. Libertine’s nails incorporated pics of puppies, strands of hair and loads of colorful bubbles — anything but your average mani. (Photo via Jennifer Graylock/Getty)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: A model prepares backstage at the Alice + Olivia Spring/Summer 2017 presentation during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Gallery, Skylight at Clarkson Sq on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images for CND)

7. Alice and Olivia: Trendsetter and all-around cool girl Stacey Bendet had her models sporting various iterations of a botanical nail motif to tie in with her over-the-top outdoor theme. While some were more functional than others, all the designs had a bright and bold personality to inspire your next trip to the nail salon. (Photo via Jennifer Graylock/Getty)

Nude Nails

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: A model prepares backstage at the Erin Fetherston fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

8. Taoray Wang: On the opposite side of the spectrum are the posh and proper nails in shades of nude. Take note from Taoray Wang and rock this simple, layered look for your night out, or get inspired for your upcoming fall nuptials. (Photo via Monica Schipper/Getty)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: A model prepares backstage, beauty detail, at Taoray Wang Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)

9. Creatures of the Wind: Keep it simple, keep it classy — at least that was the motto for models at the Creatures of the Wind show, who wore modern nude-colored nails while they walked the runway. Take a cue from this look and use a polish that’s just one or two shades different from your own skin tone. (Photo via Cindy Ord/Getty)

Color Block

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Manicurists backstage design models' nails with essie polishes for Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2016 on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for essie)

10. Rebecca Minkoff: Why wear one color when you can rock two (or three!) at the same time? Inspired by a Valentine’s Day love letter, designer Rebecca Minkoff donned her models’ nails in sweet combos of pinks and reds. (Photo via Anna Webber/Getty)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: A model displays nails backstage at the Layana Aguilar Presentation during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at Highline Loft on Saturday September 10th, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images)

11. Desigual: This look is perfect for ladies with long nails and a sense of humor. Quirky design house Desigual had their models rock a triple-layered color to complement their Snapchat filter-inspired makeup. Best combo ever? Yes, yes, triple yes. (Photo via by Arun Nevader/Getty)


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: A model prepares backstage at Michelle Helene Presentation at September 2016 during New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 Studios on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

12. 3.1 Phillip Lim: If you love look-at-me styles, then this trend is for you. Metallic nails were a major highlight on the runways this year, and we loved every minute of it. With chrome nails that featured hints of red and cobalt, Phillip Lim took this trend from outlandish to oh-so wearable. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: A model prepares backstage at 3.1 Phillip Lim fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Skylight Clarkson North on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

13. Michelle Helene: The key to rocking a flashy mani? Keep your nails super short and simple to let your reflective style take center stage. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty)

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