26 Ways to Rock Negative Space Nails
One of this year’s biggest runway trends was negative space nail art, which are manicures where your un-colored nail peeps through bold lacquers like cutouts in clothes, and we — along with every other minimalist style fan — fell hard for the less-is-way-more look. From complex cutouts to simple half moon-icures, the possibilities are endless to spruce up a basic paint job into strokes of genius. Keep scrolling for 26 negative space nails looks that are guaranteed to get positive feedback!
14. Moon Cycle: This alternating moon cut-out mani was spotted at the Charlotte Ronson Spring 2015 show at New York Fashion Week — and it’s soon to be spotted on every employee at Brit + Co. (via Beauty Editor)
16. Black and White: Combine multiple negative techniques — chevron, keyhole, and Pacman — in any color combo for a mani that keeps ’em guessing, though black and white do just fine. (via Sonialicious)
22. White Stripes: This brings us back to the school days when we’d paint our nails with White Out (eek!), but we could never get sleek lines with that funky wedge. Use a thin nail brush to swipe simple lines for a not-so-basic manicure. (via Lili Ngyuen)
23. Denim on Denim: It’s no secret how much we love chambray around here. Now you can get the classic jean-tastic look on your nails with this denim textured polish, in shades of blue of course. (via Lucky)
26. Karl Lagerfield: Um, how adorbs is this designer digit doppelganger?! Search for a selfie (of yourself or your fav style icon) and get creative with a minimalist mini-portrait. Très chic! (via Madeline Poole)
Which look(s) are you going to try? Tag us at @BritandCo in your Instagram nail selfie!