July 17, 2013
Getting a pedicure is a luxurious experience, thanks to the massage, the layers of dead skin removed, and of course, the chance to try out new professional nail polish shades. Luckily in summer it's more important than ever to get frequent foot treatments, since your feet are usually on display. However, it can be difficult to figure out what shades will look best with your stunning sandals, wedges and more, but there are ways to select colors you'll feel positively radiant in, and here's how.
Get golden with your gladiators
Gladiator sandals - whether they be flat or with a bit of a heel - are going still going strong in 2013, so it's crucial you learn what nail polish shades helps accentuate the style. According to InStyle magazine, gladiators usually come in neutral colors, meaning it's easy to give them some life.
The pros suggest trying metallic or shiny lacquers in shades like gold or copper to help enhance a brown or tan sandal. You could try a hue like CND Nail Colour - Chromes in Copper in between appointments to add a pop of sass to your shoes in a flash.
Feminine, fancy florals
Stunning floral-patterned pumps or strappy heels are the perfect accessory to a chambray blouse and tan skirt combo or even to add pizzazz to an LBD. While you might assume a nude hue is best with a flashy and bold pair of heels like this, you can add a bit of color - as long as it's in the light pink or peach family.
Opting to rock a sweet and simple color like CND Nail Colour - Pinks in Marshmallow Rose will help enhance your toes, rather than take away from the beautiful shoes. The same tip can be true when donning floral print jeans or a floral summer dress.
In fact, E! Online reports stars like Kristen Stewart, Scarlett Johansson and even Kim Kardashian all donned light pink or tan manicures while rocking floral prints.
Get jaded with leopard print
Animal print continues to steal the hearts of ladies around the nation, so it may come as no surprise that leopard, cheetah and more are popping up in the shoe game. While you might think to add gold or other metallic hues to your toes to complement these prints, the experts at InStyle suggest trying out shades of green.
Hues like mint, jade and turquoise are not only summer approved, but the shade also contrasts with the browns, blacks and golds of traditional animal prints, helping your feet stand out.