What’s in this season?

The nail industry has become one of the most exciting industries in modern years. It has experienced great growth and change, evolving into a defined part of the fashion world, reflecting the colours and trends on the catwalks and possibly also influencing trends and making definite fashion statements.

The style of your nails reflect a lot of your character: short and smart, long and bold, bright colours, subtle colours… and the big one – to have or not to have nail art. And if you do like nail art, what type of nail art do you like? The options are endless. 2012 has seen nail art grow in popularity, designs like herringbone have been seen on models nails as the glide gracefully down the runway, while Dolce Gabbana’s winter Scandinavian look launched an avalanche of patterned nail stickers and transfers. Black and white featured all throughout summer in the magazines but didn’t quite make it on our nails in Malta, we went for the bright colours, florescent hues, five colours on one hand, blends and glitters, and now… we move gently into the autumn/winter trends.

What’s in this season? Well, two main trends.. the earthy, urban colours and the burlesque, metallic ones. Look one: Earthy/ Urban – these are muted colours. Mainly shades of browns and camel but also including roasted brown, honey gold and dark rose. These colours tend to be neutral and go with more or less anything you wear. They reflect a calm and quiet mood, smart and chic. However its important to find the right one for your skin tone.  Look two: Burlesque/Metallic – these are vibrant and bright, with a metallic finish and subtle shimmer just like your nails have been spray painted. Teal blue, titanium grey, forest green and, of course, wonderful rich reds and dark bronzed reds. These colours are fun and flirty, great for night life and the festive season while still very acceptable during the day. Although they are not conventional colours, and we were always taught that clashing colours was not right, now we accept clashing colours. It’s trendy and young to clash colours and patterns, it is London chic :) So if you like the vibrant fun ones, don’t worry about matching every outfit, there is absolutely no need to do so.