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Nail Trends From NYFW A/W 2016
  • Beth Livesay
  • February 20, 2016

Here are the trends we noticed from NYFW A/W 2016

1. Fluff

<p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/wildflowersnails/">@wildflowers for CND at the Blonds</a></p>

<p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/thepolishedpinky/">@thepolishedpinky for CND at the Blonds</a></p>

<p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/thepolishedpinky/">@thepolishedpinky for CND at the Blonds</a></p>

<p>CND for Libertine</p><p>CND for Libertine</p>

Flocking, feathers, and even faux fur showed a softer side to runway nail art.

2. Star power

<p>CND for the Blonds</p>

<p>Essie for Jenny Packham</p>

Hand-drawn and negative space stars struck us as out of this world design elements.

3. Frosty

<p>Essie for Jonathan Skimhai</p>

<p>Essie for Jonathan Simkhai</p>

<p>Morgan Taylor for&nbsp; Sally LaPointe</p>

<p>butter LONDON for Nicole Miller</p>

Whether it's winter white or a dusting of matte, these cloudy nails are clearly on-point for winter.

4. Bright red

<p>INM for Woodhouse</p>

<p>CND for Libertine</p>

<p>Deborah Lippmann for Kate Spade</p>

Both male and female models alike wore this classic color.

5. Chocolate

<p>Morgan Taylor for Suno</p>

<p>JINsoon for Karen Walker</p>

<p>butter LONDON for Tadashi Shoji</p><p>butter LONDON for Milly</p>

Dark or milky, designers are sweet on this neutral color

6. Dark tips

<p>Morgan Taylor for Zero + Maria Cornejo</p>

<p>Dermelect for Nicholas K</p>

<p>Morgan Taylor for Tanya Taylor</p>

For an edgy look, designers opted for dark tips in place of the classic pink-and-white French.

7. Metallics

<p>Morgan Taylor for Creatures of the Wind</p>

<p>Essie for Wes Gordon</p>

<p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/misspopnails/">@misspopnails</a> for China Glaze at Alice + Olivia</p>A runway favorite, choose between copper, silver, or rose gold for extra shine on and off the runway.

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