Even if you can't be bothered with regular mani-pedis most of the year, you might be more inspired to paint your nails during the summer: Your toes are exposed thanks to sandals and barefoot beach walks, everything from the sky to the flowers to the cocktails are more colorful, and gloves are a thing of the past. Plus, when it's hot outside, you can somehow get away with shades that ordinarily might seem a little too bright or sparkly in the dead of winter. When you're looking for nail polishes that are so summer, neutrals need not apply!
From magical metallics to dreamy sunset hues to colors that make you think of tropical getaways, the hottest polishes this summer are anything but boring. What you want this time of year are toes that will pop against the wet sand and fingers that make everyday feel like a vacation. Anything goes, as long as it's not dull — and don't worry about coordinating your hands and feet, because this is no time to be practical. Whether you're feeling bold or zen or sizzlingly sexy, there's a polish out there to match your every mood. And the best part is, as far as luxuries go, nail polish is more affordable than most.. even higher end options aren't all that pricey when you compare them to a new pair of shoes or a handbag. (That's especially true if you go the DIY manicure route.)
Here are some of the season's most popular colors.