If you’re anything like us, the summertime sunshine makes you want to kick subtlety to the curb and wear as many bright colors as humanly possible. Unfortunately, the wardrobe for a life in an office, in the carpool lane or as a girl on-the-go can’t always allow this. So the best way to add some summery flair to your look? Paint on some fresh and trendy nail colors, of course. Today we’re walking you through our five favorite summer polish picks, each of which is as bright and cheery as this gorgeous summer weather we’ve been having. Keep reading for the details…

The best summer nail polish colors

Mint Green: Essie Turquoise and Caicos
Mint green nails remind us of clear Caribbean waters, which makes it feel like we’re on vacation all the time! This fun Essie shade called Turquoise and Caicos will accentuate your tan and look great at the beach. A few more options include OPI That’s Hula-rious and Butter London Fiver.

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Baby Blue: Essie Virgin Snow
You may think blue nails are too bold, but that’s not the case when the shade is reminiscent of a daytime summer sky. A light blue like Essie’s Virgin Snow doubles as both edgy and neutral, so you can wear it all summer long. Similar shades include Deborah Lippman Flowers in Her Hair, Deborah Lippman My Boy Lollipop and Butter London Candy Floss.

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Light Pink: Zoya Scarlet + Zoya Bela, one coat of each
For the perfect summery light pink, pair one coat of Zoya Scarlet with one coat of Zoya Bela. The combination is both flirty and fresh, and light colors go with just about anything. We also love OPI Tutti Frutti Tonga as a hotter pink version, and Deborah Lippman P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) as a coral hue too.

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Coral: Essie Tart Deco
The perfect coral nails are like a gorgeous summer sunset, and this bold shade Tart Deco by Essie will make you stand out in any room! Some more favorites include OPI Cajun Shrimp and Butter London Trout Pout.

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Orangey Red: Essie Clambake
Looking for a shade that is both classy and playful? Look no further than Essie Clambake. An orangey red accomplishes both, and it’ll look great both dressed either up or down. Bonus: Match your nails to your bold lip color for a pulled-together evening look. More shades include Zoya Kara, Essie Chubby Cheeks and OPI Aloha From OPI.

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What nail colors will you be rocking this summer?

Let us know in the comments!

XO Team LC

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