With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to give your nails a refreshing update. Whether you’re into classic styles or love experimenting with the latest trends, I’ve got you covered with 35+ summer acrylic nail ideas. From timeless white nails that exude elegance to playful citrus glazed donut nails that are sure to turn heads, there’s something for everyone. In addition to sharing these fabulous nail designs, I’ll also be highlighting some of my favorite nail polishes and tools for those who enjoy DIYing their nails at home. Get ready to refresh your summer look with a stunning manicure!
Also, if you are looking for more chic nail ideas, be sure to check out my recent nail blog posts: 30 French Tip Nail Ideas, Minimal Black Nail Designs, and Classy Nude Nail Designs for more inspiration.
35+ Summer Acrylic Nail Ideas
Sharing over 35 Summer Acrylic nail ideas to elevate your next manicure.
Glazed French Tip Nail Ideas
Glazed Donut nails have gained popularity in the past year, due to influencers like Hailey Bieber who popularized the trend. This summer, similar to the regular glazed donut nail look, one of the hottest trends is the glazed French tip manicure. It’s the perfect summery take on the classic look. Whether you opt for the classic all-white or add a vibrant pop of color for the season, this style is sure to make a statement.
Lavender Nail Ideas
Lavender is a must-have nail color this summer, and there are endless ways to incorporate it into your manicure. You can go for a chic twist by adding a lavender French tip. Or, simply go for an all over lavender look for a fresh and and summery vibe. For those who want to stay on-trend, a glazed or chrome lavender nail will definitely keep you looking stylish.
Minimalistic Modern Nail Ideas
Minimalist modern nail ideas are perfect for those who prefer a clean look. Also, they perfectly complement a minimalist wardrobe. You can achieve this style by incorporating simple black and white lines or shapes on your nails, creating a cool design. For an extra chic touch, you can even spell out a word like “love” on your nails, adding a unique and artistic twist to your manicure.
White Summer Nail Ideas
White nails for summer are a timeless classic that will never go out of style. Additionally, the best part is they effortlessly complement any outfit. Whether you prefer short or long nails, opting for a white shade is always a reliable choice that will keep you looking classy. Also, if you love white nails, be sure to check out my White Nails Post here.
Citrus Glazed Nail Ideas
Citrus glazed donut nails are the ultimate summer trend. Since the white glazed donut nail craze, Hailey Bieber has created a new trend for summer. It’s essentially wearing vibrant yellows, greens, and oranges for a citrus-inspired look, and then adding glaze on top. Embracing this summery take on the trend is a fun way to stay chic while adding color to your manicure.
Texture Nail Ideas
Adding texture to your nails is another chic trend this summer. And it’s a fun way to get creative with your manicure. For a classy look, add pearls to your classic white nail manicure for an elegant touch. Alternatively, for a more daring statement, go all out by incorporating gold lines and gold flakes. This trend will have you looking classy, while getting to experiment and have fun with your nails.
Metallic Nail Ideas
Metallic nails have been a favorite due to their modern edge and style. They are also a great choice for complementing a minimal wardrobe. Personally, I adore this design as it offers endless possibilities, allowing you to wear it in either gold or silver, and explore various ways to make a statement with your manicure.
Barely-There Nail Ideas
Barely there nails, also known as nude or clear nails, are the epitome of a classy and chic nail look. This understated style is perfect for summer, offering a clean and sophisticated aesthetic that effortlessly complements any outfit or occasion.
Iced Matcha Green Tea Nail Ideas
Similar to lavender, iced matcha green is a popular color this summer. Its light green shade is a perfect way to add a pop of color to your manicure while still looking timeless. The versatility of this color opens up a world of possibilities, allowing you to create fun designs, opt for an all over color, or even go for a French tip.
White Summer Florals
Floral nails are another summer must-have. I particularly love white floral designs because they blend minimalism with the essence of the season. They are a stylish way to embrace summer while keeping things simple.
Multi-Color French Tip Nail Ideas
Multi-color French tip nails are a great way to embrace color for summer without overwhelming your look. By opting for a pastel color palette, you can go for a more muted look while still adding a playful touch to your manicure. It’s a fun and stylish way to keep your nails feeling fresh and summery.
Black & White Negative Space Nail Ideas
Black and white negative space nails are another one of my favorites. They offer a modern and trendy look that allows you to be creative while maintaining a minimal aesthetic. This nail look is perfect for those seeking a versatile option that will complement a chic and minimal wardrobe.
Shop My Favorite Summer Acrylic Nail Polish
Sharing some of my favorite summer nail polishes to inspire your next manicure. Having a good quality nail polish is a game changer for creating a chic and long-lasting nail look.
Shop Tools for Perfecting Your Manicure at Home
If you love doing your nails at home, or simply don’t have time to go to the salon, opt for a DIY manicure. Sharing some of my favorite tools to help perfect your at home manicure, making it salon-worthy, while saving you money.
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