Growing up, walking out of the nail salon donning a classic French manicure was the ultimate sign that you had it all together. Something about the crisp white tip meant beauty and nothing else really seemed to compare. But sometime within the last decade, the classic look moved to the backburner while solid pastels, light hues and even white shades took center stage when it came to elegant choices that matched with everything, and eclectic forms of nail art made an appearance to take the edge off of others.
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However, after a long hiatus, French manicures are back and about to take the new year by storm, but now how you would originally expect—they’re packing fun twists that range from minimal detail and plays on negative space to playful additions that merge the two trends together for a laid back yet totally chic vibe we can’t wait to sport. Whether you’re serious and down to business or the definition of a party, this trend is adjustable to any and every personality and wardrobe while staying true to the classic tip that put the manicure on the map in the first place. Here are some of our favorite shots to inspire us before our next trip to the salon.