Although trends usually swing from one extreme to the other, this summer’s top nail styles could be best described as a pivot. Angels, berries, and even summer beverages inspired the ultimate manicure picks. And of course, the hottest celebrities pioneered these eclectic choices.

From Zendaya’s Aperol Spritz nails to Hande Erçel’s neon manicure, scroll down to take a look at the hottest celebrity-approved nail trends to try before the end of summer.

Blueberry Milk Nails

Say goodbye to the opaque white nails of summers past and hello to the most-talked-about trend of the season. Radiating a chic but playful energy, blueberry milk nails were on every it girl’s agenda this season. As the name suggests, this trend channels the color of blueberry milk and can be achieved with any glossy coat of light blue nail polish. Whether it is with hints of cyan or periwinkle, any shade of pastel blue that is creamy and glossy fits the bill. 

Synonymous with quiet luxury, Sofia Richie Grainge has taken the throne as the it girl of 2023, and as of recently, has kept crowds flocking towards her fruity-toned fingertips. Sporting an effortlessly put-together ensemble, the newlywed has appeared on social media with creamy sky-blue nails. Ultimately, pastel blue manicures became a chic summer staple and we can all thank Sofia for the beauty recommendation.

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Aperol Spritz Nails

Originating from the fashionista herself (Zendaya), terracotta-toned manicures caught the world by storm over the past months. After taking a selfie featuring her freshly painted Aperol Spritz-colored nails, the actress turned the world on a hunt to find the best vibrant, citrus polishes. Since this nail trend is inspired by the ultimate summer cocktail, people have been opting for mid-tone oranges with a rich red base when executing this look. 

Aperol Spritz nails are the perfect summer shift for those who love the bold jewel tones of the chillier months. Case in point: the former Miss Japan Japan Kiko Ara. The pageant queen-turned-model made a chic statement with her sunset-hued nails as she enjoyed a handful of beauty staples from Chanel. Courtesy of the brand’s Spring Summer 2023 collection, her Aperol Spritz manicure served as the bright pop of color to bring her neutral ensemble to life. 

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Angel Nails

Some may call it “your nails but better,” but this ethereal nail trend recently received the title of “Angel nails.” Blending the glazed donut and milk bath styles, this dreamy nail look was birthed just in time for summer. The trend combines a sheer rosy nude color with an extra shiny top coat, forming a thin veil of polish over the nail beds. After applying any rosy color, the finishing effect can be achieved with chrome powder or a shimmery top coat, ultimately creating a refreshing au naturel look. 

Posing with items from Cartier’s Le Voyage Recommencé collection, Kimberley Anne Woltemas brought angel nails to the luxury fashion circuit. Framed by diamond rings and a gold bracelet, her champagne manicure created a refined and chic combination. Kimberley’s nails had just a hint of a chrome finish, perfect to complement her luxurious look.

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Lavender Nails

It wouldn’t be a trend roundup without mentioning the K-pop queens of nail art. For years, the girls of BLACKPINK and the nail genius Unistella, Park Eunkyung, have flooded all platforms of social media with top-tier nail designs. This time, the standout manicure is Jennie Kim’s unforgettable set of lilac nails.

For the July 2023 issue of Vogue Japan, the rapper sat elegantly against a jewel-toned background, nodding to the monochrome trend with almond-shaped, lilac ombre nails. The technique gave the nail beds an edgy, but glamorous dynamic, suitable for a magazine cover. As the world leaves magenta Barbiecore nails behind, lilac polish is a colorful, punchy alternative to the hyper-feminine trend.

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Neon Nails

Last but not least, you can’t go into fall without trying the summer classic: neon nails. Whether it’s in the form of color blocking or intricate nail art, all neon manicures are welcome during summer. Many opt for the trendy colors of the year, but a playful set of rainbow nails can brighten up a manicure. Recently, nail enthusiasts have been gravitating towards bold reds, Barbiecore pinks, and lilac purples topped with unique charms and foil appliques. 

Overflowing with pristine beauty and fashion sense, the Turkish actress Hande Erçel also knows a thing or two about achieving an A-list manicure. While visiting France, Hande’s rainbow-colored nails created a juxtaposition with her chic black accessories and floral shift dress. Turquoise, hot pink and neon tangerine polish made up the striking color palette while swirls, dots, and stripes brought the ultimate pop of color. Hande’s memorable manicure is a friendly reminder that rocking a punchy neon nail look is always appropriate for the warmest months of the year.

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While these trends thrived as summer peaked, they’re also the perfect beauty staple to try before transitioning to colder months. If you’re in for a late summer manicure, add these EnVi-approved recommendations to your beauty bucket list. 

Interested in more beauty content? Check out how to achieve the ultimate Barbiecore look here.

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