Summer may be rapidly coming to an end, but there’s still plenty of time for another pedicure (or two) before you pack away all your sandals and swap them for boots. You might not think about the hottest nail trends when it comes to your pedicure, but maybe it’s time to rethink? Your toenails are simply more assets to embrace the newest nail looks. For example, Barbiecore pedicures—yes, the Barbie-inspired aesthetic is applicable to much more than manicures and makeup looks. Bright pinks, purples and whites create perfect late-summer nail looks that will carry you into fall.
There are simpler, more timeless pedicure looks, of course. You can never go wrong with French tips, neutral pinks, or even a sheer wash—all chic options to try for fall. Chances are you’re all too familiar with Hailey Bieber’s viral chrome nails, and you probably won’t be surprised to hear that the look is just as stylish on your nails. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, swirl nail art is still going strong and makes for a fun pedicure design; and, if you’re *really* down for a standout look—literally—give the 3D nail art trend a whirl.
For all your end-of-summer pedicures, keep reading to see the top picks that caught the TZR team’s attention this week.
Pink and purple marble nails
“Just because fall is just around the corner, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy bright, summery nail shades. This pink and purple marble look is so pretty and the perfect way to combat those late summer dreads. Also, it’s giving it Barbiecore in the best possible way.” – Catherine Santino, beauty news writer, TZR
There are hardly any ballerinas
“I’m not super adventurous when it comes to my pedicures. You’ll always find me with a stark white or pink nail polish and the most I’ll do with toenail art is a French pedicure. Call me boring, but there is something so satisfying about a clean, simple, barely pink pedicure that will always be in place.” – Annie Blay, beauty news editor, TZR.
Tennis ball fingers
Ever since Beyoncé’s recent performance at the Oscars, this neon yellow-green shade has been a favorite. While my manicures are starting to lean toward the upcoming fall nail trends, I always consider pedicures a free space for fun—and this sensitive color definitely fits the bill. – Amanda Ross, beauty news writer, TZR
Enjoy while you still can
“We may only have a few more weeks of hot weather, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to ditch the fiery reds. Plus, your toes will still be out in open-toed sandals, so you might as well make them dance.” – Natasha Marsh, beauty feature writer, TZR
Less was said
“As summer starts to wind down (* tears*) I plan to take off my finger paint for a nice fall/winter reboot. This polish-free look can be achieved by simply removing your color or with a proper pedicure and protein treatment. I’ve been loving the Olive & June Nail Brightener to get the leftover neons and unique nail art stains that my summer pedi has been showing. Trust me, toes can look perfectly styled without polish.” – NM
“I tend to go more neutral with my pedicure colors in the summer – I love how a slight tan makes my legs look longer. A metallic sheen adds an eye-catching twist to this summer pedicure, and I’m inspired to swap out my cream polish shade for a brighter alternative at my next appointment.” – Faith Xue, executive director of beauty, BDG
“Once fall rolls around, I’m partial to darker, funky pedicure colors, even if I don’t wear sandals as much anymore. There’s something extremely sexy about a deep chestnut or burgundy color on the toes.” – Hannah Baxter, deputy beauty editor, TZR
“It may not look like the most attractive option in the bottle, but never pass up a chocolate brown shade when you’re at your salon appointment. It’s 100% a fashion girl’s favorite.” – HB
“Blue nails are one of my all-time favorite nail color trends and a soft navy or baby blue is just what I need to transition into cooler temperatures this season.” – HB
“I love to end every season with a bang, and what better way to say goodbye to summer than with a stunning pedicure! I love the 3D effect of these nail jewels and how they work with every look under the sun.” – Angela Melero, executive editor