Matching nails and toes are no longer essential. Stylists agree that picking different colors is now acceptable. Reasons to mismatch include the freedom to wear bolder colors on your toes and to add variety to your look.
Choose neutral colors or complementary shades for your toenails. Pick colors that work with your shoe color, either by choosing opposites on the color wheel or shades close to each other. Neutral shoes work with any color and can be paired with another neutral or a bold primary color.
To make your feet look smaller, consider using either dainty or dark colors on your toenails. Dainty colors like pale pinks and pastels give the illusion of delicate feet, while dark colors such as black, brown, or navy create a trimmer appearance and make the foot look smaller.
The belief that white toenail polish indicates promiscuity is an old urban legend. Today, a TikTok trend suggests that white nails signify single status, while light blue indicates taken status. Users reveal their relationship status dramatically with a nail color reveal.
Femme flagging" is an old social convention in the LGBTQ community where one or two nails of a hand are painted a different color to signal their sexuality to other femme lesbians. It was a discreet way to meet others without making themselves a target for bigotry
Any nail can be an accent nail, regardless of femme flagging. The ring finger is a popular choice, especially for showing off rings. The accent nail is also great for displaying nail art while being a budget-friendly option