Nail polish is shaping up to be the recession’s answer to the “It” handbag. It’s kind of like 7th grade again, where everyone is obsessed with the shade of the season. Remember Chanel jade nail polish? If you are wearing the on trend shade, everybody notices, and unlike a luxury handbag, a bottle of the stuff costs about the same as a pair of tights–and lasts longer. (Unless they’re Wolford tights.) Let us guide you through the new nail polishes of 2010 so you’re way ahead of the game.
1. Nude is a big spring fashion trend, and this Chanel Inattendu Nail Polish ($23) is one of their three new spring nail colors. It’s nude with a slight peachy tint that will complement any summer dress.
2. If you’re the noncommittal type, get in on the purple trend with this Nars Purple Rain Nail Polish ($16) without going overboard.