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The Accent Nail: A New Manicure Trend Designed For The Recently Engaged

Fashion & Beauty » Fashion & Beauty » Skin Care & Makeup

If ever there was a beauty trend tailor-made for brides-to-be it’s the accent nail. This is the the uber hot nail polish trend that, at first glance, may appear to be a manicure mistake. It’s actually the chicest new way to play up your ring finger. And, of course, what better time to draw attention to your most important digit than when it’s been recently adorned with a new piece of jewellery from your mister?

We’ve seen a huge range of different ways to interpret the accent nail trend, from coating just the ring finger with a fine layer of glitter to painting it a completely different colour and covering it with nail art. When it comes to doing this sort of manicure yourself there are no rules. You can go bold by choosing to play up your accent nail with a complementary colour from the opposite end of the colour spectrum to the rest of your mani, or you can go for a subtle look by accenting your ring finger with a slightly different shade in the same colour family. Either way, the accent nail trend is sure to showcase your new engagement ring in the most stylish way possible.

Here we’ll show you three different ways Hollywood celebrities have been wearing the accent nail.

The Best Bridesmaid Fashion Idea from J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons

Fashion & Beauty » Bridesmaid Dresses

Last week, J. Crew opened its first-ever Canadian store at Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall. In town for the grand opening party, Jenna Lyons, the company’s president and executive creative director, charmed the crowds in an eye-catching green sequin pencil skirt. Indeed, Lyons and her admirable personal style has undoubtedly added to the brand’s appeal in recent years—devoted legions of fans head to jcrew.com each month to view “Jenna’s Picks”—and her unique outlook on fashion can be felt in J. Crew’s wedding offerings as well. The brand’s bridal lookbooks, featuring fresh-faced brides and bridesmaids in effortlessly chic ensembles, are a constant source of inspiration. Needless to say, we were eager to chat with Lyons about what constitutes modern bridesmaid style. As it turns out, for Lyons it’s all about the mix. She was recently part of a bridal party in which each bridesmaid wore a simple white t-shirt and a floor-length sequin skirt. We absolutely love this idea! Separates can be just as chic as dresses for your girls, so don’t be afraid to mix things up—the results will by worthy of Jenna’s stamp of approval!

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