9 New York Fashion Week Inspired Manicures

We’re calling it: nail art is no longer just for middle schoolers. Neon colors and chunky glitter are things of the past, while beauty influencers and celebrities are reinventing their manicures and hopping on board the modern nail art train. Our favorite designs incorporate metallics, tasteful embellishment, and minimalist palettes, but the sky is the limit when it comes to decorating your fingertips.

If you’re still not with us, perhaps the models hitting runways at New York Fashion Week will change your mind. From muted, sunset nails at Mara Hoffman to updated French tips at Tibi, there is nothing teenybopper about these talons. And a presence on the high fashion runways just goes to show how elevated the nail art movement has become.

But believe us, you don’t need a red carpet or a catwalk to sport a festive mani. With (literally) a million and one ways to snag this trend, we’ve rounded up nails from both the runway and realway to get your creative juices flowing.

nailart pink gold

nailart pink fuschia

NYFW Nail Art Black White

NYFW Nail Art White Gold Stripe Erin Fetherston

NYFW Nail Art Honor Spring 2015

NYFW Nail Art Blue Stripes Ann Yee Spring 2015

NYFW Nail Art Silver Glitter Tips

NYFW Nail Art Butter London Black Stripe

NYFW Nail Art Tiger Stripes