How to Nail It for Spring

W editors share the season’s top coats—from cool nudes to shimmering metallics.

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“I love Essie’s ‘Sugar Daddy’ or ‘Hi Maintenance’—both are a very light pink that feels fresh and goes with everything.” – Rickie De Sole, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

Essie nail polish, $8.50,


“I fell for this warm camel hue at the Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2015 show and have been counting down the days until it hit stores. I’m planning to layer a matte polish on top, just as Lippmann did for the collection.” -Sue Williamson, Digital Editor

Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Terra Nova, $18,


“It’s this gorgeous muted sea blue that has tiny hints of gray and teal.”—Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Givenchy’s Croisirere Aquatique nail polish, $22,


“This light, off-white shade is somewhere between blush and cream—and feels so fresh and modern for spring.” – Sarah Leon, Senior Web Editor

Nails Inc + Victoria, Victoria Beckham Nail Polish in Bamboo White, $25,


“There is something deliciously unfussy about this warm neutral. Who says beige has to be boring?” – Kat Herriman, Digital Editorial Assistant

Smith & Cult The Graduate, $18,


“Reminiscent of spring’s budding cherry blossoms, this blush pink adds a modest kick to a sophisticated wardrobe.” —Sam Walker, Assistant Accessories Editor

Jin Soon x Tila March Doux nail polish, $18,


“I love aquatic colors on my toes when the weather starts to warm up. This faded blue-chambray hue has a relaxed, soothing vibe.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

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“I always wear dark blue polish, but for spring I’m going for a bit of shine to liven up the color!” – Gillian Sagansky, Assistant to the Editor in Chief

YSL nail polish in Bleu Cobalt, $27,


“I’m really into metallics this season, especially this dark silver/gun metal hue. It gives a little bit of a shine, but not too much.” – Lina Wahlgren, Art Director

Dior nail polish in Metal Montaigne, $27,


“I tend to wear nail shades from the opposing season–I like the way it sets off against my wardrobe–so, this spring, I’m all about a dark cranberry.” – Katie Becker, Beauty Editor

Tenoverten Nail Polish in Orchard, $18,