Toenail polish is making a more fashionable statement than ever. Like fingernail polish, these days it’s an important part of the picture and viewed as an accessory to an outfit. We paint our toenails regularly, especially during sandal season, because it adds interest to our look. It makes us smile when we stare down at our toes, and makes us feel more pulled together when our feet are exposed.
There’s an almost infinite number of polish colours, and an enormous variety of intricate designs that you can create on your nails. How you choose to groom your toenails is a completely personal thing, and there is no right or wrong choice. Like most things in fashion, it’s all about preferences and going with what makes you feel fab.
I wear toenail polish almost year round because I like how it adds sparkly polish to my feet. It makes me feel well-groomed and luxurious, especially when I’m without shoes and socks. I used to wear high-contrast blue or green toenail polish because I enjoyed the unusual colour. But about five years ago, I dramatically changed my preferences to a shimmery pearly white, and since then that’s ALL that I wear. I enjoy the low contrast of the colour against my skin tone, the visual softness of the white, the delicate shimmer of the pearl, and I find the subtle colour soothing.
I only recently started wearing sandals again, so my toenail polish style had little to do with how well it worked with open-toed footwear. That said, I like the way my white sandals match my white toes. It’s calming and modern to my eye.
Over to you. What’s your toenail polish style, and what’s the reason behind the colours that you choose? Do you prefer a high or low-contrast colour on your toes?