If you’re finally getting a bit tired of the subtle, clean-girl manicure that’s been trending this year, then there are other ways to tap into the same fresh and neutral color palette, but also make a statement. See Emily Ratajkowski, whose recent Instagram story showed the model wearing a dramatic twist on the trend.
While clean-girl manicures are traditionally worn on short, rounded nails, Ratajkowski went full throttle with her talons. Filed into a stiletto shape–where the nails form a pointed tip–it was the perfect juxtaposition to the soft, girlish bubblegum-pink polish on her nails.
Playing with shape is a surprisingly easy way to transform your signature polish color. As EmRata proves, it can take your look from soft to sultry in seconds. Stiletto shapes, in particular, are excellent at elongating fingers–however, be warned: they’re not as low-maintenance as some other shapes and require a certain level of patience during everyday tasks (like typing).