05/19/2015 11:35 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

15 Nail Polish Colors For Your Summer Mani And Pedi

It's officially sandal weather which means one things for your nails -- break out the bright polish colors.

Below are 15 happy hues that are perfect for summertime fun, whether you're working away at the office, vacationing on a beach or breaking the dance floor at your best friend's wedding. From a sparkling white to a shocking pink, these shades will look great on your fingers and toes as you safely work on that sexy summer tan. Searching for something a bit more sophisticated? We found a red-orange lacquer that will stand out beautifully against crisp white clothing.

When wearing highly pigmented nail polish colors like these, always prep your nails with a base coat to prevent stains. Then, polish with thin, even strokes. Seal your summer mani and pedi with a top coat for a shiny, chip-resistant finish and you're good to go.

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Clockwise from the top: Nails Inc Gel Effect Nail Polish in Covent Garden, Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer in Shocking, OPI Nail Lacquer in Suzi Shops & Island Hops, Dolce & Gabbana The Nail Lacquer in Passione, Julep Nail Color in Denise, Morgan Taylor Anime-zing Color!, Lancôme Vernis In Love Bleu Lasure, Smith and Cult Cut The Mullet, Zoya Nail Polish in Cecilia, Essie Nail Polish in Private Weekend, Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Shifting Sands, Jenna Hipp Mini Lacquer in Hashtag, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gemincello, Butter London Nail Lacquer in Tiddly, NARS Nail Polish in Libertango

Photos courtesy of companies; art by Chanel Parks.



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