As temperatures drop, it wouldn’t be surprising if all you want to do is stay inside, snuggle up in a cozy sweater, and binge-watch Netflix. Unfortunately, those aren’t the most realistic goals (rent has to be paid, after all), but you can re-create that feeling with your nail art.
Sweater nails are having a huge resurgence on social media right now, and the amount of accompanying sweater nail designs are dizzying. In short, to create this look, nail artists use a dotting tool to carefully layer gel lacquer in cable-knit patterns. If you’re more of an over-the-top nail art kind of person, you can add pearls, glitter, and flocking powder to make the style look even more realistic and mimic the textures of your favorite comfy throw-over.
While the technique may be time consuming, that time in the salon chair is absolutely worth it. The finished manicure is super charming and an adorable accent to any winter look. So if you’ve been wanting to give the trend a spin, read ahead to get a look at some of the best sweater nail art to serve as inspiration for your new manicure.
— Additional reporting by Ariel Baker