The Partial Mani: Laziness Made Chic

Partial Mani Makes A Splash At NY Fashion Week

You know when you’re testing nail polish shades and find yourself with 4 out of 10 fingers polished and no time to finish the job?

Well, turns out you’re right on trend!

With middle and ring finger nails painted matte black, models made partially polished digits trendy at Proenza Schouler’s Spring/Summer 2016 runway show at NY Fashion Week.

Sure, you could just do what you usually do when testing out polishes…

Or, you could get the look as seen on the runway.

We vote for the latter.

(Agree? Read on!)

Proenza Schouler’s Partial Mani

Designer: Proenza Schouler

Lead Manicurist: Julie Kandalec for essie

The ScoopTo complement Proenza Schouler’s Latin inspired Spring/Summer 2016 collection, Julie Kandalec for essie created an edgy statement look where the models wore matte black polish on the ring and middle fingers, and a natural matte look.

How To DIY Proenza Schouler’s Partial Mani

  1. Apply ridge filling base coat to clean, filed nails.
  2. Next, apply two coats of au natural to all nails and let dry.
  3. Apply two coats of licorice to ring and middle fingers only.
  4. Finish with matte about you top coat.