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What to Wear With Your Polish This Summer

Rent the Runway shares tips on how to complete your look.

Rent the Runway shares tips on how to complete your look. 

Rent the Runway Style Director Blaire Walsh offers her expert perspective on finding the right nail color for this summer. “The bold nail is making an appearance more than ever,” she says, “The trick to pulling off a statement nail and your everyday attire is to complement and create an overall, balanced look.”

Walsh suggests using your nail color as an “accessory” to complement your outfit. “Nails don’t always have to be matchy-matchy,” she advises, “Use your nails to surface those little outfit details and establish a more elevated look.”

Here are our favorite polish and on-trend RTR combos, all available now.


Trend 1: One-Piece Wonders

Comfortable but chic one-pieces have become a timeless summer trend because they’re easy to dress up or down. Whether you’re casually throwing on a jumpsuit after the beach or grabbing your favorite romper and heels, you can’t go wrong with a one-piece.

Show Me Your MuMu Thelma Romperwith Safflower Polish

Rent the Runway Style Tip: Embrace the summer heat in a lightweight romper, sunkissed by the summer rays.

Ulla Johnson Petra Jumpsuit with Twilight Polish

Rent the Runway Style Tip: Why not make it a statement with a bold print and complementary nail to pull out the finer details.

Trend 2: Prints of Summer

Fresh and floral patterns are a wardrobe staple for the season. These playful patterns will give you that classic but carefree look you’ll want to last all summer long.

Borgo de Nor Lemonade Margarita Maxi with Lemons Wrap

Rent the Runway Style Tip: Play up the citrus trend, with a lemon wrap accent nail. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

Staud Demi Dress with Signature Floral Nail Wrap

Rent the Runway Style Tip: Complement your nail wrap by drawing out similar colors as with this Staud Demi Dress.

Trend 3: Tie Dye 

The ‘60s are still alive and well this summer with everyone’s favorite DIY comeback: tie dye.

Retrofete Auris Dress with Lines Nail Wrap

Rent the Runway Style Tip: Cross the lines — as shown here with this tie-dye mini slip dress and minimalistic mani.  

MSGM Tie Dye Jeans with Calla Lily Polish

Rent the Runway Style Tip: Don’t be afraid to wear the unexpected. Try summer’s hottest trend tie dye with a fearless polish color.

Trend 4: Pastel Brights 

Pastels, this year’s biggest trend, are perfect for summer. Their light palette pairs nicely with neutral tones but can also be worn as a monochromatic look.

ALC Lemon Ava Top with Little Miss Sunshine Polish

Rent the Runway Style Tip: A soft, saturated yellow is everything for summer. Try it with a denim or a khaki-colored accent.

Oscar de la Renta Beaded Drop Tassel Earrings with Eden Roc Polish

Flirty nails and statement earrings are the pop you need for that virtual first date!