Nail art is notorious for being difficult to do at home. Despite having all the right tools and colors, even with the steadiest hand our take at the latest trends often ends up looking less like a masterpiece and more like a middle school art project.
Luckily, recently nail art has taken a turn to more subdued designs that can be DIYed at home even if you aren’t a nail art wizard. Case in point: manicurist Alicia Torello’s, colorful and graphic designs, which she shares on her Instagram, @aliciatnails.
From chic, minimal negative space designs to multicolor stripes, InStyle enlisted Torello to share how to achieve five of our favorite recent designs of hers at home. Any of the following options are the anecdote you need to the stale colors and makeshift patterns you’ve resorted using on your nails one too many times. Now get painting!