5 Perfect Mani-Pedi Combos for Every Summer Occasion

We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Weekend Wedding 
Photo: courtesy (3); Time Inc. Digital Studio

More often than not, two is better than one, especially when it comes to nail polish. Now that warmer weather is here, you don't just have to worry about picking the perfect lacquer shade for your manicures; you also have to choose a complementary hue for your pedicure. With a myriad of color combinations to choose from, we've done some of the work for you by rounding up our favorite polish pairings for wherever the long, lazy days of summer may take you—but we'll leave the actual paint job up to you.

01 of 05

Weekend In The City

Weekend In The City  
courtesy (4)

Two shades that are just as sunny as your disposition when you're spending a Saturday afternoon strolling and shopping in town.

Perfect pairing: Eve Snow Nail Polish in Life's a Peach ($16; net-a-porter.com) + Yves Saint Laurent Beauty La Laque Couture Nail Polish in Jaune Babouche 62 ($25; net-a-porter.com).

02 of 05

Beach Break

Beach Break
courtesy (2); Time Inc. Digital Studio (2)

Whether you keep it local or fly to a tropical shore, embrace the sand and sea with beige and turquoise polishes.

Perfect pairing: Essie Nail Polish in Sand Tropez ($9; essie.com) + Butter London Trend Nail Lacquer in Minted ($15; nordstrom.com).

03 of 05

Office Appropriate

Office Appropriate 
courtesy (2); Time Inc. Digital Studio (2)

A pretty pastel pink and vibrant posy polish will almost make you forget you're stuck inside an office on a gorgeous summer day.

Perfect pairing: Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Funny Girl ($18; sephora.com) + Dior Vernis Gel Shine Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Wild About Pink ($27; sephora.com).

04 of 05

Backyard BBQ

Backyard BBQ
courtesy (3); Time Inc. Digita Studio

Nothing says chic at a backyard fête like a gingham-inspired mani-pedi.

Perfect pairing: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color in White On ($3; drugstore.com) + Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in My Boyfriend's Back ($20; deborahlippmann.com).

05 of 05

Weekend Wedding

Weekend Wedding 
courtesy (3); Time Inc. Digital Studio

Charming pastels will take you and your sundresses through the entire summer wedding season.

Perfect pairing: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in All Chalked Up ($3; target.com) + Lancôme Vernis In Love Nail Polish in 153 Bleu Ciel Parisien ($16; lancome-usa.com).

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles