Beauty Hair Summer's Must-Try Manicures By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 26, 2011 @ 11:26AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Time Inc Digital Studio Summer's Must-Try Manicures 01 of 06 The Trend: Leopard Print IMax Tree; Time Inc Digital Studio Leopard print was all over the runway this season and what better way to transition a runway look to real-life than by creating a crafty nail trend? Dolce amp Gabbana was just one of the designers who sent bold, animal-inspired prints down the runway. We created a similar effect by topping warm gold polish with an innovative new top-coat. 02 of 06 Leopard Print Manicure How-To Time Inc Digital Studio 1. Lacquer nails with two coats of gold or metallic brown (we like Dior Vernis in City of Gold, $21; dior.com). Allow at least five minutes for the polish to dry completely. 2. Sweep one heavy coat of black shatter polish like OPI nail lacquer in Black Shatter ($9; at Ulta) over the entire nail. 03 of 06 The Trend: Color-Blocking IMax Tree; Time Inc Digital Studio Color-blocking is one of Spring's most sought-after trends. Jil Sander especially paired plain bold hues to create a colorful spring look. Take this trend from the runway to your fingertips in three easy steps! 04 of 06 Color-Blocking Manicure How-To Time Inc Digital Studio 1. Apply one coat of magenta (we're loving Estee Lauder nail lacquer in Purple Passion, $19; at Nordstrom) over the entire nail. Let dry. 2. Place a french manicure strip at the bottom third of your nail. 3. Apply green, such as Revlon Top Speed nail enamel in Emerald ($6; at Target), from the strip to the base of the nail. 05 of 06 The Trend: Graphic Stripes IMax Tree; Time Inc Digital Studio Graphic stripes, like the ones we saw at Prada, are a great way to take a break from all of your monotone and floral dresses this season. Looking to take a break from your usual mani too? Graphic stripes can easily be adapted for a new look for your nails! 06 of 06 Graphic Stripes How-To Time Inc Digital Studio 1. Sweep one stroke of blue (we like Zoya Nail polish in Breezi, $8; zoya.com) from base to tip along the left half of the nail. 2. Sweep black on the right side. Try Orly Nail polish in Liquid Vinyl, $8; orlybeauty.com. 3. Once polish is completely dry, use a white paint pen like Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in White ($8; at Ulta) to connect the two halves.