16 Summer Nail Designs That Are So Chic for 2020

At the start of every summer, I like to treat myself to a bright, fun manicure to celebrate the start of the new (and in my opinion, most fun) season of the year. Right now, I’ve been thinking about that and the anticipation of summer in general. Although things are still so uncertain, it makes me feel good to daydream about the future—and it certainly takes my mind off of what’s going on in the present. Call it escapist, call it delusional, but let me have it, okay? We all have our ways of coping with stress and unknowns.

As part of my daydreaming, I’ve been thinking about what kind of designs or colors I’d want to try out. There are so many options out there—just a scroll on Instagram can lead to endless possibilities. For inspiration, I tapped a couple of nail artists for their predictions on what they think will be popular summer nail designs. Hint: They’re all very happy, so be prepared to smile. And better yet, a lot of these recommendations are easy enough to DIY should we all find ourselves staying home a bit longer.

Take a look below and start envisioning these on your nails. You know I’ve already done it for all of the options.