Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet never fails to serve up plenty of feminine frocks and sequined sheaths season after season, but for a change, we’ve got our sights set on the trend-setting beauty looks demonstrated in the line’s Spring/Summer 2012 runway show several months back. As predicted, we beauty mavens still have an obsession with nail art, and we’re digging the models’ fresh black-and-white striped mani as a chic alternative to the tried-and-true solid brights and barely-there nudes. Luckily, this luxe mani isn’t nearly as difficult as it looks, and you can cop the style yourself, no appointment required (in fact, you don’t even have to leave your house)! Start off with a couple coats of a nice pure, opaque white hue, like China Glaze’s White Out. Make sure it’s been given ample time to dry, then hand-paint some sleek stripes with a black nail pen like Sally Hansen’s Nail Art Pens. And just to make sure your effort doesn’t go to waste, be sure to top off with a no-chip top coat; personally, I’m a fan of Essie’s No Chips Ahead!
Be sure to also check out our Summer Fashion Guide for the latest summer trends!
– Alexandra Gambardella
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