The Chicest Nail Designs We've Seen in 2016 (So Far)

Dacy Knight

A guaranteed way to ensure your look is perfectly polished (pun intended) is with a fresh manicure. But for the bold and fashion-forward, a simple swipe of a single color just won't cut it. Lacquer-loving individuals take their nails beyond the norm to make a statement, with eye-catching nail designs that showcase impossible intricacy and wondrous compositions to satisfy every whim.

From bright and geometric to forward-thinking takes on the classic French, the year offered up a creative catalog of new ways to wear nail polish that were as innovative as they were entrancing. Our favorite finds popped up on fashion week runways and in the streets, but all were immortalized on Instagram. Now we can cherish the coveted looks up close and refer to them as nail design inspiration all year long.

Keep reading to see the most mesmerizing nail designs to grace Instagram this year.

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