This season's runways were riddled with bare nails and minimal nail art. From select matte black nails at Proenza Shouler to a single metallic stripe at Noon by Noor, designers made it clear that nail art is here to stay. This minimalist approach not only adds an artistic edge to your nails, the designs are so simple to re-create they often require zero tools. Here I've taken cues from a design created by Madeline Poole for Adam Selman's Spring '16 show (seen here), adding stripes to pay homage to Lupe Fiasco's song Dots & Lines. The end result is minimally abstract and totally eye-catching; providing the perfect way to stay on trend while strengthening and rebuilding nails. 


  1. Paint all nails using two thin coats of OPI Nail Envy.
  2. Using a large dotting tool and Essie Nail Polish in Licorice create large dots on each nail in a random fashion.
  3. Add lines to a few of the nails using the Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Striper in Black.
  4. Finish with a thick coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat to protect the design and add a glossy finish. 


Are you into the minimal nail art trend?
Let me know/share your design in the comment section below.