9 Netflix-approved nail designs inspired by Emily in Paris' finest looks
If you can't wear 'em, paint 'em
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / October 12 2020
If you're a human being with a pulse and a Netflix account, there's no doubt that you've stumbled across Emily in Paris, the latest Darren-Star-and-Patricia-Fields fantasy-meets-fashion TV treat to grace us with its presence.
But while the show's title character Emily Cooper (played, of course, by the divine Lily Collins, with whom our obsession grows each day) may have more of an affinity for colour-blocking and plaid prints from head to toe than the creators' previous characters (shoutout to Carrie Bradshaw), the larger-than-life looks she struts around the streets of Paris in are still nothing less than heavenly.
But because not all of us (including, if we're being realistic, a marketing exec in her 20's) can afford Cooper's revolving door of designer pieces and endless accessories, we've decided to settle for painting the patterns, colours and styles onto our nails instead.
Here's how to pay homage to the very best Emily in Paris looks, nail art style; consider it a whole new take on a 'French' manicure...
The Eiffel Tower may have been replaced by butterflies, but the primary colours pop gorgeously against this striking sky blue in both button-up and nail art form.
Cooper clearly couldn't decide between the colours of the rainbow when selecting this sweater; why should you have to either?!
This black-and-lemon look has to be one of our personal favourites, and it's just as fun, fresh and fashion-forward as a manicure.
Most people would choose to play up either a bold marble print or a fuchsia bucket hat (or in this case, statement nail), but hey, most people aren't Emily Cooper.
The girl clearly has never met a houndstooth print she didn't like, so we're certain she'd be on board with this textile-inspired red and white design.
We can't decide if this look would be better suited to the country club golf course or the runway, but we'll take a blush, white and grey colour combo any day.
If a teal velvet blazer existed in nail polish form, this is exactly how we'd envision it looking; bonus points for the necktie-inspired orchid embellishments, too.
It's hard to beat a classic floral, whether it's on a snappy off-the-shoulder shirt or a neutral negative space-style nail.