There are two types of people in this world: those who watch football because they’re fans of the sport, and those who watch football to see Taylor Swift cheer on boyfriend and Kansas City Chiefs’ tight-end, Travis Kelce. Week after week, Miss Taylor Alison Swift’s red lips, chic and sporty outfits, and PDA have had us abuzz—but it was the glitter nails she sported this past weekend that really got us talking. And now that we can’t stop dreaming about glistening neutral manicures replete with a trendy squoval shape, it’s safe to say that glitter nails will be all the rage for the year ahead. To help you get in on the trend early, we set out to find everything there is to know about glitter nails. Keep scrolling to learn more.
What are glitter nails?
In juxtaposition to the blinding, shimmery nail looks of the past, glitter nails for 2024 are subtle and sparkly. And even though Taylor’s latest manicure has us rushing to make our next mani appointment, she’s simply the latest celeb to rock this trend (her BFF Selena Gomez rocked a shimmering “naked nail” manicure last summer). But while the exact origin of this trend is unknown, it’s safe to say that it pulls inspiration from nail trends in recent years, and this stunningly glitzy nail look is equal parts glazed donut, old money, and naked nails.
In essence, the glitter nails we’re seeing everywhere are classic colors with a twinkling twist. Instead of relying on traditional holographic polishes and chrome powders to create a glittery effect (though those can also achieve this look), this trend opts for painting a glittering top coat atop go-to hues or clear polishes to create an elegant nail look that’s a masterclass in quiet luxury. Swift opted for chunky glitter and a warm, mid-tone neutral darker than her skin tone to create the eye-catching gameday look.
What’s more, Swift’s mid-length square shape makes this a versatile manicure everyone can get behind; they’re low-maintenance, fun, and flattering, so you can rock them no matter the occasion.
Glitter nail ideas
Ready to make the whole place shimmer like queen Taylor Swift herself? Look no further. Use these glitter nail ideas to inspire your next manicure, and bookmark this page so you’ll be able to come back to it and find the perfect nail look all year long.