Always Have Trouble Picking a Color? You'll Love Wabi Sabi Nails

Move aside perfectly polished tips and intricate designs. The latest nail art trend to sweep Instagram is wabi sabi, or intentionally mismatched nails. Borrowing from Japanese tradition, wabi sabi is a lifestyle aesthetic that's about embracing the beauty of all things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.

We've seen countless iterations of the trend—from dainty rainbow dots to split-color designs. (Our personal favorite? A dreamy pastel sampling of different shades on different fingers as shown above.)

Bottom line: There is no right or wrong way to do it. Channel your inner child and have some fun.

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Jenny Jin is PureWow’s Beauty Director and is currently based in Los Angeles. Since beginning her journalism career at Real Simple magazine, she has become a human encyclopedia of...