2024 Summer Nail Ideas to Try

It’s time to switch it up

Even though nail trends come and go, there’s no denying that everyone gets excited every new season. New eye-catching prints, patterns, and colours — we’re always stoked about nail ideas that feel fun and fresh to show off. Whether you’re sipping a coconut by the beach or simply catching up on reading by the pool, statement nails are the perfect summer accessory. 

This year, expect the unexpected when it comes to nail art, designs and shapes. Ahead, take a closer look at some of the best 2024 summer nail ideas to try.

Fun, fresh 2024 summer nail ideas to try and show off:



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Taste the rainbow with a cool, colour-blocking concept. Whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist, this is a fun, whimsical idea to try if you’re looking for something unorthodox.

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Psychedelic Swirls


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Bring back the 60s and 70s with this psychedelic inspiration. A little bit bold but yet still trendy, this nail idea will grab attention this beach-bound time of the year.

Flower Power


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For the ‘Girlcore’ girlies, romanticise your nails with tons of dreamy florals and pastel shades to exude femininity wherever you go. It’s the best time of the year to go all out with your florals.

Sunset Galore


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There’s no denying that sunsets and sunrises are the epitome of summer. So, why not go full-on ombre to personify the colours of the iconic skies during the sunkissed season? While we’re head-over-heels for the dreamy pastel swirls, this ombre nail design is also swoon-worthy. It’s fun to look at and the colour combos are endless!

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Taste of The Sea


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Whether you’re getting sun-kissed at the beach or strolling down the farmers market, there’s nothing like strutting an ocean-like design on your nails this summer. It’s fun, cute and whimsical.

The Classic


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If you’re a classic kind of girl, then go basic with these stunning renditions of a French tip. All you need to do is spice it up with a bit of texture and you’ll be turning heads.

A lover of steamy romance books and all things green, Syameen Salehaldin is the Senior Content Producer for Harper's BAZAAR Malaysia. She spends most of her time immersed in books, and food and doing anything that makes her happy. Expect to see her diving into lifestyle, fashion and beauty trends on this platform.