by Cinya Burton
Published Jan 24, 2012
Color-blocking and polka-dots are so last season! Wild tribal prints flooded the runways of 2012 high fashion spring/summer collections such as BCBG, Bottega Veneta, and Donna Karan. And the exotic pattern is even popping up on fingertips! Need a great jumping off point? Mimic the fun ikat print that has been featured in L.A.M.B, J. Crew, and Gucci lines, with these easy NCLA nail wrap stickers. Or free-style a vibrant, graphic design by mixing and matching lines, dots, and zigzags like these Beauties below.
For a pastel take on tribal, Britney started with a basic beige and white-striped base then layered a blue and white zigzag pattern with teal dots down the center of her nails.
Time to shine! Natalie opted for an eclectic rainbow manicure, with a different color and pattern on each nail, but she chose glittering polishes to give her wild prints a dash of girlie glamour.
Zoe paired bright blues, pinks, and greens for her eye-popping, busy effect. Each digit is totally custom—it’s a completely couture mani!