The saying goes, “Once you go black, you never go back.” Well, apparently we did go back… But now we are coming back to black again. No, I am not referring in any way/shape/form to my love life, but rather fashion’s love/indifferent relationship with black fingernail polish. The dark, bold look has long been a staple of lovers of gothic, emo, and punk aesthetics, not to mention fashionistas who refuse to wear anything but black, and seemingly comes back into the mainstream’s scope every time we get a little bored of colour or it gets colder outside.
Having last been most popular around the time of the new millennium (oh hai, Marilyn Manson), this year’s obsession with reviving ’90s grunge coupled with how hot leather is this fall as a trend has pretty much secured black’s return to nail paint relevancy. Want a cool way to rock it that is equal parts classy, work-friendly, and somehow still edgy? Go with a matte black, glossy tip French manicure. Here’s a super-easy, super-adorable tutorial here on how to release your inner uptown goth.