Who doesn’t love the happy-go-lucky designs of preppy nails? For this nail aesthetic, think classic styles (like french tips) reimagined with a colorful twist, or with cute designs like hearts and stars. Searches for “preppy nails” over the past few months have spiked according to Pinterest trend data. This style is trending for 2023 and beyond!

What Are Popular Preppy Nails Designs?

To “nail” this look, you’ll want to choose bubble gum pinks, sky blues, and any color bold neons. Preppy nails feel like they are the older sister of Y2K nails. They are a bit more classic but still share some design elements like smiley faces, bright hues, and groovy patterns.

Does this sound like your vibe? Keep scrolling if you are needing some inspiration for your next nail appointment!

The Best Inspiration For Preppy Nails

Here are 20+ of the best preppy nails ideas to copy!

French Tip Preppy Nails Styles

French tips are such a classic nail design, and these nails add a fun twist!

Preppy Nails Designs and Patterns




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Short Preppy Nails

If shorter/your natural nails are more your thing, here are some short preppy nails styles to copy as wel!



I hope you enjoyed these fun preppy styles!. Also, be sure to check out my archive filled with more on-trend nail ideas for your next manicure!

Best, Mia

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