Tis the season! This winter season, switch up your typical manicure and try something new! Short or long nails, pink or blue—this season’s nail trends are simple yet unique. If you’re looking for a wintery design to get into the festive spirit, here are five winter nail trends you need to jump into.

1. 3D Sweater Nails

3D Forest Green Sweater Nails with a blinged out pinkyInspo: @misashton
Shade: Dark Forest   

Two-toned 3D grey sweater nails with two bottles of Perfect Match Gel Polish featured

Inspo: @cariesha_ 
Shades: Smoke Show, Behind Closed Doors

The 3D sweater nail is the perfect design to match your Christmas sweaters! You don’t need to be an expert in crochet or knitting to rock these cozy-chic nails. Match your sweater nails with rhinestones to create a festive bling look. Plus, while this nail trend mimics the texture of a sweater, it goes perfectly with any outfit!

2. Glitter Bomb

Inspo: @nc_nails_academy
Collection: Sky Dust Glitter Gel

Inspo: @polishednailsbybritt
Shades: Sonic Bloom, Manhattan

Glitter is what your nails need this winter! There are endless designs that you can do with glitter. You can comfortably rock a manicure with a solid glitter or a crafty cute ombre glitter. The magic of glitter is that it can be any dimension, form, and color. Try glitter nails now with our new Sky Dust Glitter Gel Collection!

3. Leopard Print

Inspo: @ceirrasnails
Shades: Peach Charming, Innocence 

winter nail trends - glittery leopard print

 Inspo: @donnynails
 Shades: Twilight Twinkle, Black Velvet,  California Coral

Despite the vast range of animal prints, we can all agree that the popular leopard print is perfect for anyone who wants a fierce look. This design is a simple way to make a statement this season—you can even add glitter create a glamourous look. Check out this YouTube video on how to do your own Leopard prints: Sparkly Leopard Print Nails

4. Watercolor Nails

winter nail trends : beautiful watercolor nails, similar to northern lights designInspo: @vo.tino
Shades: Indigo Flow, Lilac Lux, Splash of Teal 

Inspo: @sugarplumfairyfingers
Shades: Sunset Glow, Shattered Sun, California Coral

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The watercolor design, also known as aquarelle, is an ombré, multi-colored design on trend for this winter. A very eye-catching and unique design, it mimics the technique of a watercolor painting.

5. Plaid

winter nail trends : plaid and glitter nailsInspo: @nailsbytashalynn 
Shades: Passionate Kiss, Cashmere, Black Ice, Such a Cutie       
winter nail trends : plaid nailsInspo: @monynailart
Shades: Felicity, Harvest Moon

Just like sweater nails, plaid nails are inspired by rich textiles. Plaid is an easy multicolor design that only takes a couple of lines to achieve! In addition, this design looks best when paired with a gradient or shimmery color.

Looking for more winter nail trends? Get inspired through our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube! If you recreate any of these nail designs, use #LeChatNails and tag us @lechatnails for a chance to be featured on our socials. And for all of the LeChat products these artists used and more, visit us at LeChatNails.com!