Who doesn’t love a classic red pedicure, or manicure if you’re lucky enough to have strong fingernails? It’s timeless, ageless, goes with everything, and is so sophisticated! I’ve been thinking about contrast lately and reassessing pedicure colors for women over 50…and updated this post for any ladies with toes like mine.
I’m stepping further away from my predominantly black wardrobe these days and as I transition into paler, softer colored clothes, red nail polish is looking stark. When a color is a dramatic departure from the other colors around it, the eye is drawn to the contrast. In this case, attention slams to a halt at the toenails.
I don’t know about you, but my toes have taken quite a beating over the years. Scars from bunion surgery top the list but I’ve also broken several toes by stubbing and slamming them into things. Nobody ever “set” those broken toes so they healed by themselves… and did a lousy job of it.
The not-so-funny thing is that the older I get, the more crooked my toes become so wearing bright or dark-colored polish draws attention to their crookedness.
If brightly colored toe polish brings you joy every time you see it, the options are endless. I bought periwinkle this spring and love it.
White or a nude/beige is my favorite shade these days, but I’m always open to trying new things. What’s your favorite color for pedicures this spring?
Thanks for reading and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.
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