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 so sophisticated! Lately, I’ve been thinking about contrast and reassessing its attractiveness on my 60-year-old toes.
I’m stepping further away from my predominantly black wardrobe this spring and as I transition into paler, softer colored clothes, the red 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.
Now 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 themselves… and did a lousy job of it.
The not so funny thing is that the older I get the more crooked the toes are becoming. They don’t appear quite as crooked when I’m not standing on my feet…which I like to do:) Wearing a dark red or burgundy polish with pale sandals draws too much attention to their crookedness.
I wear toenail polish to prettify my feet. If the polish is drawing more attention to my gnarly toes, it’s not doing the job for me.
I’ve begun using pale pink, lilac, even blue polish on my toes and lately, I’ve discovered white. It feels sassier than pink but it’s also a strong contrast so I’m not sure how long I’ll stick with white.
What’s your favorite color for pedicures this spring? Are you a die-hard classic red polish lover? How have your toes held up?
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