Best Bet: Essie’s Resort Polishes

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We thought we'd retired wild-colored nails back in junior high, but the shades of spring (then fall) have slowly lured us back. After admiring the models' bare, beachy-blue toes at Chanel's resort show, we scooped up these tropical hues from Essie's latest resort collection. Lapis of Luxury is a moody, periwinkle blue with a subtle sheen, while Turquoise & Caicos packs a Jade-like punch (for a third of the price). Both skew a bit pastel, so greens and blues look fresh, not funky.

$8 each at EssieShop.com.