5 Chic & Minimalist Manicures Perfect For A Low-Key Thanksgiving

With only a week until Turkey Day 2020, we’ve come to terms with the fact that the holiday is going to look different this year. To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, health experts suggest an at-home, no-travel Thanksgiving, which means instead of passing a communal sweet potato casserole around a table crowded with out-of-state relatives, you’ll eat whatever you want and Zoom conference into family dinner from the comfort of your couch.

Despite the safety restrictions, you can still celebrate next Thursday: Pre-order a few bottles of Merlot and treat yourself to a DIY manicure beforehand. For the latter, we’ve rounded up the best seasonal nail-art inspiration, ahead. From glossy cranberry to plaid accents, you’ll find a chic and easy manicure to make a solo Turkey Day feel extra special, even if you won’t be leaving your one-bedroom apartment.

Cranberry Blend

Upgrade an expected red or burgundy manicure with a tonal gradient — like nail artist Christiana Hooks — and you get a stylized play on the best Thanksgiving side dish.

Plaid Print

If you have a steady hand, like editorial manicurist Betina Goldstein, you can attempt to freehand a reverse-weave plaid print. However, you can achieve the same effect with plaid-stitched stickers, which you can order now and have on your nails (to impress all your relatives) by Thursday.

Black & Camel

According to Paintbox Studio, a trend-leading nail salon in New York City, the chicest fall color combo is this neutral mix of black and camel.

Gold French

Nail artist Bryony Howell brings us this minimalist platinum-gold French manicure, which has us thinking we might also switch up our nail shape and try square tips.

Crescent Moon

Whatever sweater (or sweatsuit), you’re wearing Thanksgiving afternoon, you know this simple blush-toned crescent-moon manicure will match. Bonus: Paintbucket makes this exact design in nail-wrap form for easy application.

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