Day 25 – Inspired by Fashion – Missoni

Today is my birthday, so I wanted something fun to wear today.  I’m really into chevrons at the moment, so I decided to incorporate some of my new Essie neons into a Missoni-inspired mani.

For those of you who don’t know, Missoni is a fashion house famous for their chevron knits.  I don’t own anything from them (I missed out on the Missoni for Target collection a while ago), but I really like the patterns and colors, and am planning to knit a few Missoni-inspired pieces when I have the time.

I was inspired by these booties, and chose a section of the pattern to replicate.

I started with a base of Essie Brooch the Subject (my favorite nude polish).  The black stripes are China Glaze Smoke & Ashes, and the other two are Essie Lights and Essie Camera from the Poppy-Razzi Collection.

I contemplated using tape, but it would have taken forever with the thin chevrons, so I freehanded these with a striping brush.  They are surprisingly difficult to get straight – this is my third attempt.

I really like these!  They were a fun way to wear neon without it being distracting, and the nude base kept the patten subtle.

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