The official first day of summer is just over a week away. But, in Miami, we don’t certainly don’t have to wait for the summer solstice to bust out the sandals. Of course, though, when your toes make their big summer debut, you want them sporting the season’s chicest colors. Here are the hottest summer nail colors we’ll be sporting this sunny season.

Bring the Heat with Red Hot

You can’t go wrong with red this summer. A classic shade of red, such as Essie’s A List, always looks fab with flip-flops. But don’t be afraid to go rogue with red either. OPI has several shades that do fun takes on red, including Go With the Lava Flow and Chick Flick Cherry. Orange-reds, like Go With the Lava Flow, look especially good on cool-toned skin. Remember to stay away from very dark reds in summer too — save those for the fall and winter.

Berry Beautiful Nails

Deep shades of purple are hot, hot, hot right now. In honor of the release of the “Alice in Wonderland” sequel, OPI has released a special “Alice Through the Looking Glass Collection.” We adore the names of the shades in this line almost as much as we love the colors themselves.

For summer, we recommend What’s the Hatter With You, a brilliant purple. Essie also offers plenty of plum shades, including Bahama Mama, In The Lobby, and Damsel in a Dress. Match the shades with your favorite gladiator sandals, summer clutch, or nothing at all!

Say Yell-O to Yellow

Why not give a nod to the celestial being that makes all things summer possible and paint your nails the color of the sun? Yellow shades are scorching this season. Essie has a shade called Aim To Misbehave that we adore, and OPI has an especially large collection of yellows. Our faves include Towel Me About It, I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana, and Pineapples Have Peelings Too.

Now that you know what to buy, you just need to figure out where to buy it before summer’s here. We have all the hottest OPI and Essie summer shades for sale, so make an appointment with one of manicurists today to get summer-ready.

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