8 Sandal And Nail Polish Pairings That Take The Stress Out Of Picking A Color

Nailin' it.

06/05/2016 4:24 AM AEST | Updated 06/05/2016 4:24 AM AEST

Deciding on a polish color at the nail salon always makes us feel like this:

Kim Richards feels our stress.

But as we take the necessary steps to make sure that our feet are sandal-ready, knowing exactly which shades are pedicure-worthy will help to eliminate stress.

So we tapped into the expertise of Kiss products celebrity manicurist Gina Edwards to put together this guide on the perfect nail polish colors for eight spring sandal styles. Scroll down to find out which combinations work best!

To play up the casual feel of this shoe, Edwards recommends complementing colors in peach or coral.  

Shop the look: Sole Society Audrina Platform Espadrille Sandal, $74.95; Loeffler Randall Harper Ankle-Wrap Wedge Espadrille Sandal, $295; Londontown Pinks Lakur Enhanced Colour in Weekend Cheers, $16; Essie Lounge Lover Nail Color, $8.50; Formula X Nail Polish in Punch Line, $10.50.

"Black nails give a fierce, strong, warrior look," says Edwards. 

Shop the look: Stuart Weitzman Gladiator Sandals, $445; Circus by Sam Edelman Selma Women's Sandals, $45; Christian Louboutin Beauty Nail Polish in Loubi Under Red, $45; OPI Black Onyx Nail Lacquer, $10; Lauren B. Beauty Paparazzi Nail Polish, $18.

According to Edwards, bright neon colors display an ironic, fun twist against black sandals. 

Shop the look: Vince Ida Crisscross-Strap Flat Sandals, $179; Madden Girl Bella Two-Piece Block Heel Sandals, $49; Nails Inc Gel Effect Nail Polish in Berkeley Street, $15; Zoya Dory Nail Polish, $10; Yves Saint Laurent Beauty La Laque Couture Nail Polish in Jaune Babouche, $25.

"Kiss glitters are a perfect combo with a fuchsia nail, accenting the glitter on the first toe only," says Edwards."You never want to overdo it to take away the look of the shoe."

Shop the look: Alice + Olivia Callie Lizard Embossed Leather Heeled Sandal, $189.97; Avec Moderation Calf Leather Corallo Criss Cross Sandals, $295; Gradation Nail Polish Kit by Kiss, $6.99; Sally Hansen Pink Tank Miracle Gel Nail Polish, $7.99; Smith & Cult Suburban Warrior Nail Polish, $18.   

When sporting metallic silver and gold sandals, Edwards suggests cool, bronzy colors to keep a seamless flow.

Shop the look: J.Crew Malta Mirror Metallic Sandals, $78; Calvin Klein Nadina Ankle Strap Sandal, $108.95; RMS Beauty Nail Polish in Spark, $15; Gucci High-Gloss Lacquer in Iconic Bronze, $29; Butter London 3-Free Nail Lacquer Vernis in Dust-Up, $15.   

"A beautiful, bright red works incredibly," says Edwards. And we couldn't agree more.

Shop the look: Toms Leopard Printed Calf Hair Tierra Sandals, $51.35; Club Monaco Casey Leopard Calf Hair, $99; Mischo Beauty Good Kisser Nail Polish, $18; Estée Lauder The Le Rouge Look: Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Envious, $21; Julep Boho Glam Tamara Nail Color, $14

According to the nail pro, you have an open canvas for a full color spectrum when wearing neutral sandals. She adds, "Just be careful with ornate nail art. Keep it simple and fresh."

Shop the look: Stella Mccartney Faux Leather Lace-Up Sandals, $539, Zeus + Dione Myrtle Two-Tone Leather Sandals, $145; Jin Soon Ube Nail Polish, $18; Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Particuliere, $28; Marc Jacobs Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Sally, $18.   

"White with a slight opalescence provides a reflective finish against bright-colored sandals," says Edwards.

Shop the look: Birkenstock Essentials Arizona Slide Sandal, $34.95; Kendall + Kylie Elena Strappy Cutout Medium Blue Sandal, $160; Essie Instant Hot Nail Polish, $7.49; Crabtree & Evelyn London Opal Nail Lacquer, $10; Revlon Pure Pearl Nail Enamel, $5.32

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