May 22, 2015 05:02 PM

Put down that bottle of bright pink nail polish! We rounded up the freshest, most unexpected color combinations from this week’s red carpets, so all you have to worry about this Memorial Day weekend is what BBQ to hit up — not what color to paint your nails. Here’s how to make your mani/pedi your best accessory.

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Go dark on just your toes, like Sienna Miller: Whites, champagnes and other light-colored dresses are basically a given for Memorial Day weekend — whether you follow that age-old rule or not — and this is such an easy (and chic!) way to punch up a monochrome look. The key is to pick a mani color that’s the exact same hue as your dress and shoes, so your pedi adds more pow.


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Match your mani to your shoes and your pedi to your dress, like Victoria Justice: Um, can we talk about how simple but genius this combination is? Sure, it requires knowing what you’re going to wear ahead of time, but it ties your whole outfit together with barely any effort.

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Go for a total color contrast, like Naomie Harris: Love bold shades like coral and yellow in the summer? Resist the urge to go for an equally bright mani! This trend has been popping up on the red carpet in a ton of different iterations — it’s kind of similar to Sienna’s above — but against a hyper-watt hue, a dark manicure really pops.

Tell us, what mani/pedi colors will you be wearing this weekend? Daring to give any of the looks above a try? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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–Lindsay Schallon

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