One easy way to wear spring’s big pastel trend is on your nails. This week, Jessica Alba dressed up her look with a lilac mani, Michelle Trachtenberg wore a seafoam lacquer, and Ginnifer Goodwin added a pop of color to her LBD with a robin’s egg blue. “I just loved that it was a blue that doesn’t make my hands look dead,” the actress told InStyle.com of why she picked the hue. We love how the shades are soft and feminine without being fussy. Plus, they flatter every skin tone and pack a lot of punch when worn with contrasting hues. When opting for this lighter look, remember to keep your finishes in mind—ultra-glossy top coats create a high-fashion feel, while a jeweled glitter swipe adds a touch of sparkle. Just be sure to steer clear of matte polishes—the lack of shine makes the colors chalky with a Wite-Out-esque appearance. For more celebrity manicure ideas, click through the gallery now.
— Marianne Mychaskiw, with reporting by Lindzi Scharf