Thursday, May 10, 2007

Toe Advice

Dear Jeepers,

What is the most fashionable nailpolish colour to wear on my toenails this summer?

Susan L.

P.S. You are right about grey shoes.

Dear Susan,

We think dark cranberry, maybe veering towards purple. Other options: black, pearly white, greens, tropical orange. Bright shiny red will never be wrong. And if you're tan and fit and have nice feet, no polish at all is sweet.


Update: Try these colors. Foot loose, Jewel, Life Saver, Orchid Oasis, the incorrectly named Peach Daquiri, Plumberry, and Newyorkette's favorite, Fondola Gondola.


Anonymous carolita said...

I beg to differ. I favor mulberry-ish, tea rose colors, in particular, Essie's "Fondola Gondola," which is on my toes this very minute, and most likely will be freshly applied all summer. Last few summer's color was their "Mucho Dinero," a sort of J-Lo nude, which caught the eye of Bryan at Tuleh. Both of these colors look good on toes that have not been roasted like chicken on a spit. For those of us who wear sunscreen. :)

10:55 PM  
Blogger Jeepers said...

Oh, Carolita, your idea sounds even better than cranberry! Tea rose it is. Where does one find the Essie brand?

It IS (going to be) summer, after all. The bottom line for us and color this very second is non-primary, sweet, old-fashioned, combo colors. And mulberry sounds just perfect. xo

11:25 PM  
Anonymous carolita said...

Essie is in all the nail salons, where you can buy them for yourself too!

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

Does this mean I have to give up my metallic blue?

7:34 PM  
Blogger Gloria said...

i must say i'd rather go for pearly white..

9:14 PM  
Blogger scarlettholly said...

pearly white, or a matt candy pink (think muted fluoro to go with those nu-rave kids). and never ever match fingers and toes ladies

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow what a great blog you have helped me fritter all day.. do you know if there is a male version of this blog? I laughed out loud at your airport boyfriend meeting ware suggstions.... not in a cruel way i hope you understand :-)

thanks again for brightening my day ;-) andy (from england)

11:12 AM  
Blogger Jeepers said...

Andy from England,

We'll have to get back to you on whether there's a male equivalent of What To Wear This Very Second, but in the meantime, you might enjoy the Style Guy at
(or you can click on the link to Style Guy on the right-hand column of this blog). He's super funny, plus very well informed and he answers men's fashion questions. Thanks for your sweet comments on the site! And if you'd like more man-centered content, please ask Jeepers a fashion question. kisses,

1:28 PM  
Blogger Eunice said...

What did you say about grey shoes? What did I miss?

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Jeepers said...

Believe she's refering to a long-ago comment we made about grey shoes being a must-have, t-strap grey shoes at that. In retrospect, we're not sure t-strap is necessary, but grey shoes: still scrumptious. xo

2:23 PM  
Anonymous CHICKDOWTOWN Valerie said...

I think it depends on your skin tone personally. I think if you have darker skin then go for dark and deep colors. If you're on the fairer side you should stick with pearly and light colors.

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