Just when you thought it was time to stash your black, brown and burgundy nail lacquers, the celebs come and prove that some rules are just meant to be broken. Follow their lead by rocking jet black or midnight blue when the sun is at its peak this spring. You’ve got our permission.

To nail this look, try Julep Nail Varnis’ midnight blue in ‘Marisa’, CND’s vampy black in “Blackjack” topped off with a clear coat of Elle Nail Lacquer available exclusively at Kohls. Try it with cool decals like Ciara or a touch of shimmer like Jada Pinkett-Smith. Just promise us you’ll try it!

Share your deepest, darkest mani’s with us on Twitter by snapping a Twitpic and sending to @EbonyMag. Yours could be retweeted!

—Lyndsay Luff