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Iggy Azalea Fancy – Plaid Nail Art Tutorial

By on June 25, 2014
in Nail Art, OPI, Yellow

Iggy Azalea Fancy Plaid Nail Art Tutorial

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I don’t know any girl who has watched Clueless and not coveted Cher Horowitz’s closet and computerized “Dress Me” program. I know I still do. Clearly, Iggy Azalea is with me as her video for “Fancy” is a tribute to the classic 90s film.

One of the songs of the summer, I may or may not play “Fancy” on repeat when I’m working from home. And Iggy’s recreation of Cher’s famous yellow plaid skirt and jacket inspired me to try my hand at plaid nail art.

Inspiration and Tools

Of all of the outfits Iggy wears as Cher, none are as nail art-worthy as this one. And even though I swear that only blondes can wear this type of yellow clothing, I would still wear it as a brunette. You know, if I had her body and was 10 years younger and all. Iggy Azalea Fancy in Cher Horowitz from Clueless Plaid Outfit

To get the look, I used OPI I Just Can’t Cope-acabana ($9, from the Spring 2014 Brazil collection. It’s one of the best yellows I’ve used. Creamy, opaque and easy to apply. Still three coats though. I mean, it’s a yellow, not a miracle.

The rest of the look came together using Nubar Nail Art Pens ($7, and Milani Nail Art Polish ($7, in black and white along with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On ($2.99,

But why so many nail art polishes? Well, for the plaid look, I wanted thick and thin lines of both black and white and the Milani brush is thicker while the Nubar brush is thinner.

Now, if I didn’t have these on hand, I would have used nail art brushes with different thicknesses dipped in regular white and black polish but since I had these on hand, I went the easier route.

Per usual, I relied on HK Girl Top Coat ($6.95) to prevent my design from smearing.
Iggy Azalea Fancy Nail Art Tools

Get The Look

I put together this quick video to show you how I created the plaid pattern and the V-neck accent nail. If the video doesn’t appear below in your browser CLICK HERE.


Iggy Azalea Fancy Plaid Nail Art

Iggy Azalea Fancy Plaid Nail Art

OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana

OPI I Just Can’t Cope-acabana

Clueless' Cher Horowitz-Inspired Plaid Nail Art

Iggy Azalea Fancy Plaid Nail Art

Are you as obsessed with “Fancy” as I am? What do you think of my plaid nails? Is this something you will try at home?

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Milani, Nubar, OPI and Sally Hansen. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy
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  1. Lisa N. says:

    These are some cute nails! I like how bright it is too.

  2. Clueless is my all-time favorite movie. I literally know every single line in the film. When I was in high school I was very much like Cher when it came to clothes- I love plaid and everything was coordinated. You did a great job mimicking the plaid!

  3. SO CUTE! Great nail art and the tutorial was excellent! I think all of us ladies of a certain age must love that movie. There’s a generational gap between Clueless and Mean Girls.

  4. Susan says:

    Love it. I don’t have the patience for all the lines so I probably wouldn’t try it but I love that yellow polish. I’ve been looking for the perfect yellow and this may be it.

  5. Very nice. I love plaid nails!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Last week after my wedding dress fitting my friend and I killed a [few] bottle[s] of wine, and we couldn’t stop singing this song. When I saw the video I was totally hooked, because it is brilliant. And I’m super impressed by your plaid.

  7. Ruthie says:

    This is cute! I wish I had the patience to get this result. Good job!

  8. Tricia says:

    “Clueless” is one of my favorite movies of all time! I LOVED Cher’s wardrobe! This nail are is SO cute! You did an awesome job!

  9. Tricia says:

    Ha. I didn’t even mention that song. Love it. I always tell my husband I’m fancy. lol

  10. Kripa says:

    That IS fancy, Michelle! Nice work!

  11. Rebecca says:

    Utterly obsessed, she is catchy as anything. Your mani is the realest ;)