If you can't make up your mind, go with 2-3 colors and throw in some gold leaf for good measure. This abstract manicure looks fantastic. And the fact that it's natural near the nail bed will help disguise new nail growth!
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When in doubt, just go nude for a safe bet. It works with everything and looks great on tons of different skin tones. This Essie version is the perfect option for a DIY mani!
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This look is a little bit spooky, but still totally stylish. The single line creates a stunning visual and the fact that the finish is matte will guarantee you'll be on trend long into those autumn months.
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Pair two unlikely colors like lavender with nude for an unexpected, but totally chic twist. I love how the lilac looks on just two accent nails. It works!
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Add some bling for added flair this fall. It's simple to pull this look off with stick ons. Once placed, cover with a top coat!
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If you're up for a little nail art, or have a manicurist who is skilled with a brush, try this leafy option. It's the ideal mani to sport during the week of Thanksgiving!
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This updated take on a French manicure is a stylish way to usher in those fall colors, but still stay subtle. That gold accent nail looks pretty paired with the oxblood color of the rest of the nails!
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Matte nails have been on trend lately and this manicure looks super chic with its rust color. Pair these nails with a chunky sweater and a Starbucks frap and you're set.
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One of the reasons I love dark nails is that they don't show cracks or discolorations as much as lighter colors. This black cherry mani is perfect for hiding imperfections and that ombre effect is on point!
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There is definitely a place for gray in my fall nail polish collection. In my case, the trick is to wear it matte - I love the subtle sophistication of a subdued neutral, and this color is appropriate to wear anywhere from the office to date night.
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This gets my vote for fall nail color of the year. I love a navy nail, especially when it’s packed with shimmer. If you love neutral colors, this is a fresh take on a “new” neutral, and it’s also far more vivacious than your standard grays and browns.
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If you plan to wear green, make it really intense. I love this dark hue that’s flecked with big chunks of glitter. The foil-like effect is mesmerizing, and you can’t help but wish you could wear it year round.
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Whether it’s a matte or a glitter finish, black nails make a bold statement during these final months of the year. A holographic shimmer takes this black manicure in a completely different direction - think celestial, classy, and daring all at once.
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Since the opal is October’s birthstone, it seems fitting that the hue pops up on a manicure or two this season. This look is ideal for those who prefer a more understated nail. It’s chic, shiny, and elegant, and looks just as fabulous now as it does in the summer.
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While rose gold has strong ties to spring and summer, it makes a glamorous appearance this fall. An overdose of shimmery gold makes it more seasonally appropriate, and the gilded-leaf-on-pine accents are the ideal finishing touch.
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Come fall, there are many variations of purple, from deep eggplant to warm lilac. One of my favorites is this smoky purple. It’s just dark enough, yet not so dramatic that it veers into vampy territory. A high-gloss finish gives the otherwise playful color a sophisticated look.
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Step outside of your comfort zone without totally sacrificing your penchant for classic colors. This wine-toned manicure includes a matte finish, a glittery finish, and a glossy finish, all of which play together beautifully and are a little flashy, but not over the top.
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