Here’s a confession: I never used to wear nail polish. While my toes were always painted some sort of color, I never was into painting my fingernails. I blame this on my tiny hands/fingers and lack of ability to grow my nails. During college, that all changed. I started wearing polish during my junior year and have been obsessed ever since. While most of my collection includes OPI, I also enjoy Essie and Revlon for inexpensive polishes.
Now that summer is over and we’re transitioning into fall, the shades we’re wearing on our nails should change accordingly. Although there seems to be an abundance of nail trends this season (pointy shapes a la Lana Del Rey and metallic shades seem to be big), I’ve chosen three of my favorite fall nail polish colors everyone should try.
Red Nail Polishes for Fall
The red nail polishes for fall aren’t your typical bright red, but instead shades like deep red, burgundy, and berry. This is an easy color to attempt if you’re not into funky colors or trends (if you never went through a black nail polish phase, this is for you). If you’re feeling extra daring, match your nails and your lips with a burgundy lip.
Nude Nail Polishes for Fall
Nude nail polishes are classic and will never go out of style, but can be swapped out based on the season. While whites and light nudey-pinks are nice for summer, fall shades should be a bit darker like taupes, beiges, and grieges. Make sure the color is dark/deep enough that it doesn’t show up as the same color as your skin.
Green Nail Polishes for Fall
The green shades for fall aren’t neon or bright, but instead darker, moodier shades like army green and forest green. If one coat is too much for you, apply another for a darker finish.