10 Perfect Fall Manicures to Copy Right Now

Rachel Adler
10 Perfect Fall Manicures to Copy Right Now
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Painting our nails is supposed to be this relaxing time in our week, but we all have way too many bottles of polish to make a reasonable decision, especially one that we’ll be committing to for a full week. It gets even worse when you go to a salon: You feel rushed because your manicurist is ready, but you have a wall full of polish to choose from, and you treat it like a FroYo bar.

While, yes, this is a complete #firstworldproblem, it’s also what Instagram is for. Lately all we’ve been spotting on bloggers for fall are rich burgundies and pure black shades—with a surprising amount of white peppered in. Here are 10 manicures to help you get rid of that panicked decision-making the next time you’re faced with a wall of polish.

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A rich black manicure is a must-have this fall, but you need a shade that won't be streaky. For best results, try butter London's Union Jack ($15).

Photo: @Ketchembunnies

Burgundy is always in style when the weather cools down, so get a signature deep wine shade in your rotation. Check out Essie's Bordeaux ($8).

Photo: @HappilyGrey

Nail art hasn't gone away, but it's all about the subtle designs now. Mix neutrals and dark shades—like Jin Soon's Oratorio ($18) and Polka Black ($18), which has just a hint of texture—for an easy design.

Photo: @cforcharlottethelabel

Instead of going all dark, try a very light shade of blue or grey for fall. If you're in favor of this blue that @notyourstandard went for, Essie's Borrowed & Blue ($8) is a close match.

Photo: @notyourstandard

White has not retreated with summer; it's still going strong. Every great nail junkie knows that Essie's Blanc ($8) is a tried-and-true white—no dealing with streaks with this one.

Photo: @thehautepursuit

Since beauty rules are meant to be broken, do as @blaireadiebee does and wear your pinky-purple manicure all year round. This is, of course, OPI's Purple Palazzo Pants ($6.71).

Photo: @blaireadie

Neutrals will never go out of style, and that includes pale pinks. Try OPI's Sweet Heart ($5.99) for this shade.

Photo: @Jacquieaiche

The perfect poppy red is another signature everyone needs year-round but especially as the weather cools down. Our current fave? Jin Soon's Pop Orange ($18).

Photo: @camtyox

To take fall textures to the next level, rock a matte black manicure. Try SinFul Colors Black on Black Nail Polish ($1.99) topped with Sally Hansen's Big Matte Top Coat ($1.35).

Photo: @thefashioncuisine

To truly go all-in on the cool, fall temps, flaunt a manicure that blends black and burgundy. We're currently loving MAC Cosmetics's Blog This ($12), a rich plum shade.

Photo: @EmmaHill

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