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12 Nail Trends and Must-Have Polishes for Fall

12 nail trends + must-have polishes for fall from Babble.com

Nail polish is something that has long baffled me. I’m not sure why. Truthfully, I have absolutely zero skill when it comes to doing my own nails and usually sport polish-less hands. My feet, however, are never without a fresh pedicure. That said, I always default to one trusty shade of watermelon or another, which gets a touch predictable. Lately I’ve been trying to experiment a bit more. And guess what? I even recently got a manicure and went with a splashy shade of sherbet. As we head into fall, I’m hoping to rock a few of the latest nail trends and polishes, because I’m totally loving the look. Think grays and purple, antique gold, jewel tones, nude and loads of shimmer. Here are 12 nail trends and must-have polishes for fall…and be sure to check out Michelle’s A to Z guide to fall beauty trends, too!


  • OPI Diva of Geneva 1 of 12
    OPI Diva of Geneva
    Perhaps the perfect fall shade of all, OPI's Diva of Geneva is a moody mulberry color that is fresh and rich. So chic for cooler months!
    Available for $7 at Amazon.
  • Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Poco a Poco 2 of 12
    Rescue Beauty Lounge's Poco a Poco
    I love this medium-toned, muted purple for fall. It's a nice pop of color without being crazy in your face.
    Available for $18 from Rescue Beauty Lounge.
  • Graphic Tips 3 of 12
    Graphic Tips
    Graphic nail art is so very in vogue! This triangle tip design is spot on with current design trends.
    Get the how-to from Pshiiit.
  • Essie’s Chinchilly 4 of 12
    Essie's Chinchilly
    A moody granite gray, Essie's Chinchilly may just be the perfect neutral. Gray nails are so incredibly chic, especially for fall!
    Available from $8 from Macy's.
  • Nude Shimmer 5 of 12
    Nude Shimmer
    Shimmer, shimmer shimmer! Take nude nails up a notch with glittery tips. I am loving this look for special occasions!
    Get the how-to from Pshiit.
  • Navy + Gold 6 of 12
    Navy + Gold
    Reminding me of the equestrian trend that is so huge for fall, deep glossy navy nails get a little kick with a thin metallic gold stripe.
    Photo from Socialbliss.
  • OPI’s Ski Teal We Drop 7 of 12
    OPI's Ski Teal We Drop
    My personal pick for the jewel tone loving crowd, this teal is crazy fashionable and really fun, too!
    Available for $6 from Amazon.
  • A Ring Finger Pop 8 of 12
    A Ring Finger Pop
    Perhaps one of the hottest nail trends going, mix things up by painting your ring finger a different color or adding a glitter finish! It's a fun, unexpected look that always gets noticed.
    Photo from I Know Hair via Pop of Style.
  • Deborah Lippmann’s I’m Not Innocent 9 of 12
    Deborah Lippmann's I'm Not Innocent
    This shade is the perfect blush peach meets nude. It's sophisticated and feminine, so lovely for those seeking a subtler look!
    Available for $16 from Deborah Lippmann.
  • Swiss Dot French Manicure 10 of 12
    Swiss Dot French Manicure
    Another hot trend for fall is a twist on the basic French manicure. Here cute Swiss dots turn a classic into a trendsetting look!
    Get the how-to at The Beauty Department.
  • Essie’s Good as Gold 11 of 12
    Essie's Good as Gold
    A creamy metallic gold, this color will work seamlessly for day and night. It's my personal must-have this fall!
    Available for $7.79 from Target.
  • Herringbone Mani 12 of 12
    Herringbone Mani
    Herringbone patterns are so popular right now. I love this multi-colored adaptation to jazz up your standard manicure!
    Get the how-to at The Beauty Department.

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