OPI Nail Lacqer in Lincoln Park After Dark, $7.73; amazon.com
A dark plum manicure is alluring and flattering.
We’ve picked our favorite transitional nail colors for fall.
The leaves on the trees aren't the only things changing colors. Big orange pumpkins are replacing the brightly colored container gardens on your neighbors stoops, store windows are trading teal for tartan, and your favorite farm-to-table restaurant is replacing bright yellow summer squash with orange and red root vegetables. All around us, the signs are there—summer has faded to fall. And so should we. It’s probably a no-brainer in your wardrobe: olive-colored cords, brown wool blazers, and cognac suede boots are obvious staples. However, the subtle details, like painting your nails, really complete your seasonal look and are the easiest ways to transition your beauty routine from summer to fall. Rich, warm, deep tones can instantly create a fall look. Try burnt orange in place of your coral pink, or mink grey in place of your nudey pink.
Nails Inc. Gel Effect Nail Polish in Nude: $15; sephora.com
Think of this as fall’s version of a nude nail. It puts a light look at the tip of your fingers but doesn’t read too summery.
Burberry Polish in Oxblood No. 303: $22; nordstrom.com
The “it” color of the season. Deep red magically goes with everything.
Ella + Mila in Blindfold Me: $10.50; amazon.com
A deep navy is equal parts sophisticated and cool.
Smith and Cult Nailed Lacquer in Bitter Buddhist: $18; birchbox.com
For a fall polish on the lighter side, try this creamy sage green.
Julep Cream Nail Color in Donna: $14; nordstrom.com
It’s a little softer and more playful than a navy nail, but still perfectly suited for the season.
Zoya Nail Polish in Paz: $10; amazon.com
If autumn had an official color, we think this would be the one.
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Scarlet Chinois: $36; bloomingdales.com
You just can’t go wrong with red on short nails. Ever.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polishin Warm Blue: $22; sephora.com
Fashion forward, but very wearable, a dark teal polish coordinates with every hue in your wardrobe from neutrals to jewel tones.
Dior Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Metropolis 70: $28.50; walmart.com
Part of a traditional fall palette, this dark olive tone looks lovely paired with an earth-toned ensemble.