Nailing Fall Manicures 101

I think that something we tend to overlook when styling our outfits every day is probably the accessory we keep the longest—our manicures! While we all have different styles and colours we prefer, there are trends and styles that are more popular and in vogue during the season (autumn, that is.) The good thing is there are styles for everyone to choose from and relate to. So get out your nail polish and nail files ladies, it’s time for Nailing Fall Manis 101.

1. The New Blacks

Yes, you read that correctly- new blacks. Black is a classic go to colour in every corner of fashion. This year, things will be a little different for your nails. Instead of black, reach for other dark and rich colours. Consider rich oxblood reds, deep forest greens, midnight blues, and other dark or earthy colours.

  • Tip: Dark colours look great on medium length to long nails with an almond/oval shape. If your nails are on the shorter side, avoid very dark colours so your nails don’t look stubby or unladylike!

 

Fury by Nars Limited Edition from their Fall 2013 Colour Collection

Fury by Nars
Limited Edition from their Fall 2013 Colour Collection

2. It’s Electric

Fall doesn’t have to be all about the mysterious, cool darkness. Add a bright pop of colour to give your look a bit of a kick and liven up the season. If darker colours aren’t really your thing, then definitely go for this nail look.

Sweet Elyse by Butter London Add a pop of colour for a little pick-me-up this fall.

Sweet Elyse by Butter London
Add a pop of colour for a little pick-me-up this fall.

3. Rock Metal

Say you want something edgy, but at the same time not so girly… well then chrome and metallic nails are the style for you! I know that when we think metallic, it’s automatically gold, silver, and bronze. Guess what—silver is the number one for this season! But don’t limit yourself; there are so many choices out there. Try green, lavender and other colour shades and take them to a metal level for a twist and three-dimensional look.

 

Smoke and Mirrors by Sonia Kashuk Golden Ticket by Sonia Kashuk Chesnuts About You by Sephora Your nails can shine as bright as you this season.

Smoke and Mirrors by Sonia Kashuk
Golden Ticket by Sonia Kashuk
Chesnuts About You by Sephora
Your nails can shine as bright as you this season.

4. Glam Glitter Gal

We have to admit it, whether we prefer dark shades or bold colours, we like to add a bit (or a life supply) of shine at times. This fall, model’s nails were sprinkled or coated with sparkles and glitter in metallic colours to complementary solids! You can use glitter to subtly add fine detail to your nails, or be a little bold and go full glamour with solid glitter nails. Either way, the effect is gorgeous and makes your nails quite the party.

China Glaze Glam by China Glaze I love the look of this glam manicure. They'll look great at parties and on any skintone.

China Glaze Glam by China Glaze
I love the look of this glam manicure. They’ll look great at parties and on any skin tone.

Any gold glitter nail polish A Crewed Interest by Essie I love how the glitter looks on this nail, tres fabu, non?

Any gold glitter nail polish
A Crewed Interest by Essie
I love how the glitter looks on this nail, as if it’s dancing off of the nail… Tres fabu, non?

5. Mute + Matte

I don’t know about you, but I love the way my nails glisten when they’ve been freshly painted. But this fall, it’s all about the muted matte nails. It gives more definition to your nails and can take your manicure to a whole new level! In three words, matte nails are edgy, sophisticated, and modern.

 

Matte Top Coat by OPI I personally can't wait to try out this look, it's so unique.

Matte Top Coat by OPI
I personally can’t wait to try out this look, it’s so unique. Even the bottle is matte!

6. Neutral

I’m one of those girls who just can’t go without having her nails nicely done. I do, sometimes, just want a natural and simple look. If you’re like me, then you’ll be happy to know that the final approved nail trend for fall is neutrals. They’re extremely versatile, classy, and can never go out of style. You can always accent your nails with a design as well like a half moon manicure.

Don't Pretzel My Buttons by OPI Alpine Snow by OPI I love that two neutral colours are combines to make a cute look. Neutral doesn't mean boring ladies!

Don’t Pretzel My Buttons by OPI
Alpine Snow by OPI
I love that two neutral colours are combines to make a cute look. Neutral doesn’t mean boring ladies!

There you have it! These 6 styles are the best for this upcoming season. You can try so many different styles, patterns and trends with these tips and colours this season! Tweet me pictures of your fall manicure or your go-to colours @studdedcollar, I’d love to see them! In the meantime…

Stay Fab,

Gigi xx.

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4 thoughts on “Nailing Fall Manicures 101

  1. I’m a nail polish fanatic!!!! i have to have my nails painted all the time also so i totally understand! love the fall colors! especially the shine and natural half moon!
    Your fan,
    Missy 😉 ❤

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