As summer comes to a close, if you're anything like us, then you're likely thinking about your upcoming wardrobe swaps: boots, jackets, cozy knits, and the like. But what about your nail art? While we're all for wearing whatever you want, whenever you want, there's no denying that some colors are more fall-friendly than others (and some designs more timely).
Think: burnt orange, cool blue hues, plaid, abstract prints, geometric designs, and moody color blocks. So if you want to give your nails the same love as the rest of your transitional routine, keep scrolling to discover 15 fall nail designs worth trying. From pearl accents and floral details to simple swipes of color and gorgeous glimmering tips, we've got you covered.
To ensure that your fall nail design looks its best for as long as possible, start with a basecoat and finish with a topcoat.
If you'd like to set aside solid nail color in favor of elaborate nail art this fall, consider copying this luxe look from celebrity manicurist Betina Goldstein. To create it, you'll need flat-edge pearls in varying sizes, small pieces of gold chain, base coat to help adhere the nail accessories, and patience to bring it all to life.
Another way to celebrate a smooth transition into fall is to paint your nails white and overlay them with autumn-friendly hues like crimson, orange, black, and cool blue. Luckily for us, this Insta-worthy nail look is super easy to recreate. Start with a white base, paint on a few stripes, and use a toothpick to drag out the edges. Voilá!
This manicure reminds us of the classic autumn wardrobe essential – a red and black flannel. Here, manicure artist Robin Renee uses a red gel color as the base for this mani and accents it with black checkering to give it a plaid effect.
Say hello to the coolest earth tone manicure you’ll ever see. Here, nail artist Canishiea J. Sams beautifully incorporates green, black, white, nude, and brown into her nail art. Each nail boasts a different design, which makes this look extra exciting.
Multicolor Geometric Print
Massachusetts-based nail artist Aline is the visionary behind this stunning nail art. From beautiful colors to unique geometric patterns, this manicure has it all.
Orange and White
Mega-popular nail artist Queenie Nguyen created this minimalist manicure for beauty influencer Camila Coelho. To create this look, Nguyen reached for a couple of OPI polishes – Lisbon Wants More, Coral-ing Your Spirit Animal, and Orange You a Rock Star. The use of negative space, coupled with the foil accents make this mani so intriguing to look at.