Instagram Worthy Fall Nails

It’s been officially fall for almost two weeks now, and the weather is finally starting to cooperate. With the number of cooler mornings and evenings on the rise, so are the number of breakfast pumpkin spice lattes and after dinner mint hot chocolates, which let’s face it means more Instagram pics of said yummy fall inspired drinks. So, why all this drink talk on a fashion and beauty blog? Well, fall nails of course! How many times have you taken a picture of you holding your coffee cup at just the right angle, cropped and filtered and then realized that you didn’t do your nails?

These fall nail trends will inspire you to try a new mani and allow you all the coffee-holding pictures your followers can handle (we might even ditch the lattes and take pictures of our nails)!

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Oxblood, Bordeaux, burgundy are fall nail staples, and though they find their way to the top of just about every nail guide each year… we never get tired of them. You can control the moodiness of your nails with each layer (we always opt for three layers to achieve a dark nearly black affect).


They are big fans of Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer in Bordeaux Lust, $32; and Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored High-Shine Nail Lacquer in Jezebel, $18; at


The ladies at The Beauty Department add some monochromatic fun to the classic black nail for fall. We love the idea of mixing it up with a matte topcoat and adding some shine with subtle details like stripes and dots. You can find the full tutorial here.

Our favorite Harper’s Bazaar fashion editor Laura Brown is sporting our fall nail trend of choice this season–the neutral nail. So light and feminine it almost feels out of place next to the moodier nail hues that mark the start of fall, but that’s really the beauty in it.

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Worn next to those fall colors (think midnight blue, burgundy, rust) this nail looks clean, chic, and sophisticated. We’ve been sporting this nail for weeks now. Laura’s personal favorite shade is O.P.I’s Don’t Pretzel My Buttons.

By Kristianne Young

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