10 perfect nail colors to wear this fall


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Sweater weather is nearly here, and we’re already filling our closets with the oranges, grays, browns, golds — and bolds — of fall. But what about our nails?

Updating your nail polish collection for the new season is essential. Luckily, we’ve already found 10 colors you can use in place of the whites, citruses and pretty pastels of summer, including several new colors from brands with which you’re probably already familiar.

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Stay on trend with these suggestions for your fall 2019 manis and pedis.

1. Essie Nail Polish, On Your Mistletoes, $6.75

This versatile Essie brand color will look great on any type of skin tone and will get you looks all the way from fall into winter. It has a high-gloss shine. More than 1,100 Amazon reviewers have rated it 4.2 out of 5 stars.


2. OPI Nail Lacquer, Nude/Naturals, $9.98

OPI remains the No. 1 nail polish brand throughout the world, and it continues to deliver a variety of colors in which we can indulge. The latest nudes and naturals from OPI are classic and great for going into the autumn season. More than 2,000 Amazon reviewers gave this lacquer selection 4 out of 5 stars.


3. Orly Nail Lacquer, Plum Noir, $6.90

A dark, rich purple shade, the Orly Nail Lacquer in Plum Noir has a good shine. It has fewer than 10 reviews on Amazon, but those who have reviewed it gave it a perfect 5 out of 5 stars. What a beautiful color!


4. Deborah Lippman Gel Lab Pro, Dirty Little Secret, $20

The most expensive nail lacquer on our list has the best color name: Dirty Little Secret from Deborah Lippmann. It’s described as having a sparkling glow and is meant to be long-lasting. This shade has been rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by Amazon reviewers.


5. ZOYA Nail Polish, Autumn, $10

Of the dozens of colors that ZOYA is offering on Amazon, this particular shade is trending, perhaps because of its seasonally appropriate name — “Autumn.” It’s such a beautiful copper shade. Nearly 200 reviewers on Amazon gave this nail polish 4.2 stars out of 5.


6. Essie Nail Polish, Glossy Shine Finish, Ladylike, $7.90

Essie’s LadyLike nail lacquer is pink with a touch of mauve and is described on Amazon as durable. The light shade has been reviewed by nearly 450 Amazon customers and has a 4.2 out of 5 stars. Many called it elegant and beautiful.


7. ZOYA Nail Polish, Beth, $10

Another color from ZOYA caught our attention as we surfed for trendy fall nail polishes. “Beth” is a mix of light, natural color and shimmer. It’s soft and metallic … very elegant. It’s rated by Amazon reviewers with 4.1 out of 5 stars.


8. ILNP Juliette Holographic Nail Polish, Rose Gold, $10

This nail polish will class up any fall look. The ILNP Juliette Holographic Nail Polish in Rose Gold is described on Amazon as having a holographic sparkle. Its reviewers gave it 4.7 out of 5 stars. If it’s too much for your full set of nails, consider using it for an accent nail!


9. Butter London Nail Lacquer, Come To Bed Red, $15

You can rarely go wrong with a classic red nail, and that goes for this fall. If you’re looking for a true red nail polish that’s formaldehyde- or toluene-free, check out Butter London’s Come To Bed Red.


10. Cirque Colors Crème Nail Polish in Mustard, $12.50

This creamy polish is made to be non-toxic. It’s vegan and animal cruelty-free and handmade in small batches in Brooklyn, New York. Nearly 175 reviewers on Amazon have given this nail polish 4.7 out of 5 stars, and this mustard shade is spot-on for fall.


Which shade will you bring to your next mani/pedi session? Can you picture these shades on your nails as you wrap your hands around a PSL or other fall beverage of your choice?

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