Nail Your Fall Manicure With These Right-Now Nail Trends

It’s the little things that count, especially when it comes to your personal style. An aesthetic nail job (whether modern, understated or head-turning) is the final piece of the perfect outfit puzzle — and we're all about switching up our fingertips with enthusiastic frequency. But taking these sublime neutrals, pop colors and high-tech tools into account, it can seem almost overwhelming to pick the right manicure essentials. Luckily, we’ve got our finger on the pulse of the most popular nail polish and nail care trends happening now. Your guide to must-know nail intel is below, including clean beauty brands that meet our sky-high standards.

Pop Colors

Show your true colors with the brightest hues of the season. From exciting neons to punchy pastels, the key is finding a pop-color nail polish that makes you smile (that’s the whole point of personal style, remember?). And here’s a tip for your tips: Combine brights with a nude or naked nail for a high-contrast look.


Imagine popping on a fresh manicure and heading out the door. The dream is, as they say, at your fingertips. Experience the instant gratification of press-on nails. Nervous to try them? Don’t be! These styles are both photo-ready and IRL-pretty. But best of all, they come off as easily as they go on.

All Set(s)

What’s better than a perfect bottle of nail polish? A whole set. Get inspired to create on-trend fall nail looks with a perfect palette of hues. Whether you go for juicy neons or rich earthy tones, you’ll have even more options for eye-catching manis. Hint: Some of our favorite sets involve glitter, which is ideal for both gifting and holiday party looks.

Nudes & Neutrals

There’s no denying that neutrals are in right now, whether you’re picking out shoes or beauty essentials. A muted beige, peach or ivory look elevated, while skin tone-matching nudes create a tonal statement. Need inspiration? @brooke_mcreynolds used neutral hues to create the perfect fall nail look.

Modern Metallics

When we say “let yourself shine,” that includes your nails. Prep for the holiday party circuit in festive metallics, luxe sequins and a generous dose of shimmer. Go for a classic gold sheen or mix things up with a velvety jewel tone. Planning a New Year’s Eve look? This sequin polish makes it look like your fingers were dipped in diamonds.

Pretty & Pampered

More is definitely more when it’s time to instate some self-care at the nail bed level. Nail care has come a long way in recent years, from high-tech growth-stimulating gear to nourishing creams and oils. Give your nails the love they deserve between creative, colorful fall manicures.