Retire your summer brights in favor of the newest fall shades. Celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Spa Skyy Hadley (you’ve seen her work on Diddy, Janelle Monae, Uma Thurman, and Lala Anthony!) picked five colors that are perfect for the upcoming sweater weather. From bomb berries to Pantone-approved purples, here are 15 nail polishes you should add to your collection immediately.
As summer comes to an end, it’s easy to feel a sense of trepidation. Sunlit days are fleeting, beach days become a happy memory, and weekend getaways become few and far between. It’s enough to make you play Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Ray on repeat. But before you pack up your belongings and move south for the winter, know that it’s not all bad. After all, autumn means sweaters, hot coffee, apple orchards, and Halloween. It also means we can take a break from wearing bold and vivid brights, opting for moodier shades of red, plum, brown, and black instead.
How do we begin to make the transition between bright and dark, you ask? Easy. We start by painting our nails. It’s the perfect way to begin our yearly autumnal love affair with gloomy hues. Keep scrolling to see the best fall nail colors, according to Byrdie editors.
Flipping the calendar from summer also means putting those hot pink and coral summer nail polish colors to the back of the medicine cabinet. Now that it’s time for coats, sweaters, and killer over-the-knee boots, it’s also time for a mani refresh with the best fall nail colors. We’re talking black, blood red, and smoky teal nails that really give you those crisp air, autumn vibes.