Now that first day of fall has officially arrived, it’s time to say buh-bye to summertime activities, warm-weather fashion (see ya next year, white pants!), and those fun, bright, and beachy fingernail polish colors. In fact, besides a cozy fall sweater, the best accessory for that pumpkin spice latte you’ve been waiting so long for is a nail polish color in an autumnal hue.
This time of year, a manicure in colors reminiscent of fall foliage like deep or muted reds, oranges, browns, and even golds are popular choices and work perfectly as Thanksgiving nails too. Many of these fall nail art ideas and long-lasting gel nail designs for fall feature plenty of sparkle and shine. If your go-to style includes glitter, you’ll love the designs on this list.
For you nail art newbies, there are tons of simple ideas appropriate for beginners. For example, try nail stickers for a custom look for less effort. Online videos offer step-by-step instructions and tips. For more detailed looks, practice makes perfect, or check out the many talented professional technicians who have made a career out of intricate nail art.
Whether you DIY it or hire a professional, paint on a fall nail design for a custom stylized look this season.