With the changing of the seasons, comes a need to change up your wardrobe... and nail game. Sure, the neons were totally apropos for summer, and pastels turned your hands into spirit fingers... But now, it's time to look to the darker side of things as you pair flannels, booties and those favorite ripped jeans with that jacket you've been dying to wear.
Fall nail colors match the traditional dark mood of the season, as brands, and even designer nail polish collaborations like 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS, are cranking out hues that still relate to the primary color chart, yet have a sleeker, starker appearance.
You can still wear you favorite color - in a muskier shade.
* Instead of a cherry red nail polish, try a roasted red a la Zoya's Pepper.
* Blue gets the royal treatment, creating a bold nail color look. Jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher has teamed up with RBG to create a line of polishes that are sure to appeal to your tendency to choose nail polish based off your jewelry routine. Momma is a deep, deep, royal blue that'll look awesome with a leather jacket.
Or, if you still like lighter shades, colors like purple, green and pink will all do. Knit sweaters paired with a polished mani pull your outfit together, and just make those dry hands look like you've actually paid some attention to them.