Every fashion week, we’re mesmerized by endless inspiration for the season ahead. And while the more fanciful of trends may only be realized in our sartorial dreams, some looks are more attainable: Rather than overhaul your entire closet in preparation for fall, start by switching up something a lot less intimidating and more affordable—your nails. Here, the seven coolest nail-art trends straight from the runways. Some can even be done easily at home.
Whether you're combining multiple shades or a plain nude with a shiny silver, getting clever with placement and color combos is your ticket to head-turning nails this fall.
Creatures of the Wind
Minimal dots—placed strategically or haphazardly—are having a moment this fall, so bust out your tools (or the end of a bobby pin) to get the look at home.
J. JS Lee
These days nail art is getting, well, artistic. For painterly florals, sponge effects and ombré, enlist the help of your local manicurist to get the look just right.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Zero + Maria Cornejo
Liven up last season's shades with a topcoat of glitter polish. Our favorite combos: gold on black, and black on white.
They're not exactly stripes. Choose a direction and repeat the same one on every nail.
It's like the old French tip but cooler. Try it in metallic polishes or go minimal with clear or nude nails paired with black tips.
Cushnie et Ochs
Whether it be with decals, nail wraps or a steady hand, decorating your digits with playful patterns is sure to be the go-to this season.