Fall is my favorite time of year and if you’re like me as soon as the leaves start turning you want to get those autumn vibes. One of the easiest ways to do that is with some amazing fall nails. In this post I’ll show you the hottest trends right now with fall nails including skittle nails in fall hues, torties, sweater nails and all the best colors to try this year. I hope you get inspired to treat yourself to a manicure this season. Read to the end to see one-of-a kind nails that no one else will have!
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One of my favorite fall nail trends are sweater nails. These remind you that it’s sweater weather and make you want to just get cozy in your favorite cable nit. You can try this look out on all of your nails, an accent nail or just the tips.
Even though it looks very complicated it’s not as hard as it looks. To create this look you’ll need gel nail polish, a detailed brush and a nail cleaning solution. Check out my favorite designs below for inspiration and then search Pinterest for a tutorial.
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I love the trend I’m seeing a lot this year to mix and match your nails with all the fall patterns. Each nail will be a different pattern like leopard, tortoise shell, plaid, sweater knit, dots, stripes and a mix of your favorite autumn colors. Check out some of my favorite ideas below to copy this new style.
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I love the classic French manicure. Do you? I’m also loving the nails that have the French manicure with a little twist like autumn-colored tips. This looks amazing with a little pattern on the tip too. Check out my favorites below.
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The skittle nail trend is wearing different colors on each of your nails. This works great in autumn with all of the gorgeous fall hues like oranges, reds, browns, and deep purples. Check out some ideas below to pull off the look.
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The tortoise shell nail trend started a couple of years ago and it’s still hot. Fall is the best time to try out torties because the colors will accentuate with your fall wardrobe perfectly. Check out some of my favorite fall torties below and then steal the style for yourself.
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Brown is the perfect nail color for fall. It matches nicely with all the autumn hues in your wardrobe. If you want to make a statement try mixing finishes like shine, sparkle and matte or adding a design to one or more of your nails.
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I love the look of a little sparkle on one of your autumn-colored nails. The most common nail to add sparkle to is your ring finger but mix it up and try it out on other fingers too. Check out some of my favorite glitter accent nail ideas for fall below.
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The beautiful autumn leaves inspire so much of our fall fashion and décor. That’s why I love the idea of adding them to your nails. One or two accent nails would look amazing. Check out some ideas below to pull of the look.
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If you love the look of adding leaves to your nails check out the best sequins and decals to get you the look below.
LEAF NAIL DECALS | WHERE TO FIND
TWO | AUTUMN NAIL ART DECALS
THREE | 12 COLORS OF GLITTER LEAVES
FOUR | MAPLE LEAF ART DECALS
Shades of red look amazing on fall nails. Shades like burgundy, maroon and wine colors are hot this season. I love them because they remind me of the beautiful fall leaves. Check out some ideas below to pull off the fall red shades.
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You can’t talk about fall nails without Halloween nails. This’s the perfect way to show you’re love for this holiday. There are tons of fun, playful and spooky nail ideas to try. Check out some of my favorite ideas below.
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If hand painting the Halloween nails is not in your wheel house no worries there are tons of Halloween nail stickers and decals that’ll give you the same look. Check out where to get them below.
HALLOWEEN NAIL STICKERS | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | HALLOWEEN NAIL STICKERS
THREE | 1500 PIECE HALLOWEEN NAIL ART
FOUR | SPOOKY NAIL STICKERS
As you’re transitioning from the bright colors that you tried this summer there’s something refreshing about an all-black manicure. It pairs perfectly with your chunky boots and big sweaters. A few black nails with a pop of color is really hot right now too. Check out some ideas for black fall nails below.
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If you love this color it’s OPI black onyx and you can find it here.
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Animal print will always be a fun fall nail trend. Cow print and leopard never go out of style. Try it on tips or an accent nail if you’re not ready to go full on animal print. Add a little gold foil to really set them off. Check out the best ideas below to add a little animal print to your nails this fall.
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If you love the cow print nails there are tons of easy options here.
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If you love leopard print nails but are not artistic here are some options for you to steal the look.
When I think of those fall neutral colors I think of soft beiges, tans and light brown. If you like a simpler neutral nail then try one of these colors for fall.
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I love green nails year round and during fall those deep greens are hot! If you love them too check out some inspiration below.
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If you love this color it’s Things I’ve Seen Aber-Green and you can find it here.
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If you like the natural look but want to take it up a notch try adding a little color or design to your tips. This works with natural and acrylic nails and no matter the length. Check out some examples below.
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Matte is a really cool fall look. It just give those sophisticated but yet chill vibes at the same time. Plus, it looks hot in all the dark fall colors. See what I mean with the gorgeous matte nails below.
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If you really want your nails to stand out try a little swirl pattern. This is one of the hottest trends right now, it gives your nails a retro feel and it looks amazing in those fall hues. Check out some of my favorite swirl nails below.
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Marble nails in the beautiful Autumn color palette will give you all the fall feels. Check out what I mean below.
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What says fall like plaid? You’re wearing your favorite flannels and plaid accessories so take your style up a notch by adding this fun print to your nails too! Check out some cute ideas below and then try it out yourself.
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Do you want to have those fall nails that no one else has? Ever think of trying hand painted abstract faces or how about delicate butterflies on fall tips. Check out some inspiration below to set your nails apart from all others.
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Now that you’ve got all the fall vibes if you want to do some DIY gel nails check out below the fall gel nail polish sets that I’m obsessed with right now.
AUTUMN GEL POLISH SETS | WHERE TO FIND
I also wanted to show you the best fall colors for regular nail polish. Check them out below.
FALL NAIL POLISH | WHERE TO FIND
THREE | MUSTARD BY CHINA GLAZE
FIVE | CLIFFSIDE KARAOKE BY OPI
So, now you’ve seen the 20 hottest nail trends this year including sweater nails, tortoise shell, plaid, leopard print, plus, all the beautiful autumn shades. Hope you got inspired to try something new and fun this season. If you loved this post give it a share on your favorite social!