11 Drool-Worthy Fall Manicures

by Miki Hayes

It's that time again. Fall is here. Which means it's time to swap the neons and the pastels for the jewel-tones and metallics. And if you're into seasonally-inspired manicures (who isn't??), some of the prettiest fall nail art is already making the rounds on good ol' Instagram. Even as a die-hard fan of summer, I can't pretend like I'm not totally pumped to bust out all the vampy shades of polish (and lipstick!) to pair with my favorite sweaters. But maybe you're still holding on to those fleeting rays of sunshine. I don't blame you. But I have to warn you: These autumnal manicures will have you feeling fall fast. Because regardless if you prefer a clean-and-simple mani or some totally blinged-out nail art, there's something for everyone with these seasonal tips.

So calling all DIY-ers: Get out your dotting tools, striping tape, stamping plates, and glitters. And for those of us who have given up on attempting to recreate Insta-friendly nail art? You'll want to make sure your manicurist is on speed dial. Whether classic or intricate, here are 11 of the most lust-worthy, fall-themed manicures that will have you scrubbing off that coral polish ASAP.

Dark & Matte

Matte, wine hues are perfect for tips (or lips!). And pairing with gold hardware? Genius.

Autumnal Gradient

A glitter gradient is always a winner in my book. And those colors!

Accented French

Black tips instead of white is the perfect fall-edit. But leaf nail-art just takes it to a whole other level.

Beautifully Bedazzled

Taupe nails + rhinestones = always a good idea.

Sweater Stamping

Rule of thumb: If it would look good on a sweater, it'll look good on your nails.

Lovely Leaves

One word: WANT.

Geometric Tips

Because who doesn't love wine and champagne, whether it's in your glass or on your nails?

Gold Leaf

Literal gold leaves make for a gorgeous fall motif.

All That Glitters

IS gold. And pairs perfectly with shiny, berry tips.

Perfectly Plaid

Because when your nails match your favorite scarf, that's a winning manicure.

Fall Bling

Nothing more to say than #nailporn.

Images: @sallyop/Instagram