If you're ready to switch up your mani for the cooler weather and longer nights, you might be happy to hear that some familiar trends are making a comeback. Well, sort of. This fall, it's all about matte nails with a twist. Instead of mattifying every finger the exact same way, get ready to play with different textures and finishes by mixing and matching different styles. Maybe that means chrome nails meet matte nail art, all-matte nails that are interrupted with a pop of holo on an accent nail, or even that your nail art takes on a more 3D effect by stacking glossy polish or decals over a matte finish. Really, the options for rocking an updated matte manicure are pretty endless.
If you need a little inspiration for how to sport this trend though, look no further. Some of the talented nail artists of Instagram have already put this trend to work to create some awesome designs that'll have you digging out your old, matte top coat or calling up your nail tech ASAP. After all, there's nothing like some fresh nail art for the new season. So you can put your best hand forward this fall, here are 10 matte manis that you'll want to recreate, like, now.
1. Studded Matte
Even if you're not quite ready to give up the summer brights, you can still mix up the textures with matte, chrome, and studs.
2. Matte Print
Leopard works all year round, but this color palette is perfect for fall.
3. Multicolor Matte
This updated rainbow mani is everything.
4. Matte Decals
So simple. So pretty.
5. Neutral Mattes
Please excuse me while I swoon.
6. Blue Holo
For when you can't decide between perfectly matte and intense, holographic shine.
7. 3D Dots
Add some texture on a monochromatic mani by adding dots or stripes over a matte effect.
8. Matte Glitter
For a fresh take on glitter and shine, mattify a shimmer or glitter polish with your favorite, matte top coat.
9. Black & Chrome
This may need to be my official manicure of October.
10. I <3 Matte
Everything about this mani screams PSLs, sweaters, and fall. I'm so ready.