Whether your fashion sense tends toward the conservative or you are clinging to the cutting edge of fashion, your best accessory is at your fingertips, literally. Nail art is a growing trend. From simple, one nail polish color manicures to elaborate nail art from your wildest dreams, with a bit of ingenuity and some knowledge of coming trends, there’s something for everyone.
Essie Canda lead nail artist Rita Remark recently told The Vancouver Sun that in addition to the ever popular nude nail polish manicure, matte nails are all the rage this fall. Those wanting a bit more sparkle on their finger nails can try a french manicure with metallic embellishments like gold tips or silver polka dots. If the cutting edge is more your speed, try a negative space manicure by polishing only part of your nails in patterns. According to Remark, the negative space nail art has the most potential to take off, because it is the opposite of the recent trend of adding multiple colors, decals, false nail tips, and stones to manicures. Cosmopolitan magazine ran a helpful how-to article on d.i.y. negative space manicures earlier this year.
For those of you who like your nail art more simple, try an impeccably done single color manicure. Many popular nail polish brands have already released their Fall collections.
At only six colors, Essie has one of the smallest of the Fall nail polish collections, but it still packs a pretty punch. Essie retails for $8.50 MSRP and is available at Target and most drug stores.
China Glaze released a fall line inspired by rail travel. China Glaze retails for $6.99 and is available at Sally Beauty Supply and Ulta.
If you are in the mood for a splurge, Chanel released their three color fall line. Each color retails for $27.
Have you fallen in love with nail trends yet? The fashion world operates six months ahead of everyone else, so you can already have a taste of what nails will look like when spring 2015 rolls around. Trendy blog Fashionably Austin went to New York Fashion week specifically to cover all things nails. On deck for next year are sheer nude nail polishes as shown by Nanette Lepore and Lela Rose. Don’t put your fall colors away just yet; darker nail polish colors more often seen in the fall were also on trend in the Spring 2015 fashion shows. Follow the refreshing spring nail polish color with a small, pearl-like stud on one nail for a true feeling of opulence.