50 Fall Nail Designs to Inspire Your 2023 Manicure
Aug 11, 2023
Mani inspiration for days.
Fall is, perhaps, the best season for nail art. Not only are the colors of the season rich and inviting, but matching our mani to our outfit is all the more reason to get excited about what we're wearing. Whether you're looking for the latest fall nail trends or simple nail designs you can DIY, there is endless manicure inspiration to behold. Ahead, we gathered 50 of the best fall nail art looks to inspire your manicures this season.
Go for a geometric vibe in tonal, autumnal hues.
The perfect mani to wear under the Harvest Moon.
Sparkles shouldn't just be reserved for the holidays. Add 3-D details for a trendy twist.
Take a cue from Emily Ratajkowski and try different designs on each nail with the season's hottest shade.
Or, try the hue as a colorful French.
Fine glitter leading into molten chrome is the French manicure idea you still haven't tried.
In brights or pastels, this could read summery; in deep red, mustard, and navy, it's oh-so-fall.
There's no season like PSL season, so wear your enthusiasm on your manicure with this gradient look.
A tan base gives classic Burberry vibes, or there's always red and black for a buffalo check inspiration.
Add a twist to your French mani with a swipe of clean black polish across each nail.
If you're going for a Practical Magic Fall, you can't go wrong with aura nails in forest-y hues.
Lovers of black nail polish, try adding a chrome topcoat inspired by Zola Ganzorigt of glazed-donut nail fame.
Draped polish has a sleek effect without being overly geometric or symmetrical.
Asymmetric tips are unexpected, especially in a fall-approved red-brown shade.
Try the fall-approved print on the whole nail, an accent nail, or—our current favorite—as French tips.
This thematic design works equally well during spooky season as it does throughout the fall.
It takes a skilled hand to create, but this gorgeous floral nail art is worth the effort.
Another French manicure alternative to consider: Draw on a sparkly outline over a neutral base polish—no need to fill it in.
The colors might be on the bright side, but if there's any season that benefits from a mix of candy-inspired hues, it's fall.
Cool pattern alert: This look at the Ahluwalia show was meant to be reminiscent of soundwaves.
Lindy Segal is a beauty writer and editor. In addition to regularly contributing to BAZAAR.COM, she also writes for Glamour, People, WhoWhatWear, and Fashionista, among other publications. She lives in New York City with her Chihuahua mix, Barney.
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