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Your outfit?—Fire! Hair and makeup?—Snatched! But you’re not ready to slay until you’ve dressed up those digits. Here are 4 of the hottest nail trends we spotted on the Fall 2016 runways.
1. Dark and Dramatic
It wouldn’t be fall without a dark, moody, dramatic makeup look, and this year, labels like Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, and Dsquared2 matched dark nail colors to smokey eyes and vampy lips. Think burgundies, purples, and greys that are so dark they’re nearly black, or if you’re feelin’ it, go totally noir with a jet mani a la Lauren Conrad, Rihanna, and Vanessa Hudgens.
2. Modified French Manicure
We know, we know, French manicures—yawn, right? But labels like Cushnie et Ochs and A Détacher were feeling Frenchies, with the coolest updates imaginable. Think beyond the pale pink and white, and opt for more playful color combinations like black and white or hot pink, or you could really change the game and paint several colors on the tips.
This season we saw several different takes on the metallic mani, from the chrome base and rose gold half moons at Creatures of the Wind to the shimmery glittered nails at Jenny Packham. Kylie Jenner is loving gilded metallic nails (she nearly broke the internet when she showed off her natural nails in a metallic manicure.); it’s perfect for infusing your everyday look with a little glamour.
4. Minimalist Graphics
A number of designers, including DKNY, Laquan Smith, and Veda took a minimalist approach to nail art for Fall 2016, and we’ve seen tons and tons of simple graphic manis on Insta. From colorblocking to a single line in a contrasting color to simple shapes and negative spaces, these graphics prove that the ‘90s are back and have trickled down to our fingertips. Use polish pens or the end of a cotton swab to DIY the look. FIDM Merchandise Marketing Grad and style influencer Chriselle Lim shares her take on the trend above.
Rodarte via Instagram
Kylie Jenner via Instagram