Images: Style.com, CHANEL Fall 2011
Nail polish has always been a small stroke that makes a big statement. If you plan for it, it will make your outfit. If you skip it, you’ll be ignoring an inexpensive way (ahem, statement bag), to make a stylish statement.
This fall 2011, nail polish trends are made up of myriad of options, from dark and luxurious to classy and understated. Fall-perfect polish shades are just too delicious to ignore and will compliment cool weather fabrics. We envision rich eggplant paired with CHANEL-esque tweed jacket, delicate mauve that compliments dreamy lace, or powerful maroon that enhances suede.
You’ll be surprised at the mood boost that the right nail polish can give you.
Here are the fall’s 2011 hottest nail polish trends:
Does crackle polish make you cringe? Here’s a more elegant take on an interesting nail texture. Try magnetic polish for a psychedelic feel that gives your nails a three-dimensional look. The trick to conquering this eye-catching trend? Magnets. The polish contains iron powder. Magnets are sold separately, and holding them over your nail after polish is applied gives them a rippled affect.
Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish comes in an array of colors. Find purples and classy greys for $16.
Mauves and Eggplants
Royalty is all the rage with deep purples and plums this season. As seen on the fall runways of Alexander McQueen and Chanel, purple is the perfect alternative to a hard black. Keep nails on the short side, since dark, rich hues are dramatic enough.
Try two of our favorite shades from Zoya’s Smoke and Mirrors collection: Petra and Jana, $8 each.
Looking for a little sparkle and shine? Turn to metallic polish to add glam to your everyday look. The muted colors are perfect for day wear, and when donned at night, this polish pairs perfectly with your favorite baubles.
Grey, Greens, and Blues
Cool colors will still be dominant this fall, like these fabulous shades of grey, green, and blue. Mysterious and grown up, they will pair well with geometric shapes in similar colors seen on Fall 2011 runways, such as Vena Cava crescent shapes.
Images: Style.com, Roland Mouret Fall 2011
Vampy and sexy, maroons are this season’s alternatives to black. Try a luxurious shade and keep nails short, since the dark color is dramatic enough.
Image: Style.com, Jonathan Saunders, Fall 2011
This Deborah Lippmann Fall Nail Color Billionaire, $16, is the perfect maroon to compliment any outfit.
Nudes & Beiges
Let your nails breathe in neutral shades that will go with any ensemble. Nude nails are classy and timeless. They also allow you to glide-on colorful cocktail rings, creating a balance of simple and bold.
Find the perfect beige in this Essie Glamour Purse Nail Polish shade $8, from Essie’s fall 2011 collection.
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