9 fall nail polishes that will instantly upgrade your manicure

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Even though I am a red-lipstick-all-year-round type of girl, I love to experiment and change up my nail colors, especially when we hit the fall season. Dark, vampy nail shades are a seasonal staple when you’re looking for some serious drama, but classic nudes and neutrals are also good autumn options for a timeless nail design. However, you shouldn’t feel confined by these traditional shades. The chillier months can also be a fun time to experiment with pastels and muted tones, especially if you’re someone who wants your nails to match your outfits.

Just do a quick search and you’ll find there are literally hundreds of nail polishes on the market. So how do you determine the best fall nail colors for you and where to buy them? You’re in the right place! Below I’ve rounded up nine of the best nail polishes inspired by the top fall nail trends that you can purchase right now.

One last note: you absolutely need a good clear topcoat to complete your fall nail look. I like Essie’s Gel Couture top coat, which is an Amazon bestseller.

Oxblood Nails

Some of our favorite Oxblood-colored nail polishes:

Shop: OPI Nail Lacquer In Black Cherry Chutney, $10.50

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Shop: Deborah Lippmann In Miss Independent, $17 (Orig. $20)

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Shop: CND – Shellac Oxblood, $14.50

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Nude Nails

Some of our favorite nude-colored nail polishes:

Shop: Olive & June In MM, $8

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Shop: Barefoot In Barcelona Nail Lacquer, $10.49

Fall nail polishes
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Shop: Mented In Brown & Bougie, $8

Fall nail polishes
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Pastel Nails

Some of our favorite pastel-colored nail polishes:

Shop: Olive & June In KMC, $8

Shop: Dior In Wonderland, $28

Fall nail polishes
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Shop: Essie In Sunny Business, $9

Fall nail polishes
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