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These Are the Must-Have Fall 2016 Nail Trends

If you’ve been strong enough to peel your eyeballs away from binge-watching Stranger Things, you’ve probably noticed the slight weather change happening right outside your window. Even though it’s hard to imagine that our beach-bummin’, piña-colada-drinking days are over, we’re ready to cover up our bods with double-tap-worthy fall essentials and cradle a PSL ASAP. And this season is no joke when it comes to beauty. Vampy lips and no-fuss fall hair trends will reign supreme, and nothing says you’re ready for the new season quite like a fierce fall mani. We pulled together a one-and-done list for all your fall nail needs, from fall design trends to nail shapes. Leave your beachy hues at home — here’s the complete cool-weather guide for your pretty digits.


1. Holographic Nails: Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen this unicorn-approved design all over Instagram, Facebook and even on your mom’s digits — and the trend isn’t going anywhere. We’re totally on board with this psychedelic design that brings an out-of-this-world edge to any seasonal look.

2. Chrome Nails: This look is in the same family as the holographic trend, but the surface is less reflective, creating an oil slick effect. If you’re looking for a subtler take on metallics, then this style is for you.

3. Minimalist Nails: Minimalism is always in, and this fall it’s taking the form of super chic nail art. Try rocking a single dot or straight line across your digits for a runway-worthy effect. It’s subtle yet fierce, not to mention it goes with everything.

4. Fur Nails: Go big or go home, amirite? To really take your nails to the next level, keep your mani as cozy as the rest of your ensemble when the temps start to drop. Beauty bloggers have been decorating their digits with unusual fur tips thanks to the Libertine F/W 2016 show. While the material is perfect for fall, it might take some getting used to. Worth it? Of course.

Fall Colors

5. Spicy Mustard: Straight from the Pantone Fall 2016 report, we bring you the hue that magically coordinates with everything. While it might seem too overwhelming for a whole mani, it will instantly amp up your nails if you use it as an accent color in an artful design.

6. Dark Denim: Say goodbye to summery sky blue and hello to this dark denim hue. With undertones of green and purple, this shade will add rich dimension to your everyday nail game. Opt for a matte finish for an edgier effect.

7. Iridescent: Pearly polishes are a no-brainer for the fall season, bringing an air of sophistication to holiday looks. Add some texture with a glitter polish or keep it simple on short nails for a more minimal style.

8. Posh Pink: A pretty pink hue is always a good choice, which is why it’s all over everyone’s digits come fall. Whether you rock it on a short nail or swipe a coat over a coffin shape, this versatile color is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Nail Shapes

9. Almond: While there’s nothing wrong with a tried-and-true round nail, it can get a bit monotonous. Almond nails are a welcome change that adds just the right amount of flair without being too over the top. Whether you keep it simple or abstract, this nail shape is too cute to pass up!

10. Squoval: We’re pretty big fans of the squoval nail shape. It’s functional and cute, and will make any nail design pop. This shape is perfect for the working girl that still wants a flawless mani without having to sacrifice functionality.

11. Coffin: If you need a little bit of drama in your life, give your nails the Wednesday Addams treatment with these coffin-like digits. Try a dark hue for a gothic feel, or top it with a ballerina-approved pink for a girly effect.

Check out more nails-piration on Pinterest!

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)