Can you hear that? It’s the sound of leaves falling, air crisping, and lattes pumpkin-ing. The temperatures are dropping and the cozy sweaters are finally coming out of the closet! That’s right: Fall. is. here. And a new season brings a new rotation of nail designs for your fall manicure. With summer in the rearview mirror, it’s time to give your nails a seasonal upgrade — and don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of trendy nail art for fall 2021 to choose from.
Feeling overwhelmed by all the autumnal hues and patterns popping up on your #nailart feed? Maybe you’re like me, and you’re a creature of habit who’d rather stick to the same nude shades for your mani of choice instead of actually trying something different (hey, the struggle is real). Before you reach for the familiar, why not read through some of the season’s best-selling fall nail trends first? You might just find a fall nail vibe that speaks to you.
Because fall means the days are shorter and we’re usually feeling kinda ~emo~ for no reason, going moody with your mani just makes sense. A dark matte gray like Moonstruck is the right amount of mysterious and sweet — it says, “I’m down to check out the haunted house, but only if you hold my hand the entire time.” Get the matching pedi for a head-to-toe look.
Embrace your wild child with this attention-grabbing, ultra colorful zebra print. Combined with these playful neon hues, this design is serving up serious Y2K-era childhood bedroom energy. Who amongst us didn’t own a bright blue blow-up chair and a zebra print blanket?! Those were the days… This mani is so nostalgic and playful all at once — perfect for fall!
It’s a disco ball, but for your nails! A mesmerizing mix of rainbow glitter is the ultimate finishing touch for a night out. Sometimes you just want a hint of glam without overdoing it, and this mani does the trick. You can also layer it over other designs and solids to create a totally custom look that fits the occasion. And with the holidays right around the corner, a sparkly mani is worth holding onto for all that holiday party hopping.
Flowers aren’t just for the summer and spring. You can keep the blooms alive year-round with this adorable floral nail art. The yellow and white palette makes it a must-have mani for the fall season — it’ll perfectly pair with all the oranges, browns, and other neutrals in your wardrobe. Part dainty daisy, part bold checkerboard, this design features raised gel in the center of the flower and along the checkers’ edge for a cool, 3D feel.
No fall nail design list is complete without an ode to the spooky season. Whether you’re into horror movie marathons or you’re more of the sit-at-home-and-eat candy type, there’s a Halloween-appropriate mani for you. We’re loving this black matte and gold metallic mani that inspires you to channel your inner magic with the phases of the moon. Pretty bewitching, isn’t it?