My Favorite Fall and Winter Nail Shades

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In the summertime, I’m all about a bright nail color. Give me all the oranges, pinks, and bright lilacs.

But come fall, as my wardrobe darkens a bit, I tend to avoid color altogether on my nails. I’m a bit more creative with my toe nail color, in fact I just chose a deep jade color the last time I was getting a pedicure and I really like it.

But typically, I wear one of these shades all fall and winter. They are easy, sophisticated and go with any outfit.

You Don’t Know Jacques – it’s the darkest I wear, and a rich warm grey with a hint of brown

Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around – This is a creamy light shade with the softest light purple hue

Don’t Sweater It – a sleek grey shade that’s cool with purple undertones

Smokin’ Hot – a deep plum with grey mixed in to mute any vibrancy

Chinchilly – a soft and light grey that’s the easiest to wear

Touch up – the lightest of the bunch in a barely pink/purple neutral

Take me to Thread (not pictured) – a soft grey that has a touch of taupe

Did you see this post & video sharing my DIY manicure tips? I also shared some basic tips and common mistakes here!


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Candice says · 10.27.16

These are gorgeous nail polish shades

Beauty Candy Loves

Blush & Pearls says · 10.27.16

My nails are currently a mess, so I think I should review your manicure tips again and pick up some of these nail shades!

Angela / Blush & Pearls

Melanie says · 10.27.16

Hello! How and where do you store all of your nail polish as I am looking for ideas. Thanks!!

Lori says · 10.27.16

I love grays this time of year! Just yesterday I picked up a medium dark grey color with purplish undertones. I’m loving it!

Emily says · 10.27.16

We have such similar taste! I love nude nails during winter. Greys and nudes make me feel so chic and put together.

Stacia says · 10.27.16

Chinchilly is just such a beautiful shade for the fall! I’m obsessed with it!

Laurin says · 10.27.16

Do you love the essie gel? I contemplated buying, but have the hardest time with gel living up to it’s potential!

Kate says · 10.27.16

Gel Couture? YES!

Laura says · 10.27.16

Take Me To The Thread is by far my favorite shade right now. I’ve been wearing it nonstop and the Gel Couture by Essie is awesome!

Sheila Joy says · 10.27.16

So much yes to this post! I’ve been trying to find some winter shades, and the Essie gray shades are perfect.

Gen says · 10.27.16

Would love to see the dark jade color!

Melissa G says · 10.27.16

You should totally try Essie Angora Cardi for fall. New color and its beautiful!.,

Sarah Chavis says · 10.27.16

I love the OPI You Don’t Know Jacques is my absolute favorite! I have not yet tried the Essie Gel Couture. I honest don’t know what I am waiting for. I hope you have fun at your murder mystery dinner tomorrow!

Rebecca says · 10.28.16

Ooh I am with you! I relate to everything about this post today. Thanks for some new yummy colors to be obsessed with!

Bethany says · 10.28.16

Chinchilly is one of my all time favourite autumn nail shades! It’s so easy to wear and goes with basically everything. I love all of these colours, muted greys and nudes in the autumn is definitely the way to go

Bethany ||

Patti says · 10.28.16

Love Take Me to the Thread – The most versatile color I own.

Jabeen says · 10.30.16

Great colours!
Jabeen x

Mel says · 10.31.16

You’ve named some of my favorites!!! I’m also currently loving Bobbi Brown’s chocolate nail polish! It doesn’t chip at all!

Mel |