August 25, 2014 - Hair and Beauty, Makeup

Fresh Nail Colors for Fall 2014

If you read my Budgeting for Clothing post, you already know that I’d much rather get my nails done than buy clothes.  When I tune into what’s new on the runways each season, I’m more interested in seeing the nail colors than the fashion.  Nail polishes translate more easily into my everyday life than haute couture anyway.  Each season I anxiously await the new “it” colors so I can buy a few new colors for my own collection and plan my salon visits accordingly.

The hot new nail colors for fall 2014 did not disappoint.  Most of them are totally wearable and colors that I already love.  Without further ado, here are the top five trends in nail polish for fall 2014.


1.  Greige

This mixture between gray and beige looks so polished and goes with everything.  It’s my current go-to nail color.



[Essie ‘Miss Fancy Pants’]

2.  Pinky Nudes

Neutral nails are always in style.  This season’s nudes have a sweet hint of pink to them.

OPI Classic Shades Nail Lacquer

[OPI ‘Barefoot in Barcelona’]

3.  Jewel Tones

Shades of deep burgundy, emerald, deep blue and magenta are quintessentially autumn hues.  Try one with a little sparkle.


burgundy nail polish-butter london shag nail lacquer

[Butter London ‘Shag’]

navy nail polish-opi san francisco collection nail lacquer keeping suzi at bay

[OPI ‘Keeping Suzi at Bay’]

Revlon-revlon top speed ocean

[Revlon Top Speed ‘Ocean’]


4.  Metals

Metallics in gold, silver and pewter are on the scene again this fall.  I’m a huge fan of Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel formulas.  They last for weeks without a drying light.

sally hansen miracle gel game-sally hansen miracle gel game of chromes

[Sally Hansen Miracle Gel ‘Game Of Chromes’]

5.  Bold

Bold colors are big for fall and winter 2014.  A risk-free way to try the trend is with a bold nail color like this vibrant violet.

Wet n Wild-wet n wild megalast salon nail color through the grapevine 208b

[Wet n Wild Megalast ‘Through the Grapevine’]

It’s Your Turn:  What are your favorite fall go-to nail colors?  Tell me in the comments.

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      1. I’ve looked for that Essie polish everywhere since you posted it in another challenge. Think I’m gong to break down and order it online now!

  1. Oh I want to try the OPI – Barefoot in Barcelona! I agree neutrals are such a great option, it allows so much more flexibility with the rest of the colors you wear! Thanks for showing the new trends.

    1. Hey Ashley! I usually start in early September. Of course, it’s still in the triple digits here in TX! My next mani/pedi will be with fall colors, my nails are the first thing that get switched over. Then I start to sub in wearing cuffed skinny jeans for shorts and continue adding layers until it’s officially cool enough for a complete switch over.

      1. Allison, Right there with you, it’s still so hot here! On day’s that I run errands in the cold grocery store or other establishment, I like to wear my boyfriend skinny jeans and some Ked like tennis shoes and a t-shirt and statement necklace. I’m on the hunt for some fall color t-shirts to start the early part of our hot fall days! My next pedicure, I will use a fall color! Can’t wait for the Fall challenge to start! Had to skip the work wear challenge since I’m stay-at-home Mom. Thanks Allison the great advice and style attire you share with us! I love it!!!

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