June 3, 2023

Autumn is in full swing, and we’re really embracing it this year. There’s a crisp autumn chill in the air that has us reaching for wooly knits, but it’s not rainy enough to have to don a waterproof jacket just yet. And this kind of perfect autumn weather means we can actually embrace all of the trends we’re desperate to try—both in fashion and in beauty—without risk of being rain-sodden or too windswept. And while we’ve already pinpointed the top autumn trends of the season, it’s time to dig into the details. First stop: nails. And more specifically, the nine autumn nail trends we’re seeing everywhere right now and can’t get enough of.

Sure, we can get a pretty good steer on cool nail microtrends by scrolling through Instagram, but nothing beats an expert opinion, which is why we tapped some of our favourite pros for their insight into the nail trends that are dominating the beauty world in autumn 2021. 

Top autumn nail trends

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OPI 7th & Flower Nail Lacquer

OPI 7th & Flower Nail Lacquer
OPI
7th & Flower Nail Lacquer
£14

A negative-space mani allows space to play with more vibrant shades, like this bright magenta from OPI’s Downtown L.A. collection.

Dior Vernis Couture Colour Nail Lacquer in Rouge Cinema

Dior Vernis Couture Colour Nail Lacquer in Rouge Cinema
Dior
Vernis Couture Colour Nail Lacquer in Rouge Cinema
£22

This spicy orange-red is perfect for autumn.

Up next, eight lesser-known nail trends that are going to be huge.