It’s safe to say that this year, we’ve fallen back in love with getting our nails done. Having been denied the salon experience for so long, I—and, judging by the difficulty I had getting an appointment with my manicurist, so many of you—have been working hard to make up for lost time. When I did finally get my turn in the salon chair last week, I was curious to find out which colours were proving popular right now, to which my manicurist responded, “Everything autumnal—in here, summer’s over.”
That’s right—while our wardrobes may still be clinging to the last few weeks of warm(ish) weather, as far as our nails go, our approach and preferences are absolutely geared towards autumn. I’m no exception, either, for the colour I chose was a rich, deep shade of burgundy, which I thought would help bridge the gap between getting the final few wears out of my breezy linen dresses and reintegrating knitwear into my outfits.
Nail colours are less of a commitment than a new piece of clothing, shoes or a bag but have the same ability to give your look a new-season refresh. So I’ve charted the autumn ones that prove insanely popular season after season. And for good trend-led measure, I’ve thrown in a couple of of-the-moment shades that’ll give your autumn style a swift 2021 update. Scroll on to see all 13 of them.