Are you ready to transition from summer's hot, sunny days into the cooler temperatures of fall? Of course, you are. You're already at your poolside, wearing a cute two-piece or lounging in your favorite sweatshirt and capris. Right?
You probably don't need much convincing because you already know that warm weather is here to stay for a little while longer. However, if you want to take your summer manicure style one step further for fall and bring it to the office or out on dates, we have some tips that might just help.
Freshen Up With A Subtle Ombre
Ombre is a trend that's been around for years, but it never goes out of style. Ombre nails are a subtle way to freshen up your look from summer to fall and beyond. Here's how to achieve the look at home with just two colors.
Step 1: Use a small angled brush and dot a small amount of your favorite polish onto the back of your nail in an ombre pattern.
Step 2: Paint each layer of color with a different stroke. If you like the effect of the colors blending together, paint the second coat with a slightly different stroke than the first coat so that there are still subtle differences between them.
Step 3: Once you've finished painting each color, use an orange or brown eyeliner to add dimension to your nail art. This will make it look like you've been wearing eye makeup since last week.
Incorporate Metallic Accents
Metallic accents are a must-have for this season. They're easy to incorporate into your everyday look and add an extra pop of glamour to any outfit. You can create a metallic look with a variety of nail polish colors and finishes or even use one color that has both gold and silver in it. Try adding metallic accents to your nails with nail polish, stencils, and stamping tools. Nail art stickers are great for creating seamless designs, as are stamping plates that have metallic pigments mixed into the ink.
Keep Your Artwork Simple
When it comes to nail art, less is more. Single-color designs with a few accent colors are what most people gravitate towards when they want something simple on their nails. A bold color or multiple colors can make your nails look busy and overworked. Simple designs will keep things looking great in the long run.
Opt For Matte Polish Over Glossy
Matte shades are great for fall because they're more sophisticated and less flashy than the neon shades that dominated summer's nails. Matte nail polishes are also great for fall because they go with everything—from neutrals to dark colors. When you want to add some shimmer, opt for a high-shine topcoat instead of clear nail polish.
Remove Your Nail Wraps
Remove your nail wraps before applying any base coat or color to your nails. The glue on the wraps can get messy and smudge as soon as you apply a coat of polish. You may also want to remove your nail wraps if you have cuticles that are too far out of line with your natural shape. The wrap will be in the way and will not allow you to get an even cuticle line.
Jelly nails are a big trend this summer, and they've turned into an easy way to transition from summer to fall. Whether you want to wear jellies as your base color or just add some on top for an extra pop of color, these nail polishes will make it super easy for you to get the look of jelly nails in the fall. Go for bright colors like pink or orange, and if you're looking for something a little more subtle, go with blues or purples. Be sure to use a clear topcoat between coats so that your nails aren't too sticky or thick.
Do A Cool Negative Space Design
A cool negative space design is a great way to add a pop of color to your nails. It's a bit more subtle than a neon hue, but it's still bold enough for fall. To do this, paint your nails with a base coat and let them dry completely before moving on to the next step: drawing on your design. You'll want to start by painting one nail in two colors you can use a black base with lavender and gold glitter then add a second color on top of the first one.
Once the first layer is dry, draw over the top with a brush or toothpick to give it depth, then draw another line below that color, so you have three lines going across your nail instead of just two. Repeat this process until you run out of room on each nail, and stop when you're happy with how your design looks.
This season, nail color is a big trend. From neutrals to glitter, neon, and glitters, you can find a variety of shades for your nails. But let's be honest — for most people, having awesome-looking nails only lasts for a week or so. So if you ever want to make sure that summer lasts longer than it already has, there's one thing you've got to keep in mind: transitional nail trends.