6 Not-So-Classic Nail Colors to Try If You're Already Over Fall Hues

6 Not-So-Classic Nail Colors to Try If You're Already Over Fall Hues

I’m notorious for wearing the same dark nail polish year round. In the spring and summer, I try to switch it up sometimes by wearing something lighter instead, but there’s just something about a dark nail that makes me feel put together, so in the fall and winter seasons I definitely can’t stray away from the shade. However, this fall I’m going to try something new. Instead of wearing my oh-so-typical dark polish and instead of wearing the season’s classic hues like red and nude, I’m going to try and switch things up with a millennial pink or metallic shade. So, if you’re like me and don’t like to stray away from your classic polish shade, don’t be afraid to branch out and try one of these not-so-classic fall nail colors.

PHOTO: Vi Luong, Chapman University

Bright But Not Quite Neon Pink

Bright pink is usually seen as a summer color, but who says the shade can’t be worn in the fall? Pink is just a lighter hue of red, so instead of opting for a classic red nail color this fall, try a bright pink that basically serves the same purpose.

Get the look: Tom Ford Nail Polish – Indian Pink ($35), Perfect Formula Ruby Pink Gel Coat ($30), Christian Louboutin Nail Polish – Neoprene ($30)

PHOTO: Tumi Nwanma, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Fun and Flirty Lavender

Another classic fall nail color is a deep purple. This season, switch it up and try taking the shade lighter by opting for a fresh lavender instead. It’s a fresh take on the season’s classic hue.

Get the look: Jinsoon Nail Polish – Vivid Lavender ($18), Deborah Lippman Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Message ($20)

PHOTO: Briana Wilvert, University of Washington

Season-Less Pastel Pink

The millennial pink trend is not going out of style anytime soon, so why not embrace it on your nails this fall? A pastel pink is a perfect way to do so! What makes this shade even better is it’s so light it can also function as a nude which means it can be worn during any season.

Get the look: Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer – Resurrection ($18), Butter London Patent Shine Nail Lacquer – Twist & Twirl ($18), Tom Ford Nail Polish – Show Me The Pink ($35)

PHOTO: Sami Sibiya, LISOF Design and Retail Academy

Glitzy Silver

Want to make a statement with your nails? Add some shine to them by choosing a sparkly silver instead of the seasonal classic matte gray. Not ready to go full on sparkle? Try to add some sparkle to just one or two fingers by creating an accent nail. You’re still guaranteed to make a statement.

Get the look: Essie Mirror Metallics Nail Polish – No Place Like Chrome ($9), Jinsoon Cantata Nail Lacquer ($18)

PHOTO: Jennifer Mota, Temple University

Light and Shiny Blue

Staying on topic with the rest of this post, blue is another great color to wear in a lighter shade this fall. Instead of opting for a dark navy, take it lighter with a shade that will remind you of a better time—a.k.a. summer.

Get the look: Smith & Cult Nail Polish Bitter Buddhist ($18), Nails Inc. Nail Polish in Regents Place ($15)

PHOTO: Vanessa Medel, San Francisco State University

Bold Winter White

Fall means winter is right around the corner and what better way to switch up the season’s classic dark shades than with a bold winter white nail. The color never goes out of style, it will match all of your looks, and you are sure to make a statement.

Get the look: Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer ($28), Context Nail Lacquer – 100 Dream On ($15)

What’s your favorite not-so-typical fall nail color? Show us on Instagram and tag @cfashionista!

Opening image by Jennifer Mota.