When it comes to getting our nails done, we're never short on inspiration. It seems like there's a new nail art idea dropping every other day, and we're spoilt for choice. But as the leaves start to wither and the days get slightly gloomier — signalling the arrival of fall — it's time to put a stop to passing fads and focus on the nail trends that will be reigning supreme this season. From '70s-inspired psychedelic nails to plaid coat-inspired check nails, we've got you covered on all the hottest fall 2021 nail art trends. Check 'em out!
01. Those '70s nails
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Riding the popularity wave from summer to fall, in case you didn't get the memo, '70s-inspired nails are here to stay. Pick and choose between nail art ideas ranging from psychedelic waves to trippy prints, and enjoy the burst of colour these nails will add to all your fall outfits.
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No one saw this one coming. Sure, we had the double cuticle and tips nail trend, but this one takes it a little further with just glammed up cuticles. But hey, we're not complaining! This makes for a minimal, chic statement that's perfect for fall festivities, and we're here for it.
03. Checks on checks
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Nothing screams fall quite like plaids, and well, this trend seems to agree. Plaid nails have been all the rage this year, and we know it's just been in preparation for the fall. Take inspiration from your favourite flannel shirt or a plaid coat you've been coveting for a while — there's no going wrong with this fall nail art trend.
04. Tips 2.0
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This feels like the year for revamped french tips, and it's about time we embraced that. Give regular white tips a miss, and instead, play around with mismatched, '70s inspired patterns on your tips or opt for fall-appropriate warm colours.
05. Tonal play
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The mantra for fall this year seems to be: pick a colour palette and stick to it. Whether you're all about the coffee and spiced latte life and want a warm-toned colour palette, or you just can't get enough of the neons, tonal play is big this year. Hop on board!
Psst... With fun nail art ideas like these, we, for one, can't wait to try out our skills on our talons. If you want shiny shades to help bring your artistic vision to life, go for the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish. Available in a variety of dazzling, glossy shades, this nail paint will help you live out the fall nail art ideas of your dreams.
Written by Nishtha Bhalla on Sep 01, 2021
Nishtha is a freelance writer who loves all things beauty, fashion, culture, and lifestyle. With content covering a variety of topics, she brings a holistic, nuanced perspective to her writing. In her free time, she can be found watching reruns of The Office, reading anything she can get her hands on, and experimenting with astrology.