Nails – The September Issue

Nail Trends for Autumn/Winter 2013


Badgley Mischka - Deborah Lippmann Silk Boxers

Red was seen everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE for Autumn/Winter 2013.  On the runway of Valentino, models had perfectly manicured nails in red.  Shades ranged from vibrant fire engine reds to dark oxblood hues.



OPI My Very First Knockwurst

The nude nails seen in Spring/Summer transition smoothly into neutrals, where colours are presented in their most muted form.  Think: off white, beige, duck egg blue, taupe and mushroom.  Colours are “off-duty” but still fabulous.



Essie Nothing Else Metals

(Source: Getty)

Metallics managed to find their way into the cooler season, albeit but with a twist.  Metallics were presented in french manicure styles, with a matte finish or subtly injected into staple colours e.g. emerald green and duochromes.  Added to the customary gold and silver were the additions of charcoal greys and rose gold.



tess Giberson's Fall 2013 cobalt blue Butter London

(Source: Getty/ Chelsea Lauren)

Deep, dark and mysterious shades were also in abundance.  Shades that at first glance appeared black, but in actuality were the darkest form of plum, navy, olive browns and burgundy.



ICB by Prabal Gurung Butter London Chimney Sweep Matte Finish Top

With noticeably less textured nails on show, matte nails stepped in to fill the void.  Whether used as a complete top coat or to create a matte/gloss contrast; matte nails are an easy, wearable way for everyone to nail the trend this Autumn/Winter.



La Perla Butter London Yummy Mummy

Nail shapes were decidedly one or the other for Autumn/Winter 2013.  Short, round nails that were well groomed added a touch of practical sophistication, whilst elongated shapes oozed femininity.


OTHER MENTIONABLE SHADES INCLUDED:  Royal Blue, Khaki Green and rich Purples.

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Photo Source: OPI, Sally Hansen, Getty Images, Deborah Lippmann, Butter London & Essie

16 responses to “Nails – The September Issue

    • Me too! I’m so glad you made that point about fashion. Sometimes it can be hard to work fashion trends, but with nails you can easily experiment, quickly change your look and find something you love

  1. In general, I’m not one to follow trends, never have been. It’s merely coincidence that I happen to love dark and autumnal colours. 🙂 I am loving the look of that DL red!

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