Nail Trends for Autumn/Winter 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SHORT/ALMOND BUT WELL MANICURED
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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