If you tend to get stuck in a nail rut with your normal neutrals or pastel pinks, there’s no better place to look than the quirky runways of New York Fashion Week for a little out-of-the-box inspiration.
1.Prabal Gurung Fall
The inspiration behind this look was the idea of nails being dipped in a paint bucket. It’s a super easy take on the negative space trend. Simply swipe on a clear base coat, then use the color of your choice to draw a straight line across the middle of the nail. Use two coats to fill in from that line to the tip of the nail. Finish with a clear top coat.
To buy: JinSoon in Auspicious, $18; nordstrom.com.
2.Michael Costello Fall
Inspired by a “vixen’s love story,” this nail fades from a soft ivory to a copper metallic giving it a soft, but edgy vibe. After applying a base coat, swipe on a coat of ivory or very pale pink. Using a copper metallic polish, brush the tips with a fan brush to create a rough texture. Finish with a clear top coat.
3.Sachin & Babi
4.Creatures of the Wind Fall
Inspired by the latex tights worn at the show, this look uses a matte black with a stripe of porcelain white. After your base coat dries, swipe on two coats of a black polish. Then paint a white stripe right down the center of each nail. Finish with a matte topcoat to create the “grungy” finish.