The best part about getting dressed this time of year is that you can wear just about anything in your closet. You're no longer limited to the most lightweight floral maxi dress you own because you'll sweat through anything else (paired with trainers, because you'll slide right out of sandals). The cooler temps mean you can throw on the boyfriend jeans you haven't worn since May, paired with any blouse and your favourite peep-toe mules or slides. The only thing that might need an update is your toenail polish.
For most of us, that means taking a cotton ball and polish remover to our chipping polish — be it the white or baby blue you loved in July — and popping on a more autumnal shade. If you're not sure what that should be, the seasoned nail pros break down the best pedicure shades for autumn 2019, ahead.
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According to nail pro and Jin Soon founder Jin Soon Choi, orange will be trending for autumn. "This polish, is the perfect transitional shade because it's not too bright, and shares shade similarity to the autumn leaves," Choi says.
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We've heard predictions that red-wine burgundy will be a big manicure trend (Kaley Cuoco just endorsed it), so it's no surprise that the colour will be seen on toenails, too. "Nars Chinatown is classic, sophisticated burgundy — the perfect shade for matching manicures and pedicures," says Choi.
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A soft, creamy grey will be on trend for fingernails, and darker slate grey will be the pedicure to match. "I love this CND Asphalt shade for a dark-grey pedicure," says Choi. "It's a little unexpected — a grunge or hipster vibe — but also feels sleek and sophisticated at the same time."
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Essie global educator Rita Remark tells us that you can't go wrong with a full-shine black pedi for autumn. "I love a black pedicure because it's bold, but will also work with whatever you're wearing," she explains. "Essie's Licorice is a glossy patent-leather black that's perfect."