The Pedicure Colors Top Nail Pros Will Be Wearing This Fall

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Fall is every fashion fan's bread and butter. The air is refreshingly crisp, while the warm sun keeps you blissfully comfortable in your favorite easy outfit: raw hem jeans, a breezy white t-shirt, with a chunky cardigan draped over your shoulders. And as for shoes? Nothing is off limits.
Whether you're not willing to pack up your favorite summer staple, like strappy mule sandals, or feeling fancy, looking to dress up your oversized denim with a pair of fun, sparkly high heels — peeping toes are still seasonally appropriate — and even more so if you have a fresh pedi to show off. The trick is finding a nail polish that's as elevated and chic as whatever you're wearing.
Ahead, we asked some of Instagram's top nail pros to dish on the pedicure shades that are trending for fall. Check out the picks, give yourself a DIY paint job, and pick your Friday night outfit around your toes.
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Molton Caramel

Nail pros Julie Kandalec and Michelle Saunders recommend this pearlescent, burnt orange bronze shade by Essie called, Say It Ain’t Soho. "The look of molten caramel on toes is unexpected yet totally warm and welcoming," explains Kandalec.
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Berry Duochrome

"This cosmic berry purple-ish duochrome color was an instant eye-catcher for me," says Kandalec. We know why: It's sparkly and chic at the same time.
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Pastel Pink

Don't stow away your pale pinks yet, because Saunders tells us that a vibrant pastel pedicure looks super chic with a strappy high heel — especially in the fall.
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Inky Black

"There’s nothing classier than a shiny black patent leather pedi," says Saunders. "Lights Out by Ella + Mila is a great black polish, the high shine finish makes it look super elegant on the toes."
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Soft Hazelnut

Nail pro Nadine Abramcyk tells us that Tenoverten's polish in the shade Canal — an opaque pale hazelnut — is the perfect pick for a clean and subtle pedi. Plus, it looks amazing on every skin tone.
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Pinot Noir

Deep red wine is the shade to wear on a early fall date night, when you can still sneak in an open toe heel. Abramcyk swears by this Chanel polish in Vamp because it has a super soft metallic finish that glistens when it hits the light.
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Forest Green

Rich emerald green polish is a timeless autumn shade, because it acts as a perfect complement to the red and golden leaves crinkled on the sidewalk. Sauders favorite offering is Smith & Cult's luxe gold-plated bottle in the shade Darjeeling Darling.
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Blood Red

When all else feels blah and boring, pull out your classic ruby red nail polish. Abramcyk tells us the Christian Louboutin signature pointy polish is the creme de la creme of crimsons. "It's a classic red that knows no season, and looks amazing on all skin tones," she explains.
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Creamy Cocoa

"I'm forever a fan of dark brown polish for fall," says nail pro and Olive & June founder Sarah Gibson Tuttle. "This shade is warm, cozy, and makes me think of hot cocoa."

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