Maybe it's the changing leaves of autumn (nature reflecting life, and all that), but there's nothing more exciting about the tail end of summer than shedding fun dip brites for a er, more refined palette. This season's fall nail shades promise a darker take on your standards, with colors inspired by grunge and the Far East. There's a subtle lilac grey for the eternal *nail* nudists (ahem), gothy plums to rival your vampiest lipstick, and an Olivia Pope-influenced blue that's all-business.More
An aubergine color inspired by silky kimonos from Essie's new Japan-influenced collection.
Essie Nail Polish in Kimono Over, $9; essie.com.
A pine forest green shade that you'll be wearing from now until the holidays.
Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Wild Thing, $20; deborahlippmann.com.