Yesterday may have been Labor Day, signaling the official end to summer, and while I’m sad to see my favorite season go (along with any reason to wear neon), another season approaching means another excuse to go shopping for new clothes and shoes. When you’ve figured out what must-have items will make it to your closet this fall, swipe on these of-the-moment nail shades, from earth and rich jewel tones to greige and wine hues, that are sure to bring out your sense of style.

Essie Yogaga Collection

The brand has two nail lines out this season, and the first one, a yoga-inspired collection, contains soft, muted colors that act as a neutral and can virtually go with anything. Plus, the names of the shades sound as relaxing as yoga itself.

Essie Stylenomics


The second collection contains five shades, two neutrals, a berry, a dark burgundy, magenta and a hunter green (also another hot hue for fall), and with names like “Recessionista” and “Stylenomics”, nail polishes can be used as a stylish economic statement.

OPI Germany


The latest destination on OPI’s world tour, Germany, contains 12 fun shades, including a mustard yellow, blush and a shimmery purple. Plus, who could resist a polish called “Don’t Talk Bach to Me”?

butter London Fall/Winter 2012


Shimmery shades of metallics and modern earth tones = fun new night out polishes.

China Glaze On Safari

These earth-toned shades pair well with a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, which hits stores today!

Chanel Les Essentiels Fall 2012


Three amazing, incredibly wearable shades that’ll last you all year long. A neutral for day, a deep red for formal occasions and an eggplant hue for nights on the town makes for one seriously universally flatteringly-chic collection.

Zoya 2012 NYFW Designer Collection


A fabulous collection of six stunning shades, including the perfect red, just in time for Fashion Week, which kicks off Thursday.

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Hannah Gettleman is a bubbly twenty-something living in Chicago. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Journalism. Don't tell her that print is dying--she's already made the switch to public relations. As a Midwest girl, winter happens approximately 80% of the year, so she knows a thing or two about a good pair of snow boots. She lives for summer weather (even though she can never tan), Boy Meets World reruns, and an unhealthy addiction to dark chocolate and online shopping. She's a die-hard Chicago sports fan, even though she's well aware the Cubs always end up in last place every year.

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