We're Dismissing Predictable Nail Colors and Wearing These Instead


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In some kind of remarkable time-warp plot twist, it's already November. And while it feels like we were just predicting and obsessing over bright and fluttery shades like bluepink, "Watermelon Sugar," and every other hue on our spring/summer nail agenda, fall is here, and winter (don't bemoan the messenger, please) is on the brink.


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Luckily, we derive a lot of satisfaction from curating a fresh, new, compliment-inducing polish aesthetic each season, so the emotional blow of cooler temperatures and fewer hours of daylight is slightly softened by the idea of having more time for our self-care and at-home mani rituals. November is smack-dab in the middle of fall fever, so even though we're not quite ready to go full-on holiday with our nail aesthetic, we're ready to lean into the rich festiveness of the season.

That said, we never want to be overly predictable with what we're wearing on our tips, so we've scouted all the best nail polish brands and all of their sparkling, just-launched collections for the crème de la crème November nail color options. Here, we've found 15 covetable colors that fit the spirit of the season but are far from overplayed. Keep scrolling! We're sharing our favorite of-the-moment November nail colors just below. 

1. Teddy Graham

2. Spicy Cinnamon

3. Pink Satin

4. Raspberry Fizz

5. Glowing Turquoise

6. Black Cherry Glacé

7. Lapis Lazuli

8. Black Diamond

9. Brown Sugar

10. Sour Plum

11. Radiant Opal

12. Dirty Martini

13. Crushed Rose Gold

14. Matcha Green

15. Blue Viola

Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.